Thursday, January 17, 2019

Introducing Peggy Jaeger by Nancy Fraser #RomanceGems


It’s that time again. We’re going to welcome another author to the fold! I can’t believe how fast we’re growing. Which, of course, means more great authors and books for you to enjoy!

Today it’s my pleasure to welcome author Peggy Jaeger to the blog!

What You Need to Know About Peggy

Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

Tying into her love of families, her children's book, THE KINDNESS TALES, was illustrated by her artist mother-in-law.

Peggy holds a master's degree in Nursing Administration and first found publication with several articles she authored on Alzheimer's Disease during her time running an Alzheimer's in-patient care unit during the 1990s.

In 2013, she placed first in two categories in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest: Single Title Contemporary Romance and Short/Long Contemporary Romance.

In 2017 she came in 3rd in the New England Reader's Choice contest for A KISS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and was a finalist in the 2017 STILETTO contest for the same title.

In 2018, Peggy was a finalist in the HOLT MEDALLION Award and once again in the 2018 Stiletto Contest. She also came in first place in the Contemporary Romance category of the  2018 OKRWA IDA Contest.

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

When Did Peggy Know She’d Become an Author

The very first time I even picked up a pencil to write a story was when I was 8 years old and received a locked-key diary as a Christmas present. I knew I should be chronically my daily life, but I felt it was boring and no one would want to read about a lonely, chubby, myopic only child who longed for a family that would love her. So I invented an 8 year old girl who had two loving parents and 6 siblings. They traveled the world exploring ancient ruins, swimming with dolphins, and traveling to fun amusement parks. That 56 page diary got filled up pretty quickly with the tales I wrote. When there were no empty pages left to write in it, I asked for notebook so I could continue my stories. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to write for the rest of my life.

A Look at What Peggy Writes

Colleen O'Dowd manages a thriving bridal business with her sisters in Heaven, New Hampshire. After fleeing Manhattan and her cheating ex-fiancé, Colleen still believes in happily ever afters. But with a demanding business to run, her sisters to look after, and their 93-year-old grandmother to keep out of trouble, she's worried she'll never find Mr. Right.

Playboy Slade Harrington doesn't believe in marriage. His father's six weddings have taught him life is better as an unencumbered single guy. But Slade loves his little sister. He'll do anything for her, including footing the bill for her dream wedding. He doesn't plan on losing his heart to a smart-mouthed, gorgeous wedding planner, though. When her ex-fiancé comes back into the picture, Colleen must choose between Mr. Right and Mr. Right Now.

You can add Colleen’s and Slade’s story to your collection by clicking on this Amazon link!

Where to Find Peggy in Cyberspace


So glad you stopped by. Be sure to come back daily for more great posts from Romance GEMs authors!

Nancy

20 comments:

  1. I'm so happy to be joining this group with you, Peggy!

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  2. Hi, Peggy, always good to see you and hear more about all your great books.

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    1. Hey Nora - what's that old saw? It's nice to be seen?? Hee hee

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  3. I miss seeing your beautiful face, my dear!! I'll be home soon! So excited to be in this group with you!

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    1. You are so good for my fragile ego and right back atcha babe!!! We need to lunch!!!! Call me - please - as soon as you are available. Oodles to discuss.

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  4. Hey, Peggy, I apologize for arriving so late. Loved learning more about you and so happy you've joined our group.

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    1. OMGoodness, Joan! You are the James Brown of this group ( and just for clarity, I mean the hardest working woman in the business!! hee hee) I'm thrilled to be here. It's gonna be a blast.

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  5. Welcome to the attic, Peggy. I love that cover to Dearly Beloved. See you around.

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  6. Peggy, my dear, so glad to be on this new adventure with you!

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