Multiple award-winning author…Gary Scogin…Home of Penny the Palomino Quarter Horse

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Howdy ya’ll! Welcome to my author page!

I am the proud author of the multiple award-winning children’s picture book series, Penny the Palomino Quarter Horse. There are currently two book in the series.  The first is called Penny the Palomino Quarter Horse and Her New Shoes.  The second is called Penny the Palomino Quarter Horse and The Triple Crown Mystery. The third book in the series is expected to be on the market late next spring and is called Penny the Palomino Quarter Horse and The Mystery of Meekah.  My publisher is Sarah Book Publishing. Their website is Penny is also available at

I have been a middle school 6th grade language arts teacher in Friendswood ISD for the past 13 years. I graduated from Texas A&M and received my master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Houston Clear Lake. In the summer time, our family enjoys going to Colorado and finding new hikes to explore. When I am not teaching or writing, I enjoy running in the early mornings while there is still a chance of a slight and somewhat cool breeze.

I am available for author events at elementary schools throughout the greater Houston area and plan on extending my visits to other parts of Texas in the near future, including the Dallas and Fort Worth area.

If you are interested in me sharing Penny’s crazy adventures with your students, please go to my contact page. Shoot me an email and we can discuss length of presentations, number of presentations per day, etc.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Check out the ‘Penny’ page to hear the latest about her adventures and what is coming up in the near future.

Kirkus Excerpt: Kirkus Excerpt: A pleasant story about a curious horse that will spark the imaginations of young readers.