Margot Hover spent her career first as high school English and drama teacher, then as teaching chaplain at Dallas Parkland Hospital, Duke University, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and finally, working with pastors throughout rural Illinois and Missouri. She was foster parent for troubled teens before adopting two Cambodian refugee children. This life of service colors her book Four and Twenty Blackbirds out on Bamboo Dart Press today.

Hover’s love of language and dark sense of humor elevate the pages of her experiences as written in her latest book. She is playful in the darkest of passages, illuminating in the arms of complexities and a joyful driver as the reader passengers her life in Four and Twenty Blackbirds.