Peg Herring is a writer who once taught high school English. After graduating from the University of Michigan she worked in education for twenty-six years, teaching English, history, and communications. Peg was active in the school, serving at different times as yearbook adviser, union president, drama coach, chorus leader, and class adviser. In 2002 she retired from teaching to pursue full-time writing.
As an educator, Ms. Herring was chosen Teacher of the Year by a regional newspaper, and was twice awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities scholarship. In 2002 her lesson plans combining history and language instruction were chosen by a consortium of Educational Service Districts as exemplary and used for teacher training.
In order to meet the needs of students Ms. Herring began writing plays in the late l990s. When the productions were well-received by audiences and players alike, she successfully submitted one, Four Chicks, Three Hunks, and a Frog, for publication in 2002. Ms. Herring writes for school productions, stressing good roles for many students, minimal acting ability, touches of humor, and lots of strong female roles. In addition to plays she writes novels and short stories and is currently under contract to a literary agent.
Ms. Herring is still active in drama, music, and community events. When not involved in these areas, she and her husband enjoy travel, both abroad and in the United States.