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Margaret Linley

Margaret is big into food, travel and dogs.
Oh, and she’s just a tiny bit thingy about germs and hair in shower plug holes.
She’s been a journalist with News Corp for a decade. She’s been food and wine editor, arts and entertainment editor, literary editor, features writer, and has also chased the odd ambulance and police story.
Margaret has been a weekly newspaper columnist, writing more than 550 columns about her life.
She is a senior restaurant judge with Golden Plate Awards.
Travel and the pursuit of adventures is important to Margaret, who has also won an international travel writing award.
In addition to being a print journalist, Margaret has also been a regular on air with Geelong’s Bay 93.9 as a drive-time co-host.
But, changes became inevitable after she took herself off on a self- styled sabbatical and studied comedy at Chicago’s Second City and improv at New York’s Magnet Theatre.
Now, Margaret no longer works for the man. Instead, she cobbles together an interesting life of travel, adventures, comedy, writing, and restaurant judging. She also emcees, teaches, and facilitates workshops on writing and improv.
Margaret founded, and has toured, Big Word of Mouth which is live storytelling filled with pathos and humour.
And the dog aspect? After she outlived her very precious Jack Russells, she makes do as the loving and doting auntie of every dog she encounters. She tries not to wear black because she likes to be ready for dog cuddling at any given time.