Peg Kehret

Born:  November 11, 1936

Meet the Author  Peg Kehret:


Author Biography:

“Peg Kehret has always loved to write. As a child, she wanted to be either a writer or a veterinarian; now she includes animals in most of her books. She grew up in Austin, Minnesota, and had a happy and normal childhood except for a bout with polio which paralyzed her from the neck down and hospitalized her for nine months. However, she made nearly a complete recovery. She graduated from Austin High School and attended the University of Minnesota for one year.

She married Carl Kehret in 1955, and moved to California two years later. They adopted two children, Bob and Anne. As a young mother, Peg completed one more year of college. In 1970, Peg and Carl moved to Washington State where she still lives.

Before Peg began writing books for children, she wrote radio commercials, plays, and magazine stories. She also published two nonfiction adult books. Her first book for kids (Winning Monologs for Young Actors) was published in 1985. Since then she has published many popular books for young people.”—-from


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Contact Peg Kehret:

Peg no longer does school visits and is not scheduling Skype talks.

If your class is reading one of my books together or doing an author study on me, please consolidate your questions and comments into one email.  If your class has written letters by hand, please send them all in one envelope rather than individually. Thank you!

USPS: P.O. Box 303, Wilkeson WA 98396

Electronic mail:  [email protected]

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