PennyÂ Estelle was born, long ago, in Iowa City, Iowa.
Her family up and moved to Mesa, AZ, when she was a toddler, and has
remained in Arizona since.
She started writing for children right beforeÂ retiring, claiming after working so long with children of all ages, she hasÂ plenty of material to work with. â€œI was never a reader as a child or teen and IÂ missed out on so many adventures.Â IÂ think it’s very important in today’s world to get kids reading and keep themÂ reading.â€
Her booksÂ for the younger group include two childrenâ€™s picture books, Have You seen MyÂ Tail?
and The Red-Eyed Mr. Glumb, a coupleÂ books of magic and fantasy, Hike UpÂ Devilâ€™s Mountain and The Bearded
Dude in the Puzzle, plus a series of time travelÂ adventures
for ages 9 â€“ 13, The Wickware Sagas.
Penny decided to try her hand at writing for theÂ older crowd.Â She now has a family dramaÂ aboutÂ desertion and addiction, four contemporary
romances, a paranormal romance and five historicalÂ western romances under her belt.Â She and her husband also wrote a non fiction
short story on theirÂ experience living with solar.
Penny Estelle was a school secretary forÂ twenty-one years.Â After retiring, she
and her husbandÂ moved to their fifty-four acre ranch in NW Arizona
where they live off the grid.Â Solar andÂ wind isÂ the only source of electricity.Â â€œA real adjustment for a city girl, but IÂ love it.Â At night, the sky is anÂ explosion of stars.Â It is breathtaking!â€
If Penny is not working on stories, she enjoysÂ four-wheeling on unexplored roads, visiting withÂ family (especially her seven grandchildren), and
enjoys the occasional visits to the casinos.
She alsoÂ admits her weakness is ice cream, anytime,Â anywhere!
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Chase wanted no part of
going to college or following in his fatherâ€™s footsteps and becoming a
Doctor.Â His dream involved cattle and
horses and he follows that dream to the Arizona Territory.
Â One cold, rainy day his life takes a turn
when he finds himself looking down the muzzle of a Colt Walker barely being
held up by a woman who has been badly beaten along with her three-year old son.Â Will she be someone Chase could let into hisÂ heart or someone who could destroy his life?
â€œYou better hobble them lips boy!â€ Another
fit of coughing took Julyâ€™s words. When he was done, he squinted at Chase. â€œYou
ever been to the Arizona Territory?â€ Chase shook his head. â€œIn the summer itâ€™s
hotter than blue blazes. Damn near sweated the life right out of me the one and
only time I was there in them months. Thatâ€™s why I come back here every spring.
Guess the cool and cold suit me better.â€
â€œWhatâ€™s happening with your brotherâ€™s place?â€
â€œForemanâ€™s name is Ed Durbin. Heâ€™s watching it. Good man whoâ€™s been
there a few years. Guess I need to find me some fool idiot that wants to live
in Hell and sell it.â€
Chase sat up quickly. â€œI might be that idiot, July. Iâ€™ve dang near put
away every cent Iâ€™ve been paid while working here. What are you looking to get
July laid against his saddle and blew smoke rings in the air. He was the
most easy-going man Chase had ever met. â€œI still got Ma and Paâ€™s place here in
Missouri. Small cabin atwix a few trees. I go check on it every once in a while
to make sure there ainâ€™t no squatters.â€ July drew out a tin flask from his
jacket and took a hardy swig. â€œTruth is, I got the long face from the doc not too
long ago. Told me to give up my drinking and cigars.â€ Hard coughing took hold
of him. â€œIâ€™m dying anyway, why give up the only two things I like?â€
â€œJuly, Iâ€™m sorry. You should be resting, not out here in the cold night
â€œThatâ€™s a fact.â€ The old man looked at the stars. â€œWhen we get back, you
and meâ€™ll sit down and do some figuring. The only money Iâ€™ll be needed is
enough to keep me in my two favorite things for a few more months. Iâ€™ll make my
mark on the papers my bother give me and youâ€™ll be a ranch owner your own
Chase stared at the old cuss of a man. He didnâ€™t know what to say.
â€œShall we shake on it?â€ July asked, leaning on his elbow, holding out
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