Monday, March 25, 2019

Mysterious Ways by Shirley Penick


Title: Mysterious Ways: A Firefighter Romance
Author: Shirley Penick
Genre: A Firefighter Romance
Series: A Lake Chelan Novel #6 







An arsonist is loose in their town. Two buildings burned. They have to find him. Stop him.

Nicole Roman is on a quest to track down her brother. She believes he’s reverted back to his pyromaniac tendencies and she is determined to find him, before someone gets hurt. It’s been eight months with no success. Deciding the town’s pastor could give her some confidential guidance, she goes to the church. 

Pastor Scott Davidson is willing and able to give her the advice and support she needs. But he will have to reign in his attraction to the delightful lady. She needs assistance, not some guy lusting after her.

Nicole decides to trust the hunky pastor-slash-volunteer firefighter. Scott is her best chance to find her brother and get him the help he needs. 

Scott promises to help, but his reason is very different than Nicole’s. This fire bug needs to be found and stopped at all costs. Even the chance for a relationship with the lovely Nicole.







What does a geeky math nerd know about writing romance?

That’s a darn good question. As a former techy I’ve done everything from computer programming to international trainer. Prior to college I had lots of different jobs and activities that were so diverse, I was an anomaly.

None of that qualifies me for writing novels. But I have some darn good stories to tell and a lot of imagination.

I have lived in Colorado, Hawaii and currently Washington. Going from two states with 340 days of sun to a state with 340 days of clouds, I had to do something to perk me up. And that’s when I started this new adventure called author. Joining the Romance Writers of America and two local chapters, helped me learn the craft quickly and has been a ton of fun.

My family consists of two grown children, their spouses, two adorable grand-daughters, and one grand dog. My favorite activity is playing with my grand-daughters!

When the girls can’t play with their amazing grand-mother, my interests are reading and writing, yay! I started reading at a young age with the Nancy Drew mysteries and have continued to be an avid reader my whole life. My favorite reading material is romance in most of the genres, but occasionally other stories creep into my to-be-read pile, I don’t kick them out.

Some of the strange jobs I have held are a carnation grower’s worker, a trap club puller, a pizza hut waitress, a software engineer, an international trainer, and a business program manager. I took welding, drafting and upholstery in high school, a long time ago when girls didn’t take those classes, so I have an eclectic bunch of knowledge and experience.

And for something really unusual… I once had a racoon as a pet.

Join with me as I tell my stories, weaving real tidbits from my life in with imaginary ones. You’ll have to guess which is which. It will be a hoot!










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