Megan Feldman Bettencourt is an award-winning writer.

Megan Feldman - Writer, Journalist, AuthorShe began her career as a Central America-based freelancer and earned a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York.

Megan’s features have appeared in magazines such as Glamour, Details, and 5280: The Denver Magazine, and in newspapers including Newsday and the Dallas Observer.

Her first book, TRIUMPH OF THE HEART: FORGIVENESS IN AN UNFORGIVING WORLD, launches in August 11th, 2015, from Hudson Street Press at Penguin. Pre-order it from the sidebar.

To join Megan’s exploration into the nature of forgiveness, follow the page on Facebook.


Megan’s work has been nationally recognized. “What Happened to Abbey’s Mom,” in 5280, won Best Health Feature in the 2012 Society of Professional Journalists’ Top of the Rockies Awards and was named a 2012 finalist for the prestigious Livingston Awards for Young Journalists.

Her chronicle of a doomed GOP gubernatorial candidate, also in 5280, won Best General Political Reporting in the 2011 Top of the Rockies Awards.

While a staff writer at Village Voice Media’s Dallas Observer, Megan’s cover story about American Iraq War deserters seeking refuge in Canada was a finalist for the 2010 PEN Literary Award. In 2008, her narrative about Central American migrants riding Mexico’s “death trains” 1,500 miles to reach the U.S. won Best Feature from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and made Megan a Livingston Finalist.

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