Friday, September 14, 2012


Drum roll please!

I have been working on a super-secret (not really), hilarious, fun, adorable, inspiring, and humbling project for the last six months. For some kooky reason I decided to write a children's book. I was lucky enough to find an incredibly talented artist--Sara Pulver--who was also interested and shares my same quirky sensibilities. Her paintings for this book have brought me to tears on more than one occasion. We will be self-pubbing the print book with Lulu, and I will let you all know when it's out. Definitely before Christmas, hopefully a lot sooner!

Speaking of Christmas, for some insane reason I have THREE books on the docket which I am attempting to publish before holiday time.

(Yep, I got those crazy eyes going right now).

Anyhoo, LUMBERJACK IN LOVE is Book #1 and it's already out and doing extremely well. (My new favorite quote from Goodreads is this..."a good book low on the angst, and high on the cute.") What a great description! That's just how I like my romance novels.

Book #2 is LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE, a wonderful children's book illustrated by Sara Pulver and written by my alter ego, Nina Clark. It's the story of Lucy, a black-and-tan miniature dachshund who eats some magic beans and turns into a superhero. (Modelled after my very own super heroic doxie Lucy!) Sara's artwork is nothing short of magnificent. (See cover above! SOOOO AWESOME!)

Book #3 is SWEET INSPIRATION, the first book in the Klaus Brothers Series. I have the rights back from Wild Rose, and will be self-pubbing it this holiday season.

All of this means I will be not be blogging as frequently. But I will be drinking frequent martinis.

Coming up next week....a big bloggy celebration for LUMBERJACK IN LOVE. We'll be discussing favorite beardy dudes and giving away fun lumberjack-inspired gifts.

See you soon!



Tales of Whimsy said...

Yay for Lumberjack!
I can't wait for Wonder Weenie.
And congrats on Sweet Inspiration.
I love SI.

Katie O'Sullivan said...

Wow, Penny! You are one busy lady! Big Congrats on all your good news!

I've tagged you today on my blog, for "The Next Big Thing" game. When you get a chance, come check out the rules. Hope you have time to play!

Have a great day, and another martini ;-) You deserve it!

Penny Watson said...

Thanks so much, Juju! I know you will love LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE!

Penny Watson said...

Katie...thanks. I will go check out your blog.

Unknown said...

Busy, busy, busy. Congrats on all the good news.

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Amber! Maybe too busy! Uh oh.

Unknown said...

Hope you are going to try and publish Wonder Weenie in the UK xx

Bugger, just shaved my beard off, again, this morning, Ah well! that's me out of the running again, but still Loves ya xxxx

Julia Barrett said...

Mark my words - you will hit the big time with this one. Remember I said it first.

Penny Watson said... will be available at a variety of bookstores, in print. I'll let you know! And send you some signed copies, too!

Penny Watson said...

Julia...I sure hope you are right!!!!! xxoo

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

How cute is that cover, Penny! Very exciting! You just have it going on girlfriend! Congrats! xxoo Nancy

Penny Watson said...

Thanks, Nancy! I am thrilled!