Penny is an author, academic and editor. For several decades she worked as a lecturer and researcher at Hull University in several Faculties including Engineering, Social Sciences and Health Sciences and has also taught on the Creative Writing courses in the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education.

For six years from 2007 to 2013, Penny was Chair of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society, the largest writers’ organization in the world. She is also a member of Hornsea Writers, one of the smallest but most successful writers’ groups in the world.

Penny writes two crime series – the Annie Raymond private investigator mysteries and the Martyn Webber / Ayaan Ahmed police procedurals. Her novel, The Doll Makers, won the international CWA Debut Dagger, and another in her PI series, Like False Money, was nominated for the John Creasey Dagger.  All novels are available from bookshops, libraries and online.  .

If you’re looking for a good read, and you fancy crimesoftware maintenance or the nuts and bolts of the craft of writing commercial fiction or textbooks, then look no further than the BOOKS pages.

If none of those take your fancy, check out books from the library or the good reading page.  A bit of a misnomer, as it features good and bad books (that’s a subjective judgement).  If you don’t agree with the comments made, then why not use the feedback form to make a few of your own.

And if you want to write your own books, then have a look at the creative writing page.  Again a subjective judgement but these were the sites and places that helped bring the books on the BOOKS pages to publication standard and they might help you.

 “The digital revolution is no different from any of the other new, unprecedented so-called threats to hit us. Everything’s new the first time it happens. Of course it’s faster, bigger, slicker, more efficient and encompasses the globe in a way we’ve never seen before. That’s the way the world works. It’s called progress.”

From the end of the writing world is not that nigh:

Penny Grubb

Guardian Books blog 30 Nov 2007