Toys & Writing – Its War!

Toys & Writing – Its War. Clean vs dirty toys, Miss Penny speaking. I like a hint, or maybe more than a hint of dirt on my toys. Susan screws up her nose just as they are getting, shall we say, ripe. Guess what happens next, she puts then in the sink and

Don’t you dare wash them!

gives them a bath. Poor things, I know how they feels because I hate baths. I think I might be next, words like ‘you need a bath’ are whispered when I get cuddles; best thing is to just stay quiet, maybe she’ll forget. Now, here’s the thing, after the toys are washed and dried I have to put up with the fresh scented lavender smell, Yuck! Whose nose is screwed up now?  Baby is pink again, Mouse-with-a-tail and Penguin have

Penguin or cow? And Pink Baby

white tummies… hum…not sure it’s a penguin actually it might be a cow, but what do I know I’m a dog. Oh, I forgot Floppy Monkey, he’s really fun as I can shake the heck out of him. Pink Baby you’ve met before, she’s perfect, fits in my mouth and she squeaks. Susan plays with me but darn it, she hides Baby and I have to unbury her, then we do the pretend attack and I have to get there first. It’s fun but I guess you have to be there. Oh here comes the evil eye, I’m Susan’s author assistant and the whole idea of this blog is to talk about her books and I get carried away, always the princess. Susan’s been very productive this week, Heart of Sophie’s War – Book Two is up the chapter 7. A convoy of

1st cover mock up

ambulances arrives from the battlefield, Sophie works hard to save a soldier, not knowing whose son he is or how important it is that she save his life. Sister the dragon lady’s mean actions almost costs a soldier his life. Sophie stands her ground. Has she gone too far or is it Sister whose gone too far? If you love historical fiction and you want to get to know Sophie, pick up Prelude to Sophie’s War-Book One (see below) and/or for just

Courage, Tragedy & Triumph

.99c read Ruins in Silk -The prequel and learn about Sophie’s young life in Italy and England, a life of courage filled with tragedy and triumph.

can she stay sane and survive?

Read Prelude to Sophie’s War while you wait for the sequel – 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?

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.


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.

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New release…… Believing Her Lies – A Lavender Cottage Book (3)  Amazon  


Lavender Cottage Series Book one e-book is Only .99c click here  When Love Ends Romance Begins 

Save Some for Me – A single mother’s memoir

Could you survive an abusive man and raise five children alone?

This was a brave, insightful, revealing, and well written book of what must be one of the hardest experiences any person can go through. The courage and grace with which you tell this story is a truly affective reading experience…….  Judge’s commentary: Writer’s Digest  

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Readers, Books and Signings

Don’t miss the Book signing – Anna’s Legacy  – Aug 25  Free book with purchase. Details below

Long before I was a writer I was an avid reader. As a kid, growing up in Britain, I devoured Enid Blyton’s books especially anything that was in a series; it was and still is, like reading the never-ending book. I also remember the thrill of meeting a celebrity, lining up in a bookstore to have a book signed by the author and if you were lucky, and the line wasn’t too long, you talked to the author. Obviously, I’m talking about print books. Does anyone else like to feel the glossy smoothness of the cover as they take in the meaning of the cover design giving you clues about what’s inside? How about the sound of the pages flipping and breathing in the new book fragrance.  If you think about it a new book evokes all our senses, see, touch, hear, smell and feel and that is before you even start reading. You can’t do that with an e-book. Don’t get me wrong, I read some books on an e-reader and I publish e-book; there is a place for all types of books. However you cannot have the physical connection with an e-book, so you miss the anticipation, preparation for a pleasant afternoon read. On the flip side, I can store a whole library of books in my e-reader. For example, I have a wall of bookshelves in my study; if I was so inclined I could store most of them in my 6 x 8-inch e-reader and not just store them but carry them wherever I wanted to go. But stored in a device I cannot see them touch them, hear them or smell them. On the bookshelf, I can do all that every day and as many times a day as I like. Did I mention, my passion, collecting books.

Please join me….Book Signing  

 Aug 25th – 11 am – 2 pm at Coles Book Store, Billings Bridge Shopping Centre (Riverside and Bank)

Buy a signed copy of Anna’s Legacy Book II of The Sackville Hotel Trilogy and get a FREE paper copy of the prequel Ruins in Silk. (Limted to 1st 10 customers)

Also a bonus unlimited  free e-book download 

Enjoy flipping the pages and awakening your reading senses. I look forward to meeting you, chatting, signing and answering questions about the trilogy and my writing.

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 The Blue Pendant Book I     Anna’s Legacy Book II    

The equivalent of 900 pages for less than $10 keep turning the pages all summer long. Warning…could cause sleep deprivation.

Also a prequel Ruins in Silk

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