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Once Upon a Time
By Peg Finley
Like many fairy tales, this one begins with once upon a time in a small town hospital in Michigan a tiny girl was born named Peggy Susan. From her first words, it was apparent that she wanted to tell imaginative stories. She had a very special storytelling gift that she was determined to share with her family and friends.
Peggy Sue, as she was nicknamed, told of copperhead snakes with glowing beady eyes that slithered into the rustic fireplace in her West Virginia home. She told of grey slimy creatures that appeared out of nowhere to drape themselves down her walls after dark. She told of an invisible horse that whisk her away and helped her escape when things got too hectic in her life. She told her sisters and brothers, her mom and dad, and even people she saw on the road.
If others were too busy to listen, she told the stories to her dog and other pets. Once, she told her dog, Towser, “Somehow… someday, they are going to pay to read my stories.”
So it wasn’t a surprise to her family and friends that this little girl eventually became a writer of children’s stories. Though her path to becoming a writer was a long one, she dreamed of the day that her dream would come true.
Late in her life, in her 50’s to be exact, she made the decision to pursue a writing career. After four years of perfecting her craft, she has been steadily building a writing resume that reflect her persistent love of telling stories that entertain kids of all ages.
Her motto has become: Dare to dream. Live the Dream. Writer Write on. Now that she is living that dream, like in many fairy tales, she’s living happily ever after.