Of Margaret and Madness: A Novel Inspired by True Events

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AuthorHouse, Oct 12, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 544 pages
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       American novelists Stephen Postal and Guia Dino Postal tell the riveting and spellbinding sensuous and passionate love story of Canadian short story writer and novelist, schizophrenic Margaret Carrington in her relationship with American, Steve Mansfield.  In spite of her pain and uphill battle against lifetime mental illness, she became a famous writer and award winner..

       She was repeatedly raped, had two bad and unhappy, sometimes violent marriages, fought a legal custody battle for her son, and had many painful and sometimes dangerous relationships with psychiatrists, mental patients, gay and straight males and females, employers and lovers.

       Margaret survived many suicide attempts, heard deadly destructive voices in her head and even spoke in multiple schizophrenic voices. She spent many months in and out of mental hospitals.  .

       Steve Mansfield  was an intricate part of her story for more than 40 years. He was like a moth attracted to a hot and bright flame in his love relationship with Margaret. Much of this exciting story takes place in the turbulent 1960’s, which was characterized by anti-Vietnam war demonstrations, draft dodging, free-love, drugs and open sex.

-- (Based on the young life of the late Canadian author and novelist, Margaret Gibson) 544 pages-----27 illustrations-----paperback &  hard cover editions-----6 in. X  9 in.

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A most magnificent 541 page love story based on the young life of the late Canadian author, Margaret Gibson--a novel based on true events. Read it, detailed info on Toronto places, the 1960's, an historical novel and love story. See the 27 illustrations from the story--weird and fascinating! Also read the character of Kevin based on the late Canadian female impersonator and actor Craig Russell. Well-worth reading! The best novel I have ever read! 

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About the author (2007)

Stephen Postal  has written many feature film movie scripts, which he also directed and produced, and wrote articles, and was born in Brooklyn, New York, attended Brooklyn College, CUNY, and the New School University, New York.

       He worked as a library clerk, chief librarian, elementary and Junior High School teacher, movie and TV cameraman, assistant head of a university film production department, periodical editor, recreational leader in settlement houses, TV engineer, fashion photographer, salesman, motion picture Director, Producer and Screenwriter.

        He lived in New York City, New Jersey, Toronto, Port Perry and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada and Florida including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West Palm Beach, the trendy South Beach section of Miami Beach and Palatka in Northern Florida.

       He traveled extensively the world for fun and business, and finds the British Virgin Islands, Japan, Tahiti, Canada and Israel his favorites.

       He loves boating, taking cruises, bicycling, camping, travel, gardening, photography, movie-making, model railroading and eating in Chinese buffet restaurants.

       He lives in rural Palatka, Florida with his wife, Guia, one dog (a Yellow Labrador Retriever), and three cats. They have two grown children, Maurice and Elena.



Guia Dino Postal, co-producer and writer with her husband on film scripts, was born in Putiao, Sorsogon, the Philippines, attended the University of the East, Manila and the College of the Holy Sprit, Manila.

       She worked as a High School music and choral singing teacher, Catholic missionary sister, finance assistant, passport officer, secretary in  government departments, assistant TV program director and legal technician, U.S. Attorney’s Office.    

       She traveled extensively in Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Japan, Israel, and the British Virgin Islands.

       Guia loves photography, travel, bicycling, writing, gardening, recipe collecting, boating, singing, playing the piano and guitar, and eating in Chinese and Filipino buffets.

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