Margaret Millmore was born and raised in Southern California to an American mother and Irish immigrant father. Like most authors, she was and still is a voracious reader. The Chronicles of Narnia were her childhood favorite (she’s read the series seven times), in her early teenage years she discovered Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, Anne Rice, the list goes on, and she was hooked. These days she almost exclusively reads the works of Indie authors and she does book reviews for Book Explosions on Goodreads.
After high school, Margaret decided to try her hand at working (her first job was at a pottery shop and although she’s quite creative in writing and drawing/painting she was an utter failure at making pottery). At that point, she decided to go back to school and enrolled in the local junior college, creative writing and drawing were her favorite classes. After a few years in school, she realized she simply hated it, so she started working in an office doing general administrative work and found that she quite enjoyed it.
She moved to San Francisco with her then boyfriend (they’ve been married for 24 years now) and eventually landed in the world of commercial real estate, where she began at the bottom and worked her way to a senior position. Writing and editing were always at the back of her mind though, and she enrolled in online writing and literature courses via Penn State. In 2007 she took another job in her field until 2009, when the real estate crash caused the elimination of the position. It was at that point that her husband encouraged her to take advantage of her newfound free time and start writing full-time. Her first foray into this new adventure was flash fiction, two of her stories were featured on Bay Area artist, Kenny Mencher’s blog, The Welcome Home and Untitled – Luke N. Goode.
In 2011 she published her first full length novel, since then she’s published a three book series, another novel and her current series (via Creativia Publishing) What Haunts Me (Ghost Killer Book 1) and The Edge of the Cemetery (Ghost Killer Book 2), which was awarded the August 2016 Book of the Month award by Long and Short Reviews. She’s currently working on book 3 in the series and hopes to have it published by mid-2017.
Margaret’s preferred writing genre is paranormal/supernatural fiction (with the exception of her time-travel novel, The Dragonfly Door). The ghost killer series is her new passion and she hopes to write at least five books, perhaps more. She was inspired to write the story because of a dream her husband had, it was to be a stand-alone novel, but she received additional inspiration from some of her favorite TV shows, Grimm, Haven, Being Human, Sleepy Hollow and others and decided she wanted What Haunts Me to become more episodic in nature.