Tonight Tulsa NightWriters will gather to remember and celebrate the life of author and friend extraordinaire, Peggy Moss Fielding, who recently passed away. Peggy was the power behind making Tulsa NightWriters the organization it is today.
I hope every writer in the world has someone like Peggy in their lives. Someone who will push you to become a better writer, who encourages you, who cheers you on, who will be your biggest critic and your biggest fan. Someone who pat’s you on the back when you do well, but won’t let you sit and cry for long when you don’t. She’d tell you to get back up, keep writing, keep learning and improving the craft, and to keep putting yourself out there.
Peggy wasn’t a quitter. Even when her health failed and she was in a nursing home, she still pushed and encouraged her little chicks.
Several years ago she had a stroke and on the way to the hospital, she passed out bookmarks to the medical personnel in the ambulance, ER, anywhere anyone would stop long enough to listen to her. She was always promoting to the best of her abilities.
When she and three other ladies wrote a book called Chick~Lit for Foxy Hens, it was only natural to give them the moniker of Foxy Hens. Peggy loved it! There were four more Foxy Hens books with various contributing authors.
She didn’t want a big funeral but instead wanted her friends to gather together to tell stories of her life, antics, and what she meant to us. Miss Peggy, we can do that. I miss her wit, sense of humor and continual wiliness to help others write and succeed.
Goodbye, sweet Peggy. Mentor. Teacher. Friend.
You are missed!