Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling contemporary romance author with over 2 million books sold worldwide. Her novels have been translated into over a dozen languages.
Penelope Ward was born and raised in Boston. She is one of six children and grew up alongside her five older brothers. She developed a keen eye for writing and story-telling. Ward holds a BA in Journalism from Boston University, providing her with a solid foundation in writing and reporting.
Ward began her career as a television news anchor. During her twenties, she reported news and later worked in customer service, but realized it didn't align with her family-oriented outlook.
It was during this time that her love for romance novels burgeoned, and she began writing her own stories.
Penelope has authored several successful romance novels over her career. One of her renowned books, RoomHate, captured the hearts of the masses, ensuring its triumph on the New York Times Bestseller list at #2, and #1 on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list.
In 2014, Penelope's fourth book, Stepbrother Dearest, co-authored with Vi Keeland, created tremors in the literary world. It garnered immense popularity, becoming the #1 independently published Kindle e-book of the year on Amazon.com.
Ward's success continued with her 2016 hit, RoomHate, which debuted at #2 on The New York Times Bestseller list, adding another feather to her cap.
An Audie Award Winner and a three-time Goodreads Choice Romance of the Year Nominee, Penelope's books have received ample praise and recognition. Her books have been featured in prominent publications like Entertainment Weekly and fetched a Starred Review from Publisher's Weekly.
As a writer, Ward combines originality with reader expectations. According to her, the key to passionate writing lies in picking a subgenre and sticking to it. With a deep-seated love for contemporary romance, Penelope is committed to delivering well-crafted stories in this genre for her entire career.
Beyond writing, Penelope enjoys reading new adult genre books, savouring coffee, and spending quality time with her friends and family on weekends.
She continues to add to her illustrious literary career while inspiring new writers on self-publishing.
Penelope Ward, her husband and her kids reside in Rhode Island.
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