P. G. Shriver


Born in California, and raised in Minnesota and Texas, P.G. spent her early years writing poetry and winning poetry contests, while escaping the drama in her own childhood by reading great books for children. Ever since her earliest days, she loved story telling.

P.G. sought her education at the University of Texas, where she studied English, literature, and Education. During the entire process of earning her BA and M.Ed, she never stopped writing and trying to get published. Many of her stories develop from nature.

P.G. graduated college and began her career in education, another great world that offered real experiences to humor and delight through children's books. She watched children interact, bringing to surface her own experiences as a child and yet more events to write about. While teaching, she discovered many great books for young people, such as The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963, Maniac Magee, So. B. It and many more. She is a fan of Dean Koontz novels, also, and loves reading fantasy and paranormal books.

P.G. has experienced great love and loss throughout her life. Those her family have lost are mentioned in dedications.

P.G. has four young adult books published, Dead Perfect and The Gifted Ones Trilogy books one and two. She also has several children's books written under Gean Penny, the name under which she founded her publishing company.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I spend a great deal of time planning in my head. It took ten years of thinking before I began writing The Gifted Ones. Once I complete the first draft, I like to let it be and work on another book, sometimes for months. I want to forget what happens in the story before I return to edit the rough draft. It can take up to two years for me to complete a novel due to the editing. I want to write a good story, but I also want my readers to be able to read it. Once I feel it's complete, I will submit it.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
That's a tough question because I've read so many. I'll have to select these five based on character development and plot.

Watchers by Dean Koontz- I love dogs, suspense and action. This is probably my all time favorite because of Einstein.
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz- I relate to Odd, that's all I can say. The book is so unique and Odd's world is brilliantly created.
Maniac Magee- Another great character backed by a story filled with historical content I can relate to.
Harry Potter- Yes, that is on the list. I love the characters, the world, the magic.
Message in a Bottle- My first Sparks novel and who doesn't love a good romance?
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