Penney Kome's professional pages
Canadian journalist and author: online curriculum vitae

headshot of Penney
Just a bit of background.
Based in Calgary, Alberta

From Chicago, by way of Toronto

Married, with children

Volunteer work


PennEy is spelled funny because it's a family (last) name.

Born and raised in Hyde Park, Chicago. 

Alumna, Shimer College.

Lived in Toronto, 1968-1987. 

Married Bob in 1987 -- soon after winning the Women of Distinction Award -- and moved to Calgary, where we are raising our two accomplished teen-age sons. Bob's daughter, Kimberly, is now based in Glace Bay, NS. 

Current volunteer work:

Access Copyright

The Writers Union of Canada
Chair, Status of Women Writers Committee

Canadian Association of Journalists
Moderator, Women In Media email list

Unitarian Church of Calgary
Sunday Services Committee

Past volunteer work includes:

The Writers Union of Canada
Chair, 2003-2004
First Vice-Chair, 2002-2003
Director, 1999-2002

Bain Apartments Co-op Inc
President, 1982-83 ($1 million budget, 7 staff)

Periodical Writers Association of Canada
Charter member, various Board positions

Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Charter member

University Heights Community Association

Golden Gavel Toastmasters Club
Vice-President, Education