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

My latest book As fast as I can will be published by University of Queensland Press in 2020.

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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