Authors & Writing: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Join Margaret Peterson Haddix for a workshop at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, July 10 as part of Lakeside’s Authors & Writing Series. This workshop, titled “Writing Your Stories for Kids Who May or May Not Even Know What a Landline Is,” will be held in the Fountain Inn Aigler Room.
This interactive writing workshop is meant to help both writers of fiction who would like their stories to appeal to kids today, and adults whose main goal as writers is just to pass on family stories to their kids, grandkids, and even great-grandchildren in a way that the younger generations will be able to understand and relate to.
Margaret Peterson Haddix is the New York Times-bestselling author of more than 40 books for kids and teens, including the Shadow Children series, the Missing series, and the Greystone Secrets series. Her newest book, THE SECRET LETTERS, is the first in a new series, Mysteries of Trash and Treasure. Her books have been published in more than 20 countries and honored with the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award and numerous state reader’s choice awards, including the Buckeye Book Award.
Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio, and graduated from Miami University with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing, and history. Before her first book was published in 1995, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Illinois. She and her husband, Doug, now live in Columbus, Ohio. They are the parents of two grown children.