5 Fast Facts about Margaret Peterson Haddix



1. She grew up on a farm in Ohio.

2. She always knew she wanted to be a writer.

3. In high school, she acted in school plays, played flute and piccolo in the marching, pep and symphonic bands.

4. She was a newspaper reporter and a writing teacher.

5. The reason she became a writer..."I know I have to write a story when the story keeps me awake at night, teases at the back of my brain all day, just won’t let me go."

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