........... My Biography!





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Margot Finke.

Margot 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.

Gardening, 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.

Margot didn't 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."

"You are my heroes! "


Margot's 7x 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.

Rattlesnake 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 more.

Margot's Young Teen BOOKS:

**Taconi and Claude - Dream time spirits, a chatty cockato and big decisions for Taconi to make.

** Trial by Walkabout ( follow up to Taconi and Claude)

**The Revenge of Thelma Hill - ghost mystery

** Down Under Calling - family tales, a grandson, and a grandmother across the Pacific.


Autographed copies ONLY available from her Website.


"Musings," her column for children's writers, can be read in The Purple Crayon.

Margot's 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.

Margot also 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.

Her blogs offer writing information + news of children's books and articles + a little fun. There are cool book trailers, and a collage of book covers too.


Margot is also guilty of Twittering, and can be found on Facebook, Google+, JacketFlap, Linkedin and others.


Visit Margot's Secrets of Writing for Children if you need
Self-editing Tips or a few Powerful Writing Clues.

Her Critique 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."

"Nothing gives me a greater thrill than to discover a book I helped polish received a contract."


E-mail Me
we can chat about writing.


... A Writing Thought ...

"Active and powerful verbs create vivid word pictures."



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