Peggy D. Snyder. Ph.D.

I can live with this.

27thAnnual Self-Published Book Awards. Judge’s Commentary: AGE MATTERS by Peggy Dougherty “This is a fresh and humorous story about the unintended consequences of deception amid the complications that go into writing a screenplay and then selling it. Hollywood’s preoccupation with youth, which extends to writers, leads to a 60-year old woman convincing her 30-year-old daughter […]


Hoping no neighbor watched, Kay slunk beneath the windows toward the front driveway. A wide-open space lay between her and the street. She couldn’t risk sprinting to her car. She had better hide behind the oleander until Olivia left. Her desire to apprise Mona of the origin of her husband’s unreported perks had been trumped […]

Read My Interview …

Here is a transcription of an interview conducted by Kristen Caven of California Writers Club in Berkeley, California prior to my participation on a panel discussion at their monthly Speaker Program. Discussion Topic: “The Working Writer.”  (Yes, I’m retired but once upon a time I wasn’t 😉 On Being a Working Writer: an Interview with […]


I’ll be participating in a panel discussion at the California Writers Club, Berkeley Branch on May 19th.   5/19 PANEL: “The Working Writer”   A panel exploring the writer’s relationship to work, featuring Peggy Dougherty, Thaddeus Howze & Paul Corman Roberts on Sunday, May 19th@ 3:00. 1204 Preservation Park Way, Oakland, CA 94612   ———–   My play […]

What Readers Are Saying:

“Delightful mix of twists, turns and new surprises. Couldn’t put it down.” “This fun, fast-paced read also deals with the important topic of ageism. I would love to see the movie!” “Age Matters is a clever first novel by the author. It’s an old-fashioned page turner that holds your attention throughout. The story is a […]

The Importance of Reviews

I want to thank those of you who have purchased my novel Age Matters, and I want to give a double, triple, quadruple shoutout to those of you who have posted a review on Amazon.  If you have purchased either the paperback or the Kindle version on Amazon but have not had time to write […]

Pleased and Grateful

My novel, Age Matters, was celebrated at a Book Launch on January 17, 2019 at the beautiful Dollar Clubhouse, (a registered Historic Site) in Rossmoor Retirement Community in Walnut Creek, California. I was thrilled at the large turnout. For me it was an exciting and fun event, and I believe the attendees enjoyed it as […]