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Born in London in 1950, David Penny began writing at a tender age after moving to Mid Wales. Initially obsessed with all things science-fiction he read avidly and wrote even more. His first publications came at the age of seventeen in small fanzines. At the age of twenty-three a short story was accepted by Galaxy magazine – his first payment for writing. This was followed by appearances in the UK magazine Vertex. At the age of 24 his first novel, The Sunset People, was accepted for publication by Robert Hale and David was taken on by the Leslie Flood Literary Agency. Three other science fiction novels followed: Starchant, Out of Time and Sunshine 43.

David enjoyed a dissipated and wasteful (but not wasted) youth, doing little other than writ
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David Penny Hi Annie - I don't think I've ever written any books about Mid Wales, unless it's you can take the man out of Mid Wales but never Mid Wales out of the…moreHi Annie - I don't think I've ever written any books about Mid Wales, unless it's you can take the man out of Mid Wales but never Mid Wales out of the man. In which case everything I write is about Mid Wales.
Although... maybe, because the hero of my latest book comes from the Shropshire borderlands which might count, I guess.
I have a couple of crime novels on the back-boiler, one of which is set in the Mid Wales area. You'd like it, if it ever gets written, because the detectives mother is based on Ruth (you remember her?) and he leaves home to escape his hippy upbringing but then has to return when he's disgraced.(less)
David Penny I don't believe in writer's block, not at all.

Sit down and write. It's not rocket science, after all. One word follows another, and if enough of them…more
I don't believe in writer's block, not at all.

Sit down and write. It's not rocket science, after all. One word follows another, and if enough of them follow you've got a short story, a novella or a book.(less)
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