Neurotic! Me, Princess Penny? I kid you not! Susan called me neurotic last night. I could say the same of Susan, since the Facebook fiasco, she been a bit off.

Is this the face of a neurotic dog or a princess. Careful with your answer it’s a trick question.

She’s switching to Susan’s News, here’s the link to sign up.  It’s a bit disconcerting. What about me and my blog? I signed up anyway. If you remember last week I was perplexed, and its gotten worse. Change! Yep, this Covid thing is going away. I know, a good thing for humans but not for the four legged. Susan is going out again. I’ve been locked in the office twice this week, the elevator is full of strange people, (full meaning two people) but I get nervous. It’s the face masks, I can’t tell if people are friendly. Trembling is necessary. I’ve been

Masks look like this to me. Very, scary.

in the car twice this week, I hate the car. Psst! Don’t tell Susan but I am convinced there are monsters in the hall way. I have exceptional hearing and I hear them, knocking on doors and loud voices. I sniff at our door, watch and listen. Susan is oblivious to this and I’m trembling. Eventually the noise stops but I stay on guard. It gets worse at night, two nights in a row, I’ve been scared. Here’s what happened. We were in bed, Susan was reading, which puts me on ignore, so I settled on my pillow. And, then I heard strange noises above our heads, I’m scared, so I crawled onto Susan’s chest and put my head under her chin, I’ll be

I’m safe here!

safe here. I had to nose the book out of the way, Susan wasn’t too pleased, but as soon as I started to tremble she soothed me. Psst! The trembling thing always works, except that’s when she used the word neurotic, now I’m perplexed again.  I hope I’m not out of a job, it seems there’s no evil eye today, as the writing updates will be in Susan’s News tomorrow, featuring a free e-book, articles about protagonists; Sophie from Sophie’s War series and Katie is back from the Lavender cottage books.

Heart of Sophie’s War Get your copy today   If you haven’t read Prelude to Sophie’s War get a copy now. 

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.

Limited time Ruins in Silk the prequel to the Sophie’s War series   is free. Get your free e-book download here.

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. I have recorded a few chapters on Youtube take a listen. Also just notice the recording has the old cover. Oops! Miss Penny is saying more work 🙂 and of course  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 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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