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Penelope Haines

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Penelope Haines became a writer when she realized she could gaze out of the window with a glass of wine in her hands and claim to be working.

Her previous occupations of Nurse, Management Consultant, Parent, Farm Manager, CEO and Commercial Pilot failed to achieve this simple clarity.

Her training as a nurse taught her not to kill patients; her training as a flying instructor convinced her to be patient as students attempted to kill her. Penelope’s current status as ‘alive’ is a testament to the speed of her reactions.

Writing detective novels allows her to explore new and creative ways of murdering those who have offended her. So far the results of that exploration have remained purely fantastical.

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Our guide Ajith was determined to show us all Trivandrum had to show. Incidentally, Trivandrum is NOT the way the locals spell it. A little like the Welsh, their language contains way too many vowels and consonants for normal folk. I was grateful for the abbreviated version!Our guide was determined we got full value on this, our final day in India. We started with a trip to a fishing village near Read more of this blog post »
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“I had finished a book yesterday and was in that annoying phase of still being so involved in its storyline that I was unable to commit to a new novel, although I had several waiting to be read.”
Penelope Haines, Death on D'Urville: A Claire Hardcastle Mystery

“The Anglo-Saxon part of my persona kicked in. “Thank you,” I said, like an automated idiot. “What was so bad about your week?” My sub text was more along the lines of: ‘You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Let’s go away and celebrate. A few orgies would be good.’ Jack”
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“I had finished a book yesterday and was in that annoying phase of still being so involved in its storyline that I was unable to commit to a new novel, although I had several waiting to be read.”
Penelope Haines, Death on D'Urville: A Claire Hardcastle Mystery

“The Anglo-Saxon part of my persona kicked in. “Thank you,” I said, like an automated idiot. “What was so bad about your week?” My sub text was more along the lines of: ‘You’re the best thing that’s ever happened to me. Let’s go away and celebrate. A few orgies would be good.’ Jack”
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“I'm afraid that we all make mistakes. One of the things that defines our character is how we handle mistakes. If we lie about having made a mistake, then it can't be corrected and it festers. On the other hand, if we give up just because we made a mistake, even a big mistake, none of us would get far in life.”
Terry Goodkind, Confessor

“Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
Mark Twain

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