Peg Kehret works as both a playwright and a novelist. Her comedic, heartwarming plays have been performed in all 50 states and Canada, and her children's books have received widespread praise and critical acclaim. Peg was cast as a hillbilly granny in a one-act play as a freshman in high school. She tried out for every subsequent school play since she had so much fun. She worked backstage if she wasn't cast.
Peg was bitten by the Theatrical Bug... a major deal! Peg claims she would rather write than do practically anything else, and she has forty-six middle-grade books to her credit, including four theatrical books for children. The PEN Center Award in Children's Literature, the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Forest Roberts Playwriting Award, the ASPCA's Henry Bergh Award, and more than fifty state young reader awards, where kids in various states voted for their best book, are just a few of her numerous accolades.
Peg resides in Washington State with her two grown children and four grandchildren.