Peg366's Blog

Inspiring People.

Posted on: June 4, 2010

I have been fortunate in this life to be blessed with a child that is not mine biological but truly mine in my heart. Jessica is my niece and we have always shared a special bond. I couldn’t be prouder if I was her mom.

 On May 23, 2010 0f this year, I got the chance to see her graduate with honors. It’s hard to believe the little girl who swirled gracefully in front of the TV pretending to be Kristi Y. and Michelle Kwan (as we watched ice skating) is now a young woman.

That young woman has been so supportive of my writing career and I hope I make her as proud of me as I am of her.  She’s dared me to dream, helped me learn how to live that dream and pushed me to write on.

Congratulations Jessica.

4 Responses to "Inspiring People."

Hi Jess & Peg,
Congrats, Jess.. you worked hard for this! A bond like the two of you have is ever so special… love the picture! 🙂 Dy

Thanks Dy. Only one more day and the daughter of my heart will go home. It’s been a real pleasure to have her here.

What a great picture! Congratulations Jessica AND Peg 🙂


Thanks from both of us. I’ve been really enjoying Jessica’s visit with us here in Iowa.

I took a bit of a break from writing but will be soon back in full force.


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I am an aspiring picturebook writer with some magazine credits just no picture book contract yet. I know it is coming and I am more than willing to work for it.

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I love the children's movies Wizard of Oz and the Neverending Story. Both movies make me feel the lesson that hope is alive and well. After seeing UP this past week, it just might have a chance at being added to this list.

I love the cool colors of blues and purples.Those colors are peaceful for me.

I love The Velveteen Rabbit. Even as an adult, I still feel the urge to cry when he becomes real. I know, silly, but a good book can make me laugh and cry as it takes me on a magical journey.

Authors and Illustrators:

Authors, Author/Illustrator, Illustrators that I know and/or Like.


C= Children

MG= Mid Grade

T= Teen

YA= Young Adult

A= Adult


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Natalie Babbit

Molly Bang

Bonnie Becker

Jan and Stan Berenstain

Judy Blume

Tracey M. Cox

Linda Crotta Brennan *

Jan Brett

Janie Bynum *

Eric Carle

Pam Calvert

Nancy Carlson

Beverly Cleary

Kevin Scott Collier

Sharon Creech

Doreen Cronnin

Tomie dePaulo

Kate DiCamillo

Kathleen Duey *

Dotti Enderle

Jan Fields *

Denise Fleming

Mem Fox

Kelley Milner Hall

Amy Heist

Kevin Henkes

Ellen Jackson *

Jeff Kinney

Jackie French Koller

Ursula K. LeGuin

Leo Lionni

Lois Lowry

Mercer Mayer

Robert Munsch

Laura Numeroff

Linda Sue Parks

Dav Pilkey

Patricia Polacco

Peggy Rathmann

Bethany Roberts

David Shannon

Aaron Shepard

Donna J. Shepherd *

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Jerry Spinelli

Diane Stanley

Chris Van Allsburg

Rick Walton *

Lisa Wheeler

Mo Willems

Karma Wilson *

Audrey Woods

Jane Yolen *

Favorite Websites:

Favorite Blogs:

• ShelfTalker: A Children’s Bookseller’s Blog
• Alice’s CWIM Blog
• A Fuse #8 Production
• Cynsations
• Nathan Bransford – Literary Agent
• Editorial Anonymous
• Miss Snark’s First Victim
• Writing for children and teens

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