Peggy Robbins Janousky grew up in Brooklyn, New York, but never really felt like a city girl. She now lives in a small suburb of Orlando, where chickens are protected citizens and run wild in the street.
Peggy’s writing is just as unique as the town she lives in. She is especially drawn to humorous picture books as well as all forms of poetry. Much to the disgust of her family, Peggy naturally thinks in verse. It is a habit she does not plan on breaking.
Peggy’s love of writing is only matched by her love of animals. Her extended family includes too many dogs to count. It is common knowledge that Peggy uses the word “foster” as a code for “If you think I am giving this animal back you are out of your mind.” Thankfully she has the full support of her very patient husband, Stuart, and her sons, Josh and Jeremy.
Peggy’s first book Move It, Miss Macintosh has been praised for its quirky sense of humor. She has also had the honor of appearing in many of Lee Bennett Hopkins’ anthologies. In her spare time she can be found silently correcting your grammar.
Peggy holds a master’s degree in education and has taught at all levels—preschool through college. She has a diverse background in international student affairs and special education, as well as early childhood administration and parenting literacy. Her dream is to combine her educational experiences with her writing, to help make a difference in a child’s life.
Her next book, Invader from Mars: The Truth About Babies, will debut in the May, published by Henry Holt & Company.