My Author “Quickie” Interview today is with New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward.
With over a million books sold, she’s a sixteen-time New York Times Bestseller (hitting at the #2 spot on three separate occasions).
Her fourth novel, Stepbrother Dearest, was also the #1 independently published kindle e-book on Amazon’s 2014 bestseller list.
She’s one of my favorite automatic one-click and read on release day authors.
I’ve loved all of her books and have read most of them twice
(Neighbor Dearest – 3 times – DAMIEN!!! Sigh.)
Each story she writes is unpredictable & unique.
Her strong quirky heroines paired with the sexy swoony book boyfriends have off the charts sexual tension and amazing witty banter.
(Occasionally a loved character from a past book makes a welcomed cameo)
Her books are page-turners that pull you in, make you smile/laugh/cry/swoon and beg for more.
Penelope spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor before switching to a more family-friendly career.
She grew up in Boston with five older brothers.
She lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee, messaging with her buddy and sometimes co-author Vi Keeland (Cocky Bastard, Stuck-up Suit & Playboy Pilot) as well as hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.
She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.
Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.
✮ Her newest book, GENTLEMAN NINE will be released 2/19.
I’M IN LOVE WITH THAT COVER!!! 😍
It’s now my phone screensaver.
iBooks: https://apple.co/2DGuGQm & Amazon Paperback Preorder: http://amzn.to/2Df4Ulf
If you’ve missed my other author interviews, check them out here:
1. Where is the strangest place you’ve ever gotten a great story idea?
✧ Driving home from the post office, the entire plot of Sins of Sevin unfolded before my eyes. I had to pull over into a parking lot to dictate the ideas into my phone.
2. What is the last book you’ve loved?
✧ I am in the middle of The Idea of You by Robinne Lee and really enjoying the May-December romance aspect of it. 40-year-old mom falls for 20-year-old boy band member…it’s interesting and forbidden.
3. What is your favorite TV or Netflix series?
✧ I love reality TV…Vanderpump Rules and all of the Real Housewives shows. I also love This is Us.
4. Bucket list vacation spot?
✧ Los Angeles. I know there are probably a lot more obvious/tropical places…but I’ve always wanted to visit Hollywood.
5. Who is your favorite book boyfriend from another author?
✧ Kellan Kyle from Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
✧ Down Under by Men At Work
7. What’s your favorite gift ever received from a fan?
✧ Mini bottles of vodka
8. Who is your unicorn author?
✧ This is tough. Colleen Hoover or EL James
9. What is your favorite brand of mascara?
✧ Loreal Voluminous Lash Paradise
10. What’s your favorite name out of all your characters?
✦✦ GIVEAWAY ✦✦
Your choice of 1 ebook of Penelope’s or if you own them all, a $5 Amazon Gift Card.
✦ TO ENTER ✦
➜ LIKE my DIRTY BLONDE BOOKS page (if you don’t already) AND this post.
**must be a “liker” to win.
➜ LIKE Penelope’s Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/dirtyblondebooksblog/videos/1575862189135437/
➜ COMMENT BELOW with the TITLE OF AN UPCOMING BOOK YOU’RE MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO READING IN 2018.
✦ BONUS ENTRIES (not required) for:
❥ TAGGING a friend
(2 additional bonus entries if the friend isn’t already a Dirty Blonde Books ”liker”)
❥ SHARING this post
✦ ✦ The winner will be chosen at random on 2/13. Good Luck!!
✦ Penelope’s Books: http://amzn.to/2EbGZnn
✧ Penelope’s Reader Group – – Penelope’s Peeps: https://www.facebook.com/dirtyblondebooksblog/videos/1575862189135437/
✮ The song on the video is Down Under by Colin Hay (from Men at Work) because it’s her favorite song and in honor of sexy Australian, Chance in Cocky Bastard. 😍
(The video has music so turn down the volume if you’re in a quiet place)