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Peggy Larkin often got in trouble for reading too much when she was smaller. She has taught high-school English, including composition and creative writing, since 2006. She loves studying storytelling almost as much as she loves doing it. She finds it highly amusing to write about herself in third person.

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Peggy Larkin is one of those people who often got in trouble for reading too much when she was smaller. She majored in English at Indiana University and has taught high-school English, including composition and creative writing, since 2006. In 2015, she was awarded a Lilly Creativity Fellowship to attend writing workshops and lay the foundation for her first novel. Larkin has been an active member of the IndyScribes critique group since 2015. Storytelling is something she finds almost as fun to study as it is to do. She finds it highly amusing to write about herself in third person.

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Peggy Larkin is one of those people who often got in trouble for reading too much when she was smaller. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she attended Mercy Montessori, St. Antoninus School, and St. Ursula Academy. After devouring as many books as she could finagle from her parents’ shelves, the local library, and the bookstore where she worked in high school, she majored in English at Indiana University. 

Larkin began to teach high-school English at a public high-needs charter school in Indianapolis in 2006. She had the pleasure of developing her own courses for high schoolers at all levels, from remedial to Advanced Placement, in order to help them become stronger writers. Her favorite class to teach is Creative Writing, where she gets to study the greats–both classic and modern works–and help students develop their own unique voices.

In 2015, Larkin was awarded a Lilly Creativity Fellowship to attend writing workshops and lay the foundation for her first novel. She attended Write on the River with Bob Mayer, the Midwest Writers Workshop, and the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College. After that crash course, she launched her blog and got comfortable as part of the #writingcommunity on Twitter. 

Larkin has been an active member of the IndyScribes critique group since 2015. She loves storytelling – both studying it and doing it herself. She has experience beta-reading, developmental editing, and copy editing works in multiple genera. She finds it highly amusing to write about herself in third person.

Find her on Twitter or Instagram: @larkinplarkin / @mslarkin_IPA

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