Author Peggy Sundberg, a.k.a. Cowgirl Peg, is visiting Rann Elementary in Decatur today. She writes books that feature real animals and deliver important lessons on character traits and values.
Sundberg was raised in Texas but now lives on a ranch in the Rocky Mountains where she runs a horse rescue operation. There was a sequence of events in her life that most people would perceive as negative, but she found a way to use those circumstances in a positive way, never giving up on her dream to become a children’s author.
Her first book, “Lonesome the Little Horse,” is based on a horse that she helped rescue, and it’s the first of six books in the Cowgirl Peg series. Most of the books feature horses with the exception of “Jazmine’s Incredible Story,” which tells the story of Sundberg’s beloved pet, a rescued German Shepherd.
Sundberg doesn’t charge the school for her visit, but she does sell autographed copies of her books at all events. Students at Rann brought home an order form where parents could designate which books they would like to purchase and to whom the books should be autographed.
This is a great opportunity for the students at Rann, and I can’t wait to hear more about it!