(When deaf reporter Connor Westphal moves to the Californi...)
When deaf reporter Connor Westphal moves to the California Gold Country town of Flat Skunk to publish her own weekly newspaper, she doesn't expect a murder to be her first headline. But she's discovered a body lying on top of a grave instead of in it. With the help of her hearing-ear dog, Casper, her TTY telephone, and her ability to see what others only hear, Connor investigates the mysterious death, while trying to avoid a cemetery plot herself.
(Last night's earthquake has the California Gold Country t...)
Last night's earthquake has the California Gold Country town of Flat Skunk buzzing, and over her morning mocha, deaf newswoman Connor Westphal is shaping it into a lead story for her local paper, the Eureka! Then her TTY phone brings more sensational news: a twisted corpse has been found on a construction site owned by her rival publisher, Harlan Truax. What was the soil engineer doing there at midnight, and was it the quake that toppled him four stories to his death?
(Connor Westphal is drawn into another mystery in Flat Sku...)
Connor Westphal is drawn into another mystery in Flat Skunk when the local historian dies, is resurrected, and dies again! Hot on the story of this unexpected event, Connor stumbles across the murdered woman's son, a deaf man who has been misdiagnosed for years. Working to clear his name for his mother's murder turns out to be more than she bargains for. Staying one step ahead of the killer, locating a missing will, and getting out her weekly paper are all just part of a day's work for amateur sleuth Connor Westphal in the third book of this popular series by Penny Warner.
(Baby Play & Learn was created by child-development expert...)
Baby Play & Learn was created by child-development expert Penny Warner who offers 160 ideas for games and activities that provide hours of developmental learning opportunities. It includes bulleted lists of skills babies learn through play, step-by-step instructions for each game and activity, and illustrations that demonstrate how to play many of the games.
(Learn to Sign the Fun Way goes beyond the manual alphabet...)
Learn to Sign the Fun Way goes beyond the manual alphabet and teaches the beautiful language of sign - the United States' fourth most pervasive language - in a simple, interactive format.
(Buford the bullfrog is dead! Connor Westphal, the feisty ...)
Buford the bullfrog is dead! Connor Westphal, the feisty deaf publisher of the weekly EUREKA!, jumps into the annual Jumping Frog Jubilee festivities when her sidekick and main squeeze, Dan Smith, is retained by Buford's jockey to find the "murderer." With the help of Sheriff Elvis Mercer and the eccentric denizens of Flat Skunk, Connor and Dan think it'll be a snap, until the sheriff's son Jeremiah comes under suspicion - and a human body surfaces in Critter's Creek, along with a lot more dead frogs. Connor knows Jeremiah is innocent, and with the aid of a new blind friend, sets about finding out who is killing the frogs - and people - at Calaveras County.
(Child development expert Penny Warner and pediatrician Dr...)
Child development expert Penny Warner and pediatrician Dr. Paula Kelly have developed a simple, easy-to-use method for helping ensure a stress-free toilet-training experience for parents and children. This book provides up-to-date information based on the latest research, including Dr. Kelly's answers to the most commonly asked questions. Readers will find "Quick Tips" from experienced parents, information about the latest equipment on the market, and ideas for evaluating their child's readiness.
(In Dead Man's Hand, Connor is on an emotional roller coas...)
In Dead Man's Hand, Connor is on an emotional roller coaster, with hearing love interest Dan Smith and deaf advocate Josh Littlefield controlling the gears.
(This book is the ultimate guide to throwing the perfect b...)
This book is the ultimate guide to throwing the perfect bash - at home. Whether there is a special birthday looming, a new baby to celebrate, or just a craving for a night full of chocolate, professional party coordinator Penny Warner has it all planned. With 75 fun-filled themed events, this book offers unique ideas for parties: PMS Pamper Party; Spicy Spanish Fiesta; Valentine's Day Sucks Party; Cookies and Cocktails Christmas Party; and more! There is always a reason to party - and with this book, hosting a fabulous celebration has never been easier!
(New parents can now rely on more than 200 tried and true ...)
New parents can now rely on more than 200 tried and true slumber solutions taken from the real sleep experts: parents, grandparents, nannies and doctors. Penny Warner delivers here the widest selection of time-tested tricks from classic (take a drive around the block) to quirky (fake sleep next to your baby). With lullabies nursery rhymes and lists of helpful sleep aides it's an indispensable resource. Parents can flag their favorites then relax knowing everyone will rest easy.
(Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. may not have much in common w...)
Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. may not have much in common with each other, but they do love playing around with codes. In fact, they love codes so much, they have their own private club, with a super-secret hideout and passwords that change every single day. When Cody and Quinn notice what could be a code on the window of their neighbor's house - the neighbor they call Skeleton Man - the club gets to work. And it is a cry for help! Now the Code Busters are on the case - and nothing will stop them from solving the mystery and finding the secret treasure that seems to be the cause of it all!
(Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. may all have different talent...)
Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. may all have different talents, but they share one thing in common: they love playing around with codes. In fact, they love codes so much, they have their own club, with a secret hideout and passwords that change every day. When Cody and her friends get a mysterious e-mail hinting at a treasure on Alcatraz Island, they can't wait to get started on their clue hunt. Luckily, a class trip to the prison is the perfect cover to start their search. During the tour, the club members learn that a jewel thief kept at Alcatraz may have hidden his biggest haul on the island and left a series of coded messages to find it.
(Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. love playing around with code...)
Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. love playing around with codes. In fact, they love codes so much they have their own club, with a secret hideout and passwords that change every day. On a class trip to the Cornell Mission, the Code Busters learn about Hippolyte de Bouchard, California's only known pirate. Now the Code Busters are on the trail of a new prize: pirate gold! But with a fortune at stake, the codes are bound to be hard. Will the Code Busters be able to figure them out, or will this mystery prove to be too difficult to solve?
(Cody, Queen, Luke, and M.E. are the Code Busters - clever...)
Cody, Queen, Luke, and M.E. are the Code Busters - clever clue hunters with a passion for puzzles. They can't wait for their school trip to Washington, D.C., where they'll get to visit the International Spy Museum. But it seems as if someone is spying on them - or at least leaving coded messages that even the Code Busters can't crack. And once they arrive at the museum, they notice they're being followed by a mysterious stranger. Then a classmate goes missing. Could the unknown spy be responsible? It's up to the Code Busters to find out!
(The Code Busters are excited for their class field trip t...)
The Code Busters are excited for their class field trip to Angel Island, known as the Ellis Island of the West. One of Mika's ancestors passed through the island's immigration station in the early twentieth century, and Mika thinks he may have left behind some secret messages... plus a very special box. But as the Code Busters search for hints from the past, they get caught up in an even bigger secret.
Penny Warner has a Bachelor's degree in Child Development and a Master's degree in Special Education.
Penny Warner, an instructor of child development and nutrition, has penned many books on the subject of how to feed and entertain children. Some of her titles include Healthy Snacks for Kids, Super Toys, Happy Birthday Parties!, Kids' Holiday Fun: Great Family Activities Every Month of the Year, and Splish, Splash: Water Fun for Kids. With her husband, Tom Warner, she is also responsible for a series of books for adults on how to plan mystery parties. These are The Secret of the Bitter Sweets: A Murder Mystery Party for Eight People, Greetings From the Grave: A Murder Mystery Party for Eight People, and A Deadly Game of Klew: A Murder Mystery Party for Six People. Recently, Warner has turned to fiction writing and has had the first two mystery novels of a series featuring a hearing impaired sleuth published, Dead Body Language and Sign of Foul Play.
Warner's first book, Healthy Snacks for Kids, was published in 1983. It includes over two hundred recipes, including ideas for everything from lunches to popsicles and blended drinks. Warner also makes suggestions about how parents and child-care workers can make nutritious food look more appetizing to children.
Happy Birthday Parties! saw print in 1985. Warner discusses many possible themes for children's parties and while she doesn't give age limits for each idea, she provides concepts suitable for a wide range of maturity levels. Themes explored include cartoons, nursery rhymes, dinosaurs, and punk rock. Warner also dispenses plans for creative invitations, decorations, and party favors.
Also among Warner's credits is Kids' Holiday Fun: Great Family Activities Every Month of the Year. As the subtitle implies, the author does not just cover the major, well-known festival dates such as Christmas or Easter. Warner supplies her readers with information on such red-letter days as Juneteenth, a celebration of the anniversary of the Union liberating all the slaves in the state of Texas, and France's Bastille Day. Along with each explanation of the holiday, she notes ideas for making it special for children.
Splish, Splash: Water Fun for Kids boasts over one hundred and twenty ways for children to enjoy water.
Since Splish, Splash, Warner has continued to write similar books. Her more recent nonfiction titles include Great Games for Kids on the Go: 250 Travel Games to Play on Trains, Planes, and Automobiles and Games People Play: The Biggest and Best Book of Party Games and Activities.
As for Warner's mystery novels, her work, titled Dead Body Language, the first of a series featuring hearing impaired journalist and amateur sleuth Connor Westphal, draws partially on Warner's studies in sign language as an educator.
One of Penny Warner's latest books, Storybook Parties, was published in 2016.
Penny has been teaching child development at Diablo Valley College for over 30 years. In her spare time, Penny also writes a column for the local newspaper on family life and creates fund-raising murder mystery events for libraries across the country with her husband Tom.
(Last night's earthquake has the California Gold Country t...)1997
(Connor Westphal is drawn into another mystery in Flat Sku...)1998
(Buford the bullfrog is dead! Connor Westphal, the feisty ...)2001
(Learn to Sign the Fun Way goes beyond the manual alphabet...)2001
(When deaf reporter Connor Westphal moves to the Californi...)1997
(Baby Play & Learn was created by child-development expert...)1999
(In Dead Man's Hand, Connor is on an emotional roller coas...)2007
(New parents can now rely on more than 200 tried and true ...)2008
(The Code Busters are excited for their class field trip t...)2016
(This book is the ultimate guide to throwing the perfect b...)2008
(Child development expert Penny Warner and pediatrician Dr...)2003
(Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. may all have different talent...)2012
(Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. may not have much in common w...)2011
(Cody, Queen, Luke, and M.E. are the Code Busters - clever...)2015
(Cody, Quinn, Luke, and M.E. love playing around with code...)2013
Penny Warner is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
Penny Warner is married to Tom Warner, an electrician. The couple has two children - Matthew G. and Rebecca.