“I sometimes wrote stories or an occasional poem when I was a little girl, but I didn’t think of writing to be published until I was married and had children. My children liked my stories, and I finally got the courage to send them out to children’s magazines. I had a little bit of luck early on, which encouraged me. It was very appropriate that my first book, One of the Family, was a Little Golden Book, because my mother read Golden books to me as a child.”
Besides writing for children, Peggy works as a registered nurse at St. Anthony’s Hospital and as a school nurse, in Crown Point, Indiana. She enjoys reading, doing word puzzles, walking, country dancing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband have six children and four grandchildren. She lives with her husband, Chuck, and their dog, Snickers, in Valparaiso, Indiana.