Margaret is an Author, Graphic and Textile artist living and working in Ferny Creek, Melbourne. She has conducted workshops in churches, schools and communities around Australia and in the UK. Specialising in the use and understanding of symbols in her work, Margaret developed a symbolism using the unique Australian flora, fauna and animals, which was published as “Banners and Graphics for Jubilation.” Her work is used widely as a resource for textile artists, churches and schools. Representing Australia, her liturgical banners have hung in many overseas countries. Her textile skills involved her with many ethnic communities and with Aboriginal communities in Northern Australia; skill sharing, co-ordinating exhibitions of their work, and promoting and assisting emerging artists.
Over recent years Margaret has assisted the Somali Community to commit to paper for the first time their oral stories. Her other publications include Hidden Beauty, Images from an Ancient Land, Somalian Stories and her two latest novels. “Beyond The Mirage” a mystery/romance set in Central Australia over two centuries, dealing with the lives of migrants who came to work on the establishment of the overland railway along the Ooodnadatta Track. Her second novel “Henry’s Rebellion” is the strange tale of a little boy lost to his family in Ireland, where his father was a regimental officer in the Queen’s Royal Artillery in the mid 1800’s. Margaret shares her short story writing on community radio and assists with community projects.
With a diploma in ‘Children’s Writing’ her work also includes children’s stories.
Her Graphic illustrations are widely used for publications and art work.
Those who wish to commit their stories to book form and need some assistance are welcome to contact Margaret who offers an editing and manuscript development service.
Editing and Manuscript development
Margaret offers her services for those
wishing to bring their stories to print.
Fees are based on word numbers.
Manuscripts prepared to pre-publishing standard.
No Royalties on any Published works.
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