Margaret Rodeheaver
 

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Margaret Rodeheaver

 
 
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I love a good story: one with a mystery to solve, or a character I can really root for. And it’s even better when the story comes to a satisfying ending – except when I don’t want it to end! If you feel that way too, welcome! Check out the projects I'm working on, and feel free to contact me. I'd love to meet you!

About Margaret Rodeheaver

 
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            Margaret has always loved reading. She wanted to be a writer, so she earned a degree in Journalism (News/Editorial) from the Ohio State University. The plan was to work for a newspaper until she got famous for her novels.

            As fate would have it, she got a job writing computer software instead. It paid better and had better hours than reporting, so she stuck with it. Margaret eventually worked in information technology in Ohio, Florida, and Georgia.

            She now writes fiction for children and adults, and lives near Macon, Georgia. She is married and has a grown child living in Ohio.

 

Things I Like:

Writing, coffee, coffee shops, classical music, travel.

Biting insects, nausea-inducing amusement park rides.

Things I don't like:

 
 
Here I am, a cute little three-year-old.

Here I am, a cute little three-year-old.

 

Why I Write

           There was always something to read around the house -- cereal boxes, Little Golden Books, Dr. Seuss -- and someone to read to me. Captain Kangaroo added Make Way for Ducklings, Blueberries for Sal, and Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel.

            In kindergarten I remember drawing lines and circles without understanding why. Eventually I figured it out, and was reading on my own. 

            We were always great patrons of the public library, but it was a school librarian who recommended I read Little Women. Jo March was my favorite character, and she was a writer. Except for a few years when I thought I'd be an astronaut, I’ve wanted to be a writer ever since. 

            I studied journalism in high school and then in college. While applying for writing positions I threw my hat in the ring for a computer programming job, and fell into a lucrative career writing software and technical documents. Interview skills were used to elicit software requirements, and I spent long hours in front of a computer screen working on projects that often took months before a final product was revealed. (Sound familiar?)

            It was creative work, but not the same as writing a good story. So here I am again, back where I started. It feels great to be home!             

           

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