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Sunday, July 16, 2017 8:27:55 PM
Peggy Archer updated the biography on her profile page

Sunday, July 16, 2017 8:26:31 PM
Peggy Archer made friends with Shelley Workinger

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:04:26 AM
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016 6:32:50 PM
Peggy Archer made friends with Sue Bradford Edwards

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:30:23 AM
Peggy Archer added a link to Peggy's Pages--Author blog on her profile page

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:18:55 AM
Peggy Archer subscribed to the blog: Peggy's Pages

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:18:24 AM
Peggy Archer updated the biography on her profile page

Sunday, June 12, 2016 9:11:58 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled It’s Summertime—Walk and Read in the Park!:
Peggy said, "It’s school summer vacation time, and libraries across the country are hosting their summer reading programs. What better way for young readers to meet the challenge than to combine time outdoors and reading a picture book! Check out your local..." more

Sunday, May 22, 2016 5:19:39 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Peggy Reiff Miller and The Seagoing Cowboy:
Peggy said, "It’s always very special to be able to share good news and a new book by a writing friend, but especially so when it’s such a great picture book. I learned about the Heifer project and the seagoing cowboys from Peggy Reiff Miller when we met..." more

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 6:48:21 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Picture Book Poetry Collections!:
Peggy said, "Here are some picture book collections of poetry that I enjoy—I hope you do, too! Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Josse Masse Another collection of ‘reverso’ poems in free verse with a fairytale..." more

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 1:18:25 AM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Poetry Month and Picture Books in Verse:
Peggy said, "It’s Poetry Month once again, and I’ve been bringing home bags of rhyming picture books from the library! Here are some of my favorites, so far. Bedtime at the Swamp by Kristyn Crow, illustrated by Macky Pamintuan A perfect 'read' for..." more

Sunday, April 3, 2016 1:17:17 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled RESCUING IVY— Journey to Publication:
Peggy said, "One hundred years ago, in a small town in Tennessee, a circus elephant named Mary was put to death. She had killed a circus worker defending herself from his abuse. RESCUING IVY was inspired by this true story, but it has a much happier ending...." more

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 10:25:43 AM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Here’s Your Sign!:
Peggy said, "Spring is on the way—the signs are all around us! The grass is getting green again, daffodils and hyacinths are blooming. Birds are singing! You can’t miss the signs. But sometimes the signs are not quite as visible. A late winter snow storm..." more

Saturday, February 27, 2016 9:08:10 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Celebrate Read Across America Day, March 2nd!:
Peggy said, "Read a book, and celebrate Read Across America Day! Read Across America is an annual event sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA). It is a motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to..." more

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 6:32:55 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled World Read-Aloud Day, February 24th!:
Peggy said, "What do all writers have in common? They love to read! And those of us who write for children want to inspire children to feel that way, too. I love events that promote reading for children. On February 24th the Children’s Book Council (CBC) is..." more

Saturday, January 30, 2016 11:09:30 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled More on Best Picture Books of 2015:
Peggy said, "Here are my thoughts on just a few more of the picture books published in 2015 that I read and loved—and a couple from other years that were new to me. I hope you enjoy them as well! TWO IS ENOUGH by Janna Matthies, illustrated by Tuesday..." more

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 7:38:52 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Thoughts on Some of the 2016 Award-Winning Picture Books:
Peggy said, "A Shout-Out to all of the award-winning children’s books of 2016! Congratulations to the authors and illustrators of those books as well as the picture books that appear on lists of best children’s books for 2015. Click here for a more complete..." more

Saturday, January 2, 2016 1:22:17 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Happy New Year’s Resolutions!:
Peggy said, "Happy New Year—2016! Once again I’m thinking of resolutions that will improve my writing life, and my life in general. It’s nice when your resolutions actually push you to do better, and when you see the difference it makes when you follow them...." more

Thursday, December 17, 2015 12:41:24 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Creating Memorable Christmas Characters:
Peggy said, "December has been a great beginning to the Christmas season for us. Seeing the Christmas lights in Branson, a couple of familiar holiday stories, then dinner and a Christmas show kicked it off. Following that were two wonderful holiday meetings with..." more

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 1:41:22 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Thanksgiving Blessings—On Family, Friends and Writing:
Peggy said, "This year, as always, I’m most thankful for my family—my husband, my kids and extended family, too. I’m also thankful for friends—friends through the years of growing up (past and present), friends I’ve met through writing and through church...." more

Sunday, November 15, 2015 2:38:31 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Rhyming Picture Book Revolution!:
Peggy said, "Join the Rhyming Picture Book Revolution! If you’ve ever been told (or read) ‘Don’t write in rhyme,’ ‘Editors won’t look at rhyme,’ or ‘Rhyme doesn’t sell,’ read on! My friend, Angie Karcher, started the rhyming picture book..." more

Friday, November 6, 2015 11:24:26 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Think Poetry in Picture Books—Poetic Tools to Try:
Peggy said, "Think ‘Poetry’ and add that extra dimension to your picture book. All picture books are poetic in some way. That doesn’t mean that they need to be written in rhyme. Think— language rhythm emotion detail In my earlier blog I..." more

Sunday, November 1, 2015 10:04:14 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Picture Book Idea Month—PiBoIdMo!:
Peggy said, "On her blog, Writing for Kids (While Raising Them), Tara Lazar has created another way for authors to celebrate Picture Book Month. She created PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) as a 30-day challenge for picture book writers. PiBoIdMo is not a..." more

Saturday, October 31, 2015 11:16:29 AM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Coming Soon—Picture Book Month! November 2015:
Peggy said, "Read * Share * Celebrate! November is Picture Book Month! Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November. Every day in November, there is a new post on the Picture..." more

Friday, October 23, 2015 9:28:22 PM
Peggy Archer wrote a blog post titled Soaring to New Heights!:
Peggy said, "On September 26th Missouri SCBWI held its fall conference for children’s writers and illustrators, Soaring to New Heights. It was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday in fall, with something to offer for children’s writers of all genres. Here’s..." more