Peggy Wirgau
Writer of Historical Fiction

Welcome to my website! I love bringing history to life, especially through the eyes of real women from the past. I hope you’ll join me on the journey. Read more on my About Page.




The Stars in April is based on the true story of 12-year-old Titanic survivor, Ruth Becker. The daughter of American missionaries, Ruth grew up in India. But when her younger brother’s illness confounded the Indian doctors, Ruth was forced to leave her home and travel to America aboard the ill-fated RMS Titanic.

My new Work In Progress, entitled 355, is set in British-occupied New York City during the American Revolution. Socialite Betty Floyd, daughter of William Floyd, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, becomes a Patriot spy in the extremely secretive group known as the Culper Ring.



Updates from Peggy

March 2019 - Writers on the Beach writers retreat in Delray Beach, FL

December 2018 - Finalist in American Christian Fiction Writers First Impressions Contest