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.
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.
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.
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.
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.