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30 Secs With Carla S. Pennington

Name: Carla S. Pennington

Job Title: Author

Location: Mobile, AL

If we only had 30 secs to get to know you. What would you want us to know?

I am published author and mother of three awesome crumbsnatchers, as I call them, whom I love more than self. Without these three, I’d be lost in this world. I thought there wouldn’t be room to share myself with anyone else until a certain man entered my life and showed me something that I never truly experienced from a lover; LOVE. I fought him tooth and nail but he broke through my barriers and made me his fiancée. Ladies, there’s someone for everyone. I published my first novel, Fling, in 2005. I contributed one of my short stories, Cruisin', to the 2008 African American Literary Award Winning Erotic Anthology Mocha Chocolate: Taste a Piece of Ecstasy (Nayberry Publications). I suffer from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It affects my vision, my walking, and sometimes my cognitive and neurological functions. It’s a nuisance. I look at it as an unwanted step sister who tries to keep me down so that it can have all the fun. I wrestle with pain daily which often gets in the way of something that I am very passionate about; WRITING. But I refuse to allow that step sister, MS, to put out my flame.

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Springhill College, Mobile, AL

Favorite Pastime:

Reading once was my favorite pastime. There was a time a time where I could finish an entire book in one day or less. My vision issues have put a damper on that pastime. It’s hard for me to read a paperback book which I love so much. There is something about turning those pages. I’ve had to rely my Kindle for my reading pleasure. It’s okay but it’s nothing like flipping those pages and turning down the edge of a page to mark your spot.

I’m a big TV buff. I love watching TV. DO NOT DISTURB! I enjoy movies as well. I know a lot of people have turned to the “hook up” (Firestick) for their movie pleasures but I enjoy sitting in a theater to get the full effect. Traveling used to be a big deal with me as well but with the MS, I’ve had to put a lot of that on hold. I also enjoy listening to music but my biggest pastime now is my family. Family time is a big deal.

Upcoming project(s):

I have a host of projects I am working on. I have a new release that will be out soon titled Consensual Regrets.

Where can we find out more about you:

Facebook: Carla Pennington

Twitter: @CarlaPennington

Instagram: @CPenns



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