Wednesday, May 20, 2020


1.    Tell us something about your early life—where did you grow up, family, etc.

I was born and bred in Brooklyn, NY for the first 8 years of my life then moved to Staten Island. This was way back when, when the Staten Island Ferry costs a nickel both ways to ride. Now, I understand, it’s free.

2.    What other jobs have your held?

I have a Master’s Degree in geriatric psychology with a minor in Nursing Administration. I’ve been a floor Registered Nurse, the head nurse of a nursing home Alzheimer unit and for 20 + years I worked as a contact lens technician for my husband’s clinic.

3.    What initiated your publishing career?

 I entered a contest in 2014, won my division, and Rhonda Penders, the publisher of Wild Rose press was the final judge. She emailed me after my win and asked to see the entire manuscript.

4.    What genre/genres do you write?
RomComs, and everything from sweet to sensual to steamy contemporary romance. I’ve recently branched out into romantic suspense.

5.    What are you working on now?
My next Christmas novel which will be out in October 2020

6.    What will we see from you in the future?
On July 1 of this year I have a standalone romance titled WOKE releasing. It is a reconstructed version of a sleeping beauty fairtytale. In my version, though, loves first kiss isn’t what wakes the heroine up!

7.    What do you have for us today?


Tandy Blakemore spends her days running her New England ice cream parlor, single-parenting her teenage son, and trying to keep her head above financial water. No easy feat when the shop's machinery is aging and her son is thinking about college. Tandy hasn't had a day off in a decade and wonders if she'll ever be able to live a worry-free life.
Engineer Deacon Withers is on an enforced vacation in the tiny seaside town of Beacher's Cove. Overworked, stressed, and lonely, he walks into Tandy's shop for a midday ice cream cone and gets embroiled in helping her fix a broken piece of equipment.
Can the budding friendship that follows lead to something everlasting?

For a few moments, she regarded him with a look his mother would have called insightful. The corners of her eyes narrowed, she dipped her chin a hair, and she pulled her mouth into another appealing pout he was tempted to kiss.
“I bet,” she said after a long, drawn-out sigh, “you were the kind of kid who took apart clocks and fans and vacuum cleaners to see how they worked.”
“It was more washing machines and lawn mowers and anything with a motor, but yeah. I was.”
She shook her head, her own lips forming a lopsided grin. “Your poor mother.”
“She survived.”
Tandy rolled her eyes and shot her hands to her hips. “So it’s working again?” She thrust her chin at the ice cream machine.
“For now.”
“Okay, well, I can live with for now. And you think you know the real reason it’s been acting up?”
“I definitely do. But like I said, the water to the machine needs to be shut off to fix it.”
“Okay. Well, we close at nine.”
“I’ll come back a little before then. Get things ready. Is that okay with you?”
“I guess it’ll have to be.” She bit down on the inside of her cheek as her brows pulled together. “And you’re sure you want to do this?”
“If I weren’t, I wouldn’t offer, Tandy.”
Why her reluctance to have him help was such a turn-on was something he considered while he waited for his ice cream.

Peggy Jaeger, Author

Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes Romantic Comedies about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them. If she can make you cry on one page and bring you out of tears rolling with laughter the next, she’s done her job as a writer!

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, she brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she’s created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

When she’s not writing Peggy is usually painting, crafting, scrapbooking or decoupaging old steamer trunks she finds at rummage stores and garage sales.

A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, Peggy is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.

As a lifelong diarist, she caught the blogging bug early on, and you can visit her at where she blogs daily about life, writing, and stuff that makes her go "What??!"

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peggy jaeger said...

Caroline - thankyou some for the shout out abt my book!!! it was a pleasure being here today.

Bonnie Edwards said...

Best of luck with Vanilla with a Twist! Looks great!

kathleen Lawless said...

I love romcoms and this one looks great!

peggy jaeger said...

Bonnie and Kathleen - thank you so much for all the GEMS support and love!!!!1

Kara O'Neal said...

Love the cover and the title! I've enjoyed your books before and look forward to this one!

peggy jaeger said...

Kara - thank you for those kind words and for being so supportive!