Shirley Penick


Small town values and big time love.

Shirley Penick


Preorder! Tempting Chase releases July 1st!

Friends forever. Chase Kipling and his twin brother Cade have been best friends with Katie since grade school. They hang out together all the time, riding horses, playing cards, going to movies and sporting events. A fun friendship for all three of them. Until a new guy in town mentions what a sexy woman she is. Chase sees red at the comment, how dare some guy lust after his best friend. Sure, she’s beautiful and sexy and has a great laugh… and now his eyes are opened and there’s no turning back.

Katie Jackson has known Chase since first grade, she’s had a crush on him since middle school, and loved him since, well, probably forever. But he’s got her firmly in the friend zone and she has no idea how to change that. Or if she even wants to risk changing it. After all friends is better than nothing. Isn’t it?


a little about..


I am a former techy turned writer. I’m writing two small town contemporary romance series with some other ideas percolating in my brain. The Lake Chelan Series is the first series and there are several more books planned for it. The Burlap and Barbed Wire series is a spinoff from the Lake Chelan series. All the books are stand alone but they are also fun to read in order.

I have lived in Colorado, Hawaii and currently Washington. I’m a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America) and the local chapters GSRWA (Greater Seattle RWA) and Eastside RWA.

My family consists of two grown children, their spouses, two adorable grand-daughters, and one grand dog. I started reading at a young age with the Nancy Drew mysteries and have continued to be an avid reader. My favorite reading material these days is romance in most of the genres.

My favorite activity is playing with my grand-daughters!

Some of the jobs I have held are a carnation grower’s worker, a trap club puller, a pizza hut waitress, a software engineer, an international trainer, and a business program manager.

And for something really unusual… I once had a raccoon as a pet.

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