In the spring of 2008, Margaret launched a freelance writing career, during which she wrote for internet marketing firms and local journalism outlets. That summer, she enrolled in her first course with the Long Ridge Writers Group for fiction. Margaret began submitting work during her first course with the Long Ridge Writers Group, and her earlier works have been published in various outlets online. During her second course, focusing on the novel, she shifted her focus to historical fiction.
When she’s not writing, Margaret enjoys playing classical piano. She is currently focusing on several of Mozart’s sonatas for solo piano. In 2011, she began composing music. Margaret began studying Kung Fu Kempo Karate in December of 2000. She earned her black belt in June of 2005, and taught students of all ages. She enjoys reading—genres ranging from horror to historical fiction to the classics. Margaret is also an intermediate knitter.
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[…] to mind that there is more I’d like to do with the e-book of poems I published last year, A Modern Masquerade, which has a wonky TOC that I keep meaning to fix. I also keep meaning to publish it in hard copy […]
[…] first story I found is written by Margaret McNellis, and is titled ‘Out of the Sea’. Set in the year 1886, the story looks to follow young William Johnson on a sea-bound adventure, […]