TELLING JASE is now FREE at Smashwords
Penny Writes Romance / June 25, 2013

Thanks to a changes that made to their definition of “published” works, of which I will probably say more on at a later date, I decided to release my “Love is Always Write” story TELLING JASE on Smashwords! Yes, it is free. It is, also thanks to Smashwords, already available through Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Apple, Diesel, some public libraries, and will soon be available through If you haven’t already, I hope you download it and enjoy! For someone who wasn’t planning to release this story in anything other that its original event format, this whole experience has been a trip. My story has an ISBN. It’s available at libraries. I am so impressed with Smashwords, they really make it incredibly easy (once you figure out the formatting anyway), to self-publish, and I will absolutely use them again. Also thanks to J.W. Passaro (@JWPDesignWorks) for the kick-ass cover.

Penny Writes Romance…. TELLING JASE, A Love Is Always Write Story

OK. I know I haven’t been blogging much in the last two months, (SORRY!) and this is the reason why. I have been writing, just not book reviews. For the first time since well, college, I sat down to write a fiction story. I spent two months slaving away, spending all the time I could outside of work on my laptop, and managed to come up with a approx 15,000 word short story. (If you don’t know what 15,000 words looks like, that’s about 30 pages in MS Word). It was an eye-opening experience for me, to say the least. I had no idea going into it how much work my little story would entail! I ate like crap, I skipped working out, and I skipped sleeping. I also managed to kill a couple pretty hardy house plants. I am so grateful to my wonderful husband who took care of me and made sure the cats got fed and the house didn’t fall apart! I have a new respect for all writers, and a better idea of how much time it could take for me to complete a longer project. I learned so much from doing this. As crazy as…