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What is Penman?

Penman Productions is a company that functions both as a traditional publisher and a provider of publishing services. As a publisher, Penman has titles and authors that span many genres. As a service provider, Penman offers its services at a fraction of cost of the industry while still delivering quality and ease of use.

Penman's History

Penman Production has been in business for over a decade. Founded by retired professor of journalism, Ron Lovell in 2004, Penman has grown from a small local book publisher in the Northwest to reaching audiences worldwide with its books. Penman brings vast experiences from different sectors to its books, from scholastic, to artistic, to technical, Penman has it covered with professors, skilled illustrators, versatile designers, script analysts, to even computer programmers to tackle any publishing need. Come take a look at a growing company that has proven sustainability and growth.


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Ron Lovell

Ron Lovell

President

Ron Lovell is the President and Founder of Penman Productions. Lovell started as journalist for national magazines before teaching at Oregon State University. He is the author of fourteen textbooks and hundreds of articles, as well as the Thomas Martindale Mystery Series, which has grown to ten books. His most recent book starts a new series, featuring Lorenzo Madrid.

Nick Sharma

Nick Sharma

Chief Financial Officer

Nick Sharma is the Chief Financial Officer of Penman Productions as well as an author. Sharma is a former actor and screenwriter, and spent his early career as a freelance illustrator. Sharma is the creator of the popular children series Shalu, as well as How to be a Hero, his original screenplay that was turned into a novel.

Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott

Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott

Lead Designer

Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott is the Lead graphic design for Penman Productions. Previous to working at Penman, Parrott ran an advertising agency offering professional design and marketing services to large clients such as Yellowstone Park, Winston Fly Rod Company, Montana Mining Association, and Grouse Mountain Lodge. She has won several Montana Addy awards for Artistic Creation.

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When an elderly friend of Thomas Martindale is found murdered, the vacationing journalism professor and amateur sleuth turned to a manuscript—a WWII memoir of her youth in occupied France—to find the killer.

Publisher’s Weekly

Publisher’s Weekly

The author is skilled at ratcheting up suspense while moving Martindale and company into deeper and deeper doo-do…. Lovell’s storytelling has more in common with Tom Clancy than Agatha Christie.

Fairbanks Daily News

Fairbanks Daily News

“In the second of this enjoyable Oregon-based series… Martindale gets mixed up in the death of an unpleasant marine biologist, … the long ago death of a graduate student, and a too human conspiracy involving whales.”

The Seattle Times

The Seattle Times

One of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read!

…just sparkles with imagination and beautiful imagery. The characters are real. We feel their joy, their laughter, their heartbreak. Wow. Just… Wow. Highly recommended.

Vine Voice @Amazon.com

Vine Voice @Amazon.com

I finished the book in two days because I couldn’t put it down! The characters were so real and at times, I felt I was each of the three main characters.

Brittany H.

Brittany H.

This book is very entertaining, beautifully written, and colorfully described. As I read this, I felt very close to each character as if I knew them personally.

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