More About the Author
Margot Finke is an Aussie transplant who writes mid-grade adventure fiction and rhyming picture books. For many years she has lived in Oregon with her husband and family. Gardening, travel, and reading fill in the cracks between writing. Their three children are now grown and doing very well. Margot didn't begin serious writing until the day their youngest left for college. This late start drives her writing, and pushes her to work at it every day. Margot said, "I really envy those who began young, and managed to slip into writing mode between kid fights, diaper changes, household disasters, and outside jobs. You are my heroes!"
Let your child take a #MAGIC CARPET RIDE to fun and adventure with my books.
Many kids today are reluctant readers (especially boys) , or they might have some other kind of reading problems. I write books with a WOW factor that helps to HOOK these kids on reading.
My rhyming picture books are fun as well as educational:
*Kangaroo Clues - a Dreamtime fable. How Old Man Roo escapes the wild dogs.
*Ruthie and the Hippo's Fat Behind - how to turn our child into a brat.
*Rattlesnake Jam - pure boy fun!
*Horatio Humble Beats the Big D - help and encouragement for dyslexic kids.
*Mama Grizzly Bear - a year in the life of Mama and her cubs.
* Horatio Humble and Ruthie both have parent/teacher guides.
*Never Say BOO to a Frilly + Rainbow birds and Tasmanian Devil Dance.
*Prairie Dog Play Days + Bald Eagle and The Stinker (skunk)
*Dreamtime Man--Based on Aussie history. For kids to Grandparents!
Kids today are computer savvy. They love trying new apps and technology. That's why my young teen books, on Amazon's KINDLE + (soft cover), are a terrific way to encourage your child to read.
*Taconi and Claude-Double Trouble:
Aussie outback adventure + chatty Cockatoo.
*The Revenge of Thelma Hill:
Ghost mystery set in Oregon. Chills on every page!
*Down Under Calling:
Amazing things happen, when an angry Andy and his grandma, separated by an ocean, share letters, her stories of growing up in Australia, and their daily lives, making the impossible. . possible.
*Trial by Walkabout-- Multicultural Aussie outback adventure.
Listen to me read from my books:
*Ruthie and the Hippo's fat Behind: http://youtu.be/4nX2svp9QTs
*Horatio Humble: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7WaY4qTpuQ
*The Revenge of Thelma Hill: http://youtu.be/sLA1vr8b09Y
*Taconi and Claude: http://youtu.be/eD8DblIxnHk
*Listen to me read Dreamtime Man: http://tinyurl.com/qham5nv
Or download a FREE "Sneak Peek" inside ALL my books (pdf):
My Pinterest boards offer "Book Reviews" and a host of helpful articles and interviews, teckie and writing help + more.http://pinterest.com/margotfinke/
Discover lots more on my website : http://www.margotfinke.com
BOOK PROMO PLANS: Skype Makes it Happen!
For over a year now, I have been working to interest teachers and librarians throughout the US in SKYPE Author Visits. My work and contacts are finally paying off. I have already done several school visits within the US and overseas too. Who would have thought that India and New Zealand would be within SKYPE range? Contact me if you want my Magic Carpet of Books to fly into your classroom: firstname.lastname@example.org