Hi Penelope, tell us just a bit about yourself.

I am an artist and writer, married for 20 years with a 14 year old son.
I’ve been writing forever.
I love scary things—not Saw scary—more elegant and psychological.
A dream night for me would be to have a lovely dinner in a haunted
setting. Very moody…candles, opulent decorations, and a few paranormal
visitors.

What genre do you write in and why?
I write kid’s books as Dea Lenihan because I seem to have an endless supply of stories I want to tell them. I write dark fiction, horror, and psychological horror as Penelope Crowe. I think it is a form of personal exorcism. 

Tell us about your most recent book.

Dark Moon Presents Vampires! is an anthology that contains my short story The Key to Happiness. It’s a dark twist on vampirism. 100 Unfortunate Days is an experimental book written in diary form and follows the narrator through her fear of the devil to her terrible marriage. Some ‘days’ are like pretty fairy tales, and some are like nightmares.

Any advice for aspiring writers?

Don’t overthink it. You will most likely make mistakes, but don’t put things off because you are afraid of making them. And also, write like yourself, not like someone else. Like they say at Nike—just do it!

Links to your books and sites.
http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Moon-presents-Stan-Swanson/dp/0983433569/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1324295720&sr=8-16
http://www.amazon.com/100-Unfortunate-Days-ebook/dp/B005R1F5CU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319753276&sr=1-1
http://www.penelopecrowe.blogspot.com

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