Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Margaret Peterson Haddix

Short BiographyShe graduated from Miami University with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Illinois.Haddix and her husband now live in Columbus,Ohio with two college-adged kids.

Interview with M.P.H

Magaret Peterson Haddix

Excerpts“And yet, I felt a surge of exhilaration just thinking about that night. Not just because I'd met the prince and fallen in love and started on my course toward happiness ever after, but because I'd made something happen. I'd done something everybody had told me I couldn't. I'd changed my life all by myself. Having a fairy godmother would have ruined everything.” ― Margaret Peterson Haddix,Just Ella“A thousand times today I've started to open my mouth, started to squeak out, "Can you tell me...? But then I'd look into the front seat, at my mother's silent shaking, my father's grim profile, the mournful bags under his eyes, and all the questions I might ask seemed abusive. Assault and battery, a question mark used like a club. My parents are old and fragile. I'd have to heartless to want to hurt them.” ― Margaret Peterson Haddix,Double Identity

Her WorkShe has since written more than 30 books for kids and teens, including Running Out of Time; Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey; Leaving Fishers; Just Ella; Turnabout; Takeoffs and Landings; The Girl with 500 Middle Names; Because of Anya; Escape from Memory; Say What?; The House on the Gulf; Double Identity; Dexter the Tough; Uprising; Palace of Mirrors; Claim to Fame; The Always War; Game Changer; the Shadow Children series; and the Missing series. She also wrote Into the Gauntlet, the tenth book in the 39 Clues series. Her books have been honored with New York Times bestseller status, the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award; American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations; and more than a dozen state reader’s choice awards.

Interesting Fact She grew up on a farm about halfway between two small towns: Washington Court House, Ohio, and Sabina, Ohio.Her Family had a long line of farmers and of readers and writers and that helped her become a writer

Guided Question Answers1)Her family had a long line of readers and writers2)She sent in a lot of writings and she only got rejection so she worked hard to get better3)She was inspired by her father who was also a writer4)She grew up on a farm and didn't like doing hard work5)Usually she writes fictional pieces6)She ussually writes based on some experiences7)She graduated with degrees in english,journalism,creative writing,and history8)She was a newspaper copy editor,newspaper reporter,community college instructer,and a freelance writer9)She was either 30 or 3110)I find it interesting that she has only done things that had to do with literature and stayed on the path that she wanted to follow since she was little

BibliographyHaddix, Margaret P. "The Official Site of Margaret Peterson Haddix." The Official Site of Margaret Peterson Haddix. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 May 2014. .


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