Upon being asked to become a part of the Books That Give program, Ms. Penley readily embraced the opportunity to use her years of drawing and painting expertise to help create a project that would benefit worthy causes. She especially welcomed supporting nonprofits that serve veterans as her husband, Sergeant Donald Penley, is a combat veteran from the US Army, who continues to serve in the National Guard.
Ms. Penley used her extraordinary talents to create the three books in the Super Bouv Series for the Books That Give program. As a dog lover herself, she was able to portray the humanlike expressiveness of canines in the characters by capturing some of the looks she has seen over the years in her own two dogs, Bosco and Max—who appear in the first book in the series, Ruby and Her New Family. In addition to incorporating her beloved pooches into her work, Ms. Penley also has a penchant for drawing herself into her artistic projects. See if you can find the Maegan-inspired character in the Super Bouv Series!