A Prickly Bed!

Can you imagine a prickly bed? Miss Penny speaking. Well, I have a prickly bed. Picture this, Susan is writing which means I’m being ignored, so I curl up in

What’s wrong with my bed?

my little bed. I have three beds if you count Susan’s big bed, that’s the best one, but I can’t get up on my own so I make do with the little one in the office and a bigger one in the living room— I know, spoilt princess. Anyway back to prickly bed. We had just returned from a walk, it was an especially good walk through

Britannia Park walk

Britannia Park, lots of amazing scents and sniffs. I could tell my friend Mitch had just been by and the squirrel scent was very strong so I sniffed into the bushes—one of these days I’ll catch one—sadly not today. As we walk home I get an itchy sensation in my fur and then my paw hurts, I sit down and chew my paw and

In my paw and in my bed!

that seems better and when we get home Susan continues writing and I return to bed for a nap when it attacks me. I leap out, licking and chewing my feet and legs. Susan rescues me and discovers I am covered in burrs. Out come the scissors and it smarts a bit but eventually all the burrs are gone. I really need a rest after all that trauma, so I curl up to resume my nap but guess where those burrs are now? Right, in my bed, I gave a yelp and jumped out pretty quickly. Susan washed it, but now it smells clean and I don’t trust it. I sleep on the cold floor waiting for Susan to feel sorry for me, which she does and picks me up for a cuddle. Oops here comes the evil eye, time to talk about writing, believe it or not this blog started as ‘life with an author’. Heart of Sophie’s War A novel of the Great War, is up to 14,000 words. Sister Drew who is nasty piece of work gets Sophie in terrible trouble. Sophie discovers some secrets, (one she may not want) she saves Jo an ambulance driver and gets to know Emily better. So far the hospital conditions are okay, the accommodation is primitive but livable. However, the rain is starting and the mud is squelching and German attacks are closer.

May I suggest you read Prelude to Sophie’s War while you wait for the sequel – London 1915, German Zeppelin attacks are not the only thing Sophie battles at Bartley Hospital. Will her courage be enough to keep her sane and alive?

The Blue Pendant and Book 2 Anna’s Legacy  Book 3 Sarah’s Choice   All ebooks and paperbacks on Amazon. Please, pretty please take a minute and write a review after you read the books. Thank you!

If you like the elegance of Edwardian society, bold characters, and decades-spanning adventures, then you’ll love this historical fiction.


The Sackville Hotel Trilogy – Ebook Box Set      Click here for details  

She defies Edwardian protocol. Avoids marriage, but loves twice. Anna’s epic story of a strong woman’s determination and courage spans two continents and three decades.

Classic trilogy, historical, family saga, from the drawing rooms of the Edwardian era to ruthless spies of the 60s Cold War.

The latest Susan’s Reader News came out this week. If you didn’t get a copy click here and if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.

New release…… Believing Her Lies – A Lavender Cottage Book (3)  Kobo and Amazon  

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Book one e-book is Only .99c click here  When Love Ends Romance Begins 


Remember Ruins in Silk? The prequel to The Sackville Hotel Trilogy.

Well, it is also the prequel to Prelude to Sophie’s War, young Sophie in Ruins in Silk has grown up, left The Sackville Hotel and her story continues in London as she trains to be a nurse.

Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir

Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?

This was a brave, insightful, revealing, and well written book of what must be one of the hardest experiences any person can go through. The courage and grace with which you tell this story is a truly affective reading experience…….  Judge’s commentary: Writer’s Digest  

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Susan A Jennings: Author teacher and founder of Just for Writers providing workshops, retreats and groups for writers and founding member of The Ottawa Story Spinners a local writers group, who have published five volumes of the Black Lake Chronicles a collection of eclectic stories and articles. Susan likes to be involved in the local writing community and is currently the Past-President of Ottawa Independent Writers. Originally from the UK Susan is a long-time resident of Ottawa. She writes and publishes, short stories and cozy mysteries. Several of her short stories are e-published and the Blue Heron Mysteries, Books 1&2, which is a collection of Hannah Wilton (amateur sleuth) mysteries are available on Kobo and Amazon as e-books. Her new historical fiction, The Blue Pendant will be available as a paperback and e-book late November or early December

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