Shirley Penick

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I started writing late in life. I've always been a reader, devouring Nancy Drew books in grade school right on through to today. But writing is new to me and I am having a blast.

I have two series, both small town contemporary romance.

My Lake Chelan series is centered around a remote town in eastern Washington and all the challenges and shenanigans that go on there. Many of the characters in that series are volunteer firefighters. My father was a volunteer firefighter and walking into a station still smells like home to me. So I am having a lot of fun incorporating my memories into new stories.

My Burlap and Barbed Wire series at this point is Colorado Cowboys all from one family of cattle ranchers living in the Rocky Mountains at the base o
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Shirley Penick I write beginning to end, I don't skip around. Usually when I get writer's block it's about a specific scene and how to handle it. So I put in a comme…moreI write beginning to end, I don't skip around. Usually when I get writer's block it's about a specific scene and how to handle it. So I put in a comment for what needs to happen and then go on to the next scene. After I get to "The End" I go back and fix those scenes I left out. Unless I get some kind of brilliant idea for one of those skipped scenes, then I go back and fix it right away.(less)
Shirley Penick I love to see a story come together. It starts out with a vague idea and little by little it evolves into a full world of people and emotions, fun and…moreI love to see a story come together. It starts out with a vague idea and little by little it evolves into a full world of people and emotions, fun and failure, joy and sorrow, and of course love (since I write romance). The creative process is just so darn much fun!(less)
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My Christmas novella, The Rancher's Lady is free for download on Amazon 11/28/2018-11/30/2018.

It's small town contemporary romance and the prequel to both of my series.

Single dad, matchmaking 8 yr. old daughter and the new 3rd grade teacher.
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"This is another in the Lake Chelan series by Shirley Penick. I have found these books to be interesting and fun to read and this book is not exception. Deborah and Terry have passion for all aspects of their lives, will they ever figure out that they" Read more of this review »
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"Book 9 of the "Lake Chelan" series and this book was a very enjoyable read with the great character and plot development that kept me totally engaged as each and every page was turned until the very end!"
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This is one of the best in Death books I've read and I love them all. The strength of everyone standing together to catch the murderer, in support of Eve and Roarke was outstanding! If you like the in Death books make sure you read this one!
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Gianna Thomas Hi, Shirley,

Thank you for becoming my friend. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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