Connie Penner writes under the name, C.P. Hoff.Connie grew up as a gypsy. Well, she could have been a gypsy if her family could have afforded the damned wagon. Her parents were pragmatic and raised her not to believe in aliens, but Connie is not convinced that aliens don’t believe in her.She now lives in southern Alberta with her husband, children, and dog, Mrs. Beasley (who has a dubious reputation). She has written for the local paper, which might be impressive if she lived in New York, and if anyone read the local paper.Now that Five Rivers has taken on her first novel, she is thinking of purchasing a pipe and a smoking jacket.