Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan

Protagonist, poem, Issue 29, December 1, 2014


Birthdate? Sept 14 1975

When did you start writing? In childhood. 

When and what and where did you first get published? My first publication was in seventh grade when I convinced my teacher to let me start the school's first literary magazine. I worked for the paper in college, and my first fiction publication came in 2014 in Leading Edge Literary Magazine

What themes do you like to write about? Classic fairy tales, historical moments, memories of childhood and running. 

What books and/or stories have most resonated with you as an author? Why? How do these stories and their characters find expression in your work? Madeleine L'engle's, Anne McCaffrey and Orson Scott Card find ways to weave meaningful themes into fantastic new worlds. I try very hard to include a little bit of magic even in my stories that deal with every day life. 

Biography
Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan is a writing mom on the run. A mom of three, she relies on humor and patience and loves sharing classic stories with her children. As a runner and triathlete, she relies on tough workouts to spark incredible ideas. She provides school and community workshops. Her writing appears frequently in magazines like Family Fun, and AppleSeeds as well as online newsletters like Writer’s Weekly, Children’s Writer, and Kidsburgh. She has won awards for her fiction and poetry with her most recent flash fiction story appearing in Leading Edge Literary Magazine.