Hi, I’m Margaret McGoverne; I’m an author of historical and science fiction, and you’ve made your way to my (often changing, ever growing) online home. Welcome!
As well as news about my work, I like to share content I find along my writing journey that may interest and inspire you, fellow readers and writers. You can read a little more about me on my About Me page.
Prior to 2015, I’d had numerous health and well-being non-fiction articles published, but my real passion is fiction, particularly Sci-Fi, Speculative fiction, Horror, and historical fiction. In 2015 I made a commitment to complete drafts for three fiction projects that had been bouncing around in my head and on my PC for far too long.
My writing blends my interests in science, society, history, people watching and anomalous phenomenon, as well as a smattering of autobiographical detail in places. I enjoy writing about the interplay between individual and societal change, roots and backgrounds, memory and childhood, how we face and process the unknown, and the interesting bit in between birth and death we call life!
My first novella, a historical fiction Sci-Fi, The Battle of Watling Street, was published in 2017 and is now available to buy on Amazon. I’m currently writing my first full-length novel, And the Buntings Flew. I’m also writing a Horror/Sci-Fi novella, The Bondage of The Soil, the sequel to The Battle of Watling Street.
I also enjoy writing short and flash fiction; you can read a selection of my published stories here.
I’m the creator and editor of the flash fiction quarterly ezine Strippedlit500, showcasing new short fiction up to 500 words.
I also have Instagram and Pinterest for my writing, with boards for my published books and works in progress, to give readers a visual feel for the themes and locations that inspire my writing, and are featured in my works.