With more than 60 fiction, nonfiction and kidlit books published in her career so far, Penny is a three-time Agatha mystery award winner, a Macavity award winner, as well as a nominee for Anthony and Agatha awards. She even wrote the Official Nancy Drew Handbook, proving she was a sleuth from a young age.
She taught college-level child development for more than 30 years, and now she and her husband travel the country creating fund-raising murder mystery events for libraries. What a life!
Her novels include the best-selling Code Busters Club middle grade mystery series, the Connor Westphal mystery series (featuring a deaf protagonist), the Food Truck and Food Festival mystery series for adults, and more. Her nonfiction titles range from books on healthy snacks and party & activity books to child development books.