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Peggy Sijswerda
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Attended Radford University
Lives in Virginia Beach, VA
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I publish two local monthly magazines: Tidewater Women and Tidewater Family
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Writing, editing, graphic design, photography, sales
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  • Freelance Writer
    1995 - present
  • Tidewater Women Magazine
    Editor & Publisher, 1999 - present
    I launched Tidewater Women with my husband, Peter, and have watched it grow into a much-loved, respected publication. In autumn 2013, we launched a new sister magazine called Tidewater Family.
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Virginia Beach, VA
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Writer, adventurer, mother, wife, seeker
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Peggy Sijswerda lives in Virginia Beach and edits and publishes two regional magazines: Tidewater Women and Tidewater Family. She freelances on the side, combining her passion for travel, her love of writing, and her insatiable curiosity about everything from architecture to zydeco. Currently she’s planning a trip to Andalusia, where she will follow the brandy route and try not to get lost. Her Dutch husband, Peter, and their three sons sometimes accompany Peggy on her adventures, but she also loves traveling solo. She recently completed a memoir, Still Life with Sierra, which follows Peggy and her family as they lose themselves in Europe for six months, trying to find home.

Bragging rights
Received Woman of Courage, Confidence, and Character Award from the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast in 2012
Education
  • Radford University
    English, 1975 - 1979
  • Old Dominion University
    MFA in creative nonfiction, 1999 - 2005
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Back in the day, I was Peggy Heberling.

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Here I am quad biking with my son in New Zealand!  Highly recommended. Nigel is the best guide and an all-round great guy. http://www.wellingtonadventures.co.nz
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I have a new gig: blogging for Virgin Atlantic's website. Here's my first post about Norfolk, Virginia. 
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very cool gig Peg! Congrats:) Anya
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My newest freelance story about Spanish brandy - mmmm. If you have trouble viewing, type in this zip code: 68103 Olé! http://www.homeandawaymagazine.com/content.cfm?a=4235 
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