The Rainbow River
writes from near the Rainbow River in Dunnellon, Fla. She is working on a play with music, using the tunes of her late longtime friend and sometime collaborator Tia Shawnté. Margo is the author of the novel, The Main Ingredient.
Tia was a Native American singer, songwriter, and social worker, who spent many years in Florida but was born in Oklahoma.
Margo grew up in Oshkosh, Wis., on the shore of Lake Winnebago, the largest inland lake in the U.S. and home to walleye, muskellunge, sturgeon, and lots of other fish. The lake freezes over in winter, to the delight of ice fishermen.
Margo's been a reporter and editor at newspapers ranging from the Spruce Grove Star in Edmonton, Alta., Canada, to the Los Angeles Times.
She was chair of the English Department at California University of Pennsylvania and is professor emerita.
Margo's late husband, Michael Kraft, and pup, Ollie.
Moosie, exploring her ethnic roots.