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Maggie Hamilton

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Writer, social researcher and publisher Maggie Hamilton gives regular talks, lectures and workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand; writes for magazines; is a keen observer of social trends; has a passion for the art of living meaningfully, and is a regular media commentator.

Maggie Hamilton's working life has encompassed the public and private sectors, and includes senior roles in book publishing and with the ABC. Her professional commitments have included serving on the executive committee of the Sydney Peace Foundation and as member of the organising committee for the Federation Australian Women's History Project, the Office for the Status of Women, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Maggie's many books include Secret Girls' Business,a one-stop fun guide to girls living more creative empowered lives. This sits alongside What Men Don't Talk About And Why, based on her research into the lives of real men and boys and how they see their world. What's Happening to Our Girls? based on two years' research into the twenty-first century lives of girls, presents an insider's view into the challenges girls are currently experiencing, and the solutions to these issues. In her newly completed book What’s Happening to Our Boys? Maggie puts the lives of our boys under the microscope, uncovering the issues they struggle with, and how best they can be supported.

In Love Your Work, Maggie presents a philosophy of work that meets the challenges of increasing workloads, shrinking resources, retrenchment and takeovers, inspiring us to reclaim our lives within and beyond work.

Maggie has also published a number of additional books including Coming Home: Rediscovering Our Sacred Selves, Love Your Work, Reclaim Your Life and Magic of the Moment for adults. Passionate also about giving children as rich a childhood she has written a number of books for children, and still presents to children and young adults when she can.

Her books for kids include Mister Eternity (inspired by Sydney’s own Mr Eternity Arthur Stace), The Lost Kingdom of Lantia, My Secret Diary, Magic Tricks, and Very Tricky for kids. Maggie has also self-published Over the Hills and Far Away - an account of her father’s childhood in Scotland during the Depression, and has also contributed to a number of works including The Road to Camelot and 30 Australian Stories for Children. Her books Magic Tricks and Very Tricky are also available as audio books.

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