Margaret began her writing life as an NPR reporter in New England and education correspondent for The Boston Globe. Her early work as a journalist and syndicated feature writer heightened awareness about children’s learning and health issues as well as social equity in schools. Her award-winning articles covered the health risks of guns in the home and diagnosing and treating depression in young children. For her documentary work on children of incest she was awarded the Tom Phillips New England Broadcasting Award for Best Documentary, as well as the Sigma Delta Chi Meritorious Public Service Citation. While writing for Parenting Publications of America, Margaret garnered first-place awards for excellence in journalism four years in a row.
Margaret’s literary memoir, Hazard: A Sister’s Flight from Family and a Broken Boy, was published by Skyhorse in 2017. The book explores the emotional intricacies and trials of growing up in the sixties with a brother who has autism. Excerpts have appeared in literary magazines, including the North American Review and Lost Magazine, and in the anthology Secret Histories: Stories of Courage, Risk, and Revelation. She was a finalist for the 2015 National American Review’s TORCH Memorial Prize.
Living on Bainbridge Island in the Salish Sea, Margaret is the proud mother of two sons, Jesse and Alex Aronson, both artists, who live and work in Los Angeles.
She is currently working on her first novel.