Wednesday morning, Jose was so excited to go to school because he was one of the ten students selected to have lunch with a well known teen author, Maragret Peterson Haddix. Apparently, the students were to write out questions last week, and then the author chose the ones that interested her most. Jose asked, “Who or what event inspired you most to write books specifically for youth our ages?”

Wow! Great question from Jose.

About the author…

AKA Margaret Peterson
Born: 1964Birthplace: Washington Courthouse, OH

Margaret Peterson Haddix spent her early years on a farm outside Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated college from Miami University (of Ohio). Over the years she has had a few different jobs. She was a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Illinois.

Husband: Doug Haddix (m. 1987)
Daughter: Meredith
Son: Connor

Ms. Haddix currently lives in Columbus, Ohio. She has two children, Meredith and Connor, and her husband, Doug is a newspaper editor.

University: English, Miami University Ohio

Author of books:
Just Ella (1999)
The Girl with 500 Middle Names (2001)
Among the Hidden (2001)
Turnabout (2002)
Because of Anya (2002)
Among the Imposters (2002)
Among the Betrayed (2002)
Among the Barons (2003)
Aunt Memory (2003)
Say What? (2004)