PROVIDENCE, RI - NOVEMBER 9: New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward on November 9, 2020. Photo by Angela Rowlings

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With millions of books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over forty novels.

In 2014, Penelope’s fourth book, Stepbrother Dearest, became the #1 bestselling independently published Kindle ebook of the year on and was credited with igniting an entirely new subgenre of romance. Her 2016 smash hit RoomHate debuted at #2 on The New York Times Bestseller list. Penelope is an Audie Award Winner and three-time Goodreads Choice Romance of the Year Nominee. Her books have been featured in Entertainment Weekly and Publisher’s Weekly (Starred Review).

Penelope’s novels have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

She can often be found chatting live with her readers in her private Facebook group, Penelope’s Peeps.

Photo credit: Angela Rowlings

Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

In 2015, New York Times bestselling authors Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland joined forces. In addition to their individual works, they have co-written several books, many of which were New York Times bestsellers. Penelope and Vi continue to have the best time writing together as well as individually.