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Peggy Payne

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I’m a writer who dodged being a minister; I saw that my dharma, my calling, was instead to write about body and spirit, to explore in fiction my metaphysical questions.

I’ve spent the past 35+ years as a freelancer, with 2 novels, 2 nonfiction books, magazine and newspaper articles from 25+ countries, a few seasons as a TV reporter, copy for ad agencies, a winter in India, and my manuscript and career consulting services for writers.

Married to a psychologist (Bob Dick www.drbobdick.com), live in a log house in deep woods, Most recent novel: Sister India (a NY Times Notable Book of the Year) Work in a cool artsy office building in Raleigh, NC. Plan B life in NYC. Interested in the psychic and supernatural.

My novels: Sister India http://www.
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Average rating: 3.54 · 324 ratings · 68 reviews · 10 distinct works · Similar authors
Sister India

3.26 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Cobalt Blue

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Revelation

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Do you feel you have a calling to do a particular task in life? What is it? When did you recognize it? How did you recognize it? Do you ever doubt it? Is it a burden or a gift? These are not idle questions for me. I want to know how other folks handle the […]
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