Val Penny

Bio: Writer and Poet - Please feel free to read or follow my blogs. I like to exchange views. My interests include reading, writing, travelling. I love going to book festivals, to concerts, the theatre, to the movies and to visit friends and family. My favorite books include thrillers, crime novels and mysteries. However, I also enjoy reading biographies, classic novels and other genres if the novel, short story or poem is well written. I am an American, living in Scotland who took early retirement for health reasons. I discuss my journey through breast cancer at https://www.survivingbreastcancer.com I review books at https://www.bookreviewstoday.info I review restaurants and hotels at https://www.hotelandrestaurantreviews.com My poetry is published on line and in 3 anthologies: Homeland Between the Lines Festival of Poetry. My debut novel will be published by Crooked Cat Books in early 2018.

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chris Olivier
    Apr 24, 2015 @ 08:25:23

    Hello Valerie,
    I am a cancer survivor; a support group organiser and, more importantly, I produce an e-newsletter for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and all people interested in cancer in South Africa. It is distributed free of charge, mainly in Johannesburg
    and Cape Town. I do not accept advertising and I receive nothing in return – except for some wonderful letters from readers.

    I would like your permission to occasionally reprint one of your blogs (such as The Psychological Effects of Cancer) in the newsletter – and although I am more than happy to provide a link to your site, I am unable to offer any payment. If you would agree to this it would be much appreciated – I would be happy to add you to the mailing list for my newsletter, VISION .


    • Valerie Penny
      Apr 24, 2015 @ 10:27:12

      Chris, I am delighted to here that you, too, are surviving cancer. I am honoured that any of my posts may be of use to you. I would not accept money even if you offered it! Cancer support and research are too important. It would be good of you to give a link back to my site. Perhaps you could also be kind enough to mark the articles you use with a little “like” on the site? I wish you well with VISION and am thrilled to be able to help.


  2. Chris Olivier
    Apr 24, 2015 @ 12:30:00

    Thank you! I will use it in the May issue.
    Please let me have an email address and I will send you a copy!

    Chris Olivier
    CanSurvive Cancer Support Groups
    Cancer Buddies Organiser
    VISION e-newsletter, Owner/Editor

    Cell: 27 83 640 4949
    Phone: 27 11 465 5622


  3. Valerie Penny
    Apr 24, 2015 @ 19:22:29

    Thank you so much, Chris. You can send it to weevalp@outlook.com. I look forward to reading it.
    Best wishes,


  4. Yoshiko
    Aug 07, 2015 @ 03:21:52

    Thank you on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry to follow our ministry blog. May our poetry bless your hearts and minds 🙂


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