J. Grace Pennington

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I am a storyteller. I capture stories from my mind with a pen, from life with a camera, and from books with my voice. Here, you can learn more about my stories, or perhaps get my help in telling yours.


Golden Dirt

Sunday before last, my family had a two-and-a-half hour drive home from a small get-together. We were heading west at sunset, hardly an enviable position for the driver, but beautiful for passengers like myself who like to waste time gazing idly out the car windows.

The sun was on out left at first, and a glance at the windshield showed me thick streaks of dust around the edges of the glass. Dirty, drab, and grungy. That was all.

Then we rounded a bend in the road, and the sun was in front of us, and suddenly, the dirt turned into … Keep reading

Ten Reasons Why Never is a Must-Read

This brilliantly well-organized and sincerely flattering review went up a few days ago, and I just had to share it here. I’m so grateful to those who take the time to read my books and let me and others honestly know what they think — feedback is priceless! A warm thank-you to the bookworm lass!

Ten Reasons why “Never” is a Must-Read:

One: The Plot. It’s like an intricate tapestry of fine threads all woven together in warm hues of gold, deep brown, tawny red, and glowing bronze.

Two: The brotherly love between Ross and Travis. It was so nice … Keep reading

Behind the Mask

I wrote this poem two years ago, but for some reason I’ve been feeling nudged to share it the past couple weeks. It’s very unusual, but I like it, and I hope you will, too.

Behind the Mask

the high school reunion’s perfect too perfect full of color and light and songs that make you want to dance and laughing people women in bright dresses of varying lengths with perfectly manicured nails men with hair slicked back and immaculately creased pants

you’re just like any of them. hair gel still sticking to the back of your neck freshly ironed slacks … Keep reading

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