Margaret Best Author Newsletter

About the Author

Margaret “Peggy” Best is an award-winning book author with several books to her credit including personal Memoirs, how-to books, children’s books, and a young adult series. As a retired teacher, her master’s degree in Reading education serves her well as both a memoir and non-fiction book author.


Born in Peekskill, New York, Peggy grew up as a U.S. Army brat graduating high school in Germany, college in Louisiana, and earning her master’s degree in Florida. After retiring from teaching elementary school, she embarked upon a career as an author.


She believes everyone has a story to tell and helps others record their life stories through her Memoir Writing with Peggy book and coaching programs. Living in Florida with her husband of 55 years, she is a mother of three with eight grandchildren.


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There are thirty-one days in January. Martin Luther King Jr. birthday, a federal holiday, is celebrated on January 16 in the United States.
The birth stone for January is the Garnet. The flower is the Snowdrop.
January is named for the Roman god Janus, the god of new beginnings.  Janus is depicted with two heads, one looking backwards, the other forwards.
Coin depicting Janus 

Latest News


When: January 29, 2023

Where: Eisenhower Center The Villages, FL.

What: Over 80 local authors selling and speaking to customers.

Who: Many Villages authors plus others. Special Guest Speakers:

Al Pessin
Patricia Charpentier
David Housek

How: Stop by my booth and say hi!

Coming In February

  • More stories about Angel sightings
  • The Creation of Angels
  • Book of the Month Memoir Writing with Peggy
  • Valentine’s Day: Is Cupid an angel?

Books By Margaret

Book Of The Month

This book, now in its second edition, tells the true story of Christmas while sharing essays exploring the various themes of the story. Customs of Christmas are shared, like singing carols, decorating Christmas trees, sending greeting cards, family gatherings, giving gifts, and different versions of our Santa Claus. Crafts, recipes, puzzles, and coloring pages add to the book. The book is available only as an Ebook but will be in paperback and hardcover in time for Christmas 2023.

Spiritual Beings

Contrary to The Big Bang or Evolution Theory, I believe from the beginning of time, one supreme being we call God set the scene for our world. This God, when asked His name, said, ‘I Am.”

Whether “I Am’ created the world in six days by speaking it into existence, or he allowed the universe to evolve with his design is not my concern. This essay and newsletter is based on Biblical study, and my experiences with the spiritual world relating to angels.

So, let’s dig in. Be sure to comment if you wish.

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Angels are one of a class of spiritual beings or celestial attendants of God. Angels consist of the lowest in the ranks of nine orders of celestial beings (seraphim, cherubim, thrones, dominions, virtues, powers, principalities, archangels, and angels). Most of us cannot see, hear, touch, or feel angels, like the air on a calm day, but we know they exist.

There are myriads of diverse angels in the unsee spiritual world. It boggles my mind when I think about all the unseen visages hovering around me at any time of the day r night. Multiplied with the many angels assigned to each person on Earth, there are more than the grains of sand on the beach or the stars in the universe. When did God create these beings? Does he make a new one with each baby born? Do angels die or live forever? Are they assigned roles at different times. What is the purpose of these beings? Who is my guardian angel?

My Guardian Angel Experience

Angel of God, my Guardian dear, To whom God’s love commits me here, Ever this day, be at my side, To light and guard, Rule and guide.

I know I have at least one Guardian Angel all the time to love, protect and guide me. Some people call this our conscience, but I call it my angel. I struggle between good and evil. Should I do this or that? When I am in tune with the church and reading the Bible, I subconsciously debate within myself and often produce a decision of which Jiminy Cricket would be proud.

I have seen and heard different angels bringing messages, protection, and comfort at times of stress. Most of you reading this may be thinking: “Sure. Do you hear fairies too?” All I know is I believe I saw my Guardian Angel.

We attended a writing conference in Orlando, Florida, where I came down with food poisoning and was taken to the hospital by ambulance. The pain was miserable; I couldn’t stand and lay in…  well, you know what. The medic gave me a shot, which relieved the symptoms somewhat, but I Iay in the bed in pain, thinking I would die, praying and crying when a tall man appeared at the foot of my bed. The man smiled. His long brown hair fell down his shoulders, and his bright brown eyes showed love, care, and peace. He wore a white gown that seemed to flow as if caught in a warm breeze. He stood beside my bed, placed his hands on my covered legs, and said, “You will be fine. This will pass. Just relax. God is with you. I will stay until you are better.”

I knew the man was my Guardian Angel. He stayed beside me even when other people were in the room, but he only appeared to me. I saw no wings, but he hovered as if floating on air.

This experience was not the first sighting of angels, but the first time I recognized the apparition as a Guardian Angel. I had felt him on many previous occasions, but this was the first time I was given the grace to see him. Whether the apparition was male or female, I could not tell. My studies suggest angels are genderless. They do not procreate. They do the will of God. They protect and bring messages and comfort to God’s human children.

If you have had a similar experience and believe they are angelic, why not send a brief description of the event to my Email? With your permission, I may place that story in this newsletter.