Penelope Friday

Disability, Sexuality and Regency Writer

I'm a disabled, pagan, sex-positive, feminist, Regency-obsessed, green-friendly, kids-lit-reading writer. I write fiction and articles and, indeed, poetry - unkind people might say 'Jack of All Trades, Master Of None'.

Read my lesbian Regency romance
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Petticoats-Promises-Penelope-Friday/dp/1594934223/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426171070&sr=1-1&keywords=petticoats+and+promises

or my heterosexual modern romance:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Kiss-Stranger-Penelope-Friday-ebook/dp/B003TU24N4/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426171238&sr=1-2&keywords=one+kiss+from+a+stranger
Why Parking in a Disabled Spot Without a Badge Is Never

Why Parking in a Disabled Spot Without a Badge Is Never Okay

Disabled parking spaces are a hot button trigger for a lot of people. Disabled people getting really frustrated, and able-bodied people finding it difficult to understand why blue badge ('disabled permit/placard') holders are getting quite so irate about a minor parking infringement.
01/07/2015 22:45 BST
I Dyed My Hair Blue - And *I* Never Guessed What Would Happen

I Dyed My Hair Blue - And *I* Never Guessed What Would Happen Next

Apparently this minor change in my appearance is enough to trigger an extremely different reaction from strangers. This is the only explanation I can find for the fact that in the past three weeks, since dying my hair, I have attracted more rudeness and abuse than in the three years previous to that.
19/06/2015 12:23 BST
Five Best Satirical Songs About

Five Best Satirical Songs About Ukip

So, without further ado, let me introduce you to the wonderful, surreal world of satirical songs with my five favourite You Tube hits looking at UKIP. They're all not only political but quite good fun as well.
01/05/2015 00:44 BST
I Get By With a Little Help From My

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

My friends had known about my struggle to have independence and had sympathised when I was turned down for Disability Living Allowance (wrongly turned down: I've since, thank goodness, been accepted). But they went further than just supporting me on the internet. They did something about it.
13/03/2015 15:55 GMT