I am very happy for Penny and so proud of her . She has been supporting others and advertising for everybody else for a very long time so I am very happy to do the same for her 😉
Please check out the blurb for Penny’s new novel, and the question and answers section -)
I can’t tell you how excited I am that my very first ever Christmas story is being released today. The Unwanted Christmas Guest is a story about Elizabeth McMurphy, an up and coming high powered attorney, who is after vengeance. Her sights are set on one of the richest and most powerful families in Colorado. Steve York is an obnoxious reporter that thinks the ice queen has gone too far and does all he can to get under her skin.
When one of the worst blizzards in history, hits Colorado and leaves a hurt Steve York, stranded with Elizabeth in a mountain cabin, she must decide to either take care of him, or throw him out to fend for himself.
“What’s going on here? Where the hell are my pants?”
Elizabeth practically jumped out of her skin. Steve stood in the bedroom doorway, wearing only some tight fitting pink sweats.
“I found you after your car went nose to nose with a tree.” She crossed her arms. “The question is, what were you doing up here in a snowstorm? Were you coming up here to spy on me?”
“Jesus, my head hurts.” Steve groaned and sat at the kitchen table. “And don’t flatter yourself.” He brought up his hands to rub his eyes and push on his temples. He started to say something when a giggle and a round of undistinguishable sounds caught his attention. Steve stared at the little girl, a whisper of a smile on his pale face. “You have a daughter?”
She chose to ignore the question. “Again, Mr. York, you were headed…where?”
“I was going to see some friends in Granby, then on to Steamboat to spend the holidays with my family.”
“You figured on taking a short cut on Badger Springs Road?”
“Basically,” he muttered. “I had a phone in my pants pocket…” Steve looked down at the pink sweats. “Yours, I presume?” At her nod, he asked with a smirk, “And you’re the one that took my clothes off?”
“Junior, my neighbor.”
“If you’ll allow me to use your phone, I’ll call Triple A and get myself and my car out of your life.” He reached over to Katy and she latched onto his finger, the brightest smile ever illuminating her sweet face.
Elizabeth quickly picked her up, as if he would contaminate her by his touch. “Phones are out.”
“How the hell do you live here?” he asked irritably.
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1) How old were you when you first started writing?
I wrote a full length novel at the age of twenty. It took me about five years and when I was done I put it in my closet and it lived there for thirty years! I actually just took it out and revamped the first four chapters and sent it into a publishing company and they picked it up. But I have had to rewrite the entire thing. The writing was – UHG – horrific!
I started writing seriously right before retiring, about five years ago.
2) Which genre do you love to read?
Probably, humor mixed with romance! My favorite author is Janet Evanovich!
3) When was your first novel published?
My children’s book, Hike up Devil’s Mountain, was published in June of 2011.
4) What is you most current novel that has been published/due to be published?
I have a Christmas novella that will be released December 6. It’s a sweet romance. I have a full length novel (the one I mentioned in question one – due out April of 2014. And I also have a children’s picture book that is to be released by Nocturnal Press in May of 2014.
5) How long have you been with nocturnal press publications?
I was signed only a month or so ago. I was thrilled when Nocturnal Press offered me a contract on my story, Have You Seen My Tail? It’s a story mom/dad and their child can read together AND there are “bug” recipes at the end of the story that can be made and eaten.
6) What interested you to start doing blogs?
In today’s world, if you want to be successful as a writer, you need to have a blog where you can post and host!
7) What do you mainly blog about?
My main objective is hosting other authors who want to talk about their stories. I really enjoy supporting this craft! All my books are listed on the side, so while I am supporting other authors, I am still advertising my books!
8) Please tell me 3 things that is not commonly know about yourself?
HMMMMM, what can I say outloud???
- I live only on solar and wind as we live very rural
- I am afraid of the dark (and believe me – out here in the middle of nowhere, it gets really dark!
- I get EXTREMELY nervous when I have to get on an airplane!
Hayley, thank you so much for letting me chat with you and your readers. I have books out for the middle grade kiddos and books for the older group! You can find out about me and my books on the following links. Please stop by and leave a comment anytime. I love visitors!!!