Shirley Penick

 

Small town values and Big time love.

Shirley Penick

New standalone novel by Shirley Penick.

Will she give a second chance to the one that got away?

Dr. Patricia Decatur is perfectly happy as a professor at her mineral engineering college in Colorado. She’s got a fulfilling career and is excited to be helping with the Energy Summit that will be held on campus. Right up until she finds out who the keynote speaker is.

Steve Sampson is thrilled to be invited to be the keynote speaker at the energy conference hosted by his alma mater. He’s got plenty to share with the students and faculty. But the real reason he’s excited has nothing to do with his career.

Steve knows his former girlfriend, Patsy, will be at the symposium, and since he’s single again, he’s going to do his best to see if he can make up for breaking her heart.

 Two mineral engineers must reconcile their past, to savor the present, and determine if they can have a future…together.

a little about..

Shirley

What does a geeky math nerd know about writing romance?

That’s a darn good question. As a former techy I’ve done everything from computer programming to international trainer. Prior to college I had lots of different jobs and activities that were so diverse, I was an anomaly.

None of that qualifies me for writing novels. But I have some darn good stories to tell and a lot of imagination.

I have lived in Colorado, Hawaii and currently Washington. Going from two states with 340 days of sun to a state with 340 days of clouds, I had to do something to perk me up. And that’s when I started this new adventure called author. Joining the Romance Writers of America and two local chapters, helped me learn the craft quickly and has been a ton of fun.

My family consists of two grown children, their spouses, two adorable grand-daughters, and one grand dog. My favorite activity is playing with my grand-daughters!

When the girls can’t play with their amazing grand-mother, my interests are reading and writing, yay! I started reading at a young age with the Nancy Drew mysteries and have continued to be an avid reader my whole life. My favorite reading material is romance in most of the genres, but occasionally other stories creep into my to-be-read pile, I don’t kick them out.

Some of the strange 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. I took welding, drafting and upholstery in high school, a long time ago when girls didn’t take those classes, so I have an eclectic bunch of knowledge and experience.

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

Join with me as I tell my stories, weaving real tidbits from my life in with imaginary ones. You’ll have to guess which is which. It will be a hoot!

 

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