Hello there, readers!
For those of you who don’t know who I am or have never heard of me, please allow me to introduce myself to you and tell you a little bit about me, who I am, and what I do.
My name is Glenda Norwood Petz. I use my maiden name to honor my parents. Unfortunately, neither of them got the chance to see the results of my lifelong dream of becoming a published author. I was born in the small town of Pahokee, Florida on July 29, 1959. Pahokee sits in the heart of what is referred to as “The Glades,” and is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Okeechobee, and approximately 40 miles west of West Palm Beach. In 2009, I left Florida and moved to the Midwest (Indiana, to be exact) to be closer to children and grandchildren. I’ve never regretted my choice. I love the cold and snow and brilliant Fall colors. What I don’t miss is that excruciating Florida heat, the B-52 sized cockroaches, and spiders the size of your hand. I’m not kidding, either! Enough of the garden salad. Let’s move on to the steak.
Perhaps you’ve seen the advertisements on Facebook or Amazon for my books, and you asked yourself,, “Who is this gal? I’ve never heard of her. I’ve certainly never read anything she’s written.”
Well, let me see if I can clear things up for you and help you to decide whether or not you’d like to give one of my books a try. I’m going to make that very easy for you. Keep reading to find out how.
I’ve been writing ever since I could hold a pencil (and that’s a LONG time!!) Over the years, I’ve had multiple short stories, poems, and newspaper articles published. As a mom of three, working a full time job and with a household to run, I didn’t really have a lot of time to devote to writing a book.
Everything’s different now. All of my children are grown and I no longer work a job outside the home, which has given me the wonderful capability of being able to write full time. Not having to get up at 4am every morning to work 12 and 13 hour days, has given me the opportunity to pen 9 full-length novels. I’m currently working on my 10th, 11th, and 12th!
My novel, HURRICANE, is headed for the big screen. It is estimated that production will begin sometime within the year. The audible version is AWESOME!!! It was narrated by Lorin McCraley (True Blood, Castle, et.al.) and he did a phenomenal job. It’s available through iTunes, Amazon, and Audible.
I worked in law enforcement for thirty years. I have seen just about anything you can imagine. Those mental images never go away. Nor does the knowledge. They stay with you for a lifetime. And I use that knowledge. A lot.
I am not rich or famous. Furthermore, I have no desire to be. I simply love writing and telling stories. I’m just….well….me. I’m a die hard animal lover, I spend hours in the kitchen every year at Christmas baking for loved ones, I’m an excellent southern cook, and I have a warped sense of humor.
I am an avid reader. Always have been. Always will be. With that said, I know that sometimes it’s a difficult decision to read a book by an author you’ve never read before. Sometimes, we just have to take our chances and give them a try. There have been times when I’ve been elated over finding a new author, and times when I’ve been extremely disappointed. Like many readers, I rely a LOT on reviews left by other readers. But, alas, they don’t always leave one.
So, here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to let you read one of my books for FREE to allow you to decide whether or not you enjoy my work. I feel confident that if you do, you’ll come back for more, just like going back to the dinner table for second helpings!! (At least that’s what I’m hoping you’ll do!!!)
Ghost Girl is my second novel and is approved for readers of all ages, although I don’t think it’s suitable for those under 13 years of age. There is NO explicit content in this book, and contains only a few mild expletives.
Here’s a short synopsis: An average, everyday teen-aged tomboy’s life is forever changed after receiving a traumatic head injury that left her with extraordinary abilities that aren’t understood by those around her. The only person she can count on is her mother, Carol. DeeDee Olsen is the main character in this story, and I based her on my own life and bodily physique during those wretched years of my life known as “the teens.” Ghost Girl is a story about being different, coming of age, and accepting who we are regardless of our flaws or what others think of us, proving that it’s okay to be unique.
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If you choose to take advantage of my offer, regardless of whether you like the book or not, PLEASE leave a review on Amazon to let others know. Trust me, I understand that not everyone shares the same interests in book genres; however, reviews truly do help people make choices.
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It was nice getting to know you. I hope we meet again soon.
I wish I would have wrote my stories too. But I’m dyslexic. And I’d need someone else to write for me. I want to write about my life but use another name. Thank you for the opportunity to read your books. 😊
My pleasure! Thank you for taking the time to read them. 🙂