African American Christian Author
Margaret D. Pagan
Research into her family history drew Margaret into writing. Interesting anecdotes about family life were among her first published works.
She dug deeper into African American history and published her findings in newspapers, magazines, and journals.
While employed by the Social Security Administration, she wrote an employee handbook, edited several national publications, and contributed to the employee magazine.
Later, after becoming a Christian, her work centered on Christian themes.
Margaret's first book, More Than A Slave: The Life of Katherine Ferguson drew upon her two main interests, African American history and Christianity. Based on the true story of a woman who gained her freedom and won the admiration of noted abolitionists and religious leaders of her day, Mrs. Ferguson founded the first Sunday school in the state of New York.
The Fulani Girls was Pagan's next book, telling of teen sisters snatched from their home by slavers, and their determination to find each other and rebuild their lives together in the land they now called home, America.
Both stories are set in pre-revolutionary war New York City.
Living and writing in Baltimore, Maryland, she graduated from Morgan State University and studied writing at Johns Hopkins University. She also worked as an adjunct professor at Baltimore City Community College teaching GED classes, and classes on geneaology and business writing.
As the caregiver for hubby, she's doing very little writing now, but still jotting down ideas and clipping articles from the newspapers for hot topics. The latest topic that intrigues her is "fake news."
Meanwhile, she builds her small coin collection and tries very hard to grow houseplants.