My ultimate goal is that a reader’s life would be impacted for Christ through one of my books.
What lessons have you learned through the publication process that you wouldn’t have guessed as a pre-published writer?
That the hardest work comes after the book is published.
Any funny family stories about living with a writer?
Actually, yes! One evening, I sat perched on the staircase in our house, watching for my husband, Lon, to come home from work. He was scarcely through the front door when I began tugging on his arm.
“Is everything ok, Pen?” he asked me. After 18 yeas of marriage, he knows about my exuberant, creative, and at times, far-fetched personality.
“Yes, yes, it’s fine. I can’t wait for you to meet Lucille Granger!”
“What? Lucille Granger?” Lon looked at me. “Do we have company?”
I shook my head and laughed while leading Lon up the stairs and into my office. When he saw me point for him to sit in the blue, “guest” chair in the office, he nodded his head knowingly. He’d been in the blue “guest” chair many times before. Yep, it was making sense to him now – Lucille Granger wasn’t someone visiting for dinner. She was secondary character in all three books in my Montana Skies Series!
Oh, that is a memory for the archives. I don’t have a “guest” chair in my library/office. I’d be tempted to use it instead of working at my desk. 😉 So tell us, Penny, If someone gave you $5,000 to spend on anything you wanted, what would you buy? (No saving or gifts to charities allowed!)
No charities, savings or gifts? What about paying bills? *grins* Wow! That’s a hard question. Hmmmm. . . I would take my family on a vacation or buy my husband flying lessons, since it’s always been a dream of his to learn how to fly. And if there’s any money leftover, I’d probably buy a cute new outfit since I love clothes!
Okay, here’s a different subject ~ What is your favorite verse in the Bible?
I have two: Psalm 19:14 and Psalm 91
What event in the Bible would you like to be at? It can be in the past or in the future.
That’s a great question, Joy! I can’t narrow it down to one event. I would say that it would have to be a three-way tie between the days of Creation, Jesus’ birth, and the Transfiguration.
Penny, your most recent release is a historical fiction romance, titled Kaydie. Do you write novels exclusively?
No, I have also written two nonfiction books and a children’s picture book. However, historical romance is my favorite genre to write. 😀
Kaydie was released just this month and is Book 2 in your Montana Skies Series. Can you please give us a brief synopsis?
I am thrilled about the release of Kaydie. A short synopsis is as follows: Since the death of her abusive husband, Kaydie Kramer’s life has been easier but she’s wary of men and builds a wall of protection around her, staying with her sister McKenzie as she awaits the birth of her baby. Haunted by her painful marriage, Kaydie is determined never to fall in love again, and it will take the grace of God to change her mind-the same grace that works in the heart of ranch hand, Jonah Dickenson, a confirmed bachelor who has unhealed wounds of his own to overcome. Cindy Sproles produced a fantastic book trailer for Kaydie, which can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwihs6rsqDk
Where can readers purchase a copy of Kaydie?
What do you hope your readers will get out of the story?
Writing is my ministry and I hope my readers will get from Kaydie – and all of my novels – the power of God’s love, redemption, hope, and forgiveness. And that God can and does change hearts.
Penny, what’s up next for your readers?
I just finished the third and final book in the series, Hailee, which is scheduled for release in September. I’m also working on a second historical romance series that takes place in the Post-Civil War Era. I recently finished book one in the series and have started writing book two.
Where can fans find you on the internet?
I love to connect with my readers at my website:
Any parting comments before you leave us for your next stop?
First, I would like to again thank you, Joy, for having me as a guest.
Second, I would like to let everyone know that my official blog tour for Kaydie is from April 1 – May 15. I will have all the details (including a chance to win Hailee, the third book in the series) on my FB author page, so be sure to stop by!
Hear that, Penny?
It’s the beating of the fingers against keys on the computer keyboards as our readers rush to get that chance!
It has been my sincere pleasure to have been invited by Penny to guest on her own blog this month and to have had the privilege of becoming an influencer and reviewer for Kaydie and Lord willing, I might get another opportunity to promote
Penny Zeller’s work. She is a fine Christian first, great mother two those precious little ones and of course, a wonderful wife but you know, God put some very nice talent in that little package called Penny and has allowed her to write for Him as well. May God bless you, Penny as you continue to serve Him with your written words and your very real heart of love for the souls of others.
I need to apologize here to Penny and to my readers.
This post was to have published by 6AM on April 19th.
Due to problems with picture uploading (not sure why)
I am so sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you, my faithful readers.
It also appears that the spacing refuses to be saved as I planned and the colors have been changing as well. It would be interesting if it wasn’t so ANNOYING!