Meghan Leigh Paulk grew up in Iowa, went to college in Minnesota, waited tables in California and Arizona, and attended law school in Tennessee. She now works in Austin, Texas, where she schemes about murder and writes mystery/thrillers. Hopefully, no one is monitoring her Google searches.

Her experience waitressing at upscale L.A. strip clubs frequented by celebrities during the 1990s inspired her first thriller, Hollywood Down Low. She had a brush with true crime when the owners of one club were later convicted of the long-unsolved murder of their fellow club owner, Horace “Big Mac” McKenna.

Before becoming an attorney, Meghan wrote and worked on non-fiction pieces published in Seventeen and Los Angeles-based Buzz magazine. Hollywood Down Low placed as a finalist in the Mystery category of the 2019 Writers’ League of Texas manuscript contest. Meghan is a Pitch Wars Class of ’21 alumni, as well as a member of Sisters in Crime, the Writers’ League of Texas, and Mystery Writers of America.