Margaret D. McGee has been a writer ever since she could read. Born and raised in Ohio, she is the great-granddaughter of family farmers, the granddaughter of two Protestant ministers, and the daughter of the superintendent of public schools in the town where she grew up.
McGee has had a varied career, including a time at the Microsoft Corporation, where she was employed as a master writer. She now lives in the Olympic Peninsula with her husband, David.
McGee's books include Stumbling Toward God, Sacred Attention, and Haiku – The Sacred Art, as well as numerous user guides and other technical pieces written for software companies over the years. Her short work has appeared in such publications as Alive Now, Frogpond, The Heron's Nest, bottle rockets, Englewood Review of Books, and Modern Haiku. She is a licensed lay preacher and worship leader in the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia. Her liturgical prayers and skits have been used by faith communities across the United States, and can be found at her website, InTheCourtyard.com.