Peggy Teel was born and raised in Alabama, where she graduated from the University of Alabama with a Humanities degree and Depth Study in Creative Writing.
She is the author of three books under her own name: God and Grandma, Pottery Lessons, and Know Alabama. Her Christmas story, The Best Worst Christmas Ever is available for Kindle and Nook and appears in Annie Acorn’s 2011 Christmas Treasury. Another Christmas story, A Merry Mary Christmas, appears in Annie Acorn’s 2012 Christmas Treasury. Christmas in Tartan Glen and Twelve Bells for Chrismtas appear in Annie Acorn’s 2013 Christmas Treasury.
As denise hays she has authored the RomCom mysteries, Niki Knows the Dirt and Monkey Business, and the Christmas short, Merry Christmas Minus One, which also appears in Annie Acorn’s 2012 Christmas Treasury. She has written articles for Invite Magazine and Senior Living Newspaper. Her works have also been published in Whatever Remembers Us by Negative Capability Press, The Sampler, by Timberline Press, and in the Birmingham Arts Journal.
Her poem “On Death” won First Place in Birmingham Quill Club’s Contemporary Poetry contest. “The Weaver” won Second Place in their Traditional Poem category, in the Quill Club’s Winter, 2006, contest. Her poems “The Nonagenarians” and “I Am From” won First Place in the Contemporary and Traditional Poem categories in May of 2007. She was awarded the World Congress of Poets Award by the Alabama State Poetry Society in 2007 for her poem “Violin.”
Peggy is a member of the Alabama Writer’s Conclave, The Alabama State Poetry Society, and the BAWG writing group. She is a founding member of From Women’s Pens, a cooperative of women writers.
In addition to writing, Peggy enjoys playing the violin, making pottery, exercising, reading, gardening, and eating. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
God and Grandma (Inspiration from Peggy Teel) – an inspirational read by Peggy Teel.
Just An Old Wives’ Tale (Peggy Teel’s Shorts) – A horror story with a touch of psychological suspense by Peggy Teel.
Christmas Shorts –
A Merry Mary Christmas (Peggy Teel’s Christmas) – A compassionate Christmas story by Peggy Teel.
The Best Worst Christmas Ever (Peggy Teel’s Christmas) – A Christmas story about love and family from Peggy Teel.
Christmas in Tartan Glen (Peggy Teel’s Christmas) – A Christmas story about new beginnings by Peggy Teel.
Twelve Bells for Christmas (Peggy Teel’s Christmas) – A Grandma Myrt Christmas story by Peggy Teel.
Valentine’s Day Shorts –
At the End of the Day: A Valentine’s Day Story (Peggy Teel’s Shorts Book 2) – A heartwarming Valentine’s Day romantic short by Peggy Teel