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An author with The Wild Rose Press, I strive to bring authors and readers together with a touch of Heart, Soul, and Happily Ever After. You can connect with me at www.facebook.com/imahayes , https://twitter.com/imahayes, and we can get pin happy at www.pinterest.com/imahayes.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Meet the Author- Peggy Jaeger

Good morning readers, I'm happy to introduce you to budding author Peggy Jaeger. 
Peggy has several books coming out this year, read on to find out more and to learn how you can support her!


Peggy Jaeger’s love of writing began in the third grade when she won her first writing contest with a short story titled THE CLOWN. After that, there was no stopping her. Throughout college and after she became a Registered Nurse, she had several Nursing Journal articles published, in addition to many mystery short stories in Literary Magazines. When her daughter was born, Peggy had an article titled THE VOICES OF ANGELS published and reprinted in several parenting magazines, detailing the birth and the accident that almost turned this wonderful event into a tragedy. She had two children’s books published in 1995 titled THE KINDNESS TALES and EMILY AND THE EASTER EGGS, which were illustrated by her artist mother-in-law. While her daughter grew, Peggy would write age appropriate stories for her to read along with, and finally, to read on her own. Her YA stories are mysteries involving smart and funny 12-13 year old girls and an unusual collection of friends and relatives. They all take place in the 1980’s.

She has a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration and had several articles published on Alzheimer’s Disease when she ran an Alzheimer’s In Patient care unit during the 1990’s

In 2005 she was thrilled to have an article on motherhood placed in the CHICKEN SOUP FOR EVERY MOTHER’S SOUL edition. She has won several awards in various Writer’s Digest short story and personal article categories over the years. Recently, she has placed first in the Dixie Kane 2013 Memorial Contest in the Short/Long Contemporary romance Category, and in the Single Title Contemporary Category, and third place in the ICO Romance Contest for 2013, and in 2014 she was a finalist in the Put Your heart in a Book contest.

A life-long and avid romance reader and writer, she is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.

Peggy has embraced the techno age and writes for three blogs, all detailing events in her life. One titled, 50 pounds for 50 years is a personal blog about weight loss, one about her life as an EMPTY NESTER and her most recent one MOMENTS FROM MENOPAUSE, a humorous and informative guide through this time in a woman’s life.
She also has her own website http://peggyjaeger.com where she writes about everyday life and how it relates to writing. Twitter is her current obsession, but she is never far from her Facebook pages.

In 2015 she will have her first two contemporary romance novels published by The Wild Rose Press: Skater’s Waltz, book 1 in the MaQuire Women Series, and There’s No Place Like Home, book 2. Four more are in the works for this series, in addition to her Cooking with Kandy series.



LINKS:
Visit Peggy at her website “Writing is my Oxygen” http://peggyjaeger.com

Follow her on Twitter: @peggy_jaeger

Like her on Facebook: Peggy Jaeger, Author

Pin her on PINTEREST: www.pinterest.com/peggyjaeger


BLURB

Figure skater Tiffany Lennox is busy with rehearsals for an upcoming ice show when the only man she’s ever loved comes home after a two-year overseas stint. She needs him to see her for the woman she’s become and not the child he knew to ensure he stays home, this time, for good. With her.

For all his wanderlust and hunger for professional success, Cole Greer comes home wanting nothing more than to rest, relax and recover. He is delighted in being Tiffany’s hero and has a special place in his heart reserved for her. But faced with the oh-so-desirable woman she’s become, he starts questioning his determination to keep their relationship platonic.

When forced by the television network to go back on assignment, Cole - for the first time in his life - is torn between his career and his heart.


 COMING SOON




16 comments:

  1. Angela - thanks so much for this. You are a gracious and lovely hostess. PS - your website is beautiful and my favorite color!

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  2. Hi Peggy, welcome. Girl- pink is my favorite color, I love it. But I also love those covers of yours- gorgeous. Can you tell us a little about what inspired your ideas for Skater's Waltz and There's No Place Like Home ?

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    1. Angela - thanks again for having me! I was an avid ice skater for 30 years - nothing olympic caliber like my heroine Tiffany! - an then one day in my 40's I had a bad leg break on the ice and that stopped me from skating. I am still the sport's # 1 fan, tho. Tiffany and Cole, in Skater's Waltz, like Moira and QUentin in There's no place like home, have all known each other for most of their lives. Tiffany loved COle from the moment she met him and always wanted to marry him. He thought of her as nothing more than a little girl - until she did grow up. Quentin and Moira ( and Moira's brother Pat) have been friends since birth. When Moira and Q reconnect as adults, they realize their friendship means more to them than any other relationship. It has always fascinated me how people who have known each other for ever, suddenly begin to see the other person in a different light. That was the motivation for the stories -how does this come about.

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  3. Very interesting and inspiring resume. You really live life. Good luck with your writing and your new release. Enjoyed reading about you.

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    1. Thanks so much! It was a thrill to be featured her today.

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  4. I could not help but smile when I saw your picture, Peggy! So beautiful. I loved hearing about your life--amazing! Wishing you all the best with your upcoming release, and I'm going to hop on over to all your pages. :-)

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    1. You are a doll! Thanks so much for the support.

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  5. Love your covers Peggy. Best of luck with your new books!

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  6. Thanks so much, Jana. I love them too. The artist is Rae Monet and something that she does resonates with me! She is a gifted designer/artist for sure.

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  7. Enjoyed the post :) Beautiful covers...best of luck with your upcoming releases!

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    1. Sharon, thanks you. The artisti s Rae Monet and she is wonderful.

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  8. Gosh y'all, just realize, I never updated the blog before it posted to add that the release date for Skater's Waltz is March 4, 2015- Be sure to jot this down on your calenders!!!!

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  9. Angela - thanks for putting the date up! I can't wait. And thank you again from the bottom of my heart for supporting me.

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  10. Hi Peggy, Great covers! Good luck with your spring releases. Joanne :)

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  11. thank so much for the kind words, Joanne. "See" you soon. HEEEHEEE!

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  12. You've chosen an interesting and different world for your romance. Sounds intriguing. Best wishes on sales.

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