Penny N. Haavig: Let’s Chat!

Welcome, everyone!

Penny HaavigPenny 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.

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I love animals and enjoy daily care for my horse, Kammy.

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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

    Christian Fiction

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.

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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

Christian Fiction

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.

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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

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


14 thoughts on “Penny N. Haavig: Let’s Chat!

  1. Marilyn R

    Laugh Clown Laugh is a heartfelt and touching story. I enjoyed reading it, thus I do not need to be in the giveaway. Blessings to you both at this time.

    1. Thanks Marilyn. There will be a drawing for “Oddballs”, when released. God bless!

    2. Welcome, Marilyn! Thanks for giving Penny feedback on Laugh, Clown, Laugh. Have a lovely day.

  2. Rose Blackard

    Your book sounds awesome. It’s good to meet you. You are a new Christian author to me.

    1. Nice to meet you too, Rose. Yes, my books are based on my Mom’s life. God bless!

    2. Thanks for stopping by and offering encouragement, Rose.

  3. Linda

    Hi Penny, Love you as a blonde! Your Moms Tile brings back some fond memories ❤️
    Looking forward to Oddballs…Miss you Friend 😘

    1. Miss you too! Keep safe and healthy! God bless!

  4. Theresa Peper

    Haven’t we met!?! 😉 You look pretty sassy in that outfit!! Fun to learn a little more about you. We definately need to have lunch sometime and meet your horse too.

    1. Yes my dear! Let’s get together to chat about that children’s book! We had fun in the play, didn’t we Gramma?

    2. Welcome, Theresa. You’re blessed to know Penny personally. Great to have you in our circle. Hope you’ll come back.

  5. Nice to meet you, Penny. What an interesting family history you have to pull from for your stories. Keep making people smile! We need more of that in this world.

    1. Thank you, Clarice! May God bless you today and always.

    2. Hi, Clarice. You’re right. We do need more laughter in this world. YOU provide a steady supply yourself 🙂


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Dianne J Wilson: Let’s Chat!

Welcome, everyone

Dianne J WilsonDianne J Wilson joins our circle today. This author writes across genres including YA Fantasy and Romantic Suspense.

Weaving Invisible into words, Dianne explores with equal dashes of breathless adventure and tongue-in-cheek humor. All is soaked in God’s Grace. 

Dianne lives in East London, a South African coastal town, with her hubby and three daughters who all take turns at being home. She writes in stolen moments, usually in the back seat of her tiny car. Her love-language is tea and taking long drives to listen to new songs with her girls. When she’s not stuck in her car writing, you can find her feeding the hungry people in her house who gaze at her expectantly around mealtimes. 

Dianne is offering an ebook copy of her novel, The Cake List , to someone who comments below.

Now, here’s Dianne:

A Bonsai, a Broken Fish, and a Big-O Birthday

Dianne Wilson

Hello from sunny South Africa!

Thank you Linda, for having me on your blog today.

So what do a bonsai, a broken goldfish and a Big-O birthday have in common? They all feature in my latest book that released at the end of January.

The Cake List is a light-hearted novel that touches on the things that make us so unique as women. The tagline for the List Book series is Order, Chaos, And The Grace In Between. How often do we feel like we have to ‘get our act together’ before presenting ourselves to God? How often does it feel like we’ll simply never be good enough?

That’s the beauty of the Gospel—He loves us before.

  • Before we’re all cleaned up.
  • Before we’ve got our lives on track.
  • Before we love Him.

He knows us and loves us inside out, top to bottom and back again.

And that, dear friend, is my hope for you while reading The Cake List. That you discover just how deep and wide His love for you runs!

The Cake List

  • Do Something Brave.
  • Do Something Selfless.
  • Do Something Kind.
  • Break a Never.
  • Stop an Always.
  • Figure out God.

Excerpt from The Cake List:

Some people write a bucket list, you know… things they want to do and tick off before they die. Honestly? Dying doesn’t seem half as scary as the big-O birthday that’s hunting me down. So I’ve made my own list. Things I want to do and tick off before I eat that birthday cake. So far, it’s not going too well.

The Cake List Story Blurb:

Fresh from a spectacular break-up and faced with a looming big-O birthday, Meg throws her cautious nature aside and signs up for dance classes. Little does she know, Ballroom will stretch more than just her muscles.

Between the charming dance instructor and his secrets, her grumpy neighbour and a fish that can’t swim straight, Meg’s list seems doomed from the start.

Heart-felt and funny, Meg’s list-crossing quest takes her so far out of her comfort zone, she may never find her way back.

How to Reach Dianne J Wilson and Her Books:

The Cake List Kindle version is available now, or you can read for free on Kindle Unlimited. The paperback will be available soon.

There’s a free devotional booklet, “Messy Life”, waiting for you on my website.

Other Books by Dianne J Wilson:

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Lord, please bless each word Dianne writes for You.

6 thoughts on “Dianne J Wilson: Let’s Chat!

  1. Denise

    Hi Dianne, From Port Elizabeth. I loved your book Shackles. And Cake List sounds just as interesting.

    1. So you hail from South Africa also? Welcome! We appreciate your joining the conversation. Please come back. 🙂

    2. Dear Denise, I’m so glad you loved Shackles!! The Cake List is different, but I had so much fun writing it. It was a so lovely not to have a suspense-type bad guy, and be able to write light-hearted and funny for a change.

  2. I love your descriptors of order, chaos, and the grace between. Life is so much like that! How people manage without God’s great gift of grace for the messes, I do not know. Your book sounds like a perfect gift for Seekers, and I hope to read it soon.

    1. Joan, I couldn’t agree more! I feel like I spend my life trying to create order, but it eludes me as real life gets involved. But that messy place in between the two is so often where we get to see Him working on our behalf. Wouldn’t want to do any of it without Him! PS – I do think Seekers would appreciate Cake List.

    2. Welcome to our circle, Joan. You’ve encouraged us. Thank you.


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