Margaret Tanner is an award winning multi-published Australian author. She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out research for her historical romance novels, and prides herself on being historically correct. No book is too old or tattered for her to trawl through, no museum too dusty. Many of her novels have been inspired by true events, with one being written around the hardships and triumphs of her pioneering ancestors in frontier Australia. She once spent a couple of hours in an old goal cell so she could feel the chilling cold and fear.

Her favorite historical period is the 1st World War, and she has visited the battlefields of Gallipoli, France and Belgium, a truly poignant experience.

She won the 2007 Author of the Year at AussieAuthors.com. She also won it for a 2nd time in 2010.

A Rose In No-Man’s Land, was the winner of an unpublished manuscript award organized by a publishing company and run with the assistance of the RWA. (Romance Writers Of Australia).

Frontier Belle, with a title of Frontier Wife, won the Historical Romance Section of the 2010 Readers Choice Award

The Trouble With Playboys, (re-published as A Mortal Sin) finished in 3rd place in the romance section of the Preditors and Editors Poll for 2010.

Several of her other novels have been Finalists or been Highly Commended in various competitions over the years.

Margaret is married and has three grown up sons, and two gorgeous little granddaughters.


Outside of her family and friends, writing is her passion.

With the encouragement of friend and Western Romance author, Susan Horsnell, she has fallen in love with writing Western Historical Romance.  Frontier Australia and frontier America, have many similarities, isolated communities, a large single male population and a lack of eligible women.
She has always loved Westerns, soaking up all the Western TV shows and movies when she was young. Bonanza was her all-time favourite show. Little Joe Cartwright was her hero. Western Author, Zane Grey was her favourite author at that time.

Margaret has a short story published in the Western Romance Anthology, Rawhide ‘N Roses which was a 2015 Rone Finalist.

She has a novella, Christmas Cowboy, published in the Silver Belles and Stetsons Christmas Anthology.

Margaret has just published her second Western Romance novella, The Cowboy And The Quaker.

Margaret was also thrilled and excited to be invited to contribute a novella in the  American Mail Order Brides. Her contribution is Edwina – Bride of Connecticut.

This project has made publishing history and has been more than 6 months in the making. Called The American Mail Order Brides Series, there are 50 books from 45 authors. Starting on November 19, there will one book published per day through to January 7, 2016. Each story is 35K - 40K in length and priced at $2.99.

For more information on release dates, the free prequel which ties the stories together, and each story, visit:   http://www.newwesternromance.com/