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Georgia Author Peggy Mercer
Keynote Speaker at OTC Adult Ed Graduation

Peggy Mercer, a resident of Coffee County and a renowned author and teacher, was the featured speaker at the OTC Adult Education graduation ceremony held April 24, 2008, in Waycross. 

Ms. Mercer connected instantly with the graduates as she told tales of her childhood and circle of influence growing up in rural Georgia.  Her anecdotal speech was a tremendous inspiration to the graduates and everyone in attendance. Beth Strickland and Peggy Mercer

Beth Strickland, OTC Adult Ed instructor for the Alma Campus, had the pleasure of introducing Mercer.

Strickland’s students recently enjoyed reading one of Mercer’s books as part of their pre-writing activities for a creative writing assignment. According to Strickland, it was a special treat for her and her students to get to meet Ms. Mercer and talk to her about her work.  

Mercer was born and raised near the Satilla River in Coffee County. She is a member of SCBWI, Broadcast Music Industry--featured in “Songwriter’s Connection” with Kim Copeland, Nashville, Tennessee--and is a frequent speaker to schools and assemblies.  Currently, she teaches from her home in a private learning center called The Fish House.

Mercer has published several books, including Ten Cows to Texas and her new book set in WWII, There Come a Soldier, which has been nominated for a Georgia book award.




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