Welcome to this week’s round-up of posts you might have missed. It has been a fairly busy week as I prepare for the new series of interviews beginning in March and I am thrilled with the response. Twenty five talented authors, poets, musicians and other creative people have come forward to take part in either Book Reading at the Bookstore or The Creative Artist Interview.
Whilst there are some set questions there are also three personalised questions that I am including in each interview so as you can imagine I am taking my time with that. I hope to have them all out by Monday… It looks like I may go to two posts a week to make sure that nobody is hanging around for weeks waiting for their interview to go live. That being the case if you have not already volunteered.. here is the link which includes the format for the interviews.
Here are all the new promotional opportunities, with something for everyone, all on one page.
On the subject of promotions.
On the 21st I am off on a girls week with my two sisters to celebrate our three birthdays that are all in February. I will be taking a break from writing posts for the blog but the blog will be handed over to some fabulous and talented members of the blogging community who will be filling in for me in my absence.
I have no worries about leaving the blog for the week to fend for itself but I thought it was another promotional opportunity for you all. As well as the guest post.. I will make sure to top and tail with an intro, feature books, blog, art etc as well as links. Definitely good for the blog and perhaps a little boost for you. Especially as I will not be doing the usual book promotions that week.
If you would like to apply for the job of part-time blog sitter please come back to me by Thursday so that I can get it scheduled in time.
As always I am hugely grateful for your wonderful support, comments, shares and motivation. ♥♥
Enough of the mushy stuff.. and on with the posts from the week…..
Classical music with William Price King
So pleased that so many of you are enjoying the last in the classical music series and the story of American soprano Leontyne Price. This week a look at her performances in the 1950s and the bigotry that she endured in her early career.
Weekly Image and Haiku
I am so lucky to have some wonderful co-hosts on occasion for the blog and one post this week seemed to touch the hearts of many of you. Wayne Barnes of Tofino Photographs has been a blogging friend for the last three years and he sent me some recent photographs of the eagles Romeo and Juliette.. he very kindly agreed to let me use one of the images for this week’s Haiku.. You can see the full sized version in the post.
Short Story – After the Festival
Another collaboration with illustrator Donata Zawdska with After the Festival. I was very privileged to be able to use the artwork for my short story..a new one from my upcoming Tales from the Irish Garden later in the year.. I hope you enjoy.
The new interview series if you missed them last week.
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore New on the Shelves
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update
Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Another 25 bloggers promoted this week.
If you would like to be included in the Blogger Daily then just leave a link to your most recent post in the comments section of the round up today..
Smorgasbord Health – series Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Smorgasbord health – A – Z of Common Conditions – Lung Cancer.
Humour and Afternoon Video
That is it for another week on Smorgasbord.. Couldn’t do it without you.. Please remember that it saves me time if you volunteer your news about new book releases, fantastic reviews or share your blog post link.. Help me share your work.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Thanks Sally