Not MY Birthday!

Not My birthday! Miss Penny speaking, as you all know I’m a princess  but the lime light turned to Susan this week, which was very disconcerting. You guessed, it was Susan’s birthday and a big birthday. Wow! I’m not allowed to say how old, but in dog years, remember 7 years to 1 human year, she is 11.43 years old. I choose not comment on this picture. Delusional I think. Really! Susan who are you kidding? Maybe thirty years ago.

Good try! Maybe eons ago and that dog is not me

Um … not that old. I’m not sure what all the fuss is about except I’ve been locked in the office a lot while she goes galavanting to meet friends. One day it was to the park (we’re still under Covid restrictions) and get this I wasn’t included. I kid you not, she went to the park without me. She said I wasn’t allowed in that part of the park. So, I suggested she go to the part where I was allowed. But no, I was

See if I care!

abandoned in the office with the door closed, I hate the door closed. And then, the very next day, her actual birthday, I realized as the make-up and a new blouse went on she was off again. I tried to hide but I was unceremoniously shoved in the office, abandoned again. As if that was not bad enough, I had to put up with the phone jangling in my ears and people kept popping up on her laptop screen and … Yep, I, the princess, was ignored. I am contemplating what to do to get attention. Maybe I’ll chew a shoe or eat Milkbones in the bed. The problem is I get into trouble and she did give me extra cuddles last night. I heard rumblings there is a BBQ tonight and I’m included, now that’s exciting. I’m just teasing, well

You can’t have my crown.

sort of… I am miffed but I do wish Susan a Happy Birthday. Oh, here comes the evil eye, but there’s not much to add today. Susan has been working feverishly on advertising the second edition of Prelude to Sophie’s War, both ebook and print are now available on Amazon and Heart of Sophie’s War is available on preorder. Susan is now thinking about the next book In The Wake of Sophie’s War coming 2022 and another a Lavender Cottage Book is yet to be finished.

The 2nd edition of Prelude to Sophie’s War is live on Amazon. Book two, Heart of Sophie’s War is up for pre-order. If you haven’t read Prelude, get a copy now and pre-order Heart ready to read June 29.  I am so excited I could twirl and chase my tail. I’m a dog and no I don’t think Susan will join me. Now, that image is funny. All for now folks, see you next week. 

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 


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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.

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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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