Margaret Peterson Haddix
|Margaret Peterson Haddix|
April 9, 1964 |
Washington Court House, Ohio
|Education||Miami University of Ohio|
|Alma mater||Miami University|
|Children||Meredith & Connor|
Margaret Peterson Haddix (born April 9, 1964) is an American author. She is best known for writing The Missing series and the Shadow Children sequence. She also wrote the tenth volume in The 39 Clues series, published by Scholastic.
Margaret Peterson Haddix grew up on a farm near Washington Court House, Ohio. She graduated from Miami University (of Ohio) with degrees in English/journalism, English/creative writing and history. Before her first book was published, she worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Illinois.
She has since written more than 30 books for kids and teens, including Running Out of Time; Don’t You Dare Read This, Mrs. Dunphrey; Leaving Fishers; Just Ella; Turnabout; Takeoffs and Landings; The Girl with 500 Middle Names; Because of Anya; Escape from Memory; Say What?; The House on the Gulf; Double Identity; Dexter the Tough; Uprising; Palace of Mirrors; Claim to Fame; The Always War; Game Changer; the Shadow Children series; and the Missing series. She also wrote Into the Gauntlet, the tenth book in the 39 Clues series. Her books have been honored with New York Times bestseller status, the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award; American Library Association Best Book and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers notations; and more than a dozen state reader’s choice awards.
Haddix and her husband, Doug, now live in Hartland, Michigan and they are the parents of two college-aged kids.
Haddix has received the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults Award, and the Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, The National Kids Award, citations, as well as state readers' choice lists in over twenty-eight states.
- "The 39 Clues. One Ultimate Challenge. Who Will Succeed?". CNN Money. Cable News Network. April 5, 2010. Retrieved April 6, 2010.[dead link]
- Margaret Peterson Haddix Biography (short version), Margaret Peterson Haddix official author Website
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