African American Christian Author
Margaret D. Pagan
Research into her family history and geneaology 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 and, among other duties, taught a class in Business Writing.
Pesky problems that plague writers were revealed during this class and also while mentoring others including employees and students.
Margaret will use several pages on this website to address some of these problems. Please feel free to email her with your questions about writing and grammar.