Peggy O’Neal Peden

Peggy O’Neal Peden is a long-time Nashville resident and Middle Tennessee native who grew up listening to country music and remembers her father making his own steel guitar. She holds degrees from Lipscomb University and the University of Kentucky, is an award-winning advertising copywriter, and teaches college-level English. She formerly owned a travel agency, paints and is a member of the Nashville Artist Guild, counting Maureen McCormick among her clients. Your Killin’ Heart, last year’s Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery winner and a finalist in both the Killer Nashville and William Faulkner-William Wisdom Writing competitions.