cover for cooked up fairy tale

One of the first kidliters I met when I ventured out on this writing journey in 2011 was Penny Parker Klostermann. She was an active participant in all of the writing challenges and contests that Susanna Leonard Hill hosted. Reading her entries, I knew she’d be a successfully published author before long.


Her debut picture book, THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT, is a joy to read. And TODAY, her second picture book launches!

To celebrate this auspicious occasion, Penny and I put our heads together. (and you know how much trouble two picture book writers can get into when they do that) In addition to a giveaway of a signed copy of A COOKED UP FAIRY TALE and a yummy recipe, we’ve cooked up a super fun interview. So hold on to your hats!

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Huge thanks to Penny for arranging space for our interview on the front page of THE ROYAL REPORTER.

Penny Parker Klostermann is the author of There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight and the upcoming, A Cooked-Up Fairy Tale which is releasing today! She loves all kinds of books, but especially loves very silly picture books that make her laugh. Penny has been known to hug her favorite picture books and seriously hopes that someday her books will gain huggable status too. 

Penny grew up in Colorado and now lives in Abilene, Texas-the Storybook Capital of Texas!

To learn more about Penny and her books:

Please don’t forget to leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway (U.S. addresses only, please). And remember, one of the greatest gifts you can give to your favorite author is to leave a review on Amazon and /or Goodreads.

More picture book awesomeness this coming weekend when we welcome author Nancy Churnin and illustrator Danny Popovici and another soon-to-be-released picture book, Manjhi Moves a Mountain.



About viviankirkfield

Writer for children - Reader forever Mom of 3, educator, author of FOUR OTTERS TOBOGGAN: AN ANIMAL COUNTING BOOK (Pomegranate Press, 2019), PIPPA'S PASSOVER PLATE (Holiday House, 2019), FROM HERE TO THERE: INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WAY WE MOVE (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019), SWEET DREAMS, SARAH (Creston Books, 2019), picture book junkie, lover of travel, hiking, fly-fishing, cooking, and playing Monopoly with my 9-year old grandson.

Posted on September 5, 2017, in Book Birthday, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.

  1. Love love love this!

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  2. Congratulations, Penny! And Vivian, the interview was stirring!

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  3. Yay for your two books, Penny! I like the interview and magical mashups of fairy tale hookery and cookery. Great job, Vivian!

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  4. Adorable interview you two! And congratulations Penny! I just put it on reserve at my library. They don’t have it in yet but thanks to blog posts like these I often get to be the first to check new books out. Love that new picture book smell. 🙂

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  5. Congratulations and happy book birthday, Penny! Yes please on the cloud cake.

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  6. Laurie Eisenberg

    Hi Penny! I’d love to win a signed copy of your book!

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  7. Vivian and Penny, you have given me my first laugh of the morning. Just finished reading your hilarious, witty, and clever interview. Cloud cake recipe sounds easy and fun. Most of the all – because Penny is my critique buddy and I saw the book in all its incarnations – I know for sure that the story is a delightful, delectable, and delicious read brought to life with astonishing art. Kudos to Penny and illustrator Ben Mantle!

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  8. mariagianferrari

    Love this!! Congrats & Happy Book Birthday, Penny!! 🙂 ❤

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  9. I can only imagine the fun you two had “cooking” up this interview! Happy Book Birthday, Penny!!

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  10. Congrats and happy book birthday! I can’t wait to read your book. It’s fun and so colorful too. I bet you’re feeling like you’re on a cloud!

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  11. Such a fun interview, Penny and Vivian! And that cake sounds delicious!!! – Perfect for celebrating a book birthday! 🙂 Congratulations!

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  12. This was HYSTERICAL! What amazing creativity and daring-do! Thanks so much, Vivian and Penny/

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  13. Congratulations Penny! This looks like such a fun book!!

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  14. This was so fun! Thank you both and congrats to Penny!

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  15. What a great interview ladies. So much fun! I love the fun wordplay!


  16. Hi Penny, Of course I’d love to win this book! Thanks for the interview, you two!

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