Margot Finke


Margot Finke is an Aussie transplant who writes mid-grade adventure fiction and rhyming picture books. For many years she has lived in Oregon with her husband and family.

Gardening, travel, and reading fill in the cracks between writing. Her husband is very supportive, though not interested in children's books . Their three children are now grown and doing very well. Seven grandchildren are the light of her life.

Margot didn't begin serious writing until the day their youngest left for college. This late start drives her writing, and pushes her to work at it every day. Margot said, "I really envy those who began young, and managed to slip into writing mode between kid fights, diaper changes, household disasters, and outside jobs. You are my heroes! "
Her 11 picture books tell fun facts about US and Aussie critters, as well as several that offer help to parents and children. Her 5 young teen books feature family, Aussie adventures, or fun fantasy adventure.
All her books are in soft cover, and many as either Kindle or Smashword books. Margot also likes to help new writers with her Manuscript "Content" Editing." Let her help you write tight and terrific books.

Where to find Margot Finke online

Where to buy in print


Kobi Borrows a Pouch--An Aussie Koala Adventure
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Kobi was a young koala who thought he knew all the bush-smarts he needed. Very soon, he discovered that looking for the right gum tree was a dangerous business. He ended up scared and homeless—and he really, really, missed his mom. Kobi needed to learn more bush-smarts, and FAST, if he were to stay alive. . . Jumping Grasshoppers, how will poor Kobi manage? Discover his survival secrets.
The Revenge of Thelma Hill
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,620. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Siblings
When Frannie and Jeff move to Oregon with their dad, she has no thought of ghosts, a long ago murder, a giant arachnid,or helping to trap a killer. She just misses her mom. Yet late night visits from a scary apparition, trailing long gray veils and begging for Frannie’s help, changes everything. Will Jeff help her trap the killer? The first trap fails horribly, but another try succeeds.

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