Margaret McCallum began her working life as a primary teacher, but soon swapped it for raising her own three children in multi-ethnic Porirua. She enjoys whatever 'work' she finds herself in, whether that be mentoring, writing, clutter-clearing, helping run a community centre or conducting a funeral. For ten years she moved about the UK, listening to life's call and gathering an assortment of trainings and experiences. Since returning to Aotearoa-New Zealand eight years ago much of her focus has been on researching and pondering our approach to death and dying. A clutch of writing projects is now coming to fruition. Margaret has lived in some of Aotearoa-New Zealand's beautiful far-flung places, and now calls Wellington home.
". . . a beautifully scripted collection of stories of those leaving this world as we know it. . ." - Carol Wales, Companion to the dying; ". . . a gem. . . we gain insight into the world of people approaching death, sometimes with dignity and grace and at other times with defiance. . . " - Professor Rod Macleod MNZM, Palliative Care Specialist; "I felt I was 'there', experiencing the myriad emotions that accompany the death and dying journey. . ." - Rev Michele Cherry - Interfaith/Interspiritual Minister