Meg Heggen was born in Sydney in 1950. Educated at Fort Street GHS and Balmain Teachers' College, she began teaching at Fairfield before moving to Federal (Far North Coast , NSW) with her husband and two sons in 1980. Living on a property on Coopers Creek and teaching in Bangalow, she spent much time commuting to Lismore where she settled in 2004 as a divorcee and carer of her elder son. In 2009 she attained a BA (Hons) in Writing & Narrative Studies at SCU. Developing a passion for place, and a concern for the muffling of the indigenous voice, 'Dreaming of more than Foxtails: A Melancholic Narrative Negotiating the Antipodean Experience of Settlement in Lismore NSW ' became her first public offering as a somewhat lyrical examination of the implications of whitefella settlement on pre-occupied land without due regard. 'Impressions' grew out of a collection life writing/ narrative pieces that were refined through dedication & love for the craft. She has two further projects brewing.