Pegi Ballenger was born in Houston, TX and graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Newcomb College of Tulane University. She later studied radio and television, commercial art, and computer graphics. She has worked as a copywriter and continuity director for a CBS affiliate, as an advertising director, and graphic art director. Pegi freelances as an artist, illustrator, and graphic artist, and teaches art classes to adults and children. She was a founding member of the Pikes Peak Pastel Society and has been a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). An award-winning pastelist, she has illustrated numerous children’s books as shown in the list below.

Published Books (Illustrator)

KAT'S MAGIC BUBBLE by Jeff Lower, Savage Press 2007

A MOUSE IN THE RABBIS STUDY by Nancy Larner, Song Sparrow Press 2008

HONEY OF A DOG by Vince Scarlata, 2013

TEDDY THE AMAZING WOLF-DOG by Vince Scarlata 2015

LEEMOR, ANGELA'S IGUANA by Vince Scarlata 2016

(Books are available from Amazon Books)