Margaret Kaine
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Margaret Kaine
Margaret Kaine
New Novels
DANGEROUS DECISIONS 7/12/2013
SONG for a BUTTERFLY
Paperback
 
RING of CLAY
• German Edition
ROSEMARY
• German Edition
A GIRL of her TIME
• German Edition
FRIENDS & FAMILIES
ROSES for REBECCA
• French Edition
• German Edition
RIBBON of MOONLIGHT
 
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Hello, and welcome to my website.

I was born and educated in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, widely known as 'The Potteries.' When I began writing, I decided to set my novels in this unique area, which has a wealth of history, and the creative people have their own distinctive character. I got married at the age of twenty-one which nowadays I suppose would seem amazingly young - and moved to Leicester where I lived for many years, although I now live in Eastbourne. My husband, Graham, was also born in Stoke-on-Trent, and so we share the same roots.

For most of my working life I was a lecturer in secretarial subjects at
further education colleges. I taught on a wide variety of courses, including special needs, but eventually concentrated on re-training women to begin new office careers. I enjoyed this very much, finding it immensely rewarding to see so many not only gain useful qualifications, but also increase their self-confidence.

I began writing fairly late in life, and now I can't imagine my life without
it. I began with short stories, and although like most authors I had my
share of rejections, many were published in most of the women's weekly magazines, and also in Australia, Norway, South Africa and Ireland. Encouraged by this success, I decided to attempt the daunting prospect of a mainstream novel, and Ring of Clay was born. It is very difficult for a new writer to become published, so you can imagine my joy when Poolbeg, the top Irish publishers offered me a 4-book contract. One of the most wonderful times of my life was not only to hold my own book in my hand, but also to see it win two literary prizes. Truly the fulfilment of my dreams. Hodder & Stoughton bought the UK and Commonwealth Rights of my first books and published the next two books, Roses for Rebecca, and Ribbon of Moonlight. It is often said that writing can be a lonely occupation, but I'm a member of a wonderful writers' workshop and also enjoy socialising with other writers.

A new and exciting development for all of us is the success of e-books. All of my novels are now in this format, including Song for a Butterfly. I love my own Kindle and find it not only incredibly useful, but I am now able to enlarge the print of a book if I find it too small. 

Dangerous Decisions (Choc Lit) was my first non-Potteries novel, being a psychological suspense with a more cosmopolitan background. I enjoyed the research so much that I've now written and completed another Edwardian novel, which my agent loves. I'm hoping to have more news about that, including the approved title, very soon.

On a more personal note, my own family have now flown the nest, but I am fortunate to have two wonderful grandchildren. I have also been privileged to share my life with four marvellous dogs - three sable and white rough collies, and a west highland terrier. Not,I hasten to add, all at the same time!

I am always delighted to hear from readers, and do hope you enjoy browsing through the site and find it helpful.

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