I teach Writing Children's Books at UCONN (both Storrs & Hartford campuses), at the Mark Twain House in Hartford, and online through the Writers Institute (aka the Institute of Children's Literature.) To work one-on-one on your special project with me, please contact me at 860-878-7016, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are testimonials from some of the hundreds of students and editing customers:
OPINIONS ON PEGI’S TEACHING AND EDITING
I have been fortunate enough to work with Pegi on several projects over many years. She is very detailed when it comes to editing. Not only does she correct grammar, she also offers suggestions to improve your story. With her extensive background as an author, she offers wonderful insight and ideas.
Pegi is also very considerate, listening to you as a writer and validating your ideas. She has always been there for me and encouraged me to be the best writer I can be. She cares about those she is helping.
Diane Silcox Jarrett, Author of the children's books, Side by Side: Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane; and A Light to Keep
Dearest Pegi ,
I want you to know that I enjoyed your class thoroughly. The information you shared is invaluable. Your kind and gentle demeanor as well as your fabulous sense of humor made me feel comfortable. Confession: I was terrified to attend the class. I was concerned that I didn't 'belong' (who am I to write a book?!) Your guidance has been a real confidence booster for me. So THANK YOU for everything that you've done for me on oh-so many levels.
Tammy Gifford, Student, MTH course, Spring 2016
Author | Life Coach, www.tammygifford.com
I owe you an enormous thank you for sharing so much wisdom these past weeks. It was inspiring to see how you guided and distilled everyone’s work in such an unassuming and respectful manner.
Lisa Hoecklin, Student, “Writing for Children” course, taught at Mark Twain House & Museum, Spring 2017
Approximately five years ago I was involved in a car accident while serving as a Police Officer. After nearly losing my life in the line of duty, I woke up from a month long coma to find I was blind. During the healing process I was determined to learn, and attempt to embrace my new normal. Pegi Shea was instrumental in helping me do just that.
I was told by many that my story was compelling and that I should write a book about the experience. After learning to type — no small feat when one can’t see — I tried to write a book. This is tough under any circumstances but I knew I could do it if I had some help.
Through a mutual friend, I was introduced to Pegi. After I told Pegi my story, she too believed this might make a book. I told her of my issues: proofreading, editing, critique, etc. After discussing these issues, Pegi agreed to help me plan, write, revise and market Officer Down, Man Up: Putting a Life Back Together Again.
Over the year and half of writing this book, Pegi had become much more than an editor. I will often refer to her as my coach. I would not have been able to publish Officer Down, Man Up without her assistance. Quite frankly, it would have been impossible to do so without her help. Pegi, my writing coach, is invaluable in my new career.
Todd Lentocha, East Hartford Police Officer (ret.), Author, Officer Down, Man Up: Putting a Life Back Together Again