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

My latest book is As fast as I can published by University of Queensland 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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Habits of highly sophisticated people

I first learned the word ‘sophisticated’ reading a Baby-Sitters Club book. Stacey, the club treasurer, is from New York and is often described as sophisticated with her fashionable clothes and ability to talk to boys. I’d never heard the...

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Common everyday run of the mill bog-standard items you’ve been using the wrong way this whole time

Forks Most people use forks to eat. But did you know forks were actually designed to become wind-chimes? To activate this latent feature, attach 6 – 11 forks to a wire coat-hangar with string. Hang the windchimes on the...

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Boredom busters for a better lockdown: inspired by the zoo

Melbourne is back in lockdown and a lot of people are pretty over it. Enthusiasm for yeast baking, zoom drinks and paint-by-numbers is at an all time low. I’ve come up with a few original suggestions on how to...

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