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. I also offer SKYPE Author Visits to teachers and librarians.
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.
*Squirrels Can't Help Being Nuts + Bumblebee Buzzers and Kitty Cats.
*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!
*OSCAR is Different - A Tasmanian Devil must prove he is REALLY not like his mean and nasty relatives.
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.
*Daisy and Bartholomew Q:
Fantasy adventure, with weird and wnderful crittiers inside a Thesaurus.
*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.
*Down Under Calling--an Aussie family saga that crosses an ocean, and brings a grandson and his Grandma closer.
My website has YouTube links where you can listen to me read from my books:
Or here you can read chapters and verses for yourself:
Discover lots more on my website : http://www.margotfinke.com
BOOK PROMO : Skype Makes it Happen!
I also use SKYPE to fly my Magic Carpet of books into classrooms in the US and overseas. I have done many Skype school visits within the US and overseas. I love HOOKING kids on reading, and answering their questions about writing, plots, and where my inspiration comes from. Please contact me if you want my Magic Carpet of Books to fly into your classroom: firstname.lastname@example.org