Shirley Penick

 

Small town values and Big time love.

Shirley Penick

Milly Astara fled Chicago to escape her violent ex-boyfriend, landing in the small town of Bedford, Wyoming. Thank God they’d never married. But he’s somehow gotten her phone number and is sending her harassing texts. He’d be breaking parole to come after her, so she should be safe. The sheriff is unaware of this current campaign to torment her, maybe it’s time to clue him in.

Tim Jefferson is new to town and only there for a week before calving season starts in his hometown in Chedwick, Washington. His first encounter in this roadside Wyoming town is with Milly, the pretty hostess of the restaurant where he’s meeting the woman wanting him to produce a bunch of small sculptures for her non-profit. Tim can’t help but notice the tension on Milly’s pretty face when she seats him. He sure would like to help ease that.

But what good can he do in a short seven days?

 

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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