Welcome to the round up for the posts this week just in case you missed any. I feel a little guilty since I spent quite a bit of time off line and not spending time with your blogs but I promise that just another week to go and I will be more attentive.
The plan was to get the next volume of What’s in a Name finished.. I have two more stories to go Y and Z… already in my head and then I have some surprises to add that will be revealed when it is published. A slightely different appoach to the names from K to Z with just ordinary people doing something they will be remembered for.. Even if it is only by those they love.
Some of you may remember that I wrote a story using an illustration by the very talented Donata Zawadzka.
This story along with 24 more make up the sequel to Tales from the Garden but this time set in Ireland. Queen Filigree is forced to escape from the palace beneath the magnolia tree in Spain and to seek refuge with her Irish cousin.
I am working with Donata who is producing four central illustrations that head up the four seasons in the book and I am very excited by the project. And I have to thank Paul Andruss for introducing us. It will be in print as well as Ebook and is the first book of mine to be written in Ireland since 1999.
You can find out more about Donata at her website and her sales site: http://dezawadzka.wix.com/donatasgallery
Buy her work on Redbubble: http://www.redbubble.com/people/donattien/works/7004053-the-birch-maiden?c=32080-ink-illustrations
I have managed to get some gardening done this week which has a duel purpose.. I pot plants and plot stories! I am going to do the same this week whilst I finish the current projects but I will be in each day to check up on things and have a chat.
Thank you for all your wonderful support and wonderful comments… I am hugely grateful.
Now for a look at the posts from the week… with additional thanks to my two collaborators.. William Price King and Paul Andruss.
William Price meets the Legends
A brand new series and this time the artist is the amazingly talented Mr. Stevie Wonder who has entertained us for over 50 years. His first performances at age 11 propelled him to early stardom and some of his most iconic hits were written when he was a teenager. To get you in the mood is one of my all time favourites.
Writer in Residence – Paul Andruss
Paul explores the origins of music and you might look at chimpanzees in a different light.
The Colour of Life – by Geoff Cronin
Just a few more chapters to go in my father-in-law’s memoir but since so many of you have enjoyed I will also be serialising his second book of tall tales.. This week too I pay tribute to my mother-in-law Joan who would have been 97 yesterday. A lovely woman with the most infectious laugh you will ever hear.
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Book Reading and Interview
Just a reminder that if you are in the bookstore you are welcome to do a book reading and interview. The details of how to do that are in this post. My guest this week was Richard Ankers and next week Sandra J. Jackson and C.S. Boyack.
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore New on the Shelves
If you are not already on the shelves of the bookstore then please pop in and take a look at this post which has a link to what you need to send me.
Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Author Update
If you are in the bookstore you can enjoy regular updates of new releases, great reviews or offers.. Just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air your Reviews
This is open to all authors on the bookstore shelves or not… just send the link to your latest great review to email@example.com
My thanks to Robbie Cheadle for her contribution to this post this week.. In a dilemma about which cake to bake for her husband’s birthday she took to verse…
Smorgasbord Short Stories
The Sewing Circle is about a group of elderly residents of an East London estate whose lives are devastated by the actions of a family of thugs. Here are all three episodes. More stories from this collection next week.
Some personal stuff
I was delighted to be interviewed by two writers this week. The first was with Amy M. Reade.
And the second was with Lisa Burton.... courtesy of Craig Boyack.
I was also very honoured to be nominated in the Most Informative Category for the #BloggersBash this year and voting is now open. There are ten categories and some wonderful nominees.. Please head over and vote for your favourites.
Smorgasbord Health – Let’s Walk a Marathon Challenge
This week.. how to burn extra fat…
Smorgasbord Health – Top to Toe.
Smorgasbord Health – Cook from Scratch
I would love to hear from you if you have a recipe made from fresh ingredients that is a favourite.. firstname.lastname@example.org
Put your troubles away for a little while and enjoy the outlook of a pug who has a neural problem but does not let it get him down..
Thanks for showing up, commenting, sharing and being so supportive.. hugs Sally