Peg Phifer

About Peg Phifer

Multi-published author Peggy Blann Phifer writes a mixture of contemporary women’s fiction with three parts suspense, three parts mystery, and four parts romance, stirred up with a sprinkling of humor. Peg believes God has a sense of humor and that He intended to place laughter into our lives no matter our circumstances. Read more on her website.

As Time Goes By

As Time Goes By

by Peggy Blann Phifer @pegphifer Ah, the first day of autumn in the year of our Lord, 2017. What are you doing to celebrate? Are you happy to see the end of summer? Looking forward to cooler temperatures to enjoy being outside without your clothes sticking to your body … and soak in all the […]

My Words Sound Better …

My Words Sound Better …

… because I’m the world’s worst conversationalist. True, unfortunately. As a teen in the 1950’s — remember the TV show Happy Days (1974-1984)? You know, Fonzie and the gang? Well, they really nailed those day’s. Cashmere sweaters, saddle-shoes, duck-tail haircuts, leather jackets, rolled-up sleeves and rolled-down socks, poodle skirts and crinolines  … Only that wasn’t my scene. […]

Setting the Mood

Setting the Mood

Setting the Mood  ambiance: n. The special atmosphere or mood created by a particular environment. When writing fiction, every scene, every interaction between characters, every descriptive paragraph needs to portray a certain ambiance. In order to write these things effectively, we have to be able to “feel” the mood, don’t you think? So, let’s explore […]

Subjectivity

Subjectivity

Are you influenced by book reviews? No, I don’t mean reviews of your books. What I’m asking is … do big name endorsements help you decide to buy a particular book? When you browse through a bookstore, what prompts you to reach for a book? I read a lot. A LOT. And I do book reviews, […]

Road Trips

Road Trips

Proverbs 3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. When I was a child, road trips with my dad were always … interesting. As long as he let Mom navigate from the passenger side with a map, things were just fine. But there were times when he ignored her directions. […]

How Does Your [Writers] Garden Grow?

How Does Your [Writers] Garden Grow?

Are you, like me, dealing with a bad case of spring fever? Although spring ‘officially’ arrived over a month ago, we here in NW Wisconsin … well … we have roughly six months of winter, and  everything else crammed into the next six months. Anyway, this is the time of year when many folks are […]

A Shining Light

A Shining Light

“[…] children of God […] in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” Philippians 2:15 – NKJV It is Monday as I write this, and I’ve been . . . writing. As part of ACFW’s Novel Track Writing accountability loop—where we each set a specific monthly […]

Worry is a Verb

Worry is a Verb

“Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?” [Matthew 6:27] Jesus spoke these words during His Sermon on the Mount in Matthew, chapters 5,6, and 7. This is where He tells us not to worry about our lives; what to eat, what to drink, or what we will wear. He points […]

Prayer and Praying

Prayer and Praying

NOTE: The below is an adaptation of a document I wrote for my late husband back in 1996—a baby Christian at the time—when he was seeking to know more about my faith and beliefs. For some reason, I felt led to share it here today. ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ “Oh, God,” you hear someone say. […]

Away in a Manger

Away in a Manger

[ Christ Born of Mary ] And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was […]

Gather Together

Gather Together

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” Psalm 100:4 [NKJV]

As the Seasons Change

As the Seasons Change

The picture above is soo-o-o-o Wisconsin! I know some of you live here so you can relate, yes? Ahem. Many—or probably most, from what I’ve seen—LOVE this time of year. You’ve stated that Fall is your favorite season. Alas, I am not one of them. Oh, I admit to loving the gorgeous fall colors, and […]

Second Chances

Second Chances

A week or so ago I saw a post on an email loop I belong to about an underlying theme of her novels . . . forgiveness.  That made me think. I’ve never given a deep consideration to a theme for my writing. But the more I thought about it, I’ve come to the conclusion that I […]

The Scab Picker

The Scab Picker

Lord, I placed this issue in Your hands, why aren’t You taking care of it? Ah, Peggy, how can I, when you keep taking it back? Ever found yourself in that situation? For some reason, we can’t just commit a problem to the Lord and simply let it go. We worry on it. It gnaws […]

Daddy’s Tears

Daddy’s Tears

I used to sing. Choir, trios, duets, mixed quartets, and solos. I loved to sing, and I had a ‘big’ voice . . . didn’t need a microphone most times. Those days are gone, now, as is the voice. Oh, I can still sing, but don’t ‘perform’ anymore. A few days ago, someone on a […]

Got Any Rivers?

Got Any Rivers?

Life gets tough, sometimes. Things go wrong. We get frustrated. We feel we’ve lost control. Ever felt like that? Maybe even thought about quitting, Giving up? Not just about writing . . . about anything we’re attempting to do, or want to do. There’s a river to cross, giants to face, or a mountain to […]

The Other Deborah

The Other Deborah

When talking about people in the Bible, and someone mentions Deborah, if you’re like me, your thoughts immediately bring up Deborah, the prophetess and judge mentioned in the Book of Judges, and again in Hebrews. But did you know there was another Deborah who lived long before the Deborah of Bible fame? This Deborah was […]

Coincidence? Not with God!

Coincidence? Not with God!

A few weeks ago, an online friend I’ve never met, author Gail Kittleson, and I decided we wanted to co-author a book. No idea what, it just sounded like a fun idea. As we chatted back and forth through email, I suggested a cozy mystery. And so it was. Gail started it off with a […]