Meg Houston Maker

Hi, I’m Meg Maker

I’m an award-winning writer and fine artist curious about nature, culture, food, and place.

My journalism has appeared in trade and lifestyle publications, earning awards and praise from the New York Times, Brain Pickings, BuzzFeed, Born Digital Wine Awards, Wine Blog Awards, and elsewhere. My writing has been listed as notable in Best American Travel Writing.

I mentor other writers and advise groups on content strategy and editorial design, and am a frequent lecturer on digital communications. I’m also a working studio artist and fine art painter. 

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I author creative nonfiction, essays, and criticism.

My writing centers on the intersection of nature, culture, and place. I’m active as a wine and food critic and travel globally to meet with winemakers and discover what links them to their land. My research has yielded essays and criticism in international publications as well as on my own award-winning site, Terroir Review. As a wine editor, I’ve helped launch four wine publications and mentored scores of writers.

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I help others become better storytellers.

As a consultant, I work with individuals to strengthen their writing and help them craft true and compelling stories. I also work with editorial teams to focus their communications on the ideas that matter most to them and their constituents. I lecture at universities and speak at international conferences about writing, design, narrative strategy, and the editorial experience.

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