Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Feed Shark

My Two
Latest Picture Books

As well as Kobi and Oscar, many other unique Down Under animals
share the adventures in both these books. 

An Aussie Word Glossary and animal information are at the back of each book, plus fun details about Koalas and Tasmanian Devils.

Kobi is a young koala who thinks he knows everything about
surviving in the Aussie Bush. He soon discovers he is lost,
scared, and REALLY misses his mom.

Oscar is a Tasmanian Devil who looks like his relatives--mean and ugly.
All the Aussie bush critters are afraid of him. Yet Oscar longs to be
friends with everyone--you see, he REALLY is different.
How he makes the other animals see his friendly
nature becomes a grand adventure.

 16x books to choose from ( PB to Young Teen)
Ages 5 through 14 years.


(Direct from my Website)
  $2.50 POSTAGE
Add 50c for each extra book.

KINDLE Downloads - from AMAZON


Magic Carpet of Books
SKYPE Author Visits to Schools


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

SUPPORT AUTHORS--Buy Direct from Them!

AUTHORS your kids will READ

 Authors have terrific imaginations, a love of words, and a passion for creating 
wonderful stories. Unfortunately, this rarely translates into buckets of money.

We write because we love to weave words into stories
 that capture children's imaginations.  

The idea of kids eventually reading our stories to 
THEIR children is our kinky kind of immortality.

Don't laugh. . . I am SERIOUS! 

Authors only need two things from READERS:


Tell others if you (or your child) enjoyed the read. . . or NOT.

Buying from an author's website helps 
YOU and the AUTHOR.

Authors make more from the books THEY sell, and
YOU often  get DISCOUNTS and much CHEAPER postage.

Authors love to AUTOGRAPH the books you buy.
This makes your GIFT of a  BOOK  extra special.

The Authors listed in the panel on the RIGHT have
private websites, where you can BUY DIRECT from
them, and even ask about their plots and characters.

Their books are also available on
Amazon, bookstores, and other places

More author names and links will be added
as they are discovered.

Margot Finke 
Skype Author Visits

Tuesday, September 8, 2015



FOLLOW the  Revamped  PATH.

BOOK. . . News
WRITING. . .Ideas
MARGOT'S. . . Thoughts

W-H-A-T-E-V-E-R  Grabs My Interest. 

Hold onto your hair, mate
not even The SHADOW knows! 


     Celebrate International Literacy Day

*Books help children and adults learn
about the world and themselves.
*Reading opens a window to the rest of the world.
*Books are the Magic Carpet Ride every child needs.

*Reading opens minds and hears.

Literacy Day

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Australia--The Stolen Generation



BOOK. . . News

WRITING. . .Ideas

MARGOT'S. . . Thoughts

W-H-A-T-E-V-E-R  Grabs My Interest. 

Hold onto your hair, mates,
not even The SHADOW knows! 

The Stolen Generation:
Australia’s Dark and Tragic Past.

Imagine your child playing in your front yard. As you watch through the window, a van of policemen pulls up. They take your screaming child away. You never see your child again.

And it was all legal. 
Children who were very dark skinned were allowed to stay with their parents, causing many indigenous people to dye their children’s skin dark using the sap of the milkwood tree. However, if a child looked as if he had any white ancestry, he was taken away. Some, if they looked white enough, were adopted by white families. READ MORE
As an Aussie myself (now living in the US), I was shocked and disgusted by the actions by my then government. I always knew that Aboriginals, like the American Indians, got a raw deal when the white settlers arrived and took over their land.

This is one reason I wrote Dreamtime Man. I wanted to show how the native Australian people struggled to survive, and how far they have eventually come in claiming their place, their cultural dignity, and their rights.

Final illo and verses from
'Dreamtime Man.'

Much time has slid past–many moons full and new,
Since the people of Dreamtime claimed old Uluru.
Tribes now are proud of their history and lore,
Some, willing and eager to claim  even MORE.

Today when they gather ‘round Corroboree fire,
Men dance old Legends while the Spirits inspire.
"Dreamtime" still leads them where white men can't follow,
Where the spirits of old offer hopes for tomorrow.

 The stars here are the Southern Cross--seen only
south of the equator


Margot Finke
14x Books for Kids--Skype Author Visits
'Content' Manuscript Critiques