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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates #Reviews #ParanormalYA Robbie Cheadle, #Fantasy C.S. Boyack, #Childrens Eloise de Sousa

Enjoy the latest reviews for a selection of books, including Space Dust.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the last cafe update of 2019… from Friday it will move to Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore…and over the coming weeks, a new look.

The first author with a recent review is Roberta Eaton Cheadle for Through the Nethergate.

About the book

Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather’s ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own. In the town of Bungay, a black dog wanders the streets, enslaving the ghosts of those who have died unnatural deaths. When Margaret arrives, these phantoms congregate at the inn, hoping she can free them from the clutches of Hugh Bigod, the 12th century ghost who has drawn them away from Heaven’s White Light…

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What’s new in 2020?

I tell myself every year that I will not make any resolutions so as to avoid the disappointment of not keeping them.

2020 is going to be different.

I have put into place measures that will hopefully achieve some of what I would like to see change in my life, for the future. With this is mind, I need to share them with you…

My dream is to run various writing workshops for children. So far, I have written to all the schools in my local area with the offer of enhancing their literacy programmes by establishing writers’ clubs, author enrichments or any other service they may require. To that end, I wait in hope for them to get back to me so that we can discuss exactly what sort of group or workshop would benefit their school. I know a few parents run home school groups. If you would like a group session on a specific aspect of literacy, contact me. 

The second part of my dream is to continue mentoring novice writers. So far, I have three ladies receiving my support through their virgin journeys into writing their first books. In the new year, I would like to offer my services to more individuals looking to take the plunge into writing but aren’t sure exactly what they want to do. My rates are competitive and I make sure you always have a helpful hand waiting to catch you when you hit those stumbling blocks along the way. If you feel like taking the plunge with me, send me an email and we can chat about achieving your writing goals and making your dreams come true.

The third part of my dream to is find a publisher willing to take me on. I hate marketing; I have no inclination to try fathoming the wonderful world of KDP and insights into book selling market trends. Instead, I want someone willing to fight through the white noise and publish my books, organise the marketing required for the book to sell and just tell me where to go to help sell them. New stories have been created especially for this venture. Once edited and polished, they will be ready to meet prospective publishers. So, if you are a publisher looking for a children’s author who also loves to writes crime fiction and poetry, please contact me. Make my dream come true!

I’m just a girl,

standing in front of the world,

asking it not to crush me.

 

Join me on my journey

into 2020.

 

 

 

 

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – #FlashFiction – Sarah Brentyn, #psychologicalthriller Jaye Marie, #Supernaturalthriller Mae Clair and #Children’s Eloise de Sousa

Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore has listed Space Dust in her fantastic Christmas book collection. Read on to find out who else is on her list.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to this year’s Christmas book fair where I will be sharing the books of all the authors on the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore with their most recent review in the last six months. I will be selecting authors at random so that there is something for everyone in the post.

The first author with a welcome gift for flash and short fiction lovers is Sarah Brentyn with a recent review for her collection of short fiction Hinting at Shadows

About Hinting at Shadows

No One Escapes Life Unscathed

Delve into the deeper reaches of the human condition and the darkness that lives there.A girl haunted by her sister’s drowning. A boy desperate for his father’s affection. A woman forced to make a devastating decision. A man trapped by his obsessions.

Experience tales of love, loss, murder, and madness through this collection of flash and micro fiction.Take a…

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Conversations with Colleen: Meet Author, Eloise De Sousa, @mello_ello

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”– JM Barrie, Peter Pan Hello everyone! This week I’m thrilled to bring you one of my favorite children’s authors, Eloise De Sousa. I asked her to pick a few questions from my huge list HERE, so we could get…

Source: Conversations with Colleen: Meet Author, Eloise De Sousa, @mello_ello

Space Dust’s Blog Tour

space dust giphyFollowing on from the successful tour across the blogosphere, Space Dust has put together all the websites it visited over the past ten days, for your viewing pleasure. Click on any link to be transported to a new world filled with interesting facts and fiction. Do say hello to the host. After all, it’s only polite to greet when you visit a new place.

Here is a list of the lovely writers involved in tour. Thank you to you all for hosting Space Dust.

Lorraine Mace

Cecily’s Writings

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Thoughts by Mello-Elo

Howard Loring

Trent’s World

Sally’s Bookstore

Colleen Chesebro

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Nicola Parkinson

Belinda Missen

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Lisa Norman

Marjorie Mallon

Lance Mitchell Greenfield

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Val Neil

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Ritu

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5 Star Reviews for Space Dust

Big Ox and Little One have been travelling across time and space to visit bloggers and their story, Space Dust. The book has received amazing interviews by all.

Here is what the readers have to say about the book:

 

Colleen M. Chesebro
“Space Dust,” is a delightful young children’s tale penned in rhythmic prose, truly this author’s gift to the world. Read this story out loud to hear the measured motion of the words.

When Little One’s mother leaves without saying goodbye, it devastates the tot. Big Ox (Grandpa) comes to the rescue, suggesting an adventure to the stars where Little One can look down and wave at his mum.

Off they set in a canoe to the stars. First up is Venus, then Saturn, and the Moon! Yet everywhere they travel Little One can’t find his mum. Eventually, the little boy falls asleep. Grandpa tucks him in his bed where he dreams of moonbeams and fiery bears dancing in his head.

What a delightful read. Young children who enjoy stories read to them would delight in this book. As a bonus, the illustrations are simple enough for a little one to grasp their meaning.

For me, it was the poetic rhythm of the words that made this story a true delight for young and *ahem* older readers. I received an advance reader copy of the book for this review.

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