Meg Maxwell


First thing you should know about me is that Meg Maxwell is a pen name (Meg because I've always loved the name, probably since the first time I read Little Women as a girl, and Maxwell for my beloved 15-year-old son, Max--who, by the way, is not a Maxwell, just a Max). My real name is Melissa Senate. I've written ten novels under that name, including my debut, SEE JANE DATE, which was made into a very cute TV movie and is often on the Lifetime Movie Network, and THE LOVE GODDESS' COOKING SCHOOL. I also wrote two novels under a secret pen name, but if you're interested i knowing the titles, just email me. Many moons ago, back when I was a fresh-faced twenty-two year old, I started working at Harlequin as a series romance editor. Ten years later I left to work in children's and young adult publishing. Then I sold my first novel and focused on writing and freelance editing full time.

I've always wanted to write my own romances, and I'm very excited about my miniseries, Hurley's Homestyle Kitchen, which launched in 2016 and continues throughout 2017 with THE COOK'S SECRET INGREDIENT (Feb); CHARM SCHOOL FOR COWBOYS (May); and SANTA'S SEVEN DAY BABY TUTORIAL, a Christmas-themed novel about an Amish heroine and an FBI Agent hero in November. In August, you'll find my contribution to the new Montana Mavericks series, The Great Family Roundup, with: MOMMY AND THE MAVERICK.

In March 2018, I'll be launching a new miniseries (The Wyoming Multiples) in the Special Edition line under my real name, Melissa Senate, starting with THE BABY SWITCH!, about a single mother and a wealthy CEO who discover their babies were switched at birth six months ago.

I live in a small town on the coast of Maine with my teenaged son, our sweet shepherd mix, Flash, and a very comical black and white cat named Cleo.

Any questions or comments, feel free to email me at AuthorMegMaxwell @ or MelissaSenate @