Join us for a special Centennial event at Westland Area Library with Ohio’s bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix! Bring a friend and enjoy a talk from the author with a book signing to follow. Books by Haddix will be available for purchase courtesy of Cover to Cover Books. The talk and book signing are free and open to all. 

Margaret Haddix Author Talk & Book Signing at Westland

  • Monday, Nov 6 @ Westland Area Library | 6p


Haddix has published over 50 titles and is best known for her bestselling "Shadow Children" and "The Missing" series. Her newest book, The Ghostly Photos, book two in the Mysteries of Trash and Treasure series, was just published in September of 2023. The Ghostly Photos and other Haddix titles are available to borrow at the library.  

This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of Southwest Public Libraries Centennial Series.

Margaret Peterson Haddix (born April 9, 1964) is an American writer known best for the two children's series, Shadow Children (1998–2006) and The Missing (2008–2015). She also wrote the 10th volume in the multiple-author series The 39 Clues. Haddix grew up on a farm about halfway between two small towns in Ohio: Washington Court House and Sabina. She grew up in a family of readers. Some of her favorite books growing up included E.L. Konigsburg books, Harriet the SpyAnne of Green Gables, Louisa May Alcott’s Little WomenThe Diary of Anne FrankRebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, and The Little Princess. She graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with degrees in English/journalism, English/Creative writing, and History. Her books have won many literary awards, including the Ohioana Library Association’s Book Award for Juvenile Literature and the Buckeye Children’s and Teen Book Award.

Library Hours

Mon-Thu      9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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