Margo Bates – Surrey Muse

Margo Bates has captured the idioms, slang and expressions — the very nature of northern life — because she lived it.

Margo is a delightful author who cannot help but bring her characters to life, just so she can have some fun with them again. Or so it seems, at least from her very well-received début novel ‘P.S. Don’t Tell Your Mother’ (Authorhouse, Indiana 2006).

Bates combines oral history and storytelling with fiction, and she does it with relish and ease creating for the reader consecutive joyful reading experiences through the pages of her book. And here is some buzz about her work:

This year, she is coming out with two books. Her soon-to-be-launched second novel ‘The Queen of a Gated Community’, and a cookbook ‘Good Cookin’ at Marge’s Diner… hundreds served!’

As well, Margo is an expert publicist and media relations practitioner, and is the owner of Margo Bates Publicity. She also offers workshops in humor writing and publicity for authors.

Margo is Vice President and Chair of the Program & Publicity Committee of the Canadian Authors Association Vancouver Branch, a member of the Federation of BC Writers and an alumna of Erma Bombeck Humor Writers Workshop.

She is a gourmet cook, accomplished photographer and an avid traveller. She lives with her husband in a seaside community south of Vancouver.

Margo is now working on her third novel, ‘The Funeral Follower’.

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At Surrey Muse, we are excited to have Margo Bates. She will present readings from her work at our January 27 meeting scheduled to be held at City Centre Library in Surrey from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. View our January-June 2012 program here.

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About Uddari

Fauzia Rafique is a Pakistani Canadian author writing fiction and poetry in English and Punjabi. Publications: ''Holier Than Life' English poems (Purple Poppy Press 2013). Novel 'Skeena' (Libros Libertad, Surrey 2011), 'Skeena' Punjabi Gurumukhi (Uddari Books, Surrey 2011), 'Skeena' Punjabi Shahmukhi (Sanjh Publications, Lahore 2007). More at: (Gravatar image: 'Revolution Is A Female' writing on the wall in Aleppo by TRAP - The Real Art of Protest)

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