Writer and artist, Peggy A. Borel resides in Louisiana. She can be found most days at her desk writing and illustrating the lives of fictional characters within her imagination, bringing them to life for others.
Peggy is a graduate of Thomas College, Waterville, Maine, and she has studied Liberal Arts at Joliet Junior College, Joliet, Illinois. She has taken various writing and art classes offered by McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, as well as an illustrating class and various artist workshops at ALA, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Peggy is a member of SLCBWI, SBCWI and Bayou Writers’ Group. Each year she attends Jambalaya Writers’ Conference, Houma, Louisiana, A Bridge to Publication sponsored by Bayou Writers’ Group, Lake Charles, Louisiana, and SLCBWI Writers’ Conferences in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
April 2007, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s Twentieth International Exhibition on Animals in Art displayed and awarded “Butterfly Bebop” the Judge’s ward. In 2007, the Art Associates Gallery of Lake Charles, Louisiana, sponsored Peggy’s first art show, exhibiting over twenty-five lifelike drawings and watercolors during the month of June. March 2008, “Take My Hand” was accepted for exhibition in the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Hospital 100th Anniversary Gala’s Silent Auction. April 2009, “Linens and Things” was selected to participate in the Joliet Junior College Art Students’ Juried Exhibition. April 2010, “A Day at the Beach” won second place in the Juried Art Show sponsored by Associated Louisiana Artist and Lone Start Art Guild.
2006, Peggy’s short story “Lucky Seven”, voted selected as a winner by Purple Pen Editing, home of The Whisper Stories, is published in a book of anthologies titled What’s in Hank’s Suitcase? Her e-published mini novella, The Bluebonnet Café is available for purchase at The Wild Rose Press. She is currently working on the edits of a novel, a sweet romance, titled Tempest Roars and creating a new world of suspense titled Pulse.
She recently completed writing and illustrating Teach Me! A B C, the first book in a series of colorful and fun books for preschool children. Teach Me! 1 2 3 is currently on the drawing table. Look closely and you might find “One flipping flying rooster” or “Three speedy spotted tree toads” coming to life on watercolor paper. Plans are also in the works for Teach Me! Colors and Teach Me! Shapes.
Her creative goal is to change our world one day at a time through words and colors.