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Canadian author Margaret Anne HumeThe spark of interest in writing had its origin in Canadian author Margaret Anne Hume’s inquisitive search during her McGill studies into the life of Mary Grannan, the late fellow New Brunswicker and author of the beloved Maggie Muggins. This led to an extensive and rewarding journey of discovery about Mary Grannan, and left Margaret truly feeling like a detective after all. Appointed as Mary Grannan’s official biographer by Grannan's sister Helen, Margaret Anne Hume is the author of the biography Just Mary: the Life of Mary Evelyn Grannan, and editor of the “Just Mary” Reader: Mary Grannan, Selected Stories, both published by the Dundurn Group in 2006.

In 2012, she and her father, Albert Mair MacLean co-authored his memoirs, My Life: Adventures of an RCAF Flying Officer, Eaton’s Manager, and Family Man (Caissie Cape Publications), launching the book on the occasion of his ninetieth birthday.

Margaret’s interests in writing are evolving. Currently, she is working on a novel about bullying in the workplace and is investigating the adaptation of her biography of Mary Grannan as a children’s story. Future projects include a screenplay and documentary about Mary Grannan. Margaret’s love of Canada and Canadian literature, and her intense interest in its history and people feature prominently in her writing. She enjoys speaking about writing and her books.

A former librarian at Concordia University, Margaret is a graduate of McGill and the University of New Brunswick.

Canadian author Margaret Anne Hume is an active member of Canadian Authors Association Vancouver, and has held several executive positions including Past President (2010 to 2012); President (2008 to June 2010); Member, Vancouver CanWrite! National CAA Conference Committee (2004); and Vice-President and Programs Coordinator (2006–2007). Margaret is currently the CAA National 1st Vice-Chair and Membership Chair. She's also a member of the Federation of BC Writers and The Writers Union of Canada. 

Photo by Heidi Back.