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: 5 titles

  • Stormrider, young woman Janissary, quests for justice and peace on her rebellion-torn world, several continents away from what she considers home, and for the missing Amulet that can choose the leader of the worlds in concert. Stormrider is cast adri...


  • Straight-laced Amanda Clery arrives in Phoenix to work as a bank teller. Ramrod Jake Hollander enters the bank to deposit the monies for the sale of his boss's herd just as a robbery is taking place. In the ensuing chaos, Amanda and Jake end up ac...


  • Woman Warrior As the Spanish put their mark on the "New World," young Cloud Dancer's peaceful life at Acoma Pueblo crumbled before her eyes. Alone and bitter, the beautiful maiden learned the fierce Apache ways of her lost love White Haw and vowed...


  • HE HAD A DANGEROUS HOLD ON HER . . . In claiming her inheritance - a sprawling ranch in a remote part of Mexico - Serina knew she'd accepted a challenge. But she was unprepared for the antagonism of the dark, aristocratic Ramon Savedel, the man ap...


  • HE HAD A DANGEROUS HOLD ON HER... In claiming her inheritance -- a sprawling ranch in a remote part of Mexico -- Sirena knew she'd accepted a challenge. But she was unprepared for the antagonism of the dark, aristocratic Ramon Savedel, the man...