Margaret Seicshnaydre was born and raised in Oxford. She received her B.A. in English from Millsaps College and an M.A. in art history from the University of Mississippi. She is married to Leo Seicshnaydre. They have two children, Elizabeth and Lucy. She has worked in public relations, banking, and education. Margaret has been a freelance editor for 10 years, specializing in non-fiction copy editing.