Margaret Mahy, 1936-2012

Margaret Mahy, the author of The Haunting, The Changeover, and many other children’s and young adult books containing supernatural/paranormal themes, passed away on July 23rd at the age of 76 after a short illness. The children’s author was an inspiration to a generation of writers and readers.

Margaret Mahy was born in Whakatane, New Zealand and was inspired to write at a very young age by the adventure stories her father would tell her as a child. Throughout her life, Mahy believed that age did not have to be a barrier to creating stories. She will be missed.

[News via The New Zealand Herald]

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