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.
Linda’s picture books, for ages 3-6, Hunter and the Fast Car Trophy Race; No Pink Glasses; and Clayton’s Birding Adventure are written to inspire young boys as they grow from emerging readers to fluent readers. In Linda’s picture book, No More French Fries in the Bed, there is the return appearance of the main characters, Allyson and Samantha, from Is Kentucky in the Sky. A memoir from Linda is The Avenue. She has written Sunday School lessons for children thru adult age groups to accompany the book.
Linda and her cousin, Frank J. Feger, continue the Clayton adventure series in their chapter books for ages 7-11: Clayton’s River Adventure; Clayton’s River Adventure Continues: Cincinnati to Frankfort; Clayton’s River Adventure Frankfort to Boonesborough; and Clayton’s River Adventure Louisville to Paducah. Linda and Frank continue to work on more Clayton adventure series books.
Check out the sections “Books by Linda Penn” and “Resources for Learning” at Linda’s website for more information about each book and ideas to accompany her books.
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.