About Me

Amy Pennza

This is the section of my bio where I get to write in the first person. To be honest, I’ve never really understood why author bios are usually written in the third person, but everyone else does it, so why not?

I draw inspiration for my stories from a variety of places, including my background as an Army veteran and a divorce lawyer. (That’s right, the woman who writes love stories used to help end marriages for a living.) I also practiced estate planning and probate law. I’ve yet to write a gripping tale about estate taxes, but I’m not ruling it out.

After eight years of law practice, I knew I loved research and writing, but I dreaded the animosity and conflict of the courtroom. I switched to full-time copywriting while still on maternity leave after the birth of my youngest child—and I haven’t looked back. Writing has given me the ability to spend more time with my family, and creative writing has allowed me to do what I’ve always longed to do: get the characters who live in my head out and onto paper (or computer screen). There is truly no better feeling than typing the last few words to finish a manuscript.

I write romance because I love writing about love. I enjoy watching two characters circle each other, wanting to connect but struggling to overcome the obstacles standing in their way. Whether I’m writing about an Edwardian-era widow or a futuristic mining colony on a distant planet, passionate relationships are at the core of my books.

I’m a mom of four, including a set of twins. I grew up in Oklahoma, but I now call the Great Lakes region home. When I’m not reading or writing, you’ll find me folding copious amounts of laundry or shopping for baskets. (You can never have enough.)