Margaret MacPherson Welcome to the homepage of homegrown Canadian author Margaret Macpherson recently celebrating the publication of her (lucky number) seventh book Body Trade. Margaret's been publishing in newspapers and journals and magazines for the last 30 years but it's only been 11 years since she turned her hand to writing books. From general historic non-fiction on the fightin' bandits of the Canadian West to a literary biography of spitfire feminist Nellie McClung, Margaret has recently moved away from non-fiction to settle down with her first love, adult novels of literary fiction. Besides a flare with script she's acquired an MFA from UBC in creative writing and currently studies the mystical power of expressive arts in all their fantastic forms. Margaret is a teacher and mentor who believes in freedom, self expression, justice and the uncanny ability of the human spirit to connect intimately with others. She loves people and words and positive energy and her work speaks of her deep connection to humanity. She's a Northern lass, a second generation feminist with three kids, a husband and a cat. :

Com'on in......there's a dialogue yet to be discovered.

A fulltime job! Imagine. It’s a rare and wondrous thing for writers, but that’s what landed on my lap at the beginning of 2014. It doesn’t mean I won’t be writing and teaching, however. In fact, it might mean more of both!  I’ve won a fully supported Writer-in-Residency in the Greater Edmonton area. I’ll be four months in Strathcona County library in Sherwood park, two months in the spanking new Fort Saskatchewan library and, after a six week summer break, four months in St. Albert’s beautiful downtown library.  Half time writing, half time working with writers! It couldn’t be better. Check it out.

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