Peggy Anderson

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What crises has Peggy faced?

Ned Berke
Her father, Wilbert Anderson, was running a plumbing and heating company in 1970 when he was murdered during a robbery there. Anderson was 32 at the time. She was working on a book about the murder when she passed away.
Ned Berke
Before Nurse, Anderson struggled financially.

Even with her first novel, The Daughters, she found little footing. Though well-reviewed, it was a financial failure, providing only the $2,500 advance.

"She lived on bean soup and used to count how many squeezes she could get out of a toothpaste tube," agent Jay Acton told People magazine in 1980.