To keep herself entertained, while awaiting sleep, for most of her life Margaret told herself stories. It never occurred to her that other people might be interested in reading the tales she wove in her imagination. Then in the mid-80s a friend encouraged Margaret to write a book. After getting over the initial surprise at her friend’s suggestion, she started writing her first novel. It was To Touch The Sky, a western historical set at the time of the Oklahoma Land Run.
After completing the first draft and while working on editing and revising, life intervened with the long illnesses and eventual deaths of family members. The writing had to be put aside. For more than ten years her stories waited until Margaret could begin writing again. Then in late 1993 she began working to rewrite and revise her story.