Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Authors – #Memoir Chuck Jackson, #Memoir Brigid Gallagher, #ShortStories Anne Goodwin

There are over 150 authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and I wanted to keep it to key pieces of information such as buying links, recent review, website and covers. However, I know that readers also like to know more about the background of authors.

In this series during June and July I will share the bios of all the authors in the cafe in a random selection. I hope that this will introduce you to the authors in more depth and encourage you to check out their books and follow them on their blog and Twitter.

Meet Chuck Jackson

Chuck Jackson is a retired accountant living in South East Florida. He graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a BBA in Accounting. He spent the last 25 years of his career working as the Budget Manager for a Special District in Palm Beach County. He was a member of Government Finance Officer’s Association (GFOA) and Florida’s GFOA.

Since his retirement, Chuck has spent his years studying and enhancing his love for writing. In June 2016, he released his first book: One Month, 20 Days, and a Wake-Up. In July 2017 he released: What Did I Do?. May 2018 he released: Guilt — My Companion. All three books are available as an e-book or paperback.

Books by Chuck Jackson

A recent review for One Month, 20 Days and a Wake Up

An outstanding, detailed account of a personal nature . Very interesting and informative of the training and sacrifices made by those who dedicate to serve in such a capacity . Definitely one of the best books I’ve read detailing the many facets and dynamics of Military service. Recommended reading for anyone, absolutely well written and compelling.

Outstanding detailed account of a personal nature. Very telling of the training and sacrifices made by those who dedicate to service in such a capacity.

Chuck Jackson, Buy: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – follow Chuck: Goodreads –  blog: Chuck Jackson – Twitter: @chuck_cljjlk

Meet Brigid Gallagher


I live in County Donegal, an area of outstanding natural beauty on the north west corner of Ireland. I have a passion for gardening and Nature.

Natural Medicines – Although I aspired to becoming a doctor, it was not my destiny. Instead I embarked on studies to become one of the first natural medicine practitioners in Scotland, eventually becoming a tutor for community projects, a woman’s prison, and the Open Studies and Summer Schools of Stirling University from 1993 to 1999.

Fibromyalgia – In 1999, I relocated to Donegal, Ireland – the home of my ancestors. Four years later I succumbed to a mystery illness that was eventually diagnosed as fibromyalgia.

“Stopping the World” forced me to reassess my life, and creative writing became a significant aid in my recovery.

Organic Horticulture – I retrained in organic horticulture, worked in the glorious gardens of Glenveagh Castle, and inspired children and teachers to create organic school gardens through The Heritage in Schools Scheme. In the spring of 2016, I retired from teaching.
Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow

Learning to slow down has been one of my major life lessons – hence the title of this blog and my inspirational self help memoir “Watching the Daisies – Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow.

I hope that you will be inspired on your self healing journey through reading my memoir and my blog posts.

One of the recent reviews for the book

Eileen Moynihan 5.0 out of 5 stars This is an unusual memoir Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 April 2020

This is an unusual memoir in that it is not only a journey through life, but covers the authors actual physical journeys alongside her spiritual and knowledge journeys. Brigid Gallagher is a seeker who seeks healing for her bodily ailments, sense and guidance for her spiritual and emotional ailments, and knowledge for her intellectual needs. She is open to all knowledge and all people. She has a natural curiosity for all that life offers and draws the reader into her interesting life.

As of someone around the same age I can identify with the different singers and events she mentions.

The suggestions at the end of each chapter are helpful and thought provoking.

Brigid P. Gallagher, Buy: Amazon UK – and:  Amazon US – Follow Brigid on : Goodreads –  Blog: Watching the Daisies – Twitter: @watchingthedai1

Meet Anne Goodwin

Anne Goodwin

Anne Goodwin loves fiction for the freedom to contradict herself and has been scribbling stories ever since she could hold a pencil. During her career as an NHS clinical psychologist her focus was on helping other people tell their neglected stories to themselves. Now that her short fiction publication count has overtaken her age, her ambition is to write and publish enough novels to match her shoe size. Her debut novel, Sugar and Snails, was published in July 2015 by Inspired Quill and shortlisted for the 2016 Polari First Book Prize. Her second novel, Underneath, was published in 2017. Her short story collection, Becoming Someone, on the theme of identity was published in November 2018. A former clinical psychologist, Anne is also a book blogger with a particular interest in fictional therapists.

Books by Anne Goodwin

An recent review for Somebody’s Daughter on Goodreads

I had to limit myself to reading one story a day, because there was so much in each on to mull over and consider. The author has such an evocative way of expressing her characters – in so few words, she creates their whole world. Heartbreaking, poignant, thought-provoking.

Anne Goodwin, Buy:Amazon UK – And : Amazon US – follow Anne : Goodreads – blog: Annecdotal – Twitter: @Annecdotist


Thank you for dropping in today and I hope that you have enjoyed meeting more of the authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and discovering their books. Thanks Sally.


33 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Authors – #Memoir Chuck Jackson, #Memoir Brigid Gallagher, #ShortStories Anne Goodwin

  1. Hi Sally,
    Thanks again for your continued support of my writing. As a heads up, over a year ago I made the decision to rewrite my first book One Month, Twenty Days, and a Wake Up. That process is almost completed and I anticipate it will be released by the end of July. It will have the same title but identified as a 2nd Edition. HUGS

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  2. What a great, but wonderful difference in this presentation. Thank you for mentioning Chuck Jackon’s book “What did i do?” too. Its a very sad theme, but maybe you know, i am a little bit involved into the enlightenment of the abuse cases done by Catholic Clerics. Evil things, but we should not close our eyes. Michael


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