Nicky Penttila

About me

Nicky Penttila writes regency-set historical novels set in England and Spain.

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To distract myself while my Big Historical is out being reamed at the developmental editor’s shop, I took on a Camp NaNoWriMo challenge in July: 50,000 new words in one month. And won! This word count grows less intimidating each time I do a NaNo. And as usual, I discovered that even after plotting and…

Evernight supports education for girls

Evernight, the first publisher that took a chance on me, is running a cool charity drive this week: The money from every book sold will be donated to World Vision’s Education for Girls Fund. This is the second year Evernight has done a weeklong donation; last year was for breast-cancer research.…

Online trove for Austenites

The British Library has scanned many of its artifacts by and about Jane Austen, including this manuscript page from Persuasion (my fave): (I love the mark-ups: No one’s first draft is perfect.) In addition to images of papers and other physical items, the Library has essays on Jane and topics in her…

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