Margaret Dilloway

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Margaret started writing stories in kindergarten. Ever since then, she's used writing to understand the world and entertain people.

She loves improv, attempting complicated baking recipes, hiking, and dollhouse miniatures.

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-MOMOTARO: XANDER AND THE LOST ISLAND OF MONSTERS: Winner of the American Library Association's Asian/Pacific American Librarian Honor Award
-THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS. American Library Association's Literary Tastes Award for Best Women's Fiction
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Margaret Dilloway I notice lots of details others tend to overlook; in another life I might be a detective! (Except I don't like guns, or odd hours, or violence). So I …moreI notice lots of details others tend to overlook; in another life I might be a detective! (Except I don't like guns, or odd hours, or violence). So I notice things, and connections, and file them away for later. I might see a strange-looking van and get the idea for a whole book because I think of a story behind it. (less)
Margaret Dilloway My husband's relatives live into their 90s, and two developed dementia, so it sort of came about from witnessing this kind of decline. The samurai sto…moreMy husband's relatives live into their 90s, and two developed dementia, so it sort of came about from witnessing this kind of decline. The samurai story was important to me because my mother's family descended from samurai,and my mother's clan was an offshoot of the Minamoto clan. (less)
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IMPROV BOOK COVER REVEAL!

This book is the most personal I’ve ever written, because it’s based not only on me, but my daughter. And improv! It doesn’t focus on the bits but on the emotional impact of the scenes and being on a supportive team. In the cover copy I wrote that Ava has a “Technicolor inside but a … Continue reading IMPROV BOOK COVER REVEAL! Read more of this blog post »
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Beth Hi Margaret,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author!


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