Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates – #Reviews – #Memoir Pete Springer, #Writing Jane Sturgeon, #Fantasy Fiona Tarr

Welcome to Friday’s edition of the Cafe and Bookstore update with recent reviews for authors on the shelves.

The first review today is for the memoir of retired teacher Pete Springer. They Call Me Mom

About the book

Who Will You Inspire Today? Teachers face this challenge and responsibility each day, but in the process, the author discovers that his students can also have a profound influence on him. Pete Springer takes you on his memorable thirty-one-year journey in education as an elementary school teacher and offers the many valuable life and teaching lessons he learned along the way. Get ready to laugh out loud at some of the humorous and memorable experiences that all teachers face, feel inspired by the inherent goodness of children, and appreciate the importance of developing a sense of teamwork among the staff.

Learn valuable tips for working with children, parents, fellow staff members, and administrators. This book is ideal for young teachers, but also a reminder to all educators of the importance and responsibility of being a role model. This book is a must-read for all new teachers and those teachers that need a reminder they are human! Mr. Springer educates others in his easy-to-read, story-like, first-hand manuscript. You will laugh, cry, and get motivated to be the best educator you can. After reading this, I have a better outlook on relationships with my colleagues and am reminded to savor every moment. -Tami Beall (Principal, Pine Hill School)

One of the recent reviews for the book

Retired elementary school teacher, Pete Springer, uses his experience and knowledge to create a wonderful book that is as much memoir as it is a handy tool to have as a teacher about to embark upon the best job in the world (I’m a teacher, maybe I’m biased), and just as useful for a parent to read, so they can understand a little more about the role the teacher plays in their children’s lives.

Peppered with anecdotes from his teaching career, as well as the story detailing how he ended up becoming a teacher, the book gives a personal account of the life of a teacher, as well as many handy hints for setting up and running a successful classroom of your own.

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US

and: Amazon UK

Connect to Pete via his website/blog: Pete Springer WordPress

My next author is Jane Sturgeon with a recent review for her non-fiction  Writing on Water: Self Awareness.

About the book

Each one of us holds stories about ourselves and these drive our lives. Thoughts are attached to emotions and actions spring from how we feel. Old stories can be re-written, new stories can be crafted and discoveries are made along the way. It is the tapestry of life and yes, you can weave with whatever threads you choose. Loving support, fresh perspectives and new life tools can make all the difference.

A recent review for the book

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 May 2020

A short book maybe, but certainly a thought provoking book. Certainly a book if I had read a week or so ago, I certainly would have had second thoughts about questions I asked. If I had of read it year and years ago, there would have been certainly more thoughts given to the question of where and what do I do now. A very interesting read and a little bit of an insight into someone else’s life and thought processes. A book that needs reading again.

Head over and buy the book: Amazon UK

And Amazon US: Amazon US

Read more reviews and follow Jane: Goodreads

Connect to Jane via her blog: Jane Sturgeon WordPress

The final author today with a recent review is Fiona TarrDelilah and the Dark God: The Eternal Realm Book 2

About the Book

Delilah is young, poor and inexperienced. Discovering Samson’s secret might not be as easy as she thinks!

When Delilah is compelled to discover the source of Samson’s divine strength, she becomes torn between her desire for wealth and growing feelings she cannot yet understand. She has no idea that the Eternal Realm is at war, but she quickly realises there is more at play than religion and politics.

The Goddess Asherah knows Delilah is the key to future peace in the heavens, yet she is forbidden from meddling with humanity….. But when the Dark God Dagon grows obsessed with Delilah, she must choose a side.

Will Asherah risk revealing herself to protect the ancient prophecy and secure peace for her brethren?

Delilah and the Dark God is the second book in The Eternal Realm series; a religious fantasy series that mixes mythology and intrigue in epic fantasy style. If you like strong characters, intricate plots and action, then you will love Fiona Tarr’s contemporary take on this old biblical classic.

Buy Delilah and the Dark God to today discover what really goes on within the eternal realm!

One of the recent reviews for the book on Goodreads

Apr 10, 2020 Sherrie Hansen rated it it was amazing

Delilah and the Dark God gives unique insights into an old Bible story. The fictional retelling includes elements of fantasy and mythology paired with the Biblical account of Nazarite Samson with his unparalleled strength and the woman who brought him down. It’s a heartbreaking story but an inspirational one as well and I loved getting to know Delilah in a more intimate way. To me, the story is one more example of how God takes our mistakes and weaknesses and failings and turns them around for good in spite of everything, to fulfill his prophecies. It was wonderful to be reminded that the people God used to bring the Prince of Peace, Jesus, into the world, were not perfect or unblemished but very real people. Thanks for another great story.

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US

And on Amazon UK: Amazon UK

Also by Fiona Tarr

Read all the reviews and buy the books including a box set: Amazon US

and : Amazon UK

Kobo, B&N, Apple : https://books2read.com/u/bM92aB

Read more reviews and follow Fiona: Goodreads

Connect to Fiona via her website : A Time 2 Write

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you are leaving with some books under your arm.. Thanks Sally.

26 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Author Updates – #Reviews – #Memoir Pete Springer, #Writing Jane Sturgeon, #Fantasy Fiona Tarr

  1. About to head off to bed, but I appreciate Ritu’s review and for your constant support of your fellow authors. I hope you saw my review of What’s in a Name (Part 2) earlier this week, Sally.

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  2. What would we all do without you, Sally?! I too look up to teachers, and even though I was only a lowly ‘Dinner Lady’ who helped with the reading and poetry classes for ten years, I loved it and have great respect for all their patience and wisdom. I must read Pete’s book.

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