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PENNY PORTER'S BIOGRAPHY

 

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“Everything we see or hear, touch or taste has a story buried inside. More than anything in this world, my greatest joy is writing life’s true stories; sharing the love that beats in the heart of storytelling, and facilitating the writing of others.”  pp

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Penny Porter has published stories in a wide range of national magazines, including Reader’s Digest, Arizona Highways, American Heritage, Catholic Digest, Guideposts, Woman’s Day, Honda, etc. and her work has appeared in international anthologies, world wide text books, and fourteen Chicken Soup for the Soul books.  The recipient of Arizona Highway’s 2001 Silver Award for Excellence in Writing, Penny is the author of six books.  A mother of six, grandmother of eight, great-grandmother of one, former teacher and school administrator, she is a frequent speaker at writers’ workshops and seven times President of The Society of Southwestern Authors. 


Books by Penny Porter:
Heartstrings and Tail-Tuggers: 2000 (Second edition 2009)
Adobe Secrets – 2007 (Second edition 2009)
The Biography of Eugene Gifford Grace (Second edition 2009)
Howard’s Monster – Children 4-6: 1989
The Keymaker – Young Adult Fiction:  1994
Green Eggs and Sam – Grades 3-6: 1998

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Anthologies:
The Rocking Chair Reader: Memories from the Attic
The Rocking Chair Reader: Family Gatherings
Keeping Christmas: Barbara Russell Chesser
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas Treasury
The Ugliest Cat in the World, and Other Great Cat Stories: Joe L. Wheeler
Dick the Baby Sitting Bear, and Other Great Wild Animal Stories: Joe L. Wheeler
Owney the Post Office Dog and Other Great Dog Stories: Joe L. Wheeler
Wildfire and Other Great Horse Stories: Joe L. Wheeler
Spot the Dog that Broke the Rules & Other Great Heroic Animal Stories: Joe L. Wheeler
Chicken Soup for the Soul (13 books/16 titles)
Chicken Soup Christmas Collection -- Introduction


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