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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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