Living in a Sauna!

Living in a Sauna, I stole those words from Susan, this is Miss Penny speaking. I have no clue what sauna means. I guess as an author’s assistant I should improve my vocabulary, but I am a dog, some of the time and a princess most of the time. Psst! Susan frequently forgets the latter. I’m putting my doggy brain in action to find the definition of sauna. It absolutely has something to do

Me, searching the dictionary.

with summer weather and sticky heat. Ottawa has had a humid season I understand the heat part, as I have to stretch out on the cold floor to cool off. But, what is sticky? That must be a two legged thing. It seems to be associated with copious amounts of huffing, puffing and hand fanning the face, very annoying, and a sort of rag doll stance accompanied with ‘Oh it’s hot.’ On occasions it includes dabbing sweat off the forehead and neck. Dogs don’t sweat so I can’t relate. In extreme cases, when ‘living in a sauna’ is repeated multiple times, I have witnessed the ripping off of clothing, not always a pretty sight, this is

Ha! No this isn’t Susan.

followed by a statue-like pose in front of the fan, set on high. Of course, more huffing and puffing with a few ‘Ah, that feels good!’ This is very disturbing behaviour. I hate the fan, it tickles my fur and irritates me and I don’t see the connection with a sauna. I have concluded the definition of sauna is ….A place where hot, irritable, sweaty (I might add sticky here) semi-naked humans are forced to congregate. It doesn’t sound like a nice place to live. I’m getting the evil

What!? This is a sauna.

eye and a raised eyebrow. As far as writing this week, Susan is moving forward with book four of Lavender Cottage and marketing the Sophie’s War books. For more author news and treats check out Susan’s News  featuring a free e-book, articles and reader treats.

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.

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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

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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.

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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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