Shirley Penick

 

Small town values and Big time love.

Shirley Penick

Greg Jones has a great life. He’s assistant chief of the town’s volunteer fire department, he owns his own profitable tavern, and never has trouble finding a friend or one of the town’s seniors to hang out with. The only problem in his perfect life is the woman he’s loved for over a decade has him firmly in the friend zone. Not just any friend, but the best friend of her younger brother.

Sandy Anderson is at the top of her career as a video game designer. Her creation Adventures with Tsilly has had four successful releases with plans for more. She’s got a great career! When her mom has surgery she’s able to go back home to work remotely and communicate with her team in Seattle.

Greg sees Sandy’s return home for the summer as his chance. Will she believe he’s more than the love-struck boy whose longing gaze followed her every movement and that age is just a number? He’s got three months to go from friend to lover. The time starts now.

Can this firefighter find the romance of a lifetime with the woman of his dreams? Read now to find out for yourself.

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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