Hi! I’m Margo Dill. I am the Sandwich Lady. Why the name? One summer, when I was posting on Facebook about taking care of my mom during total knee replacement surgery and my then two-year-old daughter also had a fever, someone said, “Make sure you are taking care of yourself. It’s hard to be a part of the sandwich generation.” That friend hit on exactly how I was feeling–I am sandwiched between my love and duty to my parents and my love and duty to my children and husband.
I’m currently (mostly) blogging about girls and women–what makes us unique and strong, what gives us power and self-esteem. I will share personal stories and ones I hear on the news about girls doing something above and beyond OR girls participating in sports they love OR girls following their dreams and passions. I will also relay stories of women and girls around the world who have overcome terrible situations with their inner strength. If you have a book, story, poem, platform, or program that sends out a positive message about girls and women, then I would love to hear it. Email me at margo (at) margodill.com
In the first four books I have had published or received a contract for, my main characters are girls. In my two novels, both girl characters are trying to find their paths in life and keep their beliefs in check. Anna in Finding My Place is challenged by war, the death of her mother, and a terrible neighbor. Julie in Caught Between Two Curses is faced with a family secret that could kill more people she loves and a boyfriend who wants to have sex. Both girls are a bit quirky and unique for their worlds.
Here is my “official” bio:
Margo L. Dill is the author of Caught Between Two Curses, a young adult light paranormal novel–which includes the infamous Curse of the Billy Goat on the Chicago Cubs, and Finding My Place: One Girl’s Strength at Vicksburg, a middle-grade historical fiction novel set during the U. S. Civil War. She is also a freelance writer, editor, speaker, and teacher, living in St. Louis, Missouri. Her work has appeared in publications such as Grit, Pockets, True Love, Fun for Kidz, Missouri Life, ByLine Magazine, and The Chicago Tribune. She is a columnist, instructor, and contributing editor for WOW! Women On Writing. She is the memoir, middle-grade, and YA editor at High Hill Press and the assistant editor for the Sunday Books page in The News-Gazette. High Hill Press will publish her children’s picture book, Lucy and the Red Ribbon Week Adventure, and she will also have a picture book out from Guardian Angel Publishing soon. She owns her own copy editing business, Editor 911. She loves speaking to writing groups, teachers, and young writers and has presented several workshops to all ages. When she’s not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her husband, stepson, daughter, and dog—Chester, a boxer. You can find out more about Margo by visiting her website: http://margodill.com/blog/
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Here’s my family:
And my parents with my dog about five years ago. . .