Peggy Sue Yarber lives in Southern, California, with her two daughters, two dogs and two turtles. She works in the field of education. She has a PhD in psychology which dovetails nicely to her curiosity about human behavior. Her experiences in teaching and working with people have all contributed to her story writing.
She will be the first to say having a PhD in psychology is not necessarily the key to finding love or fully understanding the why of our behavior. In fact, she will say searching for a soul mate is a quest; a commitment and one insight she shares is the old adage of the more things change the more they remain the same. Boys and girls in their fifties still have the same feelings they did as teenagers. “We did not know then why we did what we did - and we still have the same confusion in our 50s.”
"Just Because You’re Cute Doesn’t Mean I Want To Kiss You" will be available in January 2015. This story is a departure from her previous work. The story focuses on the crazy world of internet dating and no it is not a self-help book or a how to book. The story is told through the perils of a single woman in her 50s named Ricky Dean. The hazards and pitfalls of dating are softened by Ricky Dean’s sense of humor and unintentional self-exploration of her childhood and how it has influenced her dating life and choices. For example, Ricky Dean tries to understand why she continually is attracted to men who do not want a relationship with her and all the men who want to get to know her she finds fault upon fault with them. She does not understand why one man showed up in walker, another neglected to share he was under 5 feet tall and then there is the ever elusive David David. She believes he is her true love - her soul mate but the only drawback is even after knowing him for over four years she has no idea where he lives or what he really does for a living but they have the most wonderful rendezvouses.
Her first book, TARE, inspired by a parable in the book of Matthew and current events, is her first published book.
Next came the book, Rocketships to Heaven and the SOS Fuel Station which is a story written as a children’s tale to answer questions concerning faith in a higher power.
Her third book of fiction is titled The Judas Ride and it attacks the struggles and vacillations of today’s teenagers with the caveat of there is always a second chance.
Then in 2011 her fourth book of fiction titled Bleed and Hum was released. This is a story of resolve, romance and avarice with the key players knowing the choices to make but wondering if they have the fortitude and guts to do the task.