Maggie MacKellar lectured in Australian and cross-cultural comparative history at the University of Sydney. She spent three months hiking, camping and kayaking in the Alaskan wilderness with the National Outdoor Leadership School. She has published two books on the history of settlement in Australia and Canada, and two memoirs.
In When It Rains Maggie shares her grief that follows the tragic loss of her young husband and beloved mother in two short years. Deciding to return with her children to the family farm in central western New South Wales, the book tracks Maggie’s gradual healing as she pieces her life back together. Her second memoir How to Get There is about the unexpected joys and complexities of finding love again, and moving with her two children and assorted menagerie to Tasmania.