Press Kit and Bio


Peggy Purser Freeman

AKA Meg Arlen Award-winning author, novelist, editor, journalist, and motivational speaker, Peggy worked for twelve years as editor of Granbury Showcase Magazine. Currently, she writes for ten different magazines across Texas and edits books on a limited basis.

Peggy’s inspirational stories are published in numerous Chicken Soup for the Soul titles, including Happily Ever After -101 Best Stories on Love and Marriage chosen from a wide variety of past Chicken Soup books. Two have been chosen as stories of the day on Chicken Soup’s national podcast.

She taught writing classes at Continuing Education at UT Arlington and Tarleton’s Langdon Center in Granbury. She wrote and presented Kid Talk, for 620 AM Radio Disney’s public affairs show and produced a Kid Talk series for DCTV.

As a motivational speaker, Peggy encourages others to write their stories. Her Student Writing Workshop uses games and activities to improve student’s test scores and shares her personal experience with dyslexia with students.

Peggy’s Books

Peggy’s books are available on and on her website Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Good Reads.

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

Swept Back to a Texas Future is a historical play for children, depicting an overview of Texas history.

Cruisin’ Thru Life~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.

Spy Cam One: White House Security sees Digby defends the First Family. (Grade 3-6)

Teach Writing Without a Pencil offers fun-filled games and activities to help teach writing.

Speaker – Peggy speaks on: her own work, the writing process, Texas history, responsible behavior, values and finding your own family history.

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.

Editor – Peggy served for the past 10 years as Editor for Granbury/Glen Rose Showcase Magazine.

Freelance Writer – Peggy writes for 7 major magazines across Texas. She has written columns for newspapers and Radio Disney public affairs show 620AM.

Teacher – Peggy has taught writing classes at the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas A&M Tarleton’s Langdon Center in Granbury.

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.

Creator and Chairman of the Elizabeth Crockett DAR Constitution Camp for Kids – Peggy dreamed of hosting a camp for kids to promote the study of the US Constitution for the children of Hood County. Thanks to her fellow patriots in the Daughters of the American Revolution the first camp took place in June of 2015 and plans are underway for a camp each summer. Peggy gladly shares resources with other communities who want to host a Constitution Camp.

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