Maggie Christensen grew up in Scotland as an only child – thus spending a lot of time alone, she got lost in books or playing with imaginary friends. Attracted by advertisements to ‘Come and Teach in the Sun’, Maggie emigrated to Australia her mid-20s to teach primary school in Sydney. She has also lived in country and coastal New South Wales and worked in teaching and administration in colleges and universities.
Now based on the Sunshine Coast, Maggie’s marriage to a US citizen from Santa Barbara has resulted in many trips to Oregon and California and these experiences feature in her Oregon Coast Series. Her latest book is Madeline House, the third in her Oregon Coast Series. Maggie has always loved reading and writing, beginning with articles for her school magazine. After retiring from full time work, she has been able to spend more time on writing and bringing her imaginary friends to life.
Maggie writes contemporary women’s fiction portraying mature women facing life-changing situations. She writes of mature heroines coming to terms with changes in their lives and the heroes worthy of them. Her days are now spent surrounded by books, either reading or writing them. Maggie is a volunteer at Noosaville Library, a member of Queensland Writer’s Centre, RWA, ALLi and a local critique group.