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Thanks for visiting my website. My name is Penny Tangey and I write fiction for young people.

My latest books are As fast as I can published by University of Queensland Press and Creswell Eastman: The Man who Saved a Million brains published by Wild Dingo Press.

I’ve had three previous novels published by University of Queensland Press, Loving Richard Feynman, Clara in Washington, and Stay Well Soon.

You can look me up on Facebook.

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Be the change you want to see in the systems

We need climate action and we need it fast. Often people get caught up in the false dichotomy between individual behaviour change and system change. It’s true that fossil-fuel companies promote individual change to obscure their active climate denial...

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Photo of 7 different sized and shaped forks

Recipes kids can make themselves

When I was a kid I liked experimenting with food, primarily checking what things taste like frozen. Now I have my own kids I’m figuratively regurgitating some of my favorite childhood snacks for them as well as watching them...

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Cover of Creswell Eastman. Man with a white lab coat next to a microscope.

Non-fiction and the legends who helped me write it

My first non-fiction book, ‘Creswell Eastman: The Man who Saved a Million Brains‘ was published recently by Wild Dingo Press. It’s about the life of endocrinologist Creswell Eastman. As part of the Aussie STEM Star series the book focuses...

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