Yummy buffalo chews are my favourite treat, Miss Penny speaking. Susan buys my food from the pet store and I’m allowed inside this store. At first it’s like
going to Disneyland for dogs it is so exciting. The smells are heavenly, bags of food, treats and big marrow bones, wrapped in plastic. I find that weird, Susan gets my bones from the grocery store. After a few minutes I feel drunk, not that I know what that is, but I feel as though I might keel over. A stranger leans over the counter and offers me a treat. Um, I’m not sure about this. I don’t know this person, I sniff the treat, it’s not my favourite chew so I turn away. My doggie companions in the store, step back with shock “are you nuts, refusing treats!?” I shrug, “no, I’m just rather particular.” This is not the kind of attention I like; I’m getting nervous and start to shake. Susan picks me up, (the shaking always works). We leave the store and get into the car, as you know I hate the car, but then I get a whiff of my favourite buffalo chew. Quite revived, I can’t wait to get home for my treat. I’m settling down for a good chew when I get the evil eye. Time to talk writing. So what has the author been up to this week? I detect frustration, finally a new paperback cover design for The Blue Pendant, I think she has it right this time. The issues with Heart of Sophie’s War are resolving. Psst! Can you believe Susan left out a whole character. Yep, she did. Sister Sin short for Singleton, a nasty ward sister who accuses the nurses of being sinful, except she’s the sinner. In book one, Prelude to Sophie’s War, Sister Sin is banished to the convent and Susan planned to bring her back in book two. But nasty Sister was reluctant to make an appearance. It often happens. To say fictional characters have a life of their own is absolutely true. Susan thinks she writes the characters but its more like the characters dictate to her. However, sometimes the author has to take the lead, which was the case with Sister Sin, like it or not, has finally arrived at the casualty clearing hospital and she is ready to cause mayhem in the story. Oh boy, there is big trouble brewing for Sophie and Captain Cuthbert.
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Sophie’s story continues in Prelude to Sophie’s War – 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?
And…. Ruins in Silk is also the prequel to The Blue Pendant were we meet Sophie at the Sackville Hotel.
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