Margot Finke WOI June '11 Tour



Write a comment on any participating blog during my June Book Tour,  
and win a 
of this fun time-travel story.
I wrote it specially for kids.

One copy per person.  Please leave your e-mail. 

( Safe sample:   mfinke<@> )


Margot Finke is an Aussie transplant who writes midgrade adventure fiction and rhyming picture books. For many years she has lived in Oregon with her husband and family. Gardening, travel, and reading fill in the cracks between writing. Her husband is very supportive, and their three children are now grown and doing very well.


Margot didn't begin serious writing until the day their youngest left for college. This late start drives her writing, and pushes her to work at it every day. Margot said, "I really envy those who began young, and managed to slip into writing mode between kid fights, diaper changes, household disasters, and outside jobs. You are my heroes!"


Her first books, a 7x book rhyming series, "Wild and Wonderful," offers fun facts about animals from the US and Australia.  Educational and fun, eBooks can be read on a computer, laptop, or various color e-Readers.  They are great for classroom or home schooling moms.


Remember, kids today are computer savvy, and ALL 11 of Margot’s books (both hard copy and eBooks) can be viewed on Margot’ Magic Carpet. The latest three are: Taconi and Claude – Double Trouble (midgrade), Horatio Humble Beats the Big D + Ruthie and the Hippo’s Fat Behind.


Visit her  DOWN-UNDER FUN OR  WILD US CRITTERS:  Discover extra fun facts about the animals in her books.


Her Manuscript Critique Service attracts clients from all over the globe, and her website offers a great deal of help for new writers. Nothing gives her a bigger thrill that to hear that a book she helped polish has been published. “This is always a huge YEA moment,” Margot says.

Taconi and Claude-Double Trouble -  mid-grade historical fiction

Author: M. E. Finke

Publisher:  Guardian Angel Publishing

Publication Date: March 2011


Paperback ISBN: 978-1-61633-130-6; 1616331305eBook ISBN: 978-1-61633-131-3; 1616331313


Book Blurb:

A coming of age story for a young aboriginal boy in the Aussie outback. The time is 1950, and Taconi is pulled in different directions by his dad’s problems, a scary man ceremony, The Dreamtime Spirits, and an elusive magic feather. His only mate is a chatty cockatoo with a parade of funny one-liners.  A tribal gathering finally offers answers Taconi can accept.



Margot Finke is offering a FREE short story to anyone who buys a hard copy of her book Taconi and Claude from her website

Ruthie and the Hippo’s Fat Behind – rhyming PB


Author: Margot Finke

Publisher:  Guardian Angel Publishing

Publication Date: Jan 2011


Print ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-059-0eBook ISBN 13: 978-1-61633-060-6  



Book Blurb:

Ruthie becomes a brat when her parents move far from home.  Her parents tear their hair.  Ruthie just scowls and throws tantrums. What is the problem?  Then a wonderful surprise changes everything for the better.

Horatio Humble Beats the Big D – rhyming PB

Author: Margot Finke

Publisher:  Guardian Angel Publishing

Publication Date: March 2011


Print ISBN: 978-1-61633-101-6;  1616331011 eBook ISBN: 978-1-61633-102-3;  161633102X



Book Blurb:

Horatio is a smart boy who can’t read. When he hears the word Dyslexia he refuses to try Special Ed Class.  But go he does:  and the results are amazing.




** Both picture books include helpful Parent/Teacher guides.




Margot’s Magic Carpet – All 11 of Margot’s books on the one page + links to Reviews, Book Trailers, Samples, Illustrations, Teacher’s Guide and a FREE Bonus Book etc.   Hook Kids on Reading:

Margot’s Books for Kids + Writing News:


Twitter URL:!/Margot10


Facebook URL:


Publisher Website:

MY Books - on the GAP Author page.





Places where books are available for sale:

Amazon, B&N, Powell’s Books, Fictionwise, Publisher and more.