Dogtown’s Z-Girl

by Jack Neworth, Santa Monica Daily Press Having spent her teenage years skateboarding, boogie boarding and surfing in Santa Monica, Margot Pepper went on to become an acclaimed author, poet, journalist and bilingual educator. A summa cum laude with an M.F.A. in creative writing, Margot’s fiction, poetry, articles and translations have been published internationally. Among others, her books are carried… Read more →

Media Alliance Review, American Day Dream

Review by Tracy Rosenberg Media Alliance, September 2015 American Day Dream by Margot Pepper is situated in San Francisco and embedded in the things we love about the Bay Area, but also lodged in the rear corner of our minds that hasn’t forgotten the Snowden revelations of June 2013. Or Cointelpro. Or every bit of sickening evidence that we are… Read more →

Bay Guardian Review, Through the Wall

By R.M. Arrieta Source: Bay Guardian Literary Supplement, September 2005 Bay Guardian Margot Eve Pepper’s memoir, Through the Wall: A Year in Havana, captures Cuba during its ”special period ” in 1992, when the most austere economic measures of the island’s history were ushered in. Her well-researched, witty, and thought-provoking work takes a hard look at Cuba through the eyes… Read more →

Through the Wall: A Year in Havana Interview with Author Margot Pepper

By RM Arrieta Q: You were there when Fidel Castro announced the decriminalization of hard currency. What was the mood of the country at a time when unprecedented economic measures were taken? The year I lived in Havana, the mood was funereal. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Cuba’s 8.1 billion dollar economy had been slashed to $2.2 billion.… Read more →