Hello Readers,

Hello Readers, I  am pleased to meet you and if I could reach through my screen I would shake your hand or give you a welcoming hug. Thank you for visiting my website. 

I love to write and every time I pick up a pen or type on the keyboard, I disappear into whatever story I’m writing. I often become my characters, I stand in their shoes in a different time and place. I laugh, love and cry with each character. And it is always exciting.

I have never aspired to win awards or contests. I write because I love storytelling and my reward is sharing my stories with you. Enticing you into the magic of Anna’s life journey in The Sackville Hotel Trilogy, or holding Katie’s hand in the Lavender Cottage Series, as she grieves a lost marriage and finds joy in a new love, or following Sophie on her new journey as a nurse during WW1 in Prelude to Sophie’s War. In my earlier work, mostly short stories, you can enjoy sleuthing with Hannah in the Blue Heron Mysteries, as she solves mysteries at Black Lake. Whether it is historical or contemporary, I write about strong women seeking independence, adventure as they challenge the expectations of life. I invite you to step into my world of fiction and brush aside the worries of the real world and enjoy some storytelling for an hour or two. Susan’s Readers Group News keeps you up to date.

My blog started out with the usual talk about books and authors until my 2-year-old Shih Tzu took over and now it is Miss Penny Speaking. Every Saturday she writes a fun whimsical blog about her life living with an author. Subscribe by adding your email address in the box to your right.

Coming soon! March is the month for the new release!

The release of Book 3 of The Lavender Cottage Series – Believing her Lies – A jealous, gossiping woman almost costs Katie the love of her life.

What’s New?   

Save Some for Me And what about you?

Could you survive an abusive husband and raise five children, alone?

A heartrending story of one woman’s struggle to survive spousal abuse and, consequently, single parenthood. It is the story of undying determination to succeed and the courage to see her life culminate as the fairy tale, happily-ever-after of her childhood dreams. It has a happy ending, really; but in a different perspective.  Review from–Emily–Jane Hills Orford, award-winning author of The Whistling Bishop

Prelude to Sophie’s War

A captivating historical WW1 novel of love and loss

Available in ebook and paperback from your retail store of choice with just one click.

Listen to an excerpt on YouTube




E-book box set of The Sackville Hotel Trilogy


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy  

Ebook Box Set – Three complete novels

The Blue Pendant, Anna’s Legacy, Sarah’s Choice

Available from Amazon and Kobo

The Blue Pendant serialized on Youtube Episode 1 -8 

 The full list of books on My Books Page


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