Dog Tired!

Dog tired, exhausted that’s me, Miss Penny speaking. I’ve slept for two days and I may have been traumatized for life. Thursday morning I was so excited, we were going out. My excitement soon dampened when we got to the car. I hate the car. I’m shoved on the back seat and I want to sit on Susan’s knee. I don’t like it,

I hate the car and I need a hair cut.

so I whine, then Susan gets mad. We arrive and park; someone yells through a fog horn and Susan disappears. I kid you not she leaves me alone in the car. Susan went to get her Covid needle now I’m sorry for her because I remember needles at the vet. Perhaps we can have visitors again, Susan shakes her head not yet. Okay, so now for home. Urr…, just a minute we are going in the wrong direction and suddenly I’m outside Pet Agree. Oh no the groomers! And, you guessed it, she leaves me again. Okay the story is not over, I was truly

Very smart

abandoned, because when I’m all coiffed and looking pretty good, if naked is good, Rose comes to fetch me. This is very disconcerting, where the heck is Susan. No matter, I’ll worry about that later,  just get me out of here. Joni, the groomer is real nice but I’m not too keen on the bath and clippers. Rose’s house will do for now. I run upstairs, I love running upstairs, we don’t have stairs in the apartment, no she’s not there, I run down search the living room but I can’t find her. This is it, I’m a poor abandoned orphan. Susan will pay for this, but for now I’ll cuddle up with Rose. Susan eventually arrives and then another car ride, I hate the car, but finally we are home. What a day, let me sleep. If Susan thinks I’m promoting her writing today she can think again, she doesn’t deserve an assistant. I shall sulk.

From Susan, I am sorry you had such a bad day Miss Penny. But not much to say about writing today. Heart of Sophie’s War is at the editors and covers are in progress, no decisions yet. But we do have a potential new cover for The Blue Pendant. Scroll down to see.

Just one more thing, Susan is looking for beta readers for the new book. . If you are interested in a free pre-release e-copy of Heart of Sophie’s War please contact Susan.  Samples of mock-ups cover. Your preference

New possible Blue Pendant new covers which do you prefer! Contact Susan

Courage, Tragedy & Triumph

The prequel Ruins in Silk .99c or free (e-book only), also available in paperback on Amazon. The story of Sophie’s young life in Lucca Italy on her father’s silk farm and in Derby England at the family’s silk mill but tragedy strikes and Sophie’s life is dramatically changed. Book 1 of the series Prelude to Sophie’s War  is set at the Bartley Hospital in London England as Sophie starts her nursing career and before she nurses in the Great War.

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? Book 2 Heart of Sophie’s War is coming soon.


The Blue Pendant  is Susan’s biggest selling novel and the first in The Sackville Hotel Trilogy If you like the elegance of Edwardian Society and decades spanning adventures you’ll love this trio. Start reading Anna’s story in The Blue Pendant. Take a peak at the new cover. E-book or paperback click here

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 trio.

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.

Lavender Cottage books, now available as a series in e-book and e-book box set, also in paperback,  Click here for the whole series 

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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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