Peg Herring is a writer who once taught high school English. After graduating from the University of Michigan, she worked in education, teaching English, history, and communications. In 2002 she left teaching to pursue full-time writing.
Peg Herring’s love of history and years of teaching Shakespeare led to Macbeth’s Niece, her first published novel (Five Star). These days Peg speaks to groups on the writing process, reading genres, and public speaking. When not writing, directing musical groups or gardening, she and her husband enjoy travel, both abroad and in the Unites States.
Historical novels, especially mysteries, attract Peg, both as a reader and a writer. The research is fun, and she can lose herself for hours in a library studying William the Conqueror or Ivar the Boneless.
Writing historical mysteries is a challenge, since an author must capture the feel of the era for her readers while painting realistic characters in an exciting plot. In historicals one can ignore police procedures and DNA samples, concentrating instead on the intelligence of the protagonist, the ingenuity of the antagonist, and the wonderful details of what life was like in a time other than our own.
Peg’s contemporary mysteries center on female characters caught in threatening situations. Being strong women, they stand up for themselves and, in the process, find that they are capable of much more than they ever imagined.
- Killing Silence • LL Publishing • Fall, 2012 • Available in Paperback and E-book versions
- Dead for the Money • LL Publishing • April, 2012 • Available in Paperback and E-book versions
- Somebody Doesn’t Like Sarah Leigh • MysterEbooks • January, 2012 • Available for all e-readers
- Poison, Your Grace • Five Star • Spring, 2012 • Available in Paperback and E-book Edition
- Shakespeare’s Blood • MysterEbooks • June, 2011 • Available for all e-readers
- The Dead Detective Agency • LL Publishing • April, 2011 • Available in Paperback and E-book Edition
- Her Highness’ First Murder • Five Star • January, 2010 • Available in Hard Cover, Large Print, E-book Editions
- Macbeth’s Niece • Five Star • January, 2008 • Available in Hard Cover, Large Print, E-book Editions
- The Gangster Priest • Drama Source • 2007
- Four Chicks, Three Hunks, and a Frog • Drama Source • 2002
- Hansel & Gretel • Playscripts • 2006
- Rumpelstiltskin • Playscripts • 2006
- Plays on a Shoestring • 2007
- "The Gift of the Margi." • The Gift of Murder Anthology • Wolfmont Press • 2009
- "Happy Holidays Times Three." • Dying in a Winter Wonderland Anthology • Wolfmont Press • 2008
- "The Blizzard and Mrs. Beard." • Crime & Suspense ezine • Spring, 2008
- "Retiree Aversion." • Orchard Press Mysteries • 2006
- "You’ve Got Mail." • Endite • 2003
- "What to Leave In, What to Leave Out" • Mystery Readers’ Journal, Vol 27, #1 • Spring, 2011
- "The Real Macbeth." • The Highlander • Sept./Oct., 2008
- "A Scandinavian Touch in the Good Old USA." • Mystery Reader’s Journal • Vol. 23, # 3 • Fall, 2007