Tartan Noir is alive and well: Crime writer Val Penny is my Guest Author.

Meet guest author Val Penny in this post from Jane Risdon’s blog.

Jane Risdon

My Guest Author this week is

Val Penny

who has been compared with Ian Rankin

She has kindly agreed to tell me something about herself and her writing

and to share an extract for her latest book

Hunter’s Revenge

published 9th September 2018

Val Penny is an American author living in SW Scotland.

She has two adult daughters of whom she is justly proud and lives with her husband and two cats.

She has a Law degree from Edinburgh University and her MSc from Napier University.

Val has had many jobs including hairdresser, waitress, lawyer, banker, azalea farmer and lecturer.

However she has not yet achieved either of her childhood dreams of being a ballerina or owning a candy


Until those dreams come true, she has turned her hand to writing poetry, short stories and novels.

Her crime novels, ‘Hunter’s Chase’ and Hunter’s Revenge are set in Edinburgh, Scotland,

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