Margaret Thompson came to Canada from England in 1967 and taught English at secondary and post-secondary levels until her retirement in 1998. She is the author of seven books, which include a BC2000 Book Award-winning YA novel, short stories, and two collections of personal essays, including Adrift on the Ark: Our Connection to the Natural World. She has also contributed to five anthologies. Margaret is a past president of the Federation of BC Writers and now lives in Victoria, BC, with a basset hound, a neurotic cat, and an itinerant peacock.
We love reading books with strong female characters and we suspect many of you do as well given the #readwomen hashtag and certain controversies from recent memory that have received so much attention. This doesn't mean they need to be wielding katana swords like Michonne in ... Read more
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