A native of Lewiston, Maine, Peggy L. DeBlois began writing creatively as a child growing up in a French-Catholic neighborhood. She graduated with honors from Bowdoin College and received numerous public relations and teaching awards when in those respective professions. She participated in the University of Southern Maine’s Stonecoast Summer Workshop in 2014, working directly with author Susan Conley. Since that inspirational experience, Peggy has continued expanding her knowledge of the publishing industry as a member of the Maine Writers and Publishers Association. In 2016 she was a finalist in the Bridging the Gap poetry competition at the Slice Literary Conference.
Peggy is currently a regular contributor to LA Metro Magazine. Business clients engage Peggy’s services to write for brochures, print/radio/television ads, portfolios, corporate resumes, and social media. She works with students as a writing tutor, and has helped hundreds of students successfully create their college essays.
A resident of Auburn, Maine, Peggy has a unique blend of business and academic writing skills. She began her career in journalism at PC Week in Boston, where she was the ghostwriter for the industry gossip columnist, Spencer the Cat, as well as covering financial and accounting software. She later became the Central Maine editor for a Maine business news magazine. Her next profession focused on advertising and public relations copywriting, where she also honed her skills at public speaking and presentation training. Most recently, she spent her time in a high school classroom as an English teacher, allowing her to perfect her editing abilities and to work collaboratively with creative young minds.
Peggy is currently in the submission process with her first novel, The Toll Road North. She has started researching for a novel set in Lewiston, Maine, during the Civil War and reconstruction.
She maintains a blog with poetry, essays, and travel diaries at http://debloistimetowrite.blogspot.com/.
Peggy has over 15 years of experience working with students as an English teacher. She has helped over a thousand students successfully complete their college application essays.
In addition to teaching, Peggy has worked as a journalist, editor, and marketing consultant. Her depth of business writing experience includes advertising copy, presentation materials, and social media.