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Margaret Leis Hanna (Peg)

Margaret Leis Hanna (Peg) has just published an extraordinary work entitled While. It is the story of two women growing up during WWII and the astonishing differences and similarities in their lives.

She is a former teacher and longtime member of the Ohio Writer's Guild. Peg writes children's fiction as inspired by her six children and four grandchildren; Tricia and the Blue Cap, (First Place Award in Ohio Professional Writers contest) Canneh the Reluctant Christmas Camel and Seeing Stars (Sprite Press   Drawing on her experience as a reading teacher and volunteer reader for elementary schools, she has written a series of twelve books for Zaner-Bloser Educational Publishers . She has taught creative writing workshops for children during "Right to Read" weeks in schools, writing exercises for seniors at the local senior center and formed a reciprocal project between high school creative writing class members and the senior center writers.

Her poetry has recently been awarded "Best of Show" and "Outstanding Work" at a Columbus Creative Arts Event and poetry awards from Ohio Poetry Association contests. On her own, she has published a collection of mother's prayers as a pocket size meditational gift item.

She is a graduate of Grove City (PA) College with graduate work at University of Pittsburgh, the Ohio State University and Highlights Foundation Workshop.

Peg is a member of SCBWI Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and is currently working on two books; a fictional story of a teen's involvement with an online predator and a narrative non-fiction of an American and a German women's lives during and after WWII.


"OWG has helped me be a better writer from exposure to writers of other genres and their critiques and comments, from learning writing and editing skills and information of opportunities for continuing education in the writing world."

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