Smorgasbord Blogger Daily- Wednesday 13th November 2019 – James J. Cudney, Anne Copeland and D.G. Kaye

This series is an opportunity to showcase posts from around our community and the brilliant bloggers who share with us. It would be amazing if you would follow the links to the post I have highlighted and whilst visiting follow and support the blogger.

The first post is from author James J. Cudney with a new series on Tips and Advice. If you are confused by the new look Twitter then James will help you make the most of the Bookmark facility and the Lists.. also a reminder to have a Pinned Tweet.

Twitter is a powerful and useful social media tool for a variety of reasons. Today, I am focusing on how I use it for promoting my books, website, and blog. There are three (3) features I want to highlight because I often see they are being under-utilized, especially by authors or those looking to grow a larger following.
(a) Pinned Tweet

Every Twitter user has the ability to pin a primary tweet to his or her profile. While your profile shows every tweet or retweet you’ve shared, your content is lost in a sea of history once you begin tweeting regularly. If you want someone to see a specific tweet every time they view your profile, pin that tweet to your profile. This is useful for a few reasons. Tweeters often follow or retweet someone to get noticed. When they want to share your profile, they retweet the first tweet they see in your profile. If you don’t have a pinned tweet, this is usually the latest tweet you’ve tweeted–which might be about someone else and not you.

Read the rest of this helpful post and find out more about bookmarking and the lists:

James J. Cudney, Buy: Amazon US Website/Blog: This is my truth nowGoodreads: James J. Cudney

The next post is from Anne Copeland and is a poignant and inspiring piece on her own childhood and motherhood, which tragically saw her being parted from her children, until a reunion with her daughter after 28 years. But, despite this Anne has given so much back to those who cannot read or who are challenged in other ways, including editing and publishing a book highlighting the work of disable fibre artist. More about that after this excerpt from the post.

For the Children

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I absolutely love working with children and teaching them new things. Many years ago, likely in my 30’s, I served as a volunteer to teach illiterate adults how to read. It never had occurred to me that when people grow up not knowing how to read, many of them have also missed most of childhood’s best parts. They have missed not only the wonderful children’s books, generally because they had no one to read to them, but they have also missed out on a lot of wonderful childhood experiences, like being able to go trick or treating or making a costume for Halloween, or having someone help them to learn how to carve a pumpkin.

I know many of you wonder how this could happen. Think about the migrant workers, the homeless people (and yes they often have children living with them), and even my own parents never finished high school. So I went to school, but because I could not depend on my parents to be able to help me with my homework, I honestly struggled with understanding how to do my homework, and when a child cannot do well in school, they often also struggle to fit in socially.

Please head over to read more about this inspiring writer’s life and work: For the Children

Buy the book: Blog:

And the final post today is D.G. Kaye’s Sunday Book Review for Damyanti Biswas for her book

Sunday Book Review – You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas

Welcome to the Sunday Book Review. I recently interviewed Damyanti Biswas in my Q and A Author Interview  Series and today I’m delighted to share my review of this intense crime thriller inspired by the criminal atrocities and corruption happening to women in New Delhi. You Beneath Your Skin is a powerful and emotionally gripping read.

Author Damyanti Biswas

About the Author

Damyanti Biswas lives in Singapore, and works with Delhi’s underprivileged children as part of Project Why, a charity that promotes education and social enhancement in underprivileged communities. Her short stories have been published in magazines in the US, UK, and Asia, and she helps edit the Forge Literary Magazine.

Head over and read Debby’s review of You Beneath Your Skin:

D. G. Kaye – Buy: Amazon US
Blog: D.G. Writer Goodreads: D.G. Kaye on Goodreads

Catch up with Debby’s Travel Column here every month:

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to enjoy these posts in full.. thanks Sally

22 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily- Wednesday 13th November 2019 – James J. Cudney, Anne Copeland and D.G. Kaye

  1. I have already read two of these blogs so it is interesting to discus them. – I was so stunned by Anne’s – the sudden revelation that she had lost her children, I couldn’t think what to comment. But to turn these traumas to so many positives is amazing. After reading Debbie’s review I immediately downloaded the book… comments I put on blogs usually include the words ‘I haven’t actually been there…’ I have never been to India, but have heard so much about it and a novel set in such a city of contrasts sounds very intriguing.

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  2. Sal, once again thank you for including my review here along with James’ and Anne’s posts. Funny, I’d already read James’ post and included for my Friday writer tips post (great minds?) and Anne’s story was both so very sad, yet inspiring how she soldiered on in life. ❤

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  3. Sally’s, great shares! Twitter still feels like a foreign place to me and one I’m trying to understand better! It took me a year to figure out a pinned tweet! James’s book is definitely one to look into. At the moment I spend a lot of time blocking strange people from following me … time-consuming and frustrating! Wow! I’m beyond words reading Anne’s post … a long time since I read anything so emotionally charged on WP. Debby writes the most wonderful reviews and always shares so much of the author and books … a gem here on the blogosphere!

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