Peggy A. Wheeler
My non-fiction articles, short stories and poetry appear in numerous Colorado and California publications, small press magazines and anthologies.
Dragon Moon Press in Canada recently published my debut novel, THE RAVEN’S DAUGHTER, short listed for the CCC Great Novel contest. I earned a B.A. in English Literature from UCLA, and an M.A. in Creative Writing from California State University at Northridge.
At UCLA, I was one of only twelve students -- and the only undergraduate -- chosen to study with Robert Pinsky, former Poet Laureate of the United States. I won first prize awards for two of my poems from an Evergreen Press nationwide poetry contest, and honorable mentions from the judges of a Los Angeles Poetry Festival and The Academy of American Poets. My poem Du Fu was nominated for a Rhysling award for Best Long Science Fiction Poem. I’ve led critique groups in both Colorado and California.