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Interesting Facts - Margaret Peterson Haddix


Interesting Facts About Margaret Peterson Haddix


  • Mrs. Haddix has worked as a newspaper copy editor, a newspaper reporter, a community college instructor, and as a freelance writer.
  • Mrs. Haddix is married to a newspaper editor.
  • Mrs. Haddix grew up on a farm in Ohio and she hated busy work in school.
  • It took Mrs. Haddix four year to completely finish her first book, Running out of Time, but she was not writing full time.
  • Mrs. Haddix got her idea for Running out of Time when she visited Conner Prairie, a restored historical village.
  • Mrs. Haddix’s father was a wonderful storyteller and this helped to develop her love of writing stories.
  • Many of Haddix’s books have been named ALA Best Books for Young Adults and/or Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.
  • Mrs. Haddix received an Honorable mention for a short story she wrote for a Seventeen magazine contest in 1983.


This author study was prepared in fulfillment of requirements for "Advanced Literature for Young Adults", LS5623, Texas Woman's University, Summer 2005.