Maggie Jankuloska was born in 1988 in Macedonia. She arrived in Australia in 1998, not speaking English. She graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Arts and Graduate Diploma in Education. She now teaches and tutors in English, while writing short stories and working on her middle-grade novel.
Maggie Jankuloska is also the winner of the 2015 Yarra Plenty Regional Library Write Now! Short Story Competition, with her entry, The Departure. In addition, her fiction has been featured in the 2016 Award Winning Australian Writing anthology, literary journals N-SCRIBE, Feminartsy and The Regal Fox. She was short-listed for the 2016 Lane Cove Short Story Awards. In the past she has written for lifestyle websites, like HelloGiggles, Our World Today and The Conversation.
Maggie is a book hoarder and likes to add to her growing library of books. She has been inspired to write historical fiction for younger reader by authors, such as: Eva Ibbotson, Jackie French, Emma Carroll and Mary Hooper. Maggie’s aim is to make history accessible and vivid, while telling stories which are relevant today. She loves writing female heroines who break convention, her protagonist Marie Perrin was inspired by Arya Stark from Game of Thrones.
When it comes to writing for an adult audience, Maggie likes to write stories which are real and pack a punch. Her published stories have touched on the themes of : love, loss, grief, decay of friendships, loss of culture.
Twitter – @maggiejank or Email – firstname.lastname@example.org