The small girl was excited.
The shape of the birthday gift suggested that it might be a new book. And it was!
Years later, now as a woman in my eighties, a new book still brings joy. Attempts to write my own stories began as a child and I discovered the joy of trying to use words to paint a picture and tell a story.
It was many years before I gained the confidence to put ‘Writer’ in the space marked ‘Occupation’ on forms. Since my first published book in 1972, I have produced another ten published books, nineteen chapters in other published books, a Master’s thesis in 1996, plus a range of articles, academic conference papers, studies, liturgical material and private family histories.
This site contains both published and unpublished works. They are in broad groups: Books (and book chapters); Histories (church and family) and Worship Resources (prayers, reflections and more).
My latest book, R + M: a love story, is now available. To order, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. ($30 plus postage)
“Margaret and Ron’s story is an inspiring account of their loving partnership in life and ministry over more than fifty years together… Their courage and willingness to carefully discern the Spirit’s leading, ensues in remarkable adventures. Alongside their personal stories are the encouraging accounts of the growth of churches in Papua New Guinea and the Methodist and Uniting Church in Australia… Their story is told with warmth, humour, and humility.”
Dr Deidre Palmer, Past-President (2019-2021) Uniting Church in Australia Assembly
My books include historical fiction, biographies and histories. Some are available as audio-books and e-books. (More).
As well as writing accounts of periods of church history, particularly in the Pacific region, I have also written about families connected to me, including the Reeson, Goudie, Higman and Jordan families. (More).
I have enjoyed preparing and leading Christian worship over many years in diverse settings. These prayers, reflections and other resources may find use in other places. (More).
Some books are available in print, ebooks, and audiobooks. Other material can be downloaded.
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