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Penny Watson

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Award-winning author Penny Watson writes feel-good fiction with a side of quirk. She loves to blend genres, push limits, and try new things. No matter what she writes, it always has a happy ending.

Penny was a botanist in her former life and began her publishing career with scientific journals. Now she lets her muse run wild, penning quirky love stories, North Pole adventures, and even childrens’ books about a superhero weenie dog.

She currently resides outside of Boston with a fly-fishing obsessed husband, two spirited Filipino kids, and Lucy, the Original Wonder Weenie.

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Penny Watson Hi Jenny! Yes, I am planning 3 more stories--one for Sven, one for Gregor, and one for Wolfie. Sven's book, SWEET ADVENTURE, will be out this holiday…moreHi Jenny! Yes, I am planning 3 more stories--one for Sven, one for Gregor, and one for Wolfie. Sven's book, SWEET ADVENTURE, will be out this holiday season.(less)
Penny Watson Hi Chris! I am so glad you liked Sweet Adventure! Yippppeeeee!

Did you try this link for the Lumberjack epilogue?

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Hi Chris! I am so glad you liked Sweet Adventure! Yippppeeeee!

Did you try this link for the Lumberjack epilogue?

http://www.pennywatsonbooks.com/LUMBE...

See if that works. If not, I'll send you the document.

You just gave me a good idea for another Yeti sighting! Maybe we'll see them again before the end of the series.
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Lumberjack in Love

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Apples Should Be Red

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Sweet Inspiration (Klaus Br...

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I realized the other day when I read one of those articles about "BEST TIPS FOR WRITING" I usually roll my eyes and yell out "No!" "Stupid!" "I don't think so!"


So I thought it might be fun to do my own writing tips. You know, writing tips from an alternate universe.

Penny Watson's Writing Tips

1. Don't write.

That's correct. Walk, garden, go out to lunch with your friends.

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LUMBERJACK IN LOVE (Romance)
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Description: What happens when a sassy city slicker meets a hunky bearded lumberjack living in Vermont? LUMBERJACK IN LOVE
SWEET MAGIK (Romance)
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Description: Can a punk snow boarder and a librarian find love in the North Pole? An unexpected kiss on New Year's Eve and some elfin magik lead Oskar Klaus on the adventure of a lifetime.
SWEET INSPIRATION (Romance)
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Description: A saucy, quirky take on the legend of Santa Claus and the North Pole!

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I loved this novella! Sweet, funny, nostalgic, and with a super fun twist on the older woman-younger man teacher-student trope.

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Wife is still married when she gets involved with the "hero"...that's cheating. Didn't like that.
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“I'm no light weight, mountain man. It'll take more than a couple of frou-frou Vermont microbrews to get me trashed." She leaned forward and bit his lip. "If you stop, I'm gonna kill you. With your own axe.”
Penny Watson, Lumberjack in Love

“I don’t want to see Bev get hurt. Not after all those years of shoveling Roger’s shit, and um…this is awkward. I’m just wondering—”

“I’m keeping her,” Tom finally said with exasperation.

John choked on his beer. “You’re keeping her?”

“That’s what I said.”

“Does she know you’re keeping her?”

“Nope. Not yet. Keep it under your hat.”

“No problem. Good luck.”

“I don’t need any goddamned luck. I got daisies.”
Penny Watson, Apples Should Be Red
tags: sweet

“Ami leaned into his side and inhaled the fresh scent of man. “Uh, no. Sometimes my biological clock threatens to explode like a ticking bomb, that’s all. Rachel is so lucky. Nat is a doll. Doug adores them. Don’t mind me, I’m just wishing my laundry pile was filled with boxer shorts and Cinderella T-shirts. I’ll get over it.”
“Why do you have to get over it,” Marcus asked gently. “Sounds like a nice dream to me.”
...a few pages later

Things were looking up. If he could just convince her his boxer shorts belonged in her laundry basket, he’d be right on board with her six-month plan”
Penny Watson, Lumberjack in Love
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Harlequin Historical Hi, I'm very happy to meet you and look forward to discussing books with you. If you ever have any questions about any of the titles on my shelves, please ask away. I'll be happy to answer them. If you are on MySpace you can join me at www.myspace.com/historicals or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HarlequinHistorical I have monthly contests for free books and I try to keep everyone up-to-date with what all the authors are doing.




message 2: by Dina

Dina Thanks for the friend invite, Penny! :)


Carolyn Crane Hey Penny!

Okay, I'm still figuring this thing out, but it's fun.


message 4: by K. (last edited Nov 27, 2009 03:07PM)

K. Hi Penny: I just noticed your book "Sweet Inspirations" is coming out on Dec. 2. Sounds really interesting and will be nice to read during the holidays (with the "5 Klaus sons," sounds like it could become a series?). Do you know if it's going to be published in a format that is compatible with Kindle? Congratulations and thanks a bunch.
K.



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Penny Watson K. wrote: "Hi Penny: I just noticed your book "Sweet Inspirations" is coming out on Dec. 2. Sounds really interesting and will be nice to read during the holidays (with the "5 Klaus sons," sounds like it co..."

Hi K! If you purchase the book at the Wild Rose Press website, it is available in 3 formats...Adobe (pdf), MSReader, and Web (HTML). Not sure if Kindle is only able to read books from the Amazon website, or other pdf files as well. My book will be sold at some other e-book sites, like Fictionwise, All Romance Ebooks, and Mybookstore (as far as I know). I am definitely planning a 5-book series, one story for each brother. Right now I'm working on the second one, called Sweet Magik (which is Oskar's story). I can't believe the book is coming out next week!


message 6: by K.

K. Thanks Penny! Ya - If the pdf format will convert to text via my Adobe Standard program (some do), it should be fine. However, if it's of the "protected" variety (drm) . . . I'm sunk (Kindle can read unprotected mobipocket, txt, and pdf without any/or minor conversion)! :( I'll have to send it to Amazon and have it converted I suppose! With all your Ami buddies . . . maybe you should think about publishing in Kindle? (Hint!) LOL! You do have a bit of an edge on all those self-promoters over there -- You've always been a "poster/one of us" first and foremost! With all the books we've read in common, I can't wait to see how romantic your book has turned out! I have a sneaking suspicion I'm going to love it -- I'm already loving the premise. :)
K.


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Penny Watson K. wrote: "Thanks Penny! Ya - If the pdf format will convert to text via my Adobe Standard program (some do), it should be fine. However, if it's of the "protected" variety (drm) . . . I'm sunk (Kindle can ..."

I am waiting for a response from the marketing director at TWRP about the pdf files. Will get back to you as soon as I hear from her. Thanks for that awesome plug on the Ami boards for my book! You are hilarious. Self-promotion is sort of a waste of time, in my opinion. No one is really listening to an author pimping her own novel. It has to come from other readers who enjoyed the story. I have to say that it is very nerve-wracking wondering if readers/reviewers will like my book. But I have a pretty tough skin after the contests I did (got perfect scores, as well as crappy scores--some people loved my book, and some did not!!) Such is life, and dealing with the criticism is a skill that all writers need to learn. I hope you like my story...I would describe it as a "light little Christmas ditty"--nothing too heavy or serious. Fun for the holidays!


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Penny Watson K. wrote: "Thanks Penny! Ya - If the pdf format will convert to text via my Adobe Standard program (some do), it should be fine. However, if it's of the "protected" variety (drm) . . . I'm sunk (Kindle can ..."

Hi K! The marketing director said the Wild Rose Press titles are DMR free. Is that good?


Frances Stockton Thank you for the friend acceptance here on Goodreads! I've just started my profile and still learning the ins and outs. Any tips?


message 10: by Frances

Frances Stockton Quick question for you, how do you add your blog or a blog link as you have on your profile here? Thanks for any advice. Have a great day and happy writing.


message 11: by Penny

Penny Watson Frances wrote: "Quick question for you, how do you add your blog or a blog link as you have on your profile here? Thanks for any advice. Have a great day and happy writing."

Hi Mary! go to your profile page, then go to "edit data" in the profile box, then you'll see a list of things under your profile photo, including "edit blog"--hit that. Then, you'll see instructions for adding a blog if you already have one. good luck!


message 12: by Rachel

Rachel Haimowitz Y hallo there, hilarious person! Thanks for the friendvite; I'm definitely looking forward to seeing your reviews! :D


message 13: by Stacy

Stacy Eaton Penny - Thank you for your friendship!


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Penny Watson Sally wrote: "Hi Penny. Thanks for accepting my friend invite!"

Hi Sally! Glad you liked my review for The Hostage Bargain. I loved that book. I'm just about to start a mystery and a sci fi this weekend. Happy Reading!


Savannah Penny, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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message 16: by Amanda

Amanda Loved Lumberjack in Love. any chance you are going to make it into a series?? i can read those all day..funny with just enough sizzle :-)


message 17: by Penny

Penny Watson Amanda wrote: "Loved Lumberjack in Love. any chance you are going to make it into a series?? i can read those all day..funny with just enough sizzle :-)"

Hi Amanda! Yep, I decided to write a couple more lumberjack books! Next one is about Marcus's younger brother...Jack! ;^) And the third one is about a lumberjack competition. They are really fun to write. Thanks so much!


message 18: by Amanda

Amanda Penny wrote: "Amanda wrote: "Loved Lumberjack in Love. any chance you are going to make it into a series?? i can read those all day..funny with just enough sizzle :-)"

Hi Amanda! Yep, I decided to write a cou..."


Can't wait to read them!


Stacey is Sassy Hey Penny, loved, loved, loved Lumberjack in Love.

See you around :-)


message 20: by Penny

Penny Watson Stacey is Sassy wrote: "Hey Penny, loved, loved, loved Lumberjack in Love.

See you around :-)"


THANK YOU!


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