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Penelope Todd

Penelope_Todd.jpgPenelope Todd grew up in Christchurch and now lives in Dunedin with husband, son, cat and dog. She was a nurse for many years before taking up writing. She is now an editor for a local publisher. Her writing has taken her in recent years to Spain, to the Chateau de Lavigny international writers’ residency in Switzerland, and in 2007 to Iowa for the International Writers’ Programme. Penelope has written several novels about teenagers, and a memoir.

Selected bibliography:
  • Three's a Crowd (Longacre Press 1999).
  • Peri (Longacre Press 2001).
  • Boy Next Door (Longacre Press 2002).
  • Watermark (Longacre Press 2003).
  • Dark (Longacre Press 2004).
  • Box (Longacre Press 2005).
  • Zillah (Longacre Press 2007).
  • Digging for Spain: A Writer's Journey (Longacre Press 2008).
  • Writer in Residence at Dunedin College of Education 2001.
  • Iowa International Writers’ Programme August–November 2007
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