Megan Mayhew Bergman was raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She now lives on a small farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont with her veterinarian husband Bo, two daughters, five dogs, four cats, two goats, and a handful of chickens. In November 2010, Megan was elected Justice of the Peace for the town of Shaftsbury. She occasionally teaches literature at Bennington College and serves on the Board of Directors for the Governor's Institutes of Vermont. She writes a regular sustainability column for Salon.
Megan studied anthropology at Wake Forest University, and completed graduate degrees at Duke University (MA) and Bennington College (MFA). She was a fiction scholar and fellow at Breadloaf and received a fellowship from the Millay Colony for the Arts.
Scribner published her first story collection, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, in March 2012, and will also release her next collection, Almost Famous Women, in January 2015, as well as her forthcoming novel.
Megan is represented by Julie Barer of Barer Literary. Her publicist is Gwyneth Stansfield at Simon and Schuster.