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Authors and Illustrator
PeggyEllen Kleinleder is a nurse and writer interested in all aspects of healing. She was born and raised in Alaska. She received a BS in nursing in 1985 and the following year worked with Fairbanks Women in Crisis Center and schools in Interior Alaska to implement a curriculum on personal safety and domestic violence prevention. In 1988 she moved to Homer with her husband where they raised two their two children, adopted through child protective services. In Homer, PeggyEllen has worked in hospital, school, home, and mental health nursing. She is currently works part time as a diabetes educator and home health nurse. One of PeggyEllen's passions is bringing the topic of sexual abuse out in the open, so that survivors will feel less isolated and have an easier time healing, and so that our society can take action to stop it from happening.