Events & Updates

Invitation to the Launch of Flotsy at The Haviland Club, Charlottetown PE

YOU ARE INVITED!!

Please join me in celebrating the launch of Flotsy, my third published novel! It will be held at the beautiful Haviland Club in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, on Saturday, May the Fourth, from 1:30 to 3:00.

My first book, For a Song, won second place in the 34th Annual Atlantic Writing Competition, and is about a minstrel who stumbles upon an entire race of people that needs saving. Milo’s Burden tells the story of a young boy who inspires others to make it right, no matter the cost.

My website has the first chapter of all three books as well information on how you can add them to your collection of reading material.

I hope to see you at the launch!

Peggy

Flotsy, Launch Poster, The Haviland Club, Charlottetown PE

Peggy Hogan’s Books on Display at Indigo, Charlottetown, May 2017

Hello
I wandered around Indigo the other day, as I do on many days, looking for treasures. And to my great pleasure and surprise, the ever so clever staff had my very owns books displayed like this:

Milo's Burden on display at Indigo, Charlottetown, PEI, May 2017
Milo’s Burden on display at Indigo, Charlottetown, PEI, May 2017
For a Song on display at Indigo, Charlottetown, PEI, May 2017
For a Song on display at Indigo, Charlottetown, PEI, May 2017

Thanks, Indigo!
Peggy

Peggy Hogan, Reading at the Confederation Centre Public Library, 18 June 2016

Hello!
I would like to thank the staff at the Library, especially Gary Ramsay, for the warm welcome and support.
Wishing you magic,
Peggy

Peggy Hogan, Reading at the Confederation Centre Public Library, 18 June 2016
Peggy Hogan, Reading at the Confederation Centre Public Library, 18 June 2016

Peggy Hogan at the Confederation Centre Public Library, 18 June 2016 at 2pm

Peggy Hogan at the Confederation Centre Public Library, 18 June 2016 at 2pm

Peggy Hogan to read from her latest novel, Milo’s Burden, at the Confederation Centre Public Library, 18 June 2016 at 2pm. Peggy will also perform an original song inspired by the story.

This will be her last performance for the launch of Milo’s Burden. Don’t miss it!

Peggy Hogan is the Featured Reader at the PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic, 09 June 2016

Hello! I would like to thank the PEI Writers’ Guild for inviting me to be their Featured Reader at the Open Mic. It was a marvelous opportunity to put faces to names and to listen to some fine work. Richard Furlong ensured that everything ran smoothly, and Keith Burgoyne was the MC who tied all the various tangents together (as well as reading from his own quirky and highly entertaining novel). Thanks again! Peggy

Peggy Hogan with the cover art of her two novels, and the illustrated map from Milo's Burden.
Peggy Hogan with the cover art of her two novels, and the illustrated map from Milo’s Burden.

Peggy Hogan, Featured Reader at the PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic

Featured Reader, Open Mic June 9th, 2016

Peggy Hogan is honoured to be the featured reader at the PEI Writers’ Guild Open Mic, on June 9th, 2016, at 7:00 pm. She will be reading from her latest novel, Milo’s Burden, and will be performing her original song inspired by the book. Peggy hopes to see you there!

Milo’s Burden Launched

Hello!

Milo’s Burden was officially launched on 18 May 2016. I would like to thank my friends and family who joined me to celebrate this wonderful occasion. I would also like to thank the Hunter River Memorial Library – a marvelous venue with a marvelous librarian.

Here are excerpts from my introductory comments as well as a few photos from the event:

“I began Milo’s story in 1988… – some of you may not even have been born yet! Back then, writing was a shiny new toy for me to play with, and Milo’s Burden evolved in step with my growing skill as a writer. I once read that, to learn the craft, an aspiring writer has to pen one million words. This seemed impossible until I added up the number of edits I‘ve made to 80,000-word manuscripts!

“My first book, For a Song, was awarded second place in the adult fiction category at a recent Atlantic Writing Competition, and I believe this accomplishment led to its publication in 2014. It seemed as though a portal to the publishing world had opened for me and Milo’s Burden was accepted for publication in just 72 minutes by Double Dragon Publishing. Its publisher, Deron Douglas created the gorgeous and intriguing cover art for both of my books. Thank you, Deron.

Peggy Hogan with the cover art of her two novels
Peggy Hogan with the cover art of her two novels

“An old friend and now full-time illustrator, April Caverhill, took my pencil scratches of Milo’s world and transformed them into a work of art. Thank you, April.

Map of Known Méadhon
Illustrated by April Caverhill

“My father gave me my very first fantasy fiction book when I was about fourteen. I’ve never looked back; I was hooked not only on fantasy but on books and words and how they came together to create whole new worlds for me to explore. And so I’ve dedicated Milo’s story to my father, John Hogan, who continues to inspire me.

Peggy Hogan reads a scene from Milo's Burden
Peggy Hogan reads a scene from Milo’s Burden

“Milo’s sister, Shondral, begins to feel that she, too, might have the ability to wield Lifefire. But that moment, that instant of revelation, is difficult to capture – you just don’t have anything to compare it to. How does it feel? Music is all about feeling, and with a little help from my brother, Dan, I wrote Girl in a Glass.”

Peggy Hogan performs her original song

Peggy Hogan performs her original song

And on that ‘note,’ I would once again like to thank everyone for their support.