Peg Cheng was born in Pasadena, California, grew up in Huntington Beach, but found her home in Seattle, Washington. Peg worked in 35 jobs, including fabric cutter, public toilet researcher, career counselor, and prelaw adviser, before she chucked it all to write at an old desk in a tall house in a quaint fishing village run by condo overlords.
Peg’s first three books were The No B.S. Guides for applying to law school, and her first work of fiction was a feisty middle-grade novel called The Contenders. She’s currently working on two books: an adult suspense novel that takes the Snow White fairy tale and lands it on its ear in 1987 Seattle, and the sequel to The Contenders. Her goal is to create entertaining, humorous, suspenseful stories that shine a light on issues like racism, poverty, bullying, sexism, and domestic violence.
When she’s not writing, Peg loves making lists, drawing, hugging stuffed animals, traveling with her husband Marcus, going to movies, walking all over tarnation, smelling the sea air, growing vegetables as big as her head, teaching people about Fear & Writing, and being a psychic investigator.
Photo by Marcus Donner.