The Pearl of Great Price! That was the name of one of Margaret’s earliest published poems, yet her love for poetry began as a teenager when she and her sister, Dolly, would exchange notes in rhyme to explain how the evening transpired with their respective dates. Eventually, Margaret began writing poetry for people who were getting married or celebrating other special moments in their lives. Three years after Margaret turned her life over to God, she was inspired to write spiritual poetry to lift the soul. Nearly thirty years later, Margaret remains a prolific writer who never runs out of words to express her faith in a poetic manner - a manner, which she hopes, will draw hearts closer to God.
In April 2008, Margaret published her first book of poems, The Pearl of Great Price: Spiritual Poetry to Lift the Soul. The 52-page book has full-page, color photos that accompany inspirational verses of faith and encouragement.
Additionally, Margaret has written over 500 poems and has taught 4th grade faith formation for more than 20 years. Margaret enjoys her family, gardening and cooking. In fact, the recipes for her “Friday Fish Fry” are shown in the “My Mom’s Best Meal” section of the 2006 Taste of Home annual recipes.www.margaretpetersonpoetry.com.