Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz has published hundreds of articles and short stories in print magazines and on-line. She writes for both adults and children. Her fiction has appeared in numerous genre and children’s publications and non‑fiction work has appeared in a variety of writing, parenting, and young adult print magazines and on line publications. She edits for three small independent publishers.
Visit her web site at http://pennylockwoodehrenkranz.yolasite.com Her writing blog is located at http://pennylockwoodehrenkranz.blogspot.com/
Love Delivery, Lady-in-Waiting, and Mirror, Mirror are coming in 2011 from MuseItUp Publishing. Her YA chapbook, Dragon Sight and her anthology A Past and A Future are available at Sam’s Dot Publishing. Funny Dog, Boo’s Bad Day, and Many Colored Coats, all picture books, and Ghost for Lunch, a sequel, are schedule for publication with 4RV. Her MG novel, Ghost for Rent, is currently in transition from previous publisher to a new publisher.
A Past and A Future, a short story collection
Dragon Sight, a YA illustrated chapbook
Love Delivery, contemporary romance, August, 2011
Lady in Waiting, historical romance, coming November, 2011
Mirror, Mirror, time travel romance, coming December 2011
Funny Dog, picture book, coming May, 2012
Ghost for Lunch, MG novel, coming September, 2013
Many Colored Coats, picture book, coming October, 2014
Boo's Bad Day, picture book, coming June, 2015
Title: Love Delivery
Publisher: MuseItUp Publishing
Author: Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Buy Link: http://tinyurl.com/4ajo9wz
Hi everyone. My name is Tom and I’m a major supporting character in Penny Lockwood Ehrenkranz’s contemporary romance, Love Delivery.
It’s funny she should name her story “love delivery” because I’m a delivery man. I’ve worked at a lot of different jobs, but I’ve been delivering supplies to the local restaurants and bakeries for several years now.
Ann is the manager at the local independent donut shop. She and I have become good friends, I think. I feel like she doesn’t give herself enough credit. She’s adorable, with her ponytail, green eyes, and turned up nose. I suspect she’s too hung up on her body shape, but to me, she’s perfect. I often wonder what she thinks of me when I’m at the shop. Sometimes I catch her looking at me with real desire in her eyes, but other times, it seems like she couldn’t care less about me.
I think I’m a rather average looking guy. I’m in my twenties, but I’ve already been married, and I’m divorced. I got married to Maria when we were just out of high school. She got pregnant, and I felt like even if the baby weren’t mine, she could have been. I’ve never regretted it even though things never worked out for us. I had to work two jobs to keep our apartment and food on our table. Neither of us had an education and couldn’t get good paying jobs. Catherine, our daughter, is a sweet little girl, and she’s my baby completely. I call her “Kitten.” I’ve made sure to keep visitation rights, and I send her money and see her as often as I can.
I called her Kitten because I love cats. I have a lot of them. Some people collect rocks; I collect cats.
Tyra, a gorgeous, long-haired black female, is my bathroom kitty. Whenever I’m sitting in there, she has to be in my lap. There’ve been times when my pants have been around my feet, and she’s curled up in my underwear.
Then there’s BeeBee. She’s a Siamese. When I first got her, I thought she liked to cuddle, but it turned out she was just scared. It took me a long time, with lots of persuasion, to get her to come close to me. Finally, I was able to pick her up. I had her in my arms, and I put my face down to smell her fur. Suddenly, she turned and bit me on the nose.
I think my favorite, though, is Loki. He’s the smallest of the bunch. He has allergies, and if I don’t get him to the vet for a shot in time, he loses his fur on his rear quarters, right by his tail. He loves to ride on my shoulders. Looks just like I’m wearing a fur collar.
Then there’s the two new ones, they’re the kittens. They haven’t developed personalities yet. You should always get two kittens instead of one.” (Excerpted from Love Delivery.)
I live out in the country. When I finally got enough money saved up from my jobs, I put a down payment on an old farmhouse with a couple of acres of property. I love my back deck where I can sit and relax. Maria never wanted to live in the country and she hated the house. She said it was too quite. She wanted life in the big city. I’m not sure if she’ll ever find what she really wants or needs.
I’m planning to ask Ann to go out to dinner and the cat show, which is coming to town. She told me she has one cat, so I’m hoping she’ll enjoy the show. I think you’ll have to read Love Delivery to see if she and I will hook up or not.
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Thanks so much for visiting, Penny. It was a honour.