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Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland. She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and two cats.
She has a Llb from Edinburgh University and her MSc from Napier University. She has had many jobs including hairdresser, waitress, banker, azalea farmer and lecturer.
However she has not yet achieved either of her childhood dreams of being a ballerina or owning a candy store. Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels. Her crime novels,The DI Hunter Wilson and Jane Renwick Thrillers are published by SpellBound Books.


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Christine Hatfield Alright that's fine val


нєνєℓ  ¢ανα Hi Val,

Thanks a lot for the recommendation. Hope to read it soon. Have a great day over there.


Cheerio!

Hevel


message 9: by Val

Val Penny Christine wrote: "Do you have a facebook?"
No, Christine, I have not made it to face book yet! Twitter and LinkedIn, but not face book. Have a good weekend.


Christine Hatfield Do you have a facebook?


Christine Hatfield Thanks for recommending a book for me to read


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Cindy Hi Val! Thanks for the friendvite:D Look forward to chatting books with you.


AnaΣtaΣia Hello Val,
thank you for the invite! :)
Take care


Robert Thanks for the friend request, Val.


Waffles - Kelsey Thanks so much for the friendship request. Can't wait to share books with you :)


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Val Penny You too Christine


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


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