Authors and Illustrators - This Month’s Spotlight


Every month TTLG highlights the work and life of an author or illustrator. Below you will find this month’s spotlight.


Margaret Peterson Haddix

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Margaret Peterson Haddix (born April 9, 1964) is an American author of young-adult thrillers and science fiction novels. Margaret Peterson Haddix was born near Washington Court House, Ohio, and grew up on a farm there. She received a B.A. in creative writing and journalism from Miami University in 1986. She worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; as a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and as a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Illinois. Haddix and her husband, Doug, a newspaper editor, now live in Columbus, Ohio, with their two children, Meredith and Connor.