Margaret E Skeel
I am a published author, a qualified teacher and a successful researcher. I have spent thousands of hours researching this book, including a journey to Africa where I first heard the oral tradition story on which my book is based. I believe that history has been biased towards white males and this book is a small step towards changing that. Although it is fiction, I am including historical characters and events about a place and a time that has been ignored by white historians. I live in the bush in Australia, where I pump my own water, generate my own electricity and chop wood for my fire. I like the independence of life in nature. I have raised two sons in that environment and now have four grandchildren growing up in the bush. I love wildlife, am a qualified wildlife rescuer and also write books about Australian wildlife.