hozy-pennyS.P. (Penny) Hozy

S.P. Hozy was born in Toronto, and after graduating from the University of Toronto with degrees in English Literature and Psychology, she spent two decades working in the Canadian film industry, winning several awards for sound editing. She has traveled in North Africa, Europe, South America, Russia, Australia, and Asia, living at times in Brazil, Afghanistan, India, and Sri Lanka. She has published poetry, and two of her short stories were runners-up in the Toronto Star Short Story Contest.

Currently based in Penang, Malaysia, Penny has recently traveled to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapore, researching the many books she plans to write. She is the author of four novels set in Asia, and continues to edit, ghostwrite, and index books, thanks to the wonders of technology. Penny's fourth novel, The Scarlet Macaw, set in Singapore in the 1920s and the present, was released in June of 2013. Penny is currently working on her fifth novel, set in Hong Kong in the 1950s..

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