Peck, Jeanie J. 1967- (Jeanie J. Peck-Whiting)

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PECK, Jeanie J. 1967
(Jeanie J. Peck-Whiting)

PERSONAL: Born October 20, 1967, in Pasco, WA; daughter of Roger David and Cheryl Ann (a driver; maiden name, Burris) Peck; married Ronald R. Whiting (a computer analyst), May 25, 1996 (marriage ended); married Dan Barge (a sprinkler fitter), September 18, 2004; children: Shana Ann, Amorette Lee, Kyra Jean. Education: Attended Green River College, 1990-91, and Renton Vocational School, 1991-92; earned degree in medical transcription, 1996. Hobbies and other interests: Crocheting, quilting, taking pictures.

ADDRESSES: Home and offıce—On the Farm Press, P.O. Box 10445, Yakima, WA 98909. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Fox Mountain Publishing, Tonasket, WA, writer; On the Farm Press, Yakima, WA, publisher and writer. Also worked as a waitress.

MEMBER: Small Publishers Association of North America, Publishers Marketing Association, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association.


(As Jeanie J. Peck-Whiting) Pigs and Other Stories, Xlibris (Philadelphia, PA), 2001.

(As Jeanie J. Peck-Whiting) Farm Animals: YourGuide to Raising Livestock, Fox Mountain Publishing (Tonasket, WA), 2002.

Leaving the City: 101 Tips for Moving to the Country, On the Farm Press (Yakima, WA), 2004.

Farrow to Finish (video), On the Farm Press (Yakima, WA), 2004.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A farm-animal series of videos.

SIDELIGHTS: Jeanie J. Peck told CA: "I've loved to write all my life. As a young girl, I kept journals. We always lived on farms while I was growing up; all my writings in one way or other have to do with farm animals.

"I was inspired to write my nonfiction book because of my favorite sow. Yes, a pig! Her name is Rosie, and she inspires me with her beauty and character daily.

"I hope to give readers a sense of knowledge and growth through my writing. I always include addresses, so they can reach me anytime, and I hope to help some new farmers so they don't make the same mistakes starting up a farm that we did.

"I have built an office on our property, and I write daily. (The family keeps me out of the office as much as possible on the weekends.) I read every book on animal and farm subjects. I have a library of my own big enough to fill a closet.

"If I were to give advice to aspiring writers, it would be to read everything on the subject of writing and publishing, and then everything on the subject they wish to write about. There isn't enough to read, so read it all! I would advise them to include works from Dan Poynter and Marilyn Ross for a good start on what the publishing business is about and how to achieve huge results with a small investment. It's well worth the time to check these authors out. Then, never give up on writing, and write what you know—what you love."



On the Farm Press, (February 10, 2004).