Peggy Anne Bechko was born on 26 August 1950 in South Haven, Michigan, USA, daughter of Elizabeth Schleimer and Edwin L. Bechko. She raised in Indiana and Florida, she now lives in New Mexico, a beautiful state of mountains, pines, desert and cactus. She is married to Steven Chappell, also novelist.

As P.A. Bechko and Peggy Bechko is the author of fifteen novels that have been sold to major publishers in several genres: western, romance and SciFi/fantasy. Published in hardcover, paperback, audio and Ebook formats, her books have been published with Doubleday, Harlequin, Pinnacle and Thorndike Press as well as The FictionWorks and others. Her books have been reprinted internationally. Her spec screenplays have been optioned domestically and abroad, her screenplay titled Replica (formerly Spitting Image) climbed to a high ranking place in two well-known competitions while one of her short stories, Skykicker took two first place prizes in competition. She’s also written a produced episode of a 1/2 hour animated series, Diabolik, for Saban Entertainment. She is also a ghostwriter having ghosted a full-length movie script, a screen treatment and a non-fiction book. She’s published articles with her own byline (travel articles, articles on writing, biographical article) in a number of areas digitally and in hard copy. Over the years Peggy has taught writing in different venues as well. On the ground she’s taught workshops locally. Online, she’s taught Romance writing with UCLA Online Extension and she is currently putting together a new class to be taught online.

Book List in Order:9 titles

  • Ethan Torregrossa is a town tamer on his way to Stillwater, California to help the Burr Stage and Freight Line out of a heap of trouble. Someone seems bent on destroying the line, and Ethan aims to remedy that. But one night on the River Hawks deck, ...


  • Saquarra is a quiet desert town where Samantha Cameron very much does not want to be. In the dead of night she makes a desperate escape on horseback only to lose the horse through an accident, ending up on foot. The next day, nearly overcome from exp...


  • As train robbers went, Salvadore Hawke and h is gang were better then most. But Hawke hadn''t counted on t he perseverance of the railroad detectives tracking him down , or the unwillingness of his gang to accept an unproven inv ention, a motorcycle....



  • While testing the wings he had made to further his dream of winged flight, Omaha Jones makes new friends who involve him in dangerous situations. Also reedited as: Omaha Jones....


  • Chance Fargo is a drifter and gambler; Elias McPherson is an elderly inventor, a man of vision. After he's left horseless in the middle of nowhere, Fargo joins McPherson and his granddaughter aboard the inventor's sail-equipped prairie schooner, the ...


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    Two men kill each other over a secret cache of gold... and their sons pick up their still smoking six-guns....


  • Thorne Stevens was a gunman with a reputation for never backing down from a fight. Tired of his hell-raising life, he figured he was ready to settle down and picked a spot in a pretty little valley in the wild, free territory of Wyoming. Unfortunatel...


  • The killers swarmed the hidden gold like files to a cesspool. In Tucson, a scout joins forces with a young woman who is dead set on searching for her brother, an Apache captive. Matt Logan was one of the best scouts in the West......