Penny N Haavig joins our circle to tell us about her life and writing endeavors. I’m tickled to introduce this rare individual.
Penny N Haavig is offering a complimentary copy of Laugh, Clown, Laugh or Oddballs Matter (when it’s released) to someone who shares in the conversation. So join us below, friend.
Penny N Haavig’s Past & Present
I’m a retired preschool teacher with roots in New York. I’ve clowned around as Dancing Dot, the caring clown, at area senior living facilities and am now an independently published author.
I currently live with my husband, Tom, in rural Minnesota. I volunteer at Love in The Name of Christ, a nonprofit organization helping those needing physical, relational and spiritual assistance, and at Alomere hospital in Alexandria, Minnesota.
My grandparents and mother entertained on the vaudeville stage. My own passion for the theater came to life in January 2020 when I had a small part in Virgil Wins the Lottery.
I love animals and enjoy daily care for my horse, Kammy.
Books by Penny N. Haavig
Laugh Clown Laugh by Penny N Haavig
- Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me. You’re rod of protection and staff of guidance comfort me. Psalm 23: 4
This historical novel is based on a true story about my mother. It’s available on Amazon.
It opens in Brooklyn, New York in the 1930’s. Violet Pearl Moretti‘s outgoing personality is a cover-up for the insecurity she feels within. She manages to suppress the battle within her heart by wearing a mask, starting with the Vaudeville stage. Her colorful life weaves in and out of three decades.
Will Violet Pearl find peace and happiness before tragedy strikes again?
Oddballs Matter (to God) by Penny N Haavig
- I will hide beneath the shadow of your wings, until the storm has passed. Psalm 57:1
Violet Pearl Funk yearns to stay clear of mental issues of the past. The picturesque Long Island sound provides tranquility to her soul. She’s working hard at balancing marriage, parenthood and a successful art business, but juggling was never her forte.
She knows lost people matter to God, and everyone needs compassionate love. Her quest is to be a missionary to the oddballs and to share what God has done to free her from emotional madness.
Violet must keep her head on somewhat straight. She encounters several life-threatening situations, but God helps her find a way out. Deep down, she wonders if her faith is strong enough for another pitfall. Henry, her knight without the shining armor, is always her stronghold when the going gets tough.
Can Violet avoid temptation when a handsome business associate woos her at a convention?
Encouragement from Penny N Haavig
Mental illness and depression rob many of us a full and meaningful life.
- Do you feel lonely?
- Do you have thoughts of envy or jealousy of those closest to you?
- Or do you feel the darkness of depression closing in on you?
If you can say yes, to any of these, there’s hope. God can lead you out of the muck and mire into a peaceful life with Him.
How to Contact Penny N. Haavig
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Lord, please bless each word Penny N. Haavig writes for You.
~ For Jesus’ sake