This memoir chronicles the incredible journey of Megan's life after a fatal accident in which three of her friends didn't survive. It is an authentic story of how hope and life can emerge despite encountering seemingly insurmountable challenges. Megan's story is full of twists and turns and soul-searching. You will embark on this expedition with her through joy and laughter and yet ask life's most troubling questions, and ultimately you will be comforted to find hope in your darkest hour. Megan has been an elementary teacher for most of her career. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, a Master's Degree in Education, and a Teaching Credential from Antioch University Seattle, Washington.

Megan is a wife to a fantastic man and a mother to the best teenager ever; they reside in California. She is fond of long walks on the beach, napping in the sun, and playing in her garden, where she can lose track of time. Megan enjoys meeting people, approaching almost anyone, with whom to chat. Megan holds great hope for the broken and hurting. This memoir is Megan's first novel, and she hopes to continue to write more books, with at least one being another memoir!


Hope in the Darkest Hour is a compelling narrative that offers a powerful message of resilience, faith, and hope in the face of adversity. The book follows Megan's journey through the trials and tribulations of life after a near-death experience, weaving together themes of spirituality, personal growth, and the transformative power of hope.

Through Megan's poignant recounting of her experiences, I was drawn into her world, experiencing the highs and lows of her emotional and spiritual journey. Despite facing numerous challenges, Megan's unwavering faith and inner strength shine through, which inspires me to find hope and courage in my own life.

One of the most striking aspects of the book is Megan's ability to find meaning and purpose in the midst of adversity. Her journey is not just one of survival, but of profound spiritual awakening and personal growth. From graduating with her bachelor's degree to revisiting the site of her life-altering accident, Megan's story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of hope to overcome even the darkest of times.

While Hope in the Darkest Hour offers a compelling glimpse into Megan's life and journey, I found myself wanting more. The book leaves lingering questions about Megan's life beyond the years covered in the narrative. What challenges did she face after graduating? How did her near-death experience continue to shape her outlook on life? While the book provides a satisfying conclusion, I was left longing for further insight into Megan's ongoing journey of healing and self-discovery.

Overall, Hope in the Darkest Hour is a captivating read that offers a profound message of hope and inspiration. Megan's story serves as a reminder that even in our darkest moments, there is light to be found, and that through faith, resilience, and perseverance, we can emerge stronger and more whole than we ever thought possible.


"Megan's story is one of hope and one I am grateful she was able to share....The book is engaging and easy to read, being told as if you were sitting at a table listening to her tell it. It will leave you feeling that there is indeed hope in the darkest hour."

~ Marcie

"I truly enjoyed reading Megan's story! I thought I knew Megan, but I realized how little I knew her as I read her story. Her voice and spirit shined through on every page, which made me eager to keep turning them! I am so thankful for Megan's life...and that she found THE source of hope."

~ Mary

"...I ended up reading it in one sitting, but it was inspiring how the author keeps seeking for her own truth. Even when she found her religious path, which apparently happened very early, she kept moving onward, examining herself, and learning. I will be getting her next book also."

~ Nik

"I thoroughly enjoyed taking this journey with Megan. I felt as if I walked with her, experiencing all of her highs and lows, and taking with me the lessons she learned along the way. I was left, feeling inspired and reflective on my on own path. I sincerely recommend it!"

~ Elisa

"If you need some inspiration and/or motivation in your life this is the book to read!"

~ charlie

"I enjoyed the beautiful story telling and brutally honest feelings shared by Megan. She shares her faith story that goes through unexpected disappointment, challenges, and also blessings. It’s hard to put down and would have read it all in one sitting if I didn’t have other things I had to do. Great book!"

~ Dr. June

"I’ve known Megan since we went to high school in Pacific Grove. It’s no surprise that I enjoyed hearing her voice as she recalled her journey with God and her faith. Even though my life does not share these beliefs, reading her book helped remind me of the tremendous impact the people we choose to be around have on our lives and happiness."


"Such an amazing and wonderful book!"

~ W.A.

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