Margaret Lucke, aka Peggy, flings words around as a writer, editor, and teacher of fiction writing classes. She has always been fascinated by the power of stories and the magic of creativity. She writes tales of love, ghosts, and murder—sometimes all three in one book.
Her newest novel is Snow Angel, featuring artist/private eye Jess Randolph in a search for a missing child. An earlier Jess Randolph novel, A Relative Stranger, was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best First Mystery. Her other books include House of Whispers, a story of paranormal romantic suspense set on the Marin County coast, and two how-to books on the craft of writing: Writing Mysteries and Schaum’s Quick Guide to Writing Great Short Stories. She is also the editor of Fault Lines, an anthologyof mystery and suspense short stories published by the Northern California chapter of Sisters in Crime.A former president of the Northern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America, Peggy teaches fiction writing classes for UC Berkeley Extension and other venues.