About Penny

attractive Black woman partially hidden in shadow

Born to a single mother who resented her, Penny Ambrose was a shy but friendly girl being raised by her grandmother Hattie until her death forced Penny to deal with her mother Gladys alone.

Others projected her mother’s bad reputation onto Penny. In order to cope, she spent as much time as possible away from home and at the homes of her best friends Donna Stepney and Tony Bonfiglio.

Life improves for Penny after graduating high school. Then an embarrassing situation tears her from the only man she ever loved and plunges her back into the familiar role of the bad girl. Going to prison for fraud doesn’t help, either.

The last fifty-odd years has made Penny cynical, like many of her generation. But she does her best to deal with challenges as they come. She is determined to make good and mind her own business.

Penny is no saint and she doesn’t try to be. She has her vices–like a good tumble in the hay now and then–and her pride has prevented her from asking for help and possibly obtaining the happiness she desires.

But at the end of the day, Penny Ambrose knows a bad penny still has worth even if society believes it doesn’t, and when you underestimate her, it is you who will lose.