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Speaker Profile - Peggy Archer

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Writer

Region: KS/MO
Age Levels: 5-10, 11-13, and 14-17
Will Travel: Anywhere in my country
Skype Visit: No
SCBWI Profile: Member Profile
Speaker Email: cnparch@gmail.com
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Bio:
Peggy Archer writes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry for children. Her newest picture book, A HIPPY-HOPPY TOAD, won the SCBWI Work-in-Progress award for picture book text. It was published by Schwartz & Wade March 2018. 


 Peggy enjoys speaking to children and adults about her books and writing. Besides writing for children, Peggy has worked as a pediatric nurse and as a school nurse. She and her husband have six children and twelve grandchildren. A native Hoosier from Indiana, she now lives with her husband in O'Fallon, Missouri. 


Presentation Description:
When she is not writing for children, Peggy enjoys speaking to young people and adults about books and writing.  


Her presentations for students focus on writing fiction or poetry, how a book grows from an idea to finished book, or the life of an author, from reader to writer. 

Her presentations for adults focus on writing picture books, how to 'show' and not 'tell,' writing poetry for children, or the journey from reader to writer. 

Sample presentations are listed on her website at http://www.peggyarcher.com under 'Events.'  Other types of presentations can also be arranged by contacting the author. Peggy lives in O'Fallon, MO.