Also writes as: Margaret Gregory
Born: Established: 1903 White Cliffs, Far West NSW, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 1978
Velia Ercole was the daughter of an Australian-born mother of Irish and Breton heritage and an Italian father. Ercole grew up in Grenfell where her father was a doctor. She was educated at the Dominican Convent, Moss Vale, and during the 1920s worked as a journalist at the Sunday Sun. She published her short fiction widely in Australian magazines during the 1930s and on into the 1940s. She treasured her Breton background and spoke French fluently. After travelling in France, she settled in England, where she occasionally used her husband's last name as a pseudonym.