www.penny@pennylegg.com©   Penny
Legg 2006-202

April 2017
It's published!  My latest book, Crime in the Second World War: Spivs, Scoundrels,
Rogues and Worse has landed on the book shelves!  The national launch was at
Waterstones West Quay, Southampton and the local launch was at Waterlooville Library.
Here I am book signing, one of my favourite occupations!
Some images from the book launches: Photos by Ian Bayley, Sabrestorm Publishing

Top Left: With Viv the Spiv,
Waterstones Book Launch

Middle Above: With Chief Constable
Bedfordshire Police (Rtd) Michael
O'Brien, who wrote the Foreword

Middle Left: Viv the Spiv is
apprehended by PC Legg

Bottom Left: Guests were encouraged
to come in 1940s dress - Joe Legg,
pretty in purple

Bottom Left: With Ian Bayley,
Sabrestorm Publishing
November 2017
The History Channel has published the film I made with Manna Creatives on the Cummins story from my book, Crime in the Second
World War, Spivs, Scoundrels, Rogues and Worse
. It was a lot of fun to film for part of the World War True Season. Gordon Cummins
was known as the Blackout Ripper.

September 2017 I returned to
university to study for a
Masters in
Publishing at Kingston University,
London.  It is a one-year, full-time
course.  Wish me luck!

October 2017 As part of National
Libraries Week, I spoke at two of
Southampton's libraries and was
interviewed about my life and work
as part of SO:To Speak,
Southampton's Festival of Words.

I also spoke  at Christine Kloser's
Breakthrough Event in York,
Pennsylvania, on thinking and
seeing yourself as an author.
May 2018
May saw me flying off to New York to join Cunard's flagship Queen
Mary 2, to give talks on board. Sorry about the fuzzy pic!

I also won an award for Academic Research on my MA Publishing
course at Kingston University! Yay!
November 2019
I was delighted to be part of Cunard's Southampton Centenary Cruise on Queen Mary 2. I gave a series of talks about the city.

October 2019
I am delighted to share that Sabrestorm Stories' first book is available now! Nik Morton's Sailor Up the Khyber.

September 2019
I have been invited back to the University of Portsmouth as a part-time lecturer again this academic year. Excellent!

July 2019
I have partnered with Ian Bayley, proprietor of Sabrestorm Publishing, to form Sabrestorm Stories, an ethical, hybrid publishing house.

We will ghostwrite and publish life stories, or publish books by authors who do not wish to self-publish. For details, please
contact me.

Once again I am off to the War and Peace Revival at The Hop Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent. I am the Author Coordinator for the
seventeen authors giving talks and book signings in the
Authors Pavilion, as well as giving my own talks and interviewing authors.

January 2019
I was delighted to be awarded an MA in Publishing with Distinction from Kingston University, London. Yay!

I have been invited to lecture on Writing for Business at City, University of London.

December 2018
I spent Christmas speaking on board P&O's cruise ship Oriana, on her last Christmas voyage before she leaves P&O's service.

November 2018
I flew La Coruna in Spain to speak on P&O's cruise ship Arcadia.

September 2018
I worked with the Iris Murdoch Society as part of my final MA Project.

In the meantime, I have started to lecture on journalism as part of the
Creative Writing BA at Portsmouth University.
October 2020
Due to Covid, all my in-person speaking engagements have been cancelled so far this year. Online
talks have been fun to do, though, and show that where there's a will, there's a way!

I am about to start journalism dissertation supervision at the University of Portsmouth.

July 2020
I am delighted that I have submitted the manuscript for my first book of tips for authors. I work with
authors at all stages of their writing journey and so it seems fitting to write a useful book. Watch this

April 2020
I sometimes forget I have several hats, so it was great to give a Zoom lockdown lecture to the
Diplomatic Spouses Club.

January 2020
I was again on board Queen Mary 2 giving talks as we had a bumpy crossing from New York to