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…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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"Oh My What an Uplifting Book. The story of Chris and Barbara married for almost 10 years fighting problems with their marriage and the downfall of their town. Chris comes up with a plan to help the town and in the process has to fight for the woma..." Read more of this review »
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Gianna Thomas Hi, Shirley,

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

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