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Hello, my name is Penny Rosa Valencia, and I live by a back road full of potholes in the Appalachian Hills. I say “hills” because my mother grew up out West near the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, and she insists they are hills, not mountains. Ha! But I don’t know any different, because I haven’t been that far out West. The farthest I’ve been is Minnesota, but that’s a different story for another day.
Anyway, back to introducing myself. You may be wondering about my last name, especially since I have strawberry blonde hair. My mom is from Irish descent, and almost all of my relatives on her side have red hair. Obviously I inherited it too. My dad’s family is from Spain, which explains the last name. My Dad was born in Spain and his family moved to America in 1987. All of my aunts and uncles and cousins from my dad’s side of the family live in New York City. My mom is from California, but they met at College in Pennsylvania and we have lived here ever since. I hope we move to New York someday. I always have such a great time with my cousins when we go there for Christmas.
I am the middle child in my family. I have one older sister, Alessandra, 11, who we call Alex, who is smart without trying and thinks she’s the coolest girl in school or something. And a younger brother, Antonio, who is six. He’s a pest, and thinks we’ll be scared of things like spiders and snakes. And mice.
I am 10. And I like glitter and pencils and notebooks and stories. And my favorite place in the world is our attic. It’s quiet and mysterious and inspirational. (Those are words I learned recently. I feel so big using them.)
Well, I guess that’s all I have to say right now. See you on the next blog post! Thanks for reading!