Stuck on Me!

My foot is right by the red dot.

I was literally, Stuck on Me, Miss Penny speaking. As you know I’m waiting to get a haircut. Susan trims the knots, but misses a few and I sometimes get my nails caught. This morning was the worst. I’m a happy little dog, you can tell by my high-speed tail. We’ve just come back from a walk and I’m waiting for my breakfast. I have an itch, so I lift my back leg and have a good old scratch, right behind my ear. Awh! That was good and then panic, I can’t move. My back foot is stuck in my ear, I can smell the chicken for breakfast, I’m hungry. Susan looks at me and tells me to eat my breakfast—I can be a bit picky, but I like chicken. I can’t move, she ignores me. Help! Can’t she see? I’m stuck! Am I going to die? She frowns and asks me what’s wrong. Psst! One of these days I’ll give her a shock and answer, like Pluto on YouTube. In the meantime, my foot is still in my ear, picture it, my back foot—a contortionist I am

Phew a close one!

not. Finally, Mum realizes I’m stuck, Yep, no confusion Mum for the lovie stuff and Susan for the author business. This is an abuse of the lovie stuff. Mum rescue me? Oh no, it’s a horror movie, the scissors approach like monster jaws snapping open and closed. My ear! Please don’t cut my ear off! My foot won’t budge. Mum had to slide her fingers under my foot, into my neck and ear. I held my breath, two swift clips and I’m free. Phew! That was a scary morning, but the chicken was good and I got an extra Milkbone. What! A tad dramatic, you say. I’d like to see Mum put her foot in her ear. Maybe not! 🥺

Author news is once again limited, the new Katie story is coming along, but not much else. Psst! I think it’s time Susan got back to serious writing. But the books on Amazon Kindle are doing well, although the new covers are not finished yet. Susan says If you enjoyed reading The Blue Pendant  Book 1 you will love books 2 and 3. On special with Amazon Anne’s Legacy and coming up Sarah’s Choice. Take care everyone.

Book 2 Anna’s Legacy and Book 3 Sarah’s Choice  Anna’s saga continues with daughter Isabelle and granddaughter Sarah in these two books. Amazon special

She longed for freedom. But life seemed set against her. Will her courage be enough to survive and find ultimate joy?

Anna’s Legacy  

Sarah’s Choice

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Whacky Words!

Whacky Words! Miss Penny Speaking that might seem odd coming from a dog because I can’t talk, I can bark although I don’t do that very often, the noise scares me. I may not speak but I understand several words. Hungry means dinner’s on the way, Ah, she’s so cute means some loving is coming, good girl means I’ve done you-know-what in the right place and I get treats. Oh yes, and treats means a milk bone or tasty morsel. Where’s your baby, means go fetch my pink lamb that’s usually at bedtime. So, why am I talking about words? Susan has been embroiled in words this week, 352 thousand words that’s how many words there are in The Sackville Hotel Trilogy Boxset, three books in one (e-books). However, last night just as they were being uploaded Susan discovered some chapters in the wrong order, talk about words… well, the words I heard were not for my young ears… it was not a pretty sight. Susan’s okay now and the boxset will be ready later today. By the way, body language works just as well as words. I get most of what I want by looking cute. Susan says to tell you the next edition of Susan’s Readers Group News will be out this week. Bye for now!



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Wind up my ….!

Miss Penny speaking as promised I’m back, well, I know I never went away, but I had to share my spot with Susan’s Readers Group News. Me, the star! I’m over it now.

Maybe not!
I’m cold!

I’m told mid-January to mid-February is the coldest time of the year in Ottawa, no kidding! The ground is covered in 80cm of snow and we experienced, -40c with the wind chill. And about that wind; Susan and I are out for a walk and I squat—to you-know-what—and suddenly the wind catches my back legs and I’m doing a handstand Cirque de Soleil style, very disconcerting and then, I’m just trotting along and the wind catches me again and whips me around in a circle. That’s it, enough of that, time to go inside, especially when Susan started laughing. I gave her the look and hustle my butt inside. I wonder if Cirque de Soleil hires dogs? Just a thought as it seems I have acrobatic talent.

I’m just figuring out what a box-set might be. Susan’s been working on this all week, which means I get ignored, just so you know I notice these things. She is putting all three books of The Sackville Hotel TrilogyThe Blue Pendant, Anna’s Legacy and Sarah’s Choice into one e-book. Wow! That’s one big book 365,000 words a marathon read launching in February.

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Mugshot, I’m famous, no I didn’t get arrested. Miss Penny speaking, I thought I might as well take over. Susan’s busy again. Before I forget the 40% off until Aug 27 Promo code AUG40. 

Last week we talked about editing and poor Susan ate her words. She was almost ready to upload the new course First Sentence to First Sale when a friend pointed out a couple of typos, which allowed all the other typos that were hiding, as typos do, (every writer knows what I’m talking about) to jump off the screen and have a party. It was intense around here. I need say no more. I’m getting quite clever with this humour thing, don’t you think? 

So what does this have to do with mugshots? Nothing actually, but in the middle of this editing frenzy Susan’s son-in-law, who thinks I’m very cute, has started a new promotion business and because of my cuteness, my photo is now on a coffee mug, along with some of Susan’s book covers. How neat is that? That’s all for this week, time to play.

What! I said I was going to play! Now you are mad at me! This white fluffy stuff is perfect and it’s never-ending, I can pull and pull. Oh, I’m not supposed to destroy cushions. 


Writing Updates: Not much creating this week, too much, left brain editing. I’ll be back to writing next week.

Books I’m Reading: Fiction – I finished Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight. It was okay, a bit disappointing. I had trouble getting into the story. My latest read is Gill Pauls’ Another Women’s Husband I’ve only just started it so it’s too early to tell. It is a time-slip novel, Princess Diana and Wallis Simpson are the main characters, an interesting concept.

Nonfiction: – Nothing this week.

Writing Courses:First Sentence to First SaleCourse One is delayed but it shouldn’t affect the release date of August 31st.

Shout out: 40% off on all three trilogy books The Bue Pendant, Anna’s Legacy and Sarah’s Choice at Kobo August 23 – 27. Promo code AUG40  Kobo’s Home page, and you’ll get 40% off when you check out. What a great deal!

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