Indie Books Team
Margaret began writing at high school, and wrote on and off while working to attain a Master of Science degree. After working as an analytical chemist for ten years, participating in activities with the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard and raising a family, she moved on to study writing and editing, and achieve a Diploma in Library and Information services. She entered her first novel The Wild One in the Fellowship of Australian Writers Jim Hamilton Award (2011) and received a highly commended, this award being for an unpublished novel of sustained quality. Now with her boys grown up, she has begun to rewrite her early novels. Editor in Chief and Science Editor for The Australia Times, she lives with her three men in Melbourne, Australia, in a house with a metal roof that is used as a runway by possums.
I think C.S. Lewis summed it up best: "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me." I've always loved books. As a kid I was the one buried under my doona with a torch, reading until all hours of the night; and while I no longer need to hide under the covers, nothings really changed. Whenever I get my hands on a great book (which is often) I cant put it down, and sleep just becomes unnecessary. I love discovering new books and new authors (whether they're recently published or just new to me), but there is nothing quite like the feeling of picking up an old favourite for the twentieth time and knowing you cant go wrong. As well as reading I also love writing and am currently working towards a degree in Professional Writing and Publishing. I'm also a bit of a history geek and, to balance out my nerd side, I'm an avid sports fan.
Geramie Kate Barker
Hi my name is Gem and here's some facts about me:Im from Sydney Australia. I have a largish family, Mum, Dad and 4 sisters.I LOVE BOOKS.I like to read, disscuss, blog and review books.I also love Television, Music and Movies. I will Read, Watch and Listen to almost anything. Im also a slight hoarder. I collect books, movies, box sets and anything Harry Potter.Oh Yeah, I LOVE HARRY POTTER.That's just a little bit about me.<3 Gem