And Alex Still Has Acne
This is a YA novel suitable for both boys and girls of 12+
Life for fourteen year old Alex is OK most of the time. He enjoys school, has a best friend Sam, and a pretty and only mildly irritating younger sister, Nicky. But then Sam starts acting strangely, and so does Nicky – and both insist on sharing secrets with him and making him promise not to tell anyone. Then Nicky goes missing and only Alex feels he knows where to find her. But is Sam anywhere around to help?
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The Food Of Love
Margaret also has a short story in the Solstice Anthology ‘The Food of Love,’ published on the 6th February. The anthology is described by the editor in chief, and fellow contributor, Kathi Sprayberry as:
‘Food entices the senses just as love entices the soul. We take chances, we share new beginnings, in hopes of making that special someone part of our lives, now and forever. Solstice Publishing presents ten tales of love, each with a recipe our authors consider part of their love story. We hope they can be part of yours too.
Margaret’s story – Chains of Magic - imagines how Shakespeare’s Desdemona is bowled over by Othello and plans how to woo him through food – and magic if necessary. (Whether this was a wise move or not is dealt with at some length in the play by the famous dramatist himself!)
Margaret has lived in the United Kingdom all her life. She has worked with the Probation Service, the Police Authority, as a charity boss, and as a free lance child protection consultant. She currently sits on the boards of two charities: one that runs assessment centres for families experiencing problems, and one that provides services for the elderly (well, you’ve got to think ahead...)
She enjoys reading and the theatre and has written a number of short plays, two of which have won awards. She tries to keep fit by swimming and racing her cairn terrier round the park. He usually wins - although on cold winter mornings he is quite happy for her to go on her own.