Current Projects

I like to keep a number of writing projects going so I can work according to which story fits my current mood. Get a taste of what I'm working on below.

The Ballad of Alys Fletcher

In this YA adventure, step back into the Medieval era for a story about justice against tyranny.

Between Two Waters

A collection of linked short stories that take place during and leading up to the Seven Years' War (aka The French and Indian War). The collection is about love, loss, and colonialism.

Out of the Sea

In this 19th-century, partially epistolary story, a young woman seeks to find her true identity while swept away on a whaling vessel..

The Road to Britannia

Aurelia comes from a wealthy family of patricians, a life more restrictive than even she could imagine. In the middle of the second century, she flees Rome in search of freedom. But what will her liberty cost? And what is she willing to pay?

By Water & Wood

In this multi-POV YA story, three teens with different dreams journey to find each other and themselves at the dawn of the American Revolution. 

The Devil's Mark

In this YA historical fiction set in early Colonial New England, can two find love on the opposite sides of a deadly divide? Will they overcome the strict expectations of family and religion to be together?

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Margaret McNellis
153 Boston Post Rd. #405
East Lyme, CT 06333
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