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Peggy Dymond Leavey

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Toronto, Canada



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Peggy was the second of five children in a family where the favourite gift at Christmas and birthdays was always a book. Born in Toronto, Peggy spent her growing up years moving from place to place, due to her father’s frequent RCAF postings.
Early in life, Peggy discovered a love of writing, and cver the years she'd been submitting stories for publication with little success. But in 1976, with her youngest child starting school, she enrolled in a creative writing course. Since then, she has contributed to several books of local history, has published short stories, poems and plays for children, as well as numerous articles for newspapers and magazines.
She is the author of nine novels for young readers, a book of non-fiction for adults and

A Good Place to Start

The old covered bridge, built in 1833, was becoming dilapidated in this 1910 photo.
Years ago when I was trying to take my writing "hobby" (personally, I never thought of it as that) to the next level, I began to write a number of articles for the local newspaper. I'd already had an article published in the Ontario Churchman, a piece about a local centenarian I'd interviewed. Hers was a fascina Read more of this blog post »
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Published on December 29, 2015 07:06
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Kristin Butcher Hi Peggy,
Hope all is well in your world. I haven't fallen off the face of the earth; just left the social network. (It's been a year and a half already.) It wasn't a a healthy fit for me. New book coming out next spring. In the meantime, I'm honing my painting skills. Who knows? Perhaps I can become an illustrator. To catch up on my activity or to get in touch, please visit me at my website:

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