Penny Freeman

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As editor-in-chief of Xchyler Publishing, Penny Freeman has collaborated with several award-winning authors, with a focus on the speculative fiction for which Xchyler Publishing is know. She has also helmed the publication and/or continued production of over thirty books, and personally guided seven anthologies through the editorial process.

Penny engages her thirty years of wordsmith experience in historical fiction, journalism, editing and desktop publishing. Literature, history and storytelling are her great passions, although the technical aspects of the language arts satisfy her compulsion for order.

She lives with her husband of 35 years in southeast Texas.

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The Bookminder by M.K. Wiseman
"The Bookminder is a fantasy that takes place in old Istria, centering around a seventeen year old girl who exists because of magick.

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The Bookminder by M.K. Wiseman
"The Bookminder is a fun fantasy story full of history and magic. Set in 1679 Croatia, at a time when the Church ruled the area and magic was forbidden. In the town of Dvigrad, 16-year-old Liara lives with the priest, Father Phenlick. Liara came in..." Read more of this review »
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The Bookminder had some very interesting world building. I really liked how there were specific rules to the magick in the book and how the reader gets to see the effects and consequences of those rules. Along those lines, I also really e..." Read more of this review »
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Everstar by Candace J. Thomas
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As the editor of this book, I'll refrain from adding a star rating in order to maintain the integrity of system. However, Candace J. Thomas has culminated her Vivatera series with this exciting climax. She guides her readers through the travails of N ...more
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Concerto by J.D. Spero
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As an editor, I generally refrain from giving star ratings to works in which I am involved in order to maintain the integrity of the system. However, JD Spero has followed up her initial offering of the award-winning FORTE with this truly excellent s ...more
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Dragon Moon by Scott E. Tarbet
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“I don't want to be married just to be married. I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can't talk to, or worse, someone I can't be silent with.”
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“That's what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It's geometrically progressive - all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.”
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“Reading good books ruins you for enjoying bad books.”
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Mel  Of Bacchus Wow, you read a lot of books! Thanks for finding and friending me on here too Penny!! Blessings xx


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