Margaret Roach Plus

rural New York State

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At the end of 2007, I made the life-altering decision to walk away from New York City and my job as Editorial Director of Martha Stewart, a career many would describe as highly successful. But I craved solitude, a return to the personal creativity of writing, and a closer connection to nature and my first passion, the garden I'd been making on weekends for 20 years. I moved to a rural New York State town of 300, began (called “the best garden blog” by Anne Raver in the New York Times and named for my prize-winning 1998 book), and wrote the 2011 dropout memoir “And I Shall Have Some Peace There." My latest: a garden memoir, "The Backyard Parables" (January 2013).

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