Margaret Bartley has a Master's of Creative Writing degree from Johns
Hopkins University and is a freelance writer living in the Adirondack
Mountains of northern New York. Her book GRISHA: The Story of Cellist
Gregor Piatigorsky won the 2005 Adirondack Literary Award. She is
the editor of Otis Mountain Press and is a frequent contributor to Adirondack
Life Magazine. Her work has also been published in Vermont Life,
Strings, and Yoga Journal. For inspiration she plays the
cello and practices yoga.
At the 2007 Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat Margaret presented
a three-hour workshop titled "Point of View: Letting Your Characters
Speak", appropriate for adult writers who are interested in writing
short or long fiction or creative non-fiction that is character-driven.
Her novel was used as a model for creating dynamic characters. Participants
brought to the workshop a copy of a published biography or autobiography
(any person they were interested in), to use as a resource for creating
a profile character. By using a real person as a model for a fictional
or nonfictional character, the students had the neccessary details for
Margaret also sat on the Adirondack Mountain
Writers' Retreat and Story Workshops "Getting
Published" panel and discussed what it takes to start an independent
publishing company and how it differs from self publishing. She told
how to take a book from manuscript to print and described the marketing
She performed a dramatic reading from her book
GRISHA at the Fiction Among Friends Story Concert.
What others have said about Margaret Bartley:
"...magnificent work.... You are lucky to have her!"
To learn more about Margaret's work, visit www.otismountainpress.com