Irene has a secret. It slips out inadvertently during book club when the wine has been flowing too freely. Her teenage years as a marching girl are not something she had wanted her friend Ferrida to know about. She's always wanted Ferrida's approval, for her friendship is as important and fraught as the one with Paula, when they marched together all those years ago. But friends don't necessarily march to the same beat, and Irene finds it hard to keep step. About Turns, with its humorous insights into New Zealand women and their allegiances, will have you and your friends laughing in unison.
Maggie began writing with the undergraduate workshops at Victoria University, then completed Owen Marshall's programme and a BA majoring in English Literature. About Turns, her first novel, is the result of her year taking the Advanced Diploma in Writing from Whitirea Polytechnic. She has had poetry and short fiction published in outlets that include Sport and the Listener.