Monday, July 20, 2020

2020 Interview: Peggy Loughner Fisher

Hello everyone…my name is Peggy Loughner Fisher and I am honored to be included in this interview with authors!
     I have been around for many years as I am 71 years old and my favorite hobby is working on my personal genealogy.  My interest in genealogy started back in 1975 when my mom shared that our lineage went back to royalty in England and we were from the MicMac Indian tribe in Nova Scotia.  This perked my interest as I thought “I MUST BE A ‘ROYAL’ INDIAN”!  After many years I documented that we were in the palace in England BUT tracing back to our relative being a SHOEMAKER in the palace!  Our Indian lineage goes directly back to being related to Chief Sachem Henri Membertou (B.1510-D.1611) who was the first chief of the FIRST NATIONS MicMac tribe!  My sons always teased me that I was related to the MicMac Paddy Wack Give a Dog a Bone Indian but I have full documentation to Chief Membertou.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

My favorite vacation spot is Maui, Hawaii.  The big reason is because my oldest son has lived there for 22 years!  Maui is truly paradise!!!

Do you have pets?

At the present time we do not have any pets since our dear 14 year old Sadie dog crossed the rainbow bridge on January 1, 2020 and we still are not able to look for another pet since Sadie was the BEST!!!

What is your favorite color and what do you love about it?

When people ask me my favorite color I always say YELLOW because it is bright & cheery and I try to remain the same!

What is one thing about yourself you’d like to change or are trying to work on?

My life came full circle when I became AMMY (which is what my two grand daughters call me).  Family means the world to me!!

What music genre/singer/band is your go-to for a bad day? For working? 

Music is my therapy!  My music genre includes the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and hymns.  Whenever I struggle I go to MUSIC to calm me down!

On to writing: what inspired you to start creating stories/non-fiction? How long ago?

Traveling throughout my life I always heard tidbits about my daddy, Earl E. Loughner’s, military life as a POW in Japan for 3 ½ years and his journey on the Bataan Death March in the Philippines.  After seeing the movie “Unbroken” five years ago, the thought came to mind that I needed and wanted to keep my daddy’s legacy alive.  After I read his only interview after he returned from WWII to the hometown newspaper, I knew I needed to keep his history alive.  My first thought was to write a book for his future generations.  That is how “DADDY CAME HOME” got started!

Can you tell us a bit about your path to publication?

I chose to self publish the book to make sure nothing would get changed.  However, by self publishing I also became my own advertiser.  To date there are over 700 copies out in circulation!

Finally, please tell us about your books and add your website so we can find you:

I have given many presentations, participated in vendor shows and I refer interested people to my website: 

     My book “Daddy Came Home” has touched my heart in so many ways and has fulfilled my goal to keep my daddy’s legacy alive.  I have a hard time being referred as an author and I am deeply humbled to be included in the West PA Authors Group!!!

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