The Art of Sniffing!

The art of sniffing, Miss Penny speaking. It’s hot and Susan is whining about the heat again. Psst! She’s a bit cranky. I can tell because she yanked my leash

Stop yanking my leash!

when we were walking yesterday and just about choked me. I guess you have to be a canine to understand the sniffing ritual. It is a delicate procedure, sniffing the plants not too close, it can be strong; I’m not sure what some of these dogs eat but they need to lay off the cheap treats, very pungent, I need to move on. If it’s a pleasant scent it requires extensive sniffing and that takes time. This is where I get yanked and choked, not the kind of treatment for Princess Penny, and honestly the whining about the heat and, the latest, the little bugs flying around her head. I can’t see them and they don’t bother me. Susan says the little bugs are annoying, flying in her face landing on her glasses and eyes. Hee-hee, she looks

Hee-hee! Crazy Susan!

ridiculous as she flaps her hadn’t around her head, doing a sort of jig. That’s when my leash gets yanked and she yells, ‘Penny move!’. So here’s the problem, I want time to sniff and Susan wants to keep moving. Susan’s a pretty understanding person but this, she does not get. I have to find the right place to pee and I like to know who’s been there before me, which requires lots of sniffing. And, get this, if I don’t pee she gets mad with me. I’ll be glad when this heat goes! Oh, writing news? Lavender Cottage – Book 4 is almost finished. The order for Sophie’s War has arrived.

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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

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.

Susan’s News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here.


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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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.

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 

Second Edition e-books and Paperbacks

Susan’s News  if you’d like to receive it in your Inbox click here.


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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Perplexed Penny!

Perplexed Penny, that’s me and I’m worried, Miss Penny speaking. I’m sensing change. Susan announced she was moving from Facebook to her own Susan’s News. Oh, I’m being nudged to give you the link to sign up today.  Um … this looks serious. She says it’s important to switch so you don’t miss anything. Really! Where does that leave me and my blog? Is Susan forgetting I’m the most important thing in her life? Just a reminder I am Princess Penny. Emotions have

Princess Penny!

been high around here, but I bravely, put my princess attitude to one side to comfort Susan. I ask you this, who gave Susan cuddles and licks? Who listened to her rants? She may seem in control but she was very upset and then … oh boy, meek and mild Susan got really, really mad. I had to plug my ears—the language;

I need say no more. It was after she calmed down that the changes started. Great concentration on a MailChimp email, that’s where Susan’s News lives. Having the advantage of giving cuddles in Susan’s arms while she typed, awkwardly with one hand—that’s okay she manages, I just snuggle closer. Anyway, I could see

Where’s my blog?

what she was writing and here’s my problem, lots of talk about the things she is offering her readers, she’s quite generous with free books and stories and a whopping big rant about Facebook ads, but very little about me and my blog. I don’t like being ignored, I think it’s time for me to rant. Is she changing my blog or … um dare I say it … ending my blog? No, she wouldn’t would she? Do you understand why I’m perplexed? Here’s the link to the announcement, So, what do you think? Is Miss Penny speaking for the chopping block?   Susan said all will be revealed on Sunday in Susan’s News. I did get a cuddle and she whispered that I was not to worry. Umm … we’ll see! All for today


 Heart of Sophie’s War Get your copy today and have it delivered on the day.  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 

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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Pug Cousins!

I have Pug cousins, Miss Penny speaking. Before I start my horrendous story Susan says I have to make an author announcement today. Just another nail in my coffin, it’s been a bad week.

The long awaited book release Tuesday, June 29th Heart of Sophie’s War both ebook and paperback will be released on Amazon Check it out? See below for more details. Also Prelude to Sophie’s War is on sale this week.

 

Traumatized, hurt and damaged forever! Dramatic? Perhaps, but I am the princess. Her are the details. We went to visit  Frank (Susan’s son) and family and these two chubby little dogs, Lily and Lila ran to greet us. To say I was surprised is an under statement, there used to be a Labrador living there, I don’t know where he went, he was big and terrifying and these two little Pugs were doubly terrifying. They ran all over the place, barking and jumping, they moved so fast I had trouble following them. Attention grabbers, they certainly didn’t seem to know who was the princess. Psst! I didn’t like them much and when they jumped all over Susan I had to flex my muscles and do my job as protector, not as

Growling Penny

author assistant. I needed to protect Susan. So, wait for it … I growled, I’ve never growled before, it felt quite good,  grrrrr… and then I snapped. A warning not to hurt Susan or me. Was my act of protection appreciated? NO! I got into trouble. Susan was mad with me and shouted at me and then insulted me by petting the pugs. I kid you not she liked them and gave them love. Can you believe that? I am traumatized. Do I get petted? No! And it gets worse, I am put in a pen; me the princess! I couldn’t believe Susan would do that

Penned, Panting Penny! Can you believe that?

to me. Lily and Lila are running around the outside of the pen. I did have a sniff and I guess they weren’t that bad but on Susan’s knee I kept up the vigil of growling, just in case. I did my best and got into a lot of trouble. I am very confused. All for today don’t forget Tuesday June 29th releasing  Heart of Sophie’s War Get your copy. You can pre-order and have it delivered on the day.  If you haven’t read Prelude to Sophie’s War it is on sale this week only .99c Prelude, get a copy now. 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. I needed that after the trauma this 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.


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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Images: Shutterstock/SvetlanaKutsin and Pixabay.com

 

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.


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

 

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  

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

 

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  

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

Quick Reference:

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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.

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