About Peggy

Peggy van Hulsteyn is the author of six books:

Vanity in Washington
Diary of a Santa Fe Cat
Sleeping with Literary Lions: The Booklover's Guide to Bed and Breakfasts
The Birder's Guide to Bed and Breakfasts
What Every Business Woman Needs To Know To Get Ahead
Mind Your Own Business

She has published humor, feature, business and travel articles in Mademoiselle, Cosmopolitan, Modern Bride, Country Living, Cat Fancy, New Mexico Magazine, American Way (American Airlines in-flight magazine) and newspapers such as The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, The Kansas City Star, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Examiner and USA TODAY   Her work has been translated into Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese and has appeared in Australian periodicals.

Van Hulsteyn is presently writing Yoga and Parkinson's Disease, which chronicles her experiences with yoga.   This book tells the reader how to combine Eastern and Western medicine in order to lead a quality life for as long as possible. Van Hulsteyn article “A Life in Motion,” discussing how yoga has been an enormous help in her battle against Parkinson's disease, was published in the January/February 2007 issue of YOGA JOURNAL.

During her career, van Hulsteyn has been Assistant Travel Editor of Mademoiselle Magazine in New York, southeastern director of Publicity for American International Pictures in Atlanta, owner of an award-winning advertising agency in Austin and advertising lecturer at the University of Texas. Van Hulsteyn won the Southwest Writers Workshop Storyteller Award for Best Novel for her murder mystery in-progress.  She was awarded first place for non-fiction by The New Mexico Press Women for her book, Mind Your Own Business and she won a Certificate of Excellence in Humor for Vanity in Washington from the Cat Writers Association.

Van Hulsteyn, who attended the University of Missouri Journalism School, holds a degree in English and journalism from Indiana University.  She now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with her physicist husband and two literary and bird-friendly cats.