Margot Tesch


Having left my IT consultancy business to run a cattle station in 2008, I am pursuing a new career in creative writing. After completing my Master of Arts (Writing), I self-published Beyond Belief in print in 2013 and as an eBook in 2014. A second edition was published in June 2016. My second manuscript Mind Minders was shortlisted (one of three) for the Horizon Publishing Group's Outstanding Literary Awards 2013/14. A publishing contract was offered, but I did not accept it. This manuscript is still looking for a publisher. My third major work is fantasy ... about Zãnians, little people who live in the Australian bush. This work is inspired by the environment in which I live.
Writing is my passion. I love the creative process though it is painful and difficult at times. I read to be challenged and therefore my goal in writing is to challenge my readers, to encourage them to think about the world in new ways. I'm interested in philosophy, religion and its power in the world, exercise, fitness, adventure hiking and basically living life to the fullest!

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
It's emerging. Writing Beyond Belief was telling my story so it wasn't so difficult once I made myself sit down and write. My next two novels were unique. Mind Minders started as a uni paper which I developed into a novel. My third work is still in progress. It's fantasy and included a lot of world building and so far the narrative hasn't properly taken shape.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Mum used to read to us Snuggle Pot and Cuddle Pie ... I still don't like bottle brush trees or banksia trees as a result. Ha ha!
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Beyond Belief: True Story of Faith, Denial and Betrayal
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 95,060. Language: Australian English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
We must all find courage to hear the truth, even when everything within us does not want to believe it. Escaping from a cult is difficult. Even though Megan has evidence to justify her to leaving, she is unable to disentangle herself from the power and seduction of the charismatic leadership. It's bumpy ride to freedom and Megan learns more about herself than anyone else in the process.

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