Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Wednesday February 19th 2020 – #History John W. Howell, #Booktour Charli Mills with M.J. Mallon, #Spotlight James J. Cudney with Sandra J. Jackson

The first post is from John Howell and is part of his Top Ten Things Not to Do.. this time it is at the unveiling of the first telephone directory in 1878 in the town of Newhaven in Connecticut.

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Issue of the First Telephone Book in 1878
New Haven Phone Directory

This week marks the anniversary of the world’s first telephone directory issued by the New Haven Connecticut Telephone Company containing the names of its 50 subscribers. Most of us are always interested in the release of a new book. This one is only one page but is the first of its kind, so we should go and see what it is all about. As usual, we need to take a list of things not to do to avoid the dreaded time continuum tear.

Top Ten Things Not to Do at the Issue of the First Telephone Book in 1878 by John W. Howell © 2020

10 If you are there, do not ask about a ‘do not call’ list. If you do, at best, folks will wonder what you mean. At worst, the publisher of the book will call you a radical communist. (After all, Kevin. Who doesn’t want to be called by their friends and neighbors? I think those guys with brass knuckles wish to talk with you.)

Head over to find out what the other nine things you should not do.. and don’t spill your coffee: Top Ten Things Not to Do at the issue of the first telephone book in 1878

John Howell, Buy: Amazon USand on: Amazon UK –  Goodreads: John Howell Goodreads Blog: John W. Howell. com

Next is one of the posts that M.J. Mallon is sharing during her blog tour for her collection Mr. Sagittarius, which making a pit stop at Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch.  Marjorie shares the origins of the collection.

Mr. Sagittarius Blog Tour

It’s an absolute delight to welcome author, M J Mallon to Carrot Ranch on her blog tour for her latest book, Mr. Sagittarius. Here at the ranch, our community’s mission is to make literary art accessible. What you decide to do with that art is up to each one of you. It’s always exciting to see a familiar writer achieve an important goal, such as publishing a book. And I’m always interested to know how writers take their raw materials and refine them into something like a collection.

Mr. Sagittarius combines multi-media art — stories, poems, and photography. Much of it was inspired within the greater writing community. M J had to consider what pieces she selected, how she arranged it, and follow a process to completion. So, that’s what I wanted to ask her: How did you take material generated through online challenges and compile them into a collection? Her answer follows.

Find out the Origins of Mr. Sagittarius by M J Mallon:Carrot Ranch Mr. Sagittarius Blog Tour

A little about Charli Mills and find out more at Carrot Ranch

Good to meet you! I’m Charli Mills. From riding horses to writing stories, I’m a born buckaroo wrangling words. I once won a trophy for goat-tying and later, one for story-telling.

With over two decades in freelancing, publications, sales, marketing, editing and speaking, my writing is published in magazines, anthologies and online. I use my worldly experience to consult with organizations, schools, entrepreneurs, writers, and independent authors in the art and business of story-telling.

My byline has appeared in Montana Outdoors, Colours Literary Magazine, Edible Twin Cities and online at USA Today. I used to write wellness columns, and foodie features about turmeric and cheese-makers. I published over 200 print articles and managed the award-winning Living Naturally for 16 years.

M.J.Mallon, Buy:Amazon UK – Amazon USWebsite: M.J. Mallon –  Goodreads: Goodreads

And now for another author interview from James J. Cudney and this week it is Sandra J. Jackson under the spotlight.

About the Author

Sandra J. Jackson was born in Montreal, Quebec but has lived in Ontario for over 30 years.

An avid reader of many genres, Sandra’s writing does not fall into any specific category. However, her goal is to create stories that pull readers into the book and make them feel as though they are a part of the story.

Sandra’s debut novel, Promised Soul, was originally released in 2015 by her former publisher. Her second novel, Playing in the Rain – Book 1 of the Escape Series, released in September 2017 also by the same former publisher. Both books were re-released by her new publisher in early 2018. And in August of the same year, Playing in the Rain was the finalist in the Golden Box Book Awards under the science fiction category. She holds a professional membership with the Canadian Author Association and is a member of Writers’ Ink.

Head over to find out more about Sandra and her books: Author Spotlight Sandra J. Jackson

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


Sandra J. Jackson, Buy:  Amazon US – And : Amazon UK – Follow Sandra : Goodreads  – blog: Sandra Jackson WordPress

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

22 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Wednesday February 19th 2020 – #History John W. Howell, #Booktour Charli Mills with M.J. Mallon, #Spotlight James J. Cudney with Sandra J. Jackson

  1. Thanks for having the Ranch represented here, Sally. I went over to John’s place to let him know that my husband’s third great-grand uncle is listed on that New Haven, CT phone directory (Rev. John Todd). So fun, the connections among us around the world!

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  2. Thank you for including me amongst such great company! I am currently reading Academic Curveball. My reading time is limited at the moment due to my blog tour… but I am looking forward to reviewing this after my tour is over.

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