Penny is a freelance writer with credits in numerous Christian publications as many secular ones—Good Housekeeping, Oprah Daily, Fodor’s Travel, Next Avenue, AARP, and several AAA magazines. Her first book, Life Lessons from Our National Parks: Meeting God in America’s Most Glorious Places, came out in 2016, and is being reissued by Elk Lake Publishing. Her followup book, More Life Lessons from Our National Parks: God’s Still Present in America’s Most Glorious Places, also is an Elk Lake imprint. The Christmas Child, her Christian historical romance, is available as an e-novella. Penny was an Artist in Residence for the National Park Service, and now presents programs on the national parks at libraries and senior communities.