Margaret Hope SCM, member of Writers Ink Inc., was born in Barbados in 1943. A journalist in Barbados and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, she reached the top of her career as Editor of The People newspaper in the early 70s. She served as a staff member of the Barbados Government Information Service for 31 years in many technical and administrative capacities. For 18 of those years, she was Chief Information Officer in which capacity she worked as a film and video director, producer, script-writer and publisher. During that period, she undertook a one-year assignment as a UNESCO consultant with the CARICOM Secretariat in 1976 and in the mid-eighties she was seconded for two years as Public Relations Manager of the Board of Tourism. After her retirement from the public service in 2003, she was employed as Chief Executive Officer of the charity: the Arnott Cato Foundation until her retirement in 2014. She is the author of a book of poetry To Be As Trees. She is the mother of two and grandmother of six.