About Susan Jennings

Susan A Jennings: Author teacher and founder of Just for Writers providing workshops, retreats and groups for writers and founding member of The Ottawa Story Spinners a local writers group, who have published five volumes of the Black Lake Chronicles a collection of eclectic stories and articles. Susan likes to be involved in the local writing community and is currently the Past-President of Ottawa Independent Writers. Originally from the UK Susan is a long-time resident of Ottawa. She writes and publishes, short stories and cozy mysteries. Several of her short stories are e-published and the Blue Heron Mysteries, Books 1&2, which is a collection of Hannah Wilton (amateur sleuth) mysteries are available on Kobo and Amazon as e-books. Her new historical fiction, The Blue Pendant will be available as a paperback and e-book late November or early December

Ms Leila and Miss Penny

My assistant Miss Penny had an exciting day yesterday, a visit from her mom, Leila. I am not sure that Leila was as excited. She is an extremely tolerant mom and allows Miss Penny to chew her ears, jump on her and pull her along the floor. Leila was rescued from a puppy farm when she was pregnant with Miss Penny and six other little ones. It isn’t hard to see that Leila is a gentle, docile soul but her early experience has taught her to be suspicious around humans and other than her adopted owner Kathleen she is nervous around people. I have difficulty understanding how people can be cruel to defenseless creatures like Leila just to make money. All Leila’s puppies were adopted into good loving homes, and there is one less puppy farm in the area. 

I wonder about human nature. I am currently researching nursing in WW 1 for the new Sophie Series (working title) of books. The contrast of human nature, from killing and maiming to the compassion of healing and comfort for the dying. The men responsible for declaring war see only control and the gains of victory. There is no victory in war. I researched this war while writing The Blue Pendant Book 1 of The Sackville hotel Trilogy, Alex Walker served in WW 1. Alex wrote to his wife about the horrendous conditions for the soldiers, but I don’t think I fully understood the horrors, the fear and pain. The field hospitals, nurses and doctor saw war at its worst, not fighting with guns but fighting to keep soldiers alive and fighting for lives that would never be the same. Perhaps because the reading I’m doing at the moment is from a woman’s point of view, the focus is no longer physical combat, fighting to the death but on compassion for the men and fighting for the living. Human nature at its worst and its best. 

Books I’m reading:  A new book not opened yet, the smell of the print and the feel of the paper. I am excited. Yesterday I delivered some of my books to Coles Bookstore in Billings Bridge (great bookstore).  I spotted Elizabeth George’s new book, on sale, the punishment she deserves  A Lynley Novel. And, I love thick books, 690 pages I can’t wait to disappear into the mystery world with Detective Inspector Lynley and Detective Sergeant Havers. 

 

Nonfiction reading has moved from writing to research for the upcoming Sophie Series for research about the Great War. The Nurses of Passchendaele by Christine E. Hallett and Dorothea’s War by Dorothea Crewden.

 


Would you like to write? I hear this comment all the time. “I want to write a book?” But few people actually write. First Sentence to First Sale is an online writing course that helps you decide if writing is for you and gets you started on your writing journey.  Due for release soon Click here for details


The Blue Pendant Book I     Anna’s Legacy Book II    Sarah’s Choice Book III

First in series The Blue Pendant  on sale on Amazon .99c

Anna’s Legacy and Sarah’s Choice E-book at all online retailers $4.99


Free e-book available Ruins in Silk prequel to the trilogy. A perfect summer afternoon read.

“Her mother’s death sets a path of tragedy; betrayal, misguided love and even murder ” 

Click to download free e-book

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Jackhammer Guest

Imagine having a jackhammer in your apartment; believe me until you hear it you have no idea what it sounds like. That’s the sound I’ve been listening to most of this week—concrete balcony repairs are in progress. It starts about 8:15 a.m., a short break around 10 and another break around 1 p.m., finishing at 4:30 in the afternoon; Monday to Friday as long as the weather holds; they don’t work in rain or high winds, which makes sense swinging up into the heavens on a little wooden platform is dangerous enough.  Our twenty-one story building, The Britannia, perched at the top of a hill overlooks an expanse of park and the mighty Ottawa River. Even a mild wind is gale force around The Britannia but the jackhammers continue.  Although it is a relief when the wind gets too gusty and stops the jackhammers, it also means it will take longer to finish the job.  It is difficult to work with such a noise, but not impossible, it’s a case of adapting. My morning writing time, which is before the jackhammers, continues, but recording videos for the online writing course is on hold.

Novel writing progress has been slow to none existent; my time has been spent editing, the new contemporary sweet romance Endings and Beginnings, which is now ready for the professional edit. My submission Romance at Mr. Booker’s Bookshop for the Ottawa Independent Writers anthology submitted. Many of you have asked when my next novel will be out. I expect to have the first of the new Sophie series (working title) out before Christmas. 

Sophie Romano the protagonist from Ruins in Silk and the headmaid from The Blue Pendant is the heroine for this new series. Desperately in love with a man who loves another, Sophie leaves The Sackville Hotel. The new series follows Sophie to London where she trains as a nurse and deploys to France to nurse injured soldiers in the Great War. Amid, the terrible conditions of war Sophie finds romance and even a lost love from her youth. So readers, stay tuned for regular updates.

Would you like to write? I hear this comment all the time. “I want to write a book?” But few people actually write. First Sentence to First Sale is an online writing course that helps you decide if writing is for you and gets you started on your writing journey.  Due for release at the end of April. Click here for details


Books I’m reading: No change from last week, I’m still reading Anne Perry’s latest and for non-fiction Donald Maas’s The Emotion of Character.

The Blue Pendant Book I     Anna’s Legacy Book II    Sarah’s Choice Book III

First in series The Blue Pendant  on sale on Amazon .99c

Anna’s Legacy and Sarah’s Choice E-book at all online retailers $4.99


Free e-book available Ruins in Silk prequel to the trilogy. A perfect summer afternoon read.

“Her mother’s death sets a path of tragedy; betrayal, misguided love and even murder ” 

Click to download free e-book

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Sounds of Costa Rica

Hello from Ottawa. Upon my return from Costa Rica, I expected to find spring, but Mother Nature gave us another blast of winter. That sounds dramatic, a few sprinkles of snow hardly constitutes winter. Only a few days ago I complained about the heat. Playa Garza Costa Rica was beautiful but hot, too hot for my taste. 😎. Hum… complaining again. So you ask, Where do you want to go? If it’s too much like winter in Canada, too hot in Costa Rica and if you recall too wet in Britain. The answer is simple, quit complaining. 😉. Experiencing different places and climates gives me great material for stories.

A day at Casa Totem in Costa Rica starts at 5:30 a.m. with a morning chorus of songbirds, monkeys and lizard and other unidentified sounds. Stepping outside the casita, the morning light flickers through the palm leaves. It feels comfortably warm and a soft breeze brushes my cheeks. The subdued morning light brightens and yellow streaks of sunshine highlight the hummingbirds on the purple flowers. Each morning Rita, my holiday companion, and I walked along Playa Garza Beach. The sound of the Pacific Ocean replaces the morning jungle. The rhythmic waves swirl around our feet and warm our bare toes as they squish into the soft wet sand.  The sun lifts into the cloudless blue sky, its heat already strengthening, promising a hot day. Back at the casita, we enjoy an exotic breakfast of juicy pineapple, tart star fruit, dragon fruit, mango and the sweetest watermelon on earth, mixed with homemade Casa Totem Kefir. As the morning passes, we drip with heat and restrict movement to turning the pages of a book and with great effort climbing the steps to plunge into the swimming pool. By 3 p.m. the heat abates just before we melt into a puddle with thoughts of never returning to normal. At 5:30 the sun sets and we can breathe again.  The evenings are pleasant and cool for sleeping. But sleep does not come easily at first. The night jungle is a cacophony of unusual sounds. The first night I was convinced there was a monster gorilla outside our casita, the whooping, grunting and shouting could have been Godzilla. The loud terrifying sound was a small monkey, no bigger than a cat, (to put the scene into perspective, imagine a domestic cat that roars like a lion). Dogs are friendly but semi-wild and bark lengthy conversations from one pack to another, perhaps warning of night predators. Just when you think you can nod off the rooster starts crowing and the waking jungle gets even louder, but surprisingly we have slept and welcome the cool early morning. Despite the noisy creatures, other than birds, we rarely see these animals. Only once did we see monkeys, a family in the tree above our car, mother, father and baby. The male defends his family by climbing to the top of the tree and peeing on unsuspecting tourist, trying to get a glimpse of his family. I can imagine it is an experience one doesn’t forget. We were lucky and daddy monkey ignored us. Our experience of Casa Totem, Playa Garza was wonderful.

Note: Casa Totem, Playa Garza is the home of my son Mike and his wife Daniela, the casita is a lovely self-contained cabin listed on Airbnb.Click for details Casa Totem.  If you are looking for a quiet relaxing vacation, this is the perfect place and Mike and Daniela are welcoming hosts.


The Blue Pendant Book I     Anna’s Legacy Book II    Sarah’s Choice Book III

First in series The Blue Pendant  on sale on Amazon .99c

Anna’s Legacy and Sarah’s Choice E-book at all online retailers $4.99


Free e-book available Ruins in Silk prequel to the trilogy. A perfect summer afternoon read.

“Her mother’s death sets a path of tragedy; betrayal, misguided love and even murder ” 

Click to download free e-book

Happy Spring – Happy Easter!

Happy Spring – Happy Easter.I hope you are having a nice sunny spring Easter weekend. At last, we can put winter behind us.

 

As you know I am cheating somewhat as I am currently in Costa Rica visiting my son. No writing progress to report.

Blog will ressume next week.


 

 

The Blue Pendant Book I     Anna’s Legacy Book II    Sarah’s Choice Book III

First in series The Blue Pendant  on sale on Amazon .99c

Anna’s Legacy and Sarah’s Choice E-book at all online retailers $4.99


Free e-book available Ruins in Silk prequel to the trilogy. A perfect summer afternoon read.

“Her mother’s death sets a path of tragedy; betrayal, misguided love and even murder ” 

Click to download free e-book

Preparing for the Sun!

Hello from Ottawa, Miss Penny speaking!   My boss, Susan, is busy getting ready for a trip to visit her son and daughter-in-law, in Costa Rica. How neat is that having a relative living in the sun? Our house is in chaos, not because of packing, I don’t think that has started yet, but because it is like a revolving door with activities and visitors. Granddaughter, Annabelle, left yesterday and I’m assuming the suitcase will come out today. Of course, Susan thinks that I don’t know what’s going on but dogs have a sixth sense about these things. I’m not averse to making Susan feel guilty about leaving me. I’ll be clingy, maybe whine a bit but secretly I’m looking forward to my own holiday. I’m going to visit my mom Leila. Leila lives in a house with a backyard, now that’s a great place to have a holiday when you’re a dog who resides on the ninth floor of an apartment.
Thank you to those of you who expressed sympathy when I lost my fur coat. I’m still reeling from the shock and walks in the park even with a jacket are cold. Although, this week saw the first day of spring and the fur is getting thicker. I’m doing okay.
Writing, editing and course planning has been going on all week but with so many interruptions not much progress was made. Psst! That makes the boss a touch cranky. She definitely needs a holiday. That’s all from me today, over to the boss.
I have little to add to Miss Penny report. I am preparing to unplug and enjoy a relaxing holiday. The suitcase is coming out today and it will be a joy to pull out the summer clothes. Reading is a major part of a holiday for me so I am scanning my bookshelves for easy beach reading and getting the sunscreen out.

 


Books I’m Reading:    I finished First Snow, Last Light by Wayne Johnson, I enjoyed this book. A very different kind of book with multiple points of view, which the author does brilliantly. The hook at the beginning draws you in and the resolution of the hook is not revealed until the very end. Excellent 5 stars.

 

 

I have moved on to my favourite author Anne Perry and her latest Charlotte and Thomas Pitt mystery Murder on the Serpentine, just released in paperback. Thomas, head of Special Branch that looks after the country’s security, is summoned to the Buckingham Palace by Queen Victoria. He is asked to investigate a suspicious death that might involve the Prince of Wales. Secrets, mystery and intrigue that Anne Perry does so well.

My holiday reading will be composed of Anne Perry’s An Echo of Death a William Monk series and two light romances by Debbie Macomber. If I have browsing time at the airport, you never know what I might pick up.

All books available on Amazon.

 


The Blue Pendant Book I     Anna’s Legacy Book II    Sarah’s Choice Book III

First in series The Blue Pendant  on sale on Amazon .99c

Anna’s Legacy and Sarah’s Choice E-book at all online retailers $4.99


Free e-book available Ruins in Silk prequel to the trilogy. A perfect summer afternoon read.

“Her mother’s death sets a path of tragedy; betrayal, misguided love and even murder ” 

Click to download free e-book

A Great Green Day!

A great green day can only be St Patrick’s Day. CTV News interviewed an Ottawa downtown bar owner who said, St Patrick’s is his biggest day of the year, bigger than Canada Day. I often wondered why a good part of the world celebrates St Patrick’s Day with such enthusiasm. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Irish; I love Ireland and visited many times both north and south. Ireland is a truly beautiful island; the people are fun, amazing people with a hint of mystery surrounding them. Perhaps, that’s the answer, the mystery. Happy St Paddy’s Day everyone! Drink green beer, wear a green jacket and enjoy a fun day because green is still white in Ottawa from another week of snow. The boots came out again but with a week of sunshine forecast they are back in the closet. Miss Penny is sulking because the picture above is of a strange dog. Sorry, Miss Penny but you don’t have a green hat. 

A Typical day on a canal narrowboat

My writing progress is slow at the moment comprising the boring stuff of editing, Endings and Beginnings, but exciting in the sense of polishing. As I worked through this manuscript, I realized how much of me has snuck into the story. Divorced, Katie is trying to find purpose in her life. I remember feeling that way. I even wondered if the path Katie takes; running a B&B and having a romantic encounter on a narrowboat with a good-looking doctor, was my secret wish, except my doctor was the divorce part. The new historical romance series based on Sophie’s character from The Blue Pendant and Ruins in Silk is now in the outline stage. As soon as I learn more about nursing in the Great War and about Sophie, who lost her parents very young. An event that will influence her adult life, compounded by the horrors of a bloody war. How will Sophie react? After researching I will switch my brain into a creative mode and create a new series.
First Sentence to First Sale online course is on temporary hold as I get my smile fixed. The gap in my front teeth is more pirate-like and the lisp that comes with it not the impression I’m after. April 26th is the tentative release date.


Books I’m reading: I am enjoying Wayne Johnson’s book Last Snow, Last Light, he is a marvellous author for developing characters and taking you right inside their lives. But a slower read than the fanciful romances or Victorian mysteries and a nice change.

 

 

In nonfiction reading, I am still reading The Emotional Wound Thesaurus by Angela Akerman and Becca Puglisi’s. My focus is, as explained above, characters suffering psychological wounds in early life—Sophie losing her parents.

 

 


The Blue Pendant Book I     Anna’s Legacy Book II    Sarah’s Choice Book III

First in series The Blue Pendant  on sale on Amazon .99c

Anna’s Legacy and Sarah’s Choice E-book at all online retailers $4.99


Free e-book available Ruins in Silk prequel to the trilogy. A perfect summer afternoon read.

“Her mother’s death sets a path of tragedy; betrayal, misguided love and even murder ” 

Click to download free e-book

Narrowboats & A Lost Fur Coat

Hello from Ottawa, Miss Penny speaking! To say I’m traumatized is putting it mildly–the cause, grooming–dog language for a haircut; my first time. I expected a trim and a good brushing. I don’t like to brag but my coat was long thick and gorgeous. It bounced when I ran along the hall. Well, there’s no bounce now—shorn I am, almost to my skin. Susan, my boss didn’t say much when the groomer handed me over; she smiled and hugged me but she couldn’t hide the OMG look on her face and I heard %&^# under her breath. In last week’s blog, Susan said March and the thought of spring made her nervous—it has snowed all week and here I am freezing cold with no fur coat. The prissy purple knitted coat just doesn’t cut it. Oh well, Susan reassured me my fur coat will grow back and I will bounce along the hall once again. Over to the boss… Poor Miss Penny, a shocking and sad outcome to the first grooming, but we’ll survive. Psst! She didn’t mention she hates being brushed and her undercoat was matted.


I hope you enjoyed the excerpt from Endings and Beginnings – Book 1 of the Narrowboat Romance Series. Narrowboats and canals are common in Britain and they have quite a history going back to the 18th century. Dirt roads, horses and carts or boats on rivers carried supplies. Shallow water, rapids and waterfall made some journeys difficult. Narrow canals and locks had to be built to by-pass these areas and join waterways. Before engines horses pulled the 7ft wide by 70ft long narrowboats along the towpath beside the canal—in the story Katie and her dog Buddy walk along the towpath. These journeys took weeks so the whole family took up residence in a small cabin at the rear of the boat and acted as unpaid crew. During the wars, the waterways became neglected and commercial traffic declined. During the mid 20th century old narrowboats took on a new life converted into pleasure craft and ultimately boat builders built new ones. Read more….


My online course First Sentence to First Sale is progressing but in the middle of making a video lecture my front tooth broke and the dentist extracted the remains. Video filming has come to a temporary halt. However, I bought a new microphone so now I feel professional and filming will start again soon. https://just-for-writers.teachable.com


Books I’m reading: I finished Debbie Macomber’s Sweet Tomorrows and now I’ve turned to something more challenging in literary fiction, Wayne Johnson’s novel First Snow, Lat Light. You realize the book is a page-turner when the first scene opens with a fourteen-year-old boy coming home from school as he does every day. His mom standing at the front room window as she always does. Except on this day, she is not at the window. Inside the house, everything looks normal but his parents are gone. The author need not tell us; we sense they will not return. A typical early season Newfoundland snowstorm is brewing and young Ned is alone. I’m hooked!


 


The Blue Pendant Book I     Anna’s Legacy Book II    Sarah’s Choice Book III

First in series The Blue Pendant  on sale on Amazon .99c

Anna’s Legacy and Sarah’s Choice E-book at all online retailers $4.99


Free e-book available Ruins in Silk prequel to the trilogy. A perfect summer afternoon read.

“Her mother’s death sets a path of tragedy; betrayal, misguided love and even murder ” 

Click to download free e-book

Sneak Preview

Hello from Ottawa! The sun shines on the still frozen river, and we had a sprinkling of snow last night. Thousands of Canada geese fly overhead; a sign of spring and that makes me nervous. Why? Because March is fickle and Mother Nature likes to tease us. “…in like a lamb out like a lion.” The lion or more likely plural lions represent storms, heavy snowstorm and howling winds. But just for today I’ll embrace the warm sunshine and enjoy a walk with my assistant Miss Penny.

Miss Penny, helps me in the office and this week we edited my new book Endings and Beginnings – Book 1 of The Narrowboat Romance Series. A brief synopsis – Katie Saunders devastated by divorce struggles as the life she knows is ending. She searches for new beginnings but only finds injustice and harassment. Fired from her job, she and her dog Buddy-Boy settle in a quaint English village on the River Trent Canal System, home to narrowboats, (floating holiday homes). Tranquil Days, a colourful narrowboat owned by a handsome but troubled Piers Bannister and his dog Arthur. The dogs make friends and Katie and Piers…? Well, they both have unresolved issues. Click here for excerpt.  Excerpt Endings and Beginnings first 1k words

Shorter walks with Miss Penny this week as we work on the writer’s online course First Sentence to First Sale. The course originated as a live workshop and only needed transferring to an online format.  Easy, right? Well, that thing called technology, that’s supposed to make life easy, has set me on yet another learning curve. Need I say more! Pre-sale scheduled to release March 22nd. https://just-for-writers.teachable.com


Books I’m reading. I finished Anne Perry’s Victorian mystery, Revenge in a Cold River. Ms Perry did not disappoint me. William Monk, head of the river police, that’s the River Thames in London, is in trouble. His enemies try to destroy him, but Hester his wife and Oliver his solicitor friend come to his rescue. Ms Perry has an uncanny ability to keep you on the edge of your seat until the last page.

 

 

Now I’m reading something lighter, Debbie Macomber’s, sweet romance, Sweet Tomorrow’s, the last in the Rose Harbor Series.

 

 

In the nonfiction category, I’m studying character’s emotions—fascinating. The psychology of what makes characters tick. If you are an author reading this blog, I recommend this collection of six books by Angela Akerman and Becca Puglisi’s The Emotion Thesaurus. My current read is The Emotional Wound Thesaurus.

 

That’s all for this week. Don’t forget to click for the excerpt from Endings and Beginnings. Don’t be shy, please comment with feedback, good or bad, I love to hear from you and it helps me improve my writing.
Wishing everyone a great week.
Susan


The Blue Pendant Book I     Anna’s Legacy Book II    Sarah’s Choice Book III

First in series The Blue Pendant  on sale on Amazon .99c

Anna’s Legacy and Sarah’s Choice E-book at all online retailers $4.99


Free e-book available Ruins in Silk prequel to the trilogy. A perfect summer afternoon read.

“Her mother’s death sets a path of tragedy; betrayal, misguided love and even murder ” 

Click to download free e-book

Rain, Read & Write!

Hello, from Ottawa on an unusually mild February day. Raised in the U.K. where the main topic of conversation was the weather and generally the subject, rain. When I moved to Ottawa Canada weather was always front and centre but with more variety; snow, ice, freezing rain, temperatures from +40c to -40c, winds even hurricanes and humid heat in the summer. But, always, summer and winter, lots of blue sky and sunshine. I must be crazy living here but all I have to do is look up and see the blue sky and sunshine. On those grey days or when it’s too cold or too hot, I indulge in my favourite pastimes, reading or writing.
Have you ever thought of writing? There is an old saying that everyone has a book in them or a story to tell. However, few of us actually put pen to paper. Encouraged by a friend to write my story I registered for a workshop, learned how to write and fell in love with writing. I had found my passion.
Some of you reading this will remember I taught several writing workshops just a couple of years ago and then The Sackville Trilogy took up most of my time. The trilogy finished, I am teaching again.
First Sentence to First Sale is a course for writers and want-to-be-writers; designed to give you an overview of the writing process; overcome self-doubt, focus on one idea, schedule writing and most of all help you decide if writing is your passion. The online version of First Sentence to First Sale is divided into three separate courses. Course one will be available at a reduced price for beta testing and feedback by the end of March. If you would like to be a member of the beta team, please contact me.

Want to know more about Susan’s course and books. Click here 

What have grey skies and rain, prompted me to read? I know it’s odd to have rain in February in Ottawa. As I’ve turned my writing hand to contemporary sweet romance I read Debbie Macomber’s Rose Harbor series. These books are light, romantic and nice easy reads. And who doesn’t want a little romance in their life? Having exhausted my need for romance I returned to my favourite author Anne Perry.

Anne writes Victorian mystery set in London U.K. I am catching up with the latest William Monk series and reading Revenge In A Cold River. Anne Perry is a master of mystery. Her descriptions and detail immerses you in Victorian London.

 

As an author, I am constantly learning about the art of writing and for my nonfiction book I am reading The Emotional Craft of Fiction by Donald Maass. The deeper you understand characters the better the story. I can highly recommend this book.

 


The Blue Pendant Book I     Anna’s Legacy Book II    Sarah’s Choice Book III

First in series The Blue Pendant  on sale on Amazon .99c

Anna’s Legacy and Sarah’s Choice E-book at all online retailers $4.99


Free e-book available Ruins in Silk prequel to the trilogy. A perfect summer afternoon read.

“Her mother’s death sets a path of tragedy; betrayal, misguided love and even murder ” 

Click to download free e-book

Time Flies!

Time Flies! Do you remember when you were a kid, how a week lasted forever? I never thought much about time until I reached older adulthood. Now, the older I get the faster time flies

This morning I am sitting in my Ottawa office, watching the steam rise from the icy water tumbling from under the frozen river into the open water rapids. I can hear the iron girders, in my high-rise, crack as they contract in the dropping temperature. It pleases me to speed through January. My friend has a saying, “Why do I live in a place where the cold makes my face hurt?”  Good question. Call me crazy but I wouldn’t live anywhere else. Surprisingly, cold weather in Canada has a bright side to it–the sun. It shines brightly in a crystal blue sky, the snow sparkles and, the trees look like Christmas cards. Give me sunshine any day and as I get older winter doesn’t last as long as time flies.

Curl up with a good book maybe light a crackling fire or just cuddle up with a soft, cozy blanket. Keep warm and enjoy the cold sunny days; spring is not far away.Time flies!

Do you prefer to hold a book, turn the pages and feel the cover?      SHUSH!… I’ll tell you a secret…. So do I.      The Sackville Hotel Trilogy is available in paper-back at COLES BOOKSTORE, Billings Bridge Mall, Riverside Drive Ottawa. Don’t live in Ottawa, no problem Amazon has paperback too.

Keep up to date and sign up for The Sackville Hotel Readers Club


 The Blue Pendant Book I     Anna’s Legacy Book II    Sarah’s Choice Book III

First in series The Blue Pendant  on sale on Amazon .99c

Anna’s Legacy and Sarah’s Choice E-book at all online retailers $4.99


Free e-book available Ruins in Silk prequel to the trilogy. A perfect summer afternoon read.

“Her mother’s death sets a path of tragedy; betrayal, misguided love and even murder ” 

Click to download free e-book