Peggy Rowe began writing when her three sons “left our nest in Baltimore and moved as far away from us as they could get.” She’s published pieces in newspapers and magazines for about 15 years — mostly humor and human interest. Her occasional letters to her celebrity son Mike Rowe, which he reads aloud and shares on social media, have attracted a worldwide following. More than 110 million viewers laughed through her son’s delivery of a guilt-inducing letter, dubbed “Old Blue.” Her recent letter about an adventurous flight is also hysterical. She just finished her first book and plans to travel back to Dayton, when she turns 80, for the 2018 EBWW. It will be her fourth workshop.