Margaret Wilson

Biography

Riveting raconteur, sophisticated wickedly wonderful woman! That's not me. I'm almost opposite extremes: short attention span but attention to detail. I love food and wine and expect a trip to the gym to be a quick fix resulting in weight loss. In December 2009 I won first prize for the first chapter of The Great Gold Coast Novel - a Tale of One City published in the Bulletin. The pen I won will come in handy if I'm asked for an autograph! I currently live with my husband in Murwillumbah, NSW. Been overlanding around South America for 9 months, backpacking in Cuba -another book coming up...

Smashwords Interview

How did you start writing your current book?
You must know how it is - you write an email. blog, postcard which is witty, sharp and funny and your friends immediately say how clever you are. "You should write a book!' is the cry.

Of course I said 'No - I couldn't.' But gradually I began to believe what was said. Vanity raised its ugly head. Of course I could write a book. Secretly I always wanted to. So I opened the diary I kept on the Camino de Santiago and started writing
What are you working on next?
My next book is about Cuba. I spent three weeks wandering around meeting all sorts of people - university educated cab drivers, poorly paid doctors, well fed waiters....

Amazing contrasts between city and village are evident. Friendly people with honest opinions about their lives and living conditions. Clever scammers you are generally happy to lose a dollar to. Fidel's alive and his influence is everywhere. Che is the guerilla hero. Buena Vista Social Club is the embodiment of Cuban music you hear in every bar.
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Books

My Husband Made Me Do It! A Pilgrim With Plastic On The Camino de Santiago
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,680. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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Fat, 59, fortified daily by red wine and challenged by my husband, I start a mildly epic adventure. This book is part autobiography, part travel guide, an honest but tongue in cheek record of my Camino. It lists distances, places to stay and to avoid, what to take, degree of difficulty and ultimately proves anybody can do it. I want to inspire you to take the first step on your own adventure.

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