A Tale of Squirrels

A tale of squirrels, Miss Penny speaking. Hee-hee, get it tale, tail? The princess is being clever today, so here’s the tale. Squirrels drive me crazy, they are fluffy, fast and fascinating but I have yet to catch one. They are about the

Pink baby and the evil eye!

same size as my pink baby, but not pink, if you’re seeing pink squirrels you might want to ease up on the wine, squirrels are grey or black. Like pink baby I could hold one in my mouth without hurting it, of course. Unlike my pink baby the squirrels are alive and run around playing but they never invite me to play. I

Squirrels don’t share!

stand very still and watch, studying them figuring out how I can join them. Once they see me they stop playing, sit up and watch me, the cheek of it! Tails twitch as do their whiskers and they hold nuts in their paws and ignore me, that’s an insult to the princess. At least they could share but no they nibble away. I concentrate very hard and plan my move. Boom! I make a run for it, but alas my leash isn’t long enough and then it takes me a minute to get my breath as I choke. I give Susan a cross look; she’s on the other end of the leash. Get this…. Susan is

Help me? I need to climb this tree.

laughing. If the squirrels would stay on the ground I’d have a chance but the devious little creatures leap up trees. Now, I don’t think this is fair game because they leave me at the bottom. I’ve tried but I can’t get the hang of climbing a tree and Susan’s no help, at least she could show me how to climb a tree. Psst! I’m having a chuckle, can you imagine Susan climbing a tree. Perhaps not!  All I can do is watch and learn as the squirrels play and perhaps one day they will let me play. Oh, here come the evil eye, we have a few writing things to say today.

1st Idea for Prelude to Sophie’s War

Prelude to Sophie War is back at the editor, Susan made some big changes to the beginning, the good news is she has a mock up for the cover, early stages so wait for more news. Bye for now!

Prelude to Sophie’s War – 2nd edition  – London 1915 Sophie starts her nursingcareer nursing bombed out mother’s and children as well as soldiers. German Zeppelin attacks are not the only thing Sophie battles at Bartley Hospital. Will her courage be enough to keep her sane and alive?

Heart of Sophie’s War –  Sophie achieves her goal of nursing soldiers in the Great War, the horrors are more than she bargained for on the Western Front. We’re still working on this cover.

prequel Ruins in Silk. If you’d like to read about Sophie’s young life, a story of how she lost her privileged life and became a maid at the Sackville Hotel and as the series moves forward a nurse in the Great War.Read  Ruins in Silk while you wait Click here for .99c e-book 


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. It will take sometime before the new print cover shows on the books. 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. New covers  coming in the next a week or so.

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 Jennings

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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