AUTHOR BIO

Me

Penelope Douglas is a writer living in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she is the oldest of five children. Penelope attended the University of Northern Iowa, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, because her father told her to “just get the damn degree!” She then earned a Masters of Science in Education at Loyola University in New Orleans, because she HATED public administration. One night, she told the bouncer at the bar where she worked that his son was hot, and three years later she was married. To the son, not the bouncer. They have spawn, but just one. A daughter named Aydan. Penelope loves sweets, The 100, and she shops at Target almost daily.

A Note From Penelope

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting and giving my work your consideration.

Our Family

My name is Penelope Douglas, and I write romance. Any kind of romance but only romance. I believe a good writer can spin any story in a way with which you’ll connect, and I endeavor to do just that with every book I write. I love breaking rules, and I love taking myself out of my comfort zone as much as taking you out of yours. I’m not scared.

Why is that, you ask?

Well, there is a reason for everything.

I could tell you where I was born, how many siblings I have, or which hobbies I enjoy, but none of that really tells you about someone’s life. Experiences do.

As an adolescent, I was quiet, shy, and afraid. No mistakes could be made, because people would hate me or I’d be alone. So rather than run, I walked. Rather than climb, I kept my feet on the ground. And rather than say “yes,” I always said “no.” And as a result, I didn’t live.

My father and Aydan at Jared and 
Tate’s fishpond 
(Eagle Point Park, Dubuque, IA)

And I still felt disposable, fearful, and alone.

What would they say about me when I was gone? Would I have regrets? Every day that I didn’t blaze a trail swallowed me up.

So I decided I wouldn’t be invisible or waste another second. I left home, went to college, and traveled. I took trains from Atsugi to Tokyo all by myself. I jumped Hiji Falls when my “friends” said I wouldn’t do it. I did it twice. I climbed Mt. Fuji, and I moved to New Orleans for graduate school without knowing a single person in the city. I did what I dreamed, and I was a lot happier.

I don’t worry so much anymore, and I don’t let others’ opinions hold me back.

Be yourself, and OWN it. You know what that means? Be loud and proud. Nurture who you are and good things will come. Most importantly, your happiness.

Love,


Aydan and mommy in New Orleans

Facts about Me:

  1. I love taboo! I love to read it and write it, although I write non-taboo as well. 
  2. Music is my biggest inspiration. My stories all have playlists, and I am influenced more by music that any other form of art or any other authors.
  3. I need at least 3-5 months to give you a good story. Because of this, I don’t do anthologies with other authors. Every writer works differently, and I need a lot of think time to make sure there are no lulls in my books.
  4. I’m spread across three different genres: New Adult, Erotica, and Contemporary Romance.
  5. I really love the rain. Like, really love it. A lot.