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PENNY WATSON is a native Pittsburgher whose love of romance started at the age of twelve when she discovered Gone With The Wind in the middle school library. This resulted in numerous attempts at a first novel involving a young lady with windswept hair who lived in a treehouse.

A biologist by training, Penny has worked at various times as a dolphin trainer, science teacher, florist, and turfgrass researcher (don't ask). After taking time off to raise her two spirited children, she decided to rekindle her passion for storytelling. Now she gets to incorporate her wide array of interests--including gardening, cooking, and travel--into her works of fiction. Penny lives outside of Boston with one fly-fishing crazed husband, two lively Filipino ki
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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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I'm almost done! Huge thanks to Lena Goldfinch for my gorgeous cover!

Here is the book blurb for A TASTE OF HEAVEN...



“Create one perfect bite.”

Good little widow Sophia Brown always follows the rules. When the producer of a cooking competition requests an amuse-bouche, the chefs stick with proteins. Sauces. A savory concoction. She has only one shot to impress the judges on A Taste of Heaven. Bu... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: What happens when a sassy city slicker meets a hunky bearded lumberjack living in Vermont? LUMBERJACK IN LOVE
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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.
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Lush. That is the first thing that pops into my head when I think of Laura Florand's writing. Her settings are so lush and vibrant and appealing. And fantastically romantic.

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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

“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.”
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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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“I guess I’m a late bloomer.”

“I sure like you blooming with me, Bev.”
Penny Watson, Apples Should Be Red

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“If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
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“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”
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“But I tell you--and mark my words--you will come some day to a craggy pass in the channel, where the whole of life's stream will be broken up into whirl and tumult, foam and noise: either you will be dashed to atoms on crag points, or lifted up and borne on by some master-wave into a calmer current...”
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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!


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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?


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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!


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


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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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