Peggy Hammond grew up in Apex, North Carolina, back when it was a small town surrounded by farms. She earned her MA in English Literature from North Carolina State University and taught a variety of college English courses for many years. Her poetry has been nominated for Best of the Net and appears in several national and international publications including Rogue Agent, Two Thirds North, Cordella, Skylight 47, Peeking Cat, The Comstock Review, Waterwheel Review, Jabberwock Review, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Pangyrus, West Trade Review, Fragmented Voices, For Women Who Roar, and others. Her full-length play A Little Bit of Destiny was produced by OdysseyStage Theatre in Durham, North Carolina. She lives in her home state with her husband, who is very nearly perfect, and their spoiled cat, a mischievous girl who makes them laugh every day.