Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Margaret Peterson Haddix
Born(1964-04-09) April 9, 1964 (age 49)
Washington Court House, Ohio
OccupationAuthor
LanguageEnglish
CitizenshipAmerican
EducationMiami University of Ohio
Alma materMiami University
Notable work(s)
ChildrenMeredith & Connor

www.haddixbooks.com
 
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Margaret Peterson Haddix
Born(1964-04-09) April 9, 1964 (age 49)
Washington Court House, Ohio
OccupationAuthor
LanguageEnglish
CitizenshipAmerican
EducationMiami University of Ohio
Alma materMiami University
Notable work(s)
ChildrenMeredith & Connor

www.haddixbooks.com

Margaret Peterson Haddix (born April 9, 1964) is an American author. She is best known for writing The Missing series and the Shadow Children sequence. She also wrote the tenth volume in The 39 Clues series, published by Scholastic.[1]

Biography[edit]

Margaret Peterson Haddix was born in 1964 in Washington Court House, Ohio, where she grew up on a farm. Her father was a farmer who raised corn, soybeans, wheat, hogs and cattle. Her mother's occupation was nursing.[2]

She received a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and journalism from Miami University in 1987. She worked as a newspaper copy editor in Fort Wayne, Indiana; as a newspaper reporter in Indianapolis; and as a community college instructor and freelance writer in Danville, Illinois. Haddix and her husband, Doug, a newspaper editor, now live in Columbus, Ohio, with their two children, Connor and Meredith.

In 2004, Simon & Schuster, threatened to sue the makers of M. Night Shyamalan's film The Village over alleged similarities with the plotline of her first novel Running Out of Time.[3][4][5] The filmmakers wrote off the similarities as "meritless".[6]

Works[edit]

Shadow Children sequence[edit]

The Missing series[edit]

Awards[edit]

Haddix has received the International Reading Association Children's Book Award, the American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults Award, and the Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, The National Kids Award, citations, as well as state readers' choice lists in over twenty-eight states.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The 39 Clues. One Ultimate Challenge. Who Will Succeed?". CNN Money. Cable News Network. April 5, 2010. Retrieved 6 April 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ Ohio Reading Road Trip: Margaret Petersen Haddix biography
  3. ^ Susman, Gary (August 10, 2004). "It takes a 'Village'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "'Village' plot looks too familiar to author, publisher". USA Today. August 10, 2004. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Staff and agencies (10 August 2004). "Shyamalan may face legal action over Village". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  6. ^ Rich, Joshua; Cruz, Gilbert (August 20, 2004). "Spoiling Point". Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  7. ^ De Leon, Ferdinand M. (December 8, 1997). "Winning Words – Kids Write About What They Read – And Prove Power Of A Good Book". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 6 April 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c "Frequently Asked Questions—Found". Retrieved 7 April 2010. 

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