Penny Watson has presented workshops all over New England--at the NECRWA, NHRWA, Maine Romance Writers, Rhode Island Romance Writers, as well as the Southwest Florida Romance Writers and Three Rivers Romance Writers in Pittsburgh, PA. In 2013, she and Marie Force co-sponsored the Indie Author Symposium, a two-day conference for self-published authors.

She has an A.B. from Vassar College and an M.S. from Cornell University.

Here are a few of her talks...

*The Care and Feeding of a One-of-a-Kind Writing Career: Creating a Unique Promo Plan

*Lousy to Lovely: Cover Art Design

*Anatomy of a Successful Novella: How to Write Short

*Dear Penelope: Lessons for Social Media Etiquette

*Reach for the Stars: The ABCs of Romance Reviews

*Who Are You and Who Am I: Promotion and Branding

Penny has also done talks/readings at the Wellesley Booksmith (Wellesley, MA), 13Forest Gallery (Arlington, MA), and assorted conferences and schools.

Upcoming workshops...

*25 Writing Tips from Watsonville

*Tips for Simple Living: How to Find Your Happy

Her publications include...

A TASTE OF HEAVEN: women's fiction 

(2016 Winner of National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, on "10 Must Read Romance Novels of 2015" list at ABOUT.COM, on "Best of" lists at Babbling About Books, Heroes and Heartbreakers, Fiction Vixen, and Smexybooks)

APPLES SHOULD BE RED: romantic comedy novella

(2015 Colorado RWA finalist Award of Excellence, 2015 DABWAHA novella finalist, on 2015 Best Romance Novel list at ABOUT.COM)

THE KLAUS BROTHERS SERIES: holiday fantasy romance (best-selling, award-winning series)

Book #1: Sweet Inspiration

(2009 winner of Gateway to the Best Paranormal Award, paranormal finalist for 2009 Mid Michigan HEA Contest)

Book #2: Sweet Magik

Book #3: Sweet Adventure

Book #4: Sweet Cinderella

Book #5: Sweet Destiny

LUMBERJACK IN LOVE: contemporary romance novella

LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE: kiddy lit (illustrated by Sara Pulver)

Additional awards: 2009 Utah RWA Great Beginnings finalist for DIABOLICAL

Her scientific publications include Fate of Pesticides in the Turfgrass Environment in Integrated Pest Management for Turfgrass and Ornamentals and Nitrate reductase activity in Zostera marina in Marine Biology

If you are interested in having Penny attend your writer's group for a talk, please contact her at


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