Linda M. Penn 

Linda M. Penn holds a Master’s Degree and Rank I Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisville. She taught Kindergarten through third grade for 21 years in public schools. Is Kentucky in the Sky was the first book published by Penn and Racing to Joy Press, LLC. During her teaching career and as a mother, she learned what kinds of books children loved to read. Her goal is to write books that children will read over and over again—books that stir their imagination. Penn’s books, Hunter and the Fast Car Trophy Race (released in November 2012) and Clayton's Birding Adventure (released in 2013) are written to inspire young boys as they grow from emerging readers to fluent readers.Linda and her cousin, Frank J. Feger, continue the Clayton series in their co-authored chapter book, "Clayton's River Adventure"(released in Fall, 2014) and there will be a third Clayton book in the series set for release in Fall, 2015. Also set for release in Fall, 2015,is the continuation of the Allyson and Samantha characters from "Is Kentucky in the Sky" in a humorous, family oriented picture book, "No More French Fries in the Bed." Released in Spring 2015 was "The Avenue," which is a picture book that is partly memoir from Linda. She has written Sunday School lessons for children thru adult age groups to support this book. Linda is now using her own life experiences with kids and her faith in God to write children’s books. Penn’s characters are modern and humorous, facing and solving real life kid problems. Linda and her husband, Gil, live in Lagrange, KY. Her daughter, Natalie, husband, Jeff, and their daughters, Ally and Samantha, live in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Her daughter, Lisa, and her husband, David, and son, Hunter, live in Richmond, KY. Linda is available for school presentations, speaking opportunities, and conferences focusing on writing for children. Penn also does school presentations for public and private schools and home school organizations.
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