Penny Jordan’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

November 24, 1946

Death Date

Dec 31, 2011

Age of Death

65 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Cheshire, United Kingdom



The novelist Penny Jordan died at the age of 65. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

A prolific writer in the romance genre, she wrote under numerous pseudonyms, including Penny Jordan, Annie Groves, and Melinda Wright. She is known for both contemporary and historical romance novels.

She worked as a typist for over a decade. In 1979, she published her first novel, Duchess in Disguise.

She first began writing stories at the age of eight as amusement for herself and her younger siblings.

Her birth name was Penelope Jones. She was married to Steve Halsall, an accountant. The couple had many nieces and nephews, but no children.

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I was always a keen reader. I jotted down one or two things, but it never occurred to me to think of a job in writing. I thought that writers were like demi-gods. I don’t know what I thought.

Penny Jordan

Writing for Mills and Boon taught me a lot of discipline. You have to produce books in a short time scale and four a year, and it teaches you a lot.

Penny Jordan

There are two questions that you ask yourself as a writer, and one of them is, ‘But why?’ The question that takes the book forward is, ‘What if? What if x y or z happened? How would those characters react?’

Penny Jordan

It’s not very glamorous. People certainly wouldn’t think so if they saw me sitting in my woolly socks at the kitchen table. Many times I sit at the typewriter and think, ‘Why am I doing this?’

Penny Jordan

I chose to write the kind of romance I love best – one with a sheikh hero.

Penny Jordan