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.

Awards:
-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…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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Hi, I’m Margaret Dilloway! I write both contemporary realistic and fantasy middle grade; I’m also the author of three women’s fiction. I’m an Aquarius, born in the year of the Tiger, on a Wednesday. For fun, I like to do long-form improv, hike, play with my dog, and bake. What Am I Open To? Contemporary … Continue reading PitchWars 2018 Wish List: Middle Grade Read more of this blog post »
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Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters by Margaret Dilloway
"A few Haiku poems about Xander, the reincarnation of Momotaro, literally translated as, Peach Boy.

Peach boy will protect
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Bless momotaro.

The Oni attacked
but momotaro was there.
With his sword he won.

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“Mothers were the only ones you could depend on to tell the whole, unvarnished truth.”
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