What is ‘The Meer’?

‘The Meer’ is the title of the young adult and middle grade animal fantasy series that I am writing. I am working on book one of The Meer series as we speak. The Meer will focus on a family of meerkats and their lives as they navigate family turmoil and the harshness of their environment. If you haven’t heard of meerkats that’s alright, (you’re not the only one!) here’s a rundown: meerkats are mammals that can only be found in the Kalahari Desert in South Africa, they are part of the mongoose family, they live in groups made up of 5-50 individuals, their average weight is two pounds, and their average height (standing on their back legs) is one foot. Meerkats are very social animals and they live in burrows. They find their food by digging for it, which is often referred to as foraging, and they eat mostly insects. I could tell you much more but, those are the basics. How do I know all of this? I researched my subject, research being a topic I will address at a later date. Why did I chose meerkats as my subject? Well, to put it simply: I love meerkats. I have always been interested in their highly social lives and have wanted to write an animal fantasy novel about them for years now. I’ll get into more about that, though, when I write an article about having passion for what you write. So stay posted!

Also, for more information on meerkats go to my ‘Meerkats’ post listed under the category ‘More Info’. For a rundown on why I created this site look at the ‘Who Am I?’ page also under the Menu. I will be posting short stories called ‘Untold Tales’, which are short stories about a moment in one of my characters lives. Each of the characters that I write an Untold Tale about are supporting characters that will make appearances in The Meer series at some point. Most of the Untold Tales focus on a past event that will not be explicitly explained in the first book of the series, so I’m hoping they will provide future fans of the book with some insight.

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