Penny Dixon aka Predencia Dixon (nee Gabbidon) was born in Jamaica and moved to England at the age of ten. She’s a teacher who spent nearly twenty years working with children and young people with severely challenging behaviours, all of whom had been abused in some way. She qualified as a training manager in 1993 and was commissioned by the Department of Health to write induction and training books for all staff in secure accommodation and children’s homes. Her second book ‘Preparing to Care’, with co-author Barry Goldson, was a best seller for publisher National Children’s Bureau. She’s written for children, parents, child care workers, and youth justice workers.
In 2004 Predencia was commissioned to write the national training programme for the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.
In 2010 she published a collection of poems, (Raw Volumes 1 & 2), which is accompanied by a double CD. Her first novel ‘Dare to Love’, ais also available as an eBook and for Kindle. She is currently working on her second novel and a film script.
In her spare time Predencia enjoys amateur dramatics, performing poetry, and belly dancing.