Penny Haw (first choice)

I am a writer. To begin with, of articles and columns for newspapers, magazines and, eventually, websites. I’ve written for Business Day, Sunday Times, Financial Mail, Sunday Independent, The Weekender and many others I’ve forgotten and you might not recognise.

Now, I am a writer of books, all of which feature strong, interesting and independent women. They also illustrate my love for animals and the outdoors, and explore the interconnectedness of all living things.

My first book, Nicko—The Tale of a Vervet Monkey on an African Farm is a children’s book. It was first published by Penguin Random House South Africa in 2017 and is now included in middle-grade school curricula.

I have written three novels for adults—not to be confused with those adults referred to by the descriptor ‘the adult film industry’.

The first of these, The Wilderness Between Us was published by Köehler Books and is now available in all formats on Amazon here. You can locate it via Indie Bound here and find out more about it on Goodreads here.

In South Africa, as part of a distribution agreement with Karavan Press, wholesale/trade orders of The Wilderness Between Us and Nicko can be made from Protea Distribution on 021-699 8506 or orders@proteadistribution.co.za.

My debut historical fiction, The Invincible Miss Cust will be published by Sourcebooks Landmark in 2022. You can read more about this on the My books page on this site. A second work of historical fiction, also published by Sourcebooks Landmark, will follow in 2023.

I live on the slopes of a mountain near the sea not far from Cape Town in South Africa, where I walk my dogs with my husband, run and read when I’m not at my keyboard. You can follow me on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

7 Responses to About

  1. Marianne Marsh says:

    i really enjoyed reading your articles! keep them coming. And yea, your walk view is stunning!

  2. Sue Dods says:

    Have so enjoyed this blog, and found the broad range of subject matter very entertaining and informative – am looking forward to more so please keep posting!

  3. Heather Lategan says:

    Loved loved loved my random selection about your Orange River experience. Decided to read more and when I looked at my watch an hour had passed. Thank goodness I sleep with my boss !

  4. Cait says:

    Just found you today. Good read!

  5. Glad to have found your blog and I’d love to subscribe to it.

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