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Peg Herring
Attended University of Michigan
Lives in Michigan
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Ron with friend Renee Bursey Szymanski When we think of success, we often think of people who leave our little town and make a name for themselves in the larger world. That's great, and we're proud of our grads who do that. But some grads stay in Onaway and...
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Your Brain on Oldies
If I were a carpenter, and you were a lady, would you marry me anyway, would you have my baby? Baby, baby, can't you hear my heart beat? We got the beat, we've got the beat, we've got the beat, yeah! She loves you, yeah, yeah, yeah, and you know that can't ...
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Helpers and Squashers
I have many, many people in my writing life who help me out. My friends Paul and Debbie, for example, met with me while I was writing Murder in the Boonies and answered lots of questions about reindeer. My friend Connie reads my stuff when it's still half-b...
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The Wrecking of the Car
I'm sitting in the left lane, waiting to make a turn, when a car coming from the other way loses control on the snowy, slippery road, does a circle, and crashes head-on into my dependable little Ford Escape (no escape from that!) I am fine. My car is not. I...
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The Cat & the Squirrel
First of all, let me admit that certain people of my acquaintance are beyond animal lovers. They're more like animal enablers. Not me, of course. My cat does NOT rule my life, and I NEVER talk to her. Honest.       Anyway, one member of our family tames wha...
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Changing Definition: Team 1963 & 2010
Back row: Assistant Coach McLennan, Beau March, Josh Costa, Newt
Chapman, Lain Veihl, Anthony Lain, Coach Marty Mix. Middle: Kyle Moreau,
Chet Winfield, Collin Hoffmeyer, Bryan Tucker, Morgan Robins, Gus
Robins, Austin Burns. Front, Kate Chapman, Allie N...
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There's Too Many Kids in This Tub
The title reference is to a Shel Silverstein poem, but it applies to books sometimes, too. An author I read and enjoy, Tim Hallinan, explained in a recent book that he'd killed off a bunch of characters because there were just too many for readers (and Tim)...
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Response from January Newsletter
OHS grad and former Alum of the Year John David responded to the newsletter by sending along this photo and the note below. Does it remind anyone of a building some of us used to spend time in? ***Attached are pictures of the Historic Oak Hill School, now o...
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1977 Collage
This comes from the '77 yearbook, and it's a great snapshot view of high school: some work, some fun, and one of the dedicated teachers from that decade, Karan Pregitzer.
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'97 & '12 Where Do the Years Go?
The names don't show up well on the page, so here's the list: Back: Maddy Watts, Emilee Madison, Stella Watts, Sara Fullerton. Middle: LeAnne Fenstermaker, Tiffany Kortman, Kallie Shimel, Jaycee Smith, Victoria Anglin, Adam Richards, Hannah Materna, Sarah C...
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I Know, I Know!
 Sleuth Sisters #4 has been a long time coming, and to be honest, it isn't close to being ready. For one thing, it needs a title. The cover artist is booked until mid-February, which is okay, because without a title it would just be __???___ A Sleuth Si...
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A Writer's Twelve Days of Christmas:1
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celebrate Old Christmas (Christmas Eve to Epiphany), I've written a
writer's version of Christmas wishes. Stay tuned until January 6, when
the whole thing will make sense. On the First Day of Christmas, my agent sent to me: a huge
check for royalty! (...
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Novelist
Employment
  • Novelist, present
  • Onaway Area Schools
    Teacher, 1976 - 2002
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Michigan
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Michigan
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Mystery Author: "Strong Women, Great Stories."
Introduction
I write three series: The Loser Mysteries, The Dead Detective Mysteries & the Simon & Elizabeth (Tudor) Mysteries as well as stand-alones that offer readers "Strong Women, Great Stories."
These days I also answer to Maggie Pill, who writes a cozy sleuth series. Maggie is a lot like Peg, just younger, cooler, and funnier.
Bragging rights
I'm the only person at OHS who ever set the stage on fire.
Education
  • University of Michigan
    English, 1972 - 1974
  • Central Michigan University
    English, 1968 - 1969
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Female
Other names
Peg McAtee