Margaret Fenton was born in Florence, Alabama and grew up on the Gulf Coast in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
Margaret received her B.A. in English from the Newcomb College of Tulane University in New Orleans in 1992, and her Masters of Social Work from Tulane in 1993.
In 1996, Margaret moved to the Birmingham, Alabama area where she worked as a child and family therapist for nearly ten years.
In 2004, she took a break to fight breast cancer and focus on her writing career.
A member of the National Association of Social Workers, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime, Margaret has served as coordinator for Murder in the Magic City, an annual mystery conference, since 2002. She is the current President of the Birmingham Chapter of Sisters in Crime.
Margaret is married to her high school sweetheart, a computer software engineer, and has been a lifelong mystery fan.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
Trouble in the fields: patriarch James Henry Hampton must struggle to maintain his holdings, as forces seek retribution for the egregious impact on the environment and the exploitation of Jamaican sugar cane cutters.
As he juggles a wife and a mistress, James Henry’s family unravels. He must fight to save son Henny from self-destruction and a disastrous marriage to a field hand’s pregnant daughter. Son Jeffrey and his bride face immeasurable loss, while daughter Melisandra marries an impoverished prince intent on taking her riches at any cost. In the end, James Henry will face his toughest battle yet -- a battle that may be his last.
Will the very things that hold this family together ultimately tear them apart?
A splendid story of the clash between old and new, and the struggle between holding on and letting go, Egrets to the Flames is a triumphant tale about ties, tradition, and temptation.
After killing a man in the ring, Luke Braden quits boxing. While toiling as a security guard and yearning to reinvent himself, Luke is swept up into the high-flying domain of Paul Tremont.
Tremont, the hottest hedge fund hand around, has a penchant for the dramatic – and a disquieting need to control. Being Tremont’s protégé has its perks – Luke trades in his ratty basement apartment for a penthouse view, his gym clothes for designer suits. But there are strings attached – and Tremont is pulling the strings.
Why does Tremont need a washed-up boxer? The answer lies not in what Luke is, but who he is: Luke Braden is the only man who can execute Tremont’s diabolical scheme.
Fidel Castro risks one last trip to the U.S. And one man will be forced to stand in his way.
Luke is in for the fight of his life – or the fight for his life.
Intricately plotted with unexpected twists and breathtaking turns, The Castro Gene is a knockout.
Welcome to Emaneska.
The Emaneska Series Bundle contains:
Dead Stars - Part One
Dead Stars - Part Two
"There are certain twists that will surprise the reader by genuinely coming out of the left field." – Fantasy Book Critic (Review of The Written)
"Galley's imagination is a truly beautiful thing. The plot here is rich and intricate, and the characters are a delight... I believe Mr Galley may well be one to watch." – Fantasy Bytes (Review of Pale Kings)
"If you love fantasy, action, intrigue, magic and all that goes with it then you need to read this book. There are characters you will love, ones you will hate and there will be a new revelation on each page." – The Book Geek (Review of The Written)
"Ben Galley is not yet as good an author as Gemmell but the thing that I find exciting is that I honestly think that he could be." – Fantasy Book Review (Review of The Written)
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