Penny Hudson

Hi! I love writing. It's my favorite thing to do. But reading is a very close second. Penny Hudson lives in the Midwest with her husband, ancient dog, and a pair of scheming cats who are nearly always doing something they shouldn’t. Since they’re called Basement Cat and his Minion, it’s probably to be expected. When she’s not writing, she occupies herself playing with fire and home brewing delicious beers and ciders. Stouts, porters, and barley wines have been particularly successful favorites, but the cider experiments remain inconclusive. The “fire” is contained in a forge next to her anvil. She deals with stress—usually brought on by characters being difficult or wort refusing to ferment—by beating on steel. She makes bottle openers and hoof picks, along with assorted other smaller projects as a hobby. Yes, she’s even made knives, and no, she has no desire to ever beat out a giant Merlin-sword. The blacksmithing is a holdover from her years as a farrier and the home brewing is just because… it seemed like a good idea at the time. She blogs at and tweets @AnyPennyH and will babble about favorite books, TV shows, and movies to a slightly unhealthy degree. If any of that speaks to you on a spiritual level, drop her a line, she rarely bites.