Finke is an Aussie transplant who writes
midgrade adventure fiction and rhyming picture books. For many years
she has lived in Oregon with her husband and family.
travel, and reading fill in the cracks between writing. Her husband
is very supportive, though not interested in children's books . Their
three children are now grown and doing very well.
begin serious writing until the day their youngest left for college.
This late start drives her writing, and pushes her to work at it every
day. Margot said, "I really envy those who began young, and
managed to slip into writing mode between kid fights, diaper changes,
household disasters, and outside jobs."
are my heroes! "
book, rhyming e-Series, "Wild and Wonderful," about
animals from the US and Australia, is being converted to soft cover
books. Kangaroo Clues and Mama Grizzly Bear are already
available. The other 5 will follow. Educational
and fun, they are great for classrom or home schooling moms.
Jam - Ruthie
and the Hippo's Fat Behind +
Horatio Humble Beats the Big D (dyslexia) , are available
in soft cover - Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble, Powells Books and
Young Teen BOOKS:
and Claude - Dream time spirits, a chatty cockato and
big decisions for Taconi to make.
by Walkabout (
follow up to Taconi and Claude)
of Thelma Hill - ghost mystery
Under Calling - family tales, a grandson, and a grandmother
across the Pacific.
copies ONLY available from her Website.
her column for children's writers, can be read in The Purple Crayon.
Website showcases her children's books, Manuscript Critique
Service, and offers lots of pages of writing help, including great
links for upcoming writers to explore.
enjoys doing FREE Skype
Author Visits to classrooms all over the USA.
Look for links
to VIDEOS of Margot reading from her books and talking about her Manuscript
Critique service. Her FREE "Sneak Peek" inside her books,
and other FREE goodies, are also on her website.
offer writing information + news of children's books and articles
+ a little fun. There are cool book trailers, and a collage of book
also guilty of Twittering, and can be found on Facebook,
Google+, JacketFlap, Linkedin and others.
Secrets of Writing for Children if you need
Self-editing Tips or a few Powerful Writing Clues.
Service offers help with plot and character problems, VOICE and
FOCUS. There's aguidance for those whose writing is not quite as
tight as "Granny's New Girdle."
gives me a greater thrill than to discover a book I helped polish
received a contract."