Welcome to my site. I’m a writer of stories that blend my passions of science, family, history, people watching and the natural world. I’m fascinated with our histories and sense of identity, our roots and backgrounds, and how they impact our inner and outer worlds. I’m usually at home in England, often travelling to Northern Ireland and further afield. Find out more by clicking the featured links below, join me on social media, or get in touch!
Margaret was born in England, where she now lives and works, but is a descendant of many generations of Northern Irish family; her bones are at home on the Causeway coast. She spent her childhood with her family in Belfast during the height of the “Troubles”; her need to write stems from this period and… Continue reading About
And The Buntings Flew (Novel) A story of prejudice, cowardice, bravery and childhood in 1970’s Belfast as a young girl and her family become unwittingly embroiled in escalating sectarian violence. In 1975, eight-year-old Purdey McDowell is an unseen witness to an apparent terrorist attack on her father’s life, following a stand-off with the IRA. Purdey believes she recognises… Continue reading Works in Progress