Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Joy Penny is a pen name for my new adult work. I’ve finished four novels, and I’m always working on more!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
A Love for the Pages. I’ve always loved Byronic heroes, but one day I realized they’d be really out of place in a contemporary setting–and make for bad boyfriends! So I wanted to write a book about a reading-obsessed young woman who has to come to terms with that.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I sometimes skip ahead to a scene I’d rather write and have to go back to fill in the gaps!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters, Harry Potter, Hunger Games and so many more
What are you working on now?
A NA romance featuring a superheroine on a college campus.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My own! http://joypenny.wordpress.com
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Keep writing and don’t be too hard on yourself!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
You can’t “forget” how to write!
What are you reading now?
Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo
What’s next for you as a writer?
My NA superheroine romance
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Pride and Prejudice
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