Peg Helminski, M.Ed. was born in Point Pleasant, NJ and currently lives in Cary, NC with her husband and the youngest two of their three children. Their eldest son has successfully flown the coop–literally! He is now a US Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmer.
Peg learned to read at age four so she could write stories by herself and didn’t have to rely on her mother to take dictation. She won her first fiction contest in third grade and her short story, The Rowboat Race was published in a teacher’s magazine when she was in seventh grade. When she was in tenth grade she made her first short story sale to American Girl Magazine for The Trouble with Lockers. If writing for the pure joy of creation wasn’t motivation enough, getting paid to write was an addiction she has not been able to kick despite a career as a counselor, administrator and program director.
Though most of her paid writing has been for promotional materials, form letters, and well researched essays and short articles used in educational testing, her first love remains “the story.” Two middle-grade novels, Daughter of a Thousand Pieces of Gold and Spark of God are available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.com.
Spark of God: http://tinyurl.com/oakmw62
Daughter of a Thousand Pieces of Gold: http://tinyurl.com/mea37za