Margot Bish

Biography

I wanted to be an author when I was seven, but was told you can't live on writing books. You'll have to be a journalist. Living off people's unhappiness? NO THANKS. So I became a surveyor, - too greedy for me, a production controller, yes OK but then the factory got rearranged and I was put in charge of dispatch - too boring for 28 days of every month, chaos for four. I tried accounts work which was rather repetitive and then setting up computer production systems which seemed like an awful lot of paperwork generated for no gain. So now I am doing an Alan Titchmarsh and gaining a lot of satisfaction from gardening for (mostly) the elderly and writing books - there are two published - Through The Storm for 9-12 year old adventurers and A Difficult Age for teenagers who are not into "heavy" books. My hobbies include sailing (hence the Through The Storm book), cycling, walking in beautiful scenery and spending time with my cat. There is another book which I would love to get out there for 5-7 year olds (or thereabouts) but it probably will never happen as self publishing colour pictures is expensive, publishers do not like cat stories (why not, I love them?) and it is difficult to insert pictures with writing around the image on smashwords. Of course if everyone buys the others..........there may well be more to come........

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I have three short cat stories that I would like to publish as one book for 5-7 year olds. It is on hold while I get better at drawing cats from the side, but also because it is difficult to get published or put on as an e-book. However, I enjoy a challenge so will keep working on this until success is achieved
Who are your favorite authors?
There is quite a wide range: Terry Pratchett, Dick Francis, Dennis Bagley, Agatha Christie (even when I reread them, I still get the murderer wrong), Arthur Ransome, Ann Cleeve and Judith Kerr, Susan Hill, Daphne Du Maurier, Susan Cooper and Alan Garner. I could probably write another page, but this will do for now
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Books

Through The Storm
You set the price! Words: 17,320. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
An adventure story for 9-12 year olds. Ross is on his first holiday without his parents, when a sudden storm separates him and his friends from their sailing instructor and tests their powers of initiative to the limit while they wait to be rescued. This tale is the modern answer to Swallows and Amazons and The Famous Five.
A Difficult Age
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,970. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Joe's decision to join a gang to make friends leads him into big trouble, smuggling and murder. You need to read it to find out if Joe can make the right decisions to keep his gang friends safe but see an end to the cruel and villainous scheme he has witnessed This thriller is aimed at teenagers but is also proving popular with adults looking for a short read - about 2.5 hours

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