Margaret Dakin was born and lived most of her life in Brisbane. She came to writing comparatively late after an adventurous life working in various occupations, culminating in twenty years as a studio potter and a copper enameller. After retiring in 2002, she joined a writing group and discovered a love of short stories. Meeting with like-minded friends keeps her pushing her pen every week, with enough success to encourage her to continue.
She is the Treasurer of the Society of Women Writers Qld. Inc.
Her stage and radio plays have been produced, one of them for the second time this year, and she is currently working on a musical.