Tonya Penrose

Fiction Writer


Author's Bio

As an author, Tonya’s moved by the effect humor and inspiration driven narratives can have on readers. She is enthusiastic about crafting stories with beguiling characters, adding dashes of snappy humor, and engaging dialogue that leaves her fingerprint on each page. 


When Tonya relocated to the mountains, she found fresh writing ideas waiting. From her favorite porch chair gazing at a tranquil lake, the nudge to scribe her first novel, “Old Mountain Cassie” came calling. And, from her beach chair, the idea for the new cozy series, Shell Isle Mysteries presented. Tonya confesses new respect for a chair’s ability to motivate writers. Now, she chases her writing joy from the mountains to the seashore.


Her fiction and non-fiction stories are published in numerous anthologies, e-magazines, local press, and literary magazines. Currently, Tonya has three novels published. A fourth book is due to release in early 2021. She writes under the pen name, Tonya Penrose.


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Publications & Prizes

A Secret Gift (Boroughs Publishing Group, 2020)
Baubles to Die For (Cozy Cat Press, 2019)

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Rex Stout, Joanne Harris, Stewart Edward White, Robert Morgan, Agatha Christie, Jane Austen.
What I'm reading now: 
The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer

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Last update: Nov 12, 2020