About

Margaret is a science fiction, horror and historical fiction writer. She lives and works in England, but is descended from many generations of Northern Irish men and women. As a child, Margaret lived in Belfast during the height of the “Troubles”; her writing habit stems from this period and the rich loam of a family and region with strong storytelling traditions. Margaret writes stories that mostly, but not exclusively focus on women and girls facing unusual challenges and how their place in the world is a continuing story of resilience, pain, transformation and hope.

Margaret’s short and flash fiction has been featured online in Reflex Fiction, StrippedLit 500, 101 Fiction and in print in anthologies from Reflex Press (her flash fiction was long-listed for the Reflex Fiction Prize in 2017 and 2018) and Rainfall Books.

Margaret’s debut novella, The Battle of Watling Street, was published in 2017, and she is currently working on her first full-length novel based in Belfast, And The Buntings Flew

Margaret has a husband, a son and a fluid number of cats. She spends her time making things grow (bonus points if they’re edible), travelling to new destinations with old ruins, and walking in high places. She is an old Irish mammy at heart.