Being an Author
As the eighth child of a sharecropper, I know it’s truly a miracle that I’m here in the first place, that I could possibly be an author and that you have chosen to read my work. For me the craft of writing is difficult, but I love stories and the sharing of stories.
I was born in Dallas, Texas, and have lived in most of the small towns that had work for a large family, including: Wills Point, Robertson, Idalou, Caprock, Ralls, Lorenzo and some I may not remember. Tulia will always be home. Since Dickey and I have been married, 50 years now, we have lived in Dallas, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Alvarado and Cedar Hill. Now, we live south of Granbury, where the Brazos River hugs the land.
We have been blessed with many, many excellent friends. Although all of my brothers, sisters, mom and dad have crossed over, I am so blessed to have approximately 75 nieces, nephews and greats and great-greats. My grandchildren and my daughters are amazing people. Dickey is such a good man and our dog is the best ever.
Peggy’s works include:
The Coldest Day in Texas, (TCU Press) one of three finalists for The Texas League of Writers Teddy Book Award, presented by First Lady Laura Bush. Set in 1899 Swisher County when the temperature reached a record setting low of 23 below zero.
Spy Cam One (TanMakAli Nov. ’14) Digby, the First Dog, thinks he is White House Security. PC, the first cat, is ready to make his life miserable. The President, the First Lady and the First Kids are in for trouble in this fun-filled romp through the White House.
Swept Back to a Texas Future – a historical play for children, depicting an overview of Texas history. (Hendrick-Long) Music tape is available.
Dip Street and Other Miracles Celebrates the 50s and 60s, inspires family values and transports the reader back to home and heart in a Lewis Gizzard fashion.
Editor – Peggy served for the past 10 years as Editor for Granbury/Glen Rose Showcase Magazine.
Freelance Writer – Peggy writes for major magazines across Texas. She has written columns for newspapers and written and presented for Radio Disney public affairs shows 620AM.
Speaker – Peggy speaks on: her own work, the writing process, Texas history, responsible behavior, values and finding your own family history.
Teacher – Peggy has taught writing classes at continuing education at University of Texas at Arlington, and Texas A&M Tarleton’s Langdon Center in Granbury.
Student Writing Workshops – Students of all ages love writing when they participate in Peggy’s workshops. Centered on games and fun activities even writing becomes an enjoyable adventure.
Texas Independence Day Student History Fair – A 2014 Volunteer of the Year for the Texas Heroes Foundation, Peggy serves to promote Texas History and the freedom and liberty we enjoy as Texans as she facilitates the TID Student History fair in North Texas.
The Coldest Day in Texas – available on Amazon and through Barnes & Noble
Swept Back to a Texas Future – Hendrick-Long Press – available on Amazon
Anthologies: All Available on Amazon
Chicken Soup for the Soul:
Devotional Stories for Tough Times
101 Best Happily Ever After
Think Positive for Great Health
Teens Talk to Middle School
Chicken Soup for the Bride’s Soul
Chips Off the Writers Bloc
Christmas Chips from Granbury Writers’ Bloc available on Amazon
Coming in 2014 & 2015:
In the Shadow of His Wings – Family Devotionals based on the Eagle
The Cheer Squad: My Sister the Cheerleader
Something to Cheer About – Devotionals
Recipes from Twilight, Texas