Welcome to Margaret's Website!

Welcome to my official website.  

Come on in and poke around. Take some time to browse through these pages, meet my characters, and learn more about my books.

And while you're here, please subscribe to my mailing list over there on the right. This is the only way you'll hear from me directly. No one else ever has access to my list, so you don't have to worry about privacy violations from me.


If you would like to order my latest Deborah Knott novel, Designated Daughtershere's a link to my own favorite indie: Quail Ridge Books and Music. If you'd like me to sign or inscribe it, just tell whoever takes your order.

If you are not able to come see or hear me in person, you can watch the interview in which I discuss Designated Daughters with D.G. Martin, host of NC Bookwatch

As some of you know, I have written two "standalone" novels. The first, Bloody Kin, is almost a prequel to the Deborah Knott series. It introduced Colleton County and Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant. (It would be another seven years before Bootlegger's Daughter came along.) Then in 2003, my second standalone, Last Lessons of Summer, was published. As in Bloody Kin, Dwight Bryant solves the murder, aided by SBI agent Terry Wilson but again, no Deborah Knott.

The story was inspired by Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh. The real Christopher Robin. A.A. Milne heard his little son Christopher talking to his bear and thought it would make a good children's book. In later life, the son resented his father for coopting Winnie and I thought his resentment might make a good plot line. No Deborah, but lots of people who could be her neighbors.

It is now available on Nook and Kindle and I hope you'll give it a try if you missed it the first time around.


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