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 

 


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 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


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The Windy Tower!

The windy tower, Miss Penny speaking. No … not that kind of wind! Although too many liver treats and it could be. This big tall box arrived by Fedex. Susan was none too pleased as they left it in the lobby and she had to haul it up to the apartment. The box contained a tall white thing, that required some assembly.

The only kind of screwdriver that is safe with Susan.

Have you ever seen Susan with a screwdriver? Psst! She may have nimble fingers for writing but with a screwdriver … it’s hard to watch. The screws on the bottom seemed a bit loose, but what do I know, I’m a dog. After much fiddling and cursing and derogatory comments about the designer of the contraption, I hear a high pitched beep and it blows wind into the office, another beep and it goes

It smells fresh and cool.

faster, I’m curious and sniff, it meets my approval the wind is fresh and cool. I forgot to mention it was 30c that day. I’m liking this windy tower until … it scared me to death and started moving from side to side. I knew those screws were not tight enough. Oh no! It’s going to fall. Susan do something? She laughs, can you believe that? The windy tower is still standing, it’s okay it’s supposed to oscillate. Hee-hee, do you like my big words. Oops! Here comes the evil eye, I’d better do my author assistant job. Time to celebrate! 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.  Note: The cover nay look different as Amazon is a bit a slow updating.

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. 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 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


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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Stripy, Smelly Squirrel!

Stripey, smelly squirrel, Miss Penny speaking. As you know I like playing with squirrels, although they don’t seem so keen to play with me until this morning.

Watch out for stripy squirrels

Susan decided to walk through the park today, it was early and cool. I had encountered a few squirrels but as soon as I try to play they ran up the tree. But, today was my lucky day, we are sauntering through the wooded path and I spotted a black squirrel with a white stripe, quite unusual and as I approached to my surprise he didn’t run up a tree. He was a bit chunky, perhaps he couldn’t climb. I am soooo excited, at last a squirrel that will play. Sadly this was not to be. Suddenly Susan yanks my leash, just about chocked me, and starts running. Psst!

When you put them together, I see your point. Maybe?

Susan running is quite entertaining. Now, I am real mad. At last I find a squirrel that doesn’t run away and Susan grabs me picks me up, can you believe that? And, then she runs away. What is she doing? I wriggle and squirm I want to get down, the squirrel is still there although the cheeky thing has turned his back on us. He does look a bit weird, he has this big white stripe. But we’ve moved to the parking lot so I can’t see so well. Then this smell wafts towards us. Pew! He needs to lay off the beans. You’ve guessed, it was a skunk not a squirrel and Susan explained that I was very lucky, because any closer and I would have had a tomato juice bath and be sleeping on the balcony for a couple of days. She wouldn’t, would she? Lesson learned I will avoid this kind of squirrel. No new writing news today, but the Sophie’s War Books 1 & 2 launch is confirmed June 11 and 29. Oh I almost forgot, Susan has opened up her writing course Being a Writer

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. 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 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


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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Playing Sock!

Playing sock is my favourite game, Miss Penny speaking, well almost, chasing squirrels is my most favourite but Susan won’t let squirrels in the apartment.Umm…I wonder why? Anyway back to socks, I hope I’m not boring you. In the past we’ve talked about me pulling socks of Susan’s feet, this is different. No! I don’t have a foot fetish, well maybe a sock fetish. Psst! I do love

Playing Sock!

socks, in or out of feet. We play sock at night when we go to bed. Susan teases me, her fingers creep slowly towards the sock and I wait, wait, wait, I’m concentrating very hard with one eye on Susan and one eye on the sock… here it comes, slowly, take it easy I must leap before Susan grabs the sock, her fingers are getting closer, steady, the timing is critical. I pounce on it, I’ve got it I pull, Susan pulls and the battle has begun. The sock is stretchy, I almost fall off the bed; wouldn’t that be embarrassing. I’m still pulling and yank it right out of

I almost fell off the bed!

Susan’s hand. Now, I shake the heck out of it. Hee-hee! I’d like to see Susan do that, her head would drop off. Um… no, that wouldn’t be good. Sometimes she makes a puppet and that really gets me going, as it turns into a thing and I leap on it, yesterday I almost grabbed Susan’s fingers, phew that was a close one. Oh, here comes the evil eye, reminding me I’m supposed to be talking about writing. I have to say Susan has been exceptionally cranky, slamming-door cranky, I might be exaggerating just a tad, poor Susan was upset. I gave her lots of licks. The Sophie’s War covers are the problem.The first book is done and looks great. Prelude to Sophie’s War – 2nd edition  – London 1915 Sophie starts her nursing career, 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?

But, book two not so good. Plus someone ripped the design apart. Psst! I hate to say it but rightly so, it was terrible. However, finally great news; we have success. A totally different design for the Heart of Sophie’s War and it looks great. Sophie achieves her goal of nursing soldiers in the Great War, the horrors are more than she bargained for on the Western Front.  

Then just like magic, the cover for book three, not yet written, just happened.

Who’s the guy?

We have  a mock-up of In the Wake of Sophie’s War scheduled for late 2022. Now the interesting thing about this book is that you have to read books one and two before you understand the cover of book 3. Who is that guy and what is he doing?

That’s all folks, Miss Penny and Susan signing off. See release date below.

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. 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 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


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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Office Al Fresco!

Office Al fresco, meaning to be in the fresh air, Miss Penny Speaking. Did you know al fresco is Italian, I am a pretty smart dog, but then you already know that. Susan is raising her eyebrows, I’m not sure I want to know what she’s thinking, princess, probably. It is very hot in Ottawa, a humidex of 39c, now that is hot especially as it is only May, which means the office goes outside on the balcony, see what I mean, ‘al fresco –

It’s hot, I’m relaxing!

outside’. I like it out here, I can watch the little people down below, although it’s frustrating to see the squirrels. It’s a bit odd, that they climb trees but not this building, if they climbed up her I might be able to play with them. There is one problem with being on the balcony, Susan often goes inside and leaves me outside and, you know how I feel about being alone. She did it this morning, we were having a quiet coffee, when she went inside and forgot me. That’s perhaps not how Susan would see it. I like to play, run and twirl, which I did when she

I’ll wait, she’ll pick me up.

tried to pick me up. You see I can’t jump over the step, well I probably can but I don’t try. Anyway when I ran off doing twirls on the balcony she left me for a very long time, remember the hallway incident, well that was bad enough but the balcony is outside, all kinds of things could happen. I noticed two spider webs; what if Spiderman came to visit and swept me up and took me away. See, Susan’s story telling is rubbing off. She did rescue me and I’m okay, in case you were wondering. Oh, here it comes the evil eye. As Susan’s assistant I’d better get to work. Susan asked me to remind you that several chapters of The Blue Pendant are available to watch and listen on Youtube ( sorry, with old cover). At long last, it sure took her awhile, I can tell you the cover for Prelude to Sophie’s War is finally done. It looks pretty good. Now we are going through the agonizing process of figuring out the cover for Heart of Sophie’s War. Psst! I am not looking forward to this as Susan cannot find what she wants and she is getting very cranky. On a higher note the beta copies are going out and it looks as though the release will be the end of June. That’s all folks.

Final Cover

Prelude to Sophie’s War – 2nd edition  – London 1915 Sophie starts her nursing career, 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.  Sorry! 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. 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 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


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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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 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


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  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

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Tugging the Towel

Tugging the towel, Susan’s towel to be precise, Miss Penny speaking.We play tug of war, um… that must be a Susan expression because there’s no war here,

Playtime!

but I do like tugging at things. Susan teases me with Pink Baby, she pretends to pull it away from me, I tug and growl, not much, just a little grr noise, because growling and barking scares me. Um… perhaps that’s the war part. Anyway, to continue, the other thing I like tugging is Susan’s towel. When she gets out of the shower she wraps a towel around her, not one of those flimsy tied at the waist men’s towels that ladies seem to get all hot and bothered over (I’ll never understand humans) but a big towel that covers all of her. Psst! It has to be pretty big, to wrap around Susan, if you know what I’m mean. Oops, the evil eye. What? I’m just saying. Back to the tug of war. I shake the corner of the towel, pull at it and tug at it, it makes Susan laugh, so I tug some more but at 3.7 kg I’m no match

I thought this might make up for the big towel comment.

for Susan’s strength. I wait until she’s not paying attention and one big tug and the towel is mine. I give it a good shake. She looks a bit cold, she only has fur on her head, not all over like me, although I have to tell you when I get bathed wet fur is very cold. A good job I don’t have to shower every day. Now I wait for her to pick the towel up so I can tug again but she throws in the towel and gets dressed. Hee-hee, do you get the joke? I’m getting the evil eye for a second time. We have been busy this week, not writing, Susan waits until the latest books done and ready to publish before she starts the next one. Amazon advertising, has taken up a lot of time and a couple of Facebook ads too to get the new version of The Blue Pendant Click here, selling again. Then we worked on the covers for the Sophie

Series, Susan even did some photoshop stuff. I have to tell you the boss’s new idea for Prelude to Sophie’s War is spectacular. The cover reveal will come next week and, she’s found a public domain photo site that has WW1 nurse photos so Heart of Sophie’s War will be next. All for now folks; until next week. Stay safe, this Covid thing is coming to an end. That’s a Miss Penny prediction.

Prelude to Sophie’s War – 2nd edition  – London 1915 Sophie starts her nursing career 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. New covers for the Sophie Series, although for now there are no changes to the 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 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


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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Biscuits in Bed?

Biscuits in bed, not a good idea, Miss Penny speaking. I am in a lot of trouble. I am not allowed to have dog biscuits in bed, which is annoying as the bed covers

Eat or bury, that is the question?

are a great place to bury things. But, I got lucky the other night, it was near bedtime and I was wondering around with a Milkbone in my mouth trying to decide whether to bury it or eat it. Then a miracle happened Susan picked me up and put me on the bed. Psst! She didn’t know what I had in my mouth. Still undecided as to whether to eat it or save it, I tried burying it near my pillow, that didn’t work so I gave the corner of the biscuit a chew but changed my mind and

Susan’s Pillow looks like a good burying place.

decided to bury it near Susan’s pillows. I thought it would be safe there. The discovery was not pleasant. Susan found dog biscuit crumbs in her bed. She went nuts, said the crumbs were the worst thing ever, shook her finger at me, I kid you not, vicious she was, me the princess, I’m traumatized. A bit dramatic don’t you think? I’m talking about Susan not me, it was only a few crumbs. I don’t know what all the fuss is about. Thank goodness she got over it quickly. Oh, I’m getting the evil eye. Hum…writing this week. Not much to report, she’s working on the blurb, that’s the description for the back of the book for the new one Heart of Sophie’s War. The new Blue Pendant covers finally went up yesterday. Gees, she took her time with that one. That’s all folks, the moral of this story is don’t eat dog biscuits in bed.

Prelude to Sophie’s War – 2nd edition  – London 1915 Sophie starts her nursing career 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. New covers for the Sophie Series, although for now there are no changes to the 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 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


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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Picky Penny continued …

Picky Penny continued …that’s me, Miss Penny speaking. Finally, Susan moved my food bowl and I can eat in peace. She got the message about peas, I still can’t believe she’d feed me peas, oh yes and no more rice, it saves a lot of spitting out and both are messy on the floor if squished by Susan’s feet. Hee-hee!

Princess Penny! Looking good!

So, this week has been plain chicken, warmed slightly is best. However, the big problem, which Susan only figured out yesterday, is the unsuitable, even horrendous placement of my food bowl. My water and food bowl are stainless steel, situated on a tray that Granny Betty brought from Gibraltar, long before Covid, when we could travel, the pictures are quite interesting. Ah, I digress. As nice as it is, the tray is situated by the garbage can and recycle stuff. Need I say more, not somewhere where a princess would eat, although that’s not the worst of it. I am a bit skittish, I don’t like loud noises and the garbage can lid clanging, cans and bottles rattling while I’m eating is disconcerting but I put up with it

Attacked by recycle

until about a month ago when I was terrified. A large coffee tin and an enormous juice bottle sprang out of the recycle bag, attacked me while I was eating and clattered on the floor, it scared me to death. Truly I kid you not, the coffee tin could have swallowed me whole. So, now you can understand why I went off my food, well that’s only part of the reason I am picky as mentioned last week. The happy ending is my tray, is now safely placed in a quiet spot at the other end of the kitchen, where I can eat my warm chicken in peace, although I suspect the chicken-only is short lived and kibble will find it’s way back into my bowl soon. Oops, here comes the evil eye ….

My author boss, Susan has been very busy this week, updating the first book in the Sophie Series. As you know book two, Heart of Sophie’s War is at the editors and she decided to revise book one

Prelude to Sophie’s War. The beginning was a bit weird a flash back that didn’t work but I’m a dog, what do I know. So, Susan re-wrote the beginning, starting the story at The Sackville Hotel, where Sophie worked and had her heartbroken for the second time, all this before she went to London to nurse. Psst! Susan went a little nuts, one chapter turned into three and the words poured onto the page, some serious tweaking is called for, but the story is really good.


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


Courage, Tragedy & Triumph

The prequel Ruins in Silk .99c or free (e-book only), also available in paperback on Amazon. The story of Sophie’s young life in Lucca Italy on her father’s silk farm and in Derby England at the family’s silk mill but tragedy strikes and Sophie’s life is dramatically changed. Book 1 of the series Prelude to Sophie’s War  is set at the Bartley Hospital in London England as Sophie starts her nursing career and before she nurses in the Great War.


Sophie’s story continues in Prelude to Sophie’s War   – 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?  Watch for revised content and new cover to be released soon and then Book 2 Heart of Sophie’s War will follow.

 


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 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


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  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

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 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

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Find a Sock, Shake a Sock!

Find a sock, shake a sock, Miss Penny speaking. Socks are my favourite thing, they are stretchy, shakable and have an amazing eau de foot scent. Hee-hee, did you notice no evil eye today. I have the whole blog, well nearly. Author Susan, has sent Heart of Sophie’s War off to the editor. So, back to socks. Susan left a pile of laundry on the floor yesterday. Psst! she’s not the tidiest of people. Hum! I wonder if there are any socks in there. Usually I have to wait until bedtime then I paw at Susan’s feet urging her to get her socks off. Aha, that pile of laundry is easy prey. Keeping one eye on Susan, I nudge my nose in the laundry. Yippee, eau de foot. Careful now, Susan hasn’t noticed yet, I quietly tug on a pink one and shake the heck out of it. ‘Ah, that was good.’ Oops! Susan spotted me. She’s laughing, well, that’s an insult. Oh, she’s pulling my sock. I’m not having that so I pull harder. A battle has begun, Susan wins the first one, but I’m clever I  know socks

Don’t you dare!

come in pairs. My nose dives into the laundry again. There it is eau de foot, I get the other pink sock. Hum, not as stretchy as the black, but that’s okay, pink is nicer for a princess, I’ll shake it into submission. My turn for the evil eye to Susan ‘Don’t you dare touch my sock.’ Until next week, Easter bunny time. Oh that’s exciting!

Just one more thing, Susan is looking for beta readers for the new book. All you have to do is read the book, give Susan some feedback, just incase any of those pesky typos got through and write an honest review on Amazon, Kobo and Chapter/Indigo. If you are interested in a free pre-release e-copy of Heart of Sophie’s War please contact Susan. Your comments are important and very much appreciated. We’re still working on covers, samples of mock-ups below.

Courage, Tragedy & Triumph

The prequel Ruins in Silk .99c or free (e-book only), also available in paperback on Amazon. The story of Sophie’s young life in Lucca Italy on her father’s silk farm and in Derby England at the family’s silk mill but tragedy strikes and Sophie’s life is dramatically changed. Book 1 of the series Prelude to Sophie’s War  is set at the Bartley Hospital in London England as Sophie starts her nursing career and before she nurses in the Great War.


Sophie’s story continues in Prelude to Sophie’s War   – 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? Book 2 Heart of Sophie’s War is coming soon.

 

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. 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.


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 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s Reader News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here. Issued 3 or 4 times a year.


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  

Click for the retailer of your choice.   Available in paperback or e-book.

Quick Reference:

Susan’s Readers Group News – Subscribe

Susan’s website – http://susanajennings.com

 My books – Synopsis and Where to buy

Contact Susan – susan(at)susanajennings.com

 Susan’s YouTube Channel All videos  click here  

Images: Shutterstock/SvetlanaKutsin and Pixabay.com