Margaret was born in Sydney. Her great ambition was to see the world and in 1966 she left Australia for a twelve-month working holiday. She returned after thirty years.
During that time she lived on three continents and traveled extensively. Her first job was as a 'Golden Girl' for the Australian Government in the UK, followerd by a career in oil and later aluminium in the Middle East. She also helped to establish Al Noor, the first school for disabled children in Dubai.
Margaret now spends her time writing, helping on dinosaur digs, and doing voluntary work raising funds for disabled children.