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Tonya Penrose

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Tonya writes tales of enchanted mystery, romance, and magical realism that inspire readers to follow their dreams.

As an author, she’s moved by the effect humor and inspirational driven narratives can have on readers. That observation illuminates why her prose often conveys high-minded messages, which invites reader exploration. She is enthusiastic about crafting stories with beguiling characters, adding dashes of snappy humor, and engaging dialogue that leaves her fingerprint on each page.

When Tonya relocated to the mountains, she found fresh writing ideas waiting. From her favorite porch chair gazing at a tranquil lake, the nudge to scribe her first novel, Old Mountain Cassie came calling. From her beach chair, the idea for the new coz
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Tonya Penrose When I'm not promoting and doing Old Mountain Cassie's, bidding, I have another novel that I just completed the first draft of "Shell Isle Mysteries: …moreWhen I'm not promoting and doing Old Mountain Cassie's, bidding, I have another novel that I just completed the first draft of "Shell Isle Mysteries: The Case for Eavesdropping." I promise to share more about this humor mystery soon.

Additionally, Cassie, the characters of Divine, and readers of "Old Mountain Cassie" have been chattering ideas incessantly about the next story in the series. I feel the pressure, too.

Then there's "The Benefactor" a romance with an unusual twist that's waiting in the wings. Well, actually a spiral notebook is the keeper of the first 30 pages. This will be a fun story to pen and a new genre for me.(less)
Tonya Penrose Actually, a story idea finds me first. The inspiration to write follows once that seed gets planted.
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Quoth Tonya...

Quoth Tonya

"Acts are seldom random."

"When a door opens, it's not mannerly to keep standing outside."

"Be careful with words, for they become exacting once loose."
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This was a delightful cozy featuring 2 middle aged cousins and a dimpled detective . Need a vacation? The author manages to put you right on the middle of a seaside town called Shell Isle. The dialogue is snappy, there’s humor, and the" Read more of this review »
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