Author



Penny Watson/Nina Clark


Award-winning author Penny Watson writes feel-good fiction with a side of quirk. She loves to blend genres, push limits, and try new things. No matter what she writes, it always has a happy ending.
Penny was a botanist in her former life and began her publishing career with scientific journals. Now she lets her muse run wild, penning quirky love stories, North Pole adventures, and even childrens’ books about a superhero weenie dog.
She currently resides outside of Boston with a fly-fishing obsessed husband, two spirited Filipino kids, and Lucy, the Original Wonder Weenie.

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Penny's alter ego, Nina Clark, wrote a children's book with artist Sara Pulver. Check out their LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE blog and Nina's website.

Nina Clark website

LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE blog



Extra Stuff About Penny
  
As a high school student, Penny was a volunteer dolphin trainer at the Pittsburgh Aquazoo. She worked with Chuckles the Amazon River dolphin.



She is a heart attack survivor. Here are some links about her health scare and recovery...

Penelope's I Wanna Stay Alive Diet And Exercise Plan 
Is Your Heart Trying To Tell You Something
Penelope's Heart Healthy Diet  
Tips for Heart Health
 
Penny has a M.S. in plant taxonomy and horticultural science from Cornell University. She's published in scientific journals and textbooks, and has conducted research at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. She also attended floral design school and started her own business.

Basically, she really really really likes plants.


She has an adoptive multicultural family. Both of her children are adopted from the Philippines, and her husband is Filipino-American.

Penny coached field hockey and lacrosse for many years.

Her reviews as "Penelope" have been quoted by Christine Feehan, Karen Marie Moning, Ava Gray, Meg Maguire, Annette Blair, Jeanine Frost, Theresa Weir, and many more authors.

She co-sponsored the Indie Author Symposium with Marie Force in 2013.
 
Penny has traveled to Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, France, Denmark, the Philippines, Hawaii, and more.

She is obsessed with dachshunds and attends the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in NYC as often as possible.