Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Birthday
9, 1964
Birthplace
Washington Court House, OH
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
9, 1964 (age 55)
Birthplace
Washington Court House, OH

About

American children's author whose best-known works include The Missing series, The 39 Clues series, and the Shadow Children books. She is a recipient of the International Reading Association Children's Book Award.

Before Fame

She earned a degree in creative writing from Miami University in 1987 and published her first book eight years later. She also worked for a time as a newspaper editor in Indiana.

Trivia

She received the Best Book for Young Adults Award from the American Library Association.

Family Life

She grew up on a farm in Ohio. Later, she and her husband, Doug, became parents to two children: Meredith and Connor.

Associated With

She and Outsiders author S.E. Hinton both became prominent writers of young adult fiction.