Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 1st -7th August 2021- Pattie LaBelle, Short stories, Health, Pet Health, Book Reviews, Music and Humour

Welcome to the posts you might have missed this week on Smorgasbord..

Hope all of you are doing well.. I know that some people have had a challenging time with Covid and sending love and wishes for a full recovery.. The cases are on the rise here too as expected with the opening up of various indoor spaces… and now that travel is back on the agenda we hope that the high rate of vaccinations in Ireland will soften the response.

On a brighter note.. there is a new short story series starting and over the next two weeks I am sharing stories from the original series I recorded on radio in 2004. There are details of how to participate at the end of this first story today and I will share another next week. Then I hope I will have received your stories to share.

I have not forgotten the fact that there are some wonderful non-fiction memoir stories that need to be shared and that series will follow this one.

The added feature to this new series is that I will put every participant’s name in a hat and draw out three names. I will record those for the podcast and to share here as well.

Here is this week’s story with details on how you can participate.

New Series Authors in the Sun – #Retirement #Sunshine Blue Jay Cay by Colin Peck

As always my gratitude to William Price King (hopefully enjoying his summer break) D.G. Kaye and Daniel Kemp – the blog would not be the same without them.

On with the show….

The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1975 Part One – Labelle, 10CC, Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor

George – Courting danger by Sally Cronin


Grace the Gift

Book Marketing – Who Are you writing your book for.


Book Marketing and PR for authors- Blogging and Watering Holes Part One

Book Reviews Rewind – #WWII #VichyFrance- Where Irises Never Grow by Paulette Mahurin

Book Reviews Rewind – #Family – My Baby Wrote Me A Letter: An Inspirational Women’s Fiction Short Story by Jacquie Biggar

Smorgasbord Coffee Morning – Bring a Guest – Authors Jane Buckley and Eamonn Lynch

Down in the Dumps? Perhaps some Pseudoscience might be the key! – Biorhythms by Sally Cronin

Bacterial and Interstitial Cystitis – Causes and Treatments by Sally Cronin

Pet/Human Health – #Cats #Foodsafety – Toxoplasma Gondii by Sally Cronin

Baie dankie my vriend Linda Mooi from Sally aged Ten. Capetown 1963 #Influencers by Sally Cronin

#Hearingloss Dawn Doig, #Seadog Patricia Furstenberg, #Environment Kathleen Jae

New Book on the Shelves #Poetry – Behind Closed Doors by Robbie Cheadle

#Reviews – #WWI #Family Judith Barrow, #Thriller Mark Bierman, NorthernIreland #Thriller Jane Buckley

– #Reviews – #Romance #Mystery Mae Clair, #Truecrime Sue Coletta, #SouthernCulture Claire Fullerton

#Reviews – #MurderMystery Sharon Marchisello, #Romance Lizzie Chantree, #Paranormal Roberta Eaton Cheadle

#Reviews – #Poetry Colleen M. Chesebro, #psychologicalthriller Lucinda E. Clarke, #Memoir Brigid P. Gallagher

Monday 2nd August 2021 – #Facebook #Marketing Jan Sikes, #Masks A.C. Flory, #PaneerBhurji Sowmya’s Spicy Corner

Tuesday August 3rd 2021 – #Vella D.Wallace Peach, #Update Mary Smith, #Roses Rebecca Budd

Wednesday August 4th 2021 – #Youth #Age Stevie Turner, #Dumfries Robbie Cheadle, #Tartine Dorothy’s Vintage Kitchen

August 3rd 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Television and Alligators

August 5th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Sound Effects and Abstract Art

August 6th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Doctors and Online shopping


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.. See you again next week I hope…Sally.

36 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Weekly Round Up – 1st -7th August 2021- Pattie LaBelle, Short stories, Health, Pet Health, Book Reviews, Music and Humour

  1. Covid is up here too, Sally. I’m hoping all our smoke is keeping more people home and masked which might put a dent in the rising numbers. I must have missed, or forgotten, about the short stories. I will look into it! Thanks for another great week! xo

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  2. Thanks for another fabulous week Sal, and thrilled as always to be part of. As for the Covid, oye, I too am hearing now of quite a few who’ve caught it. Double vaxed here and staying masked! ❤ xx

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  3. I think what keeps you firing on all cylinders is that you’re always thinking about the next thing to add to your blog. All of the planning and creativity come in well. Thanks for letting me be a part of the week with the immigrant story for my role model, Val.

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    • Thanks Pete. Very happy to share your post about Val.. just the sort of people we should be hearing about rather than many who litter the media. I want to pack in as many opportunities for writers to share their talents as possible this year, particularly if they can be combined with audio. I am not sure what next year will bring personally and with the blog with moves and some hopefully interesting travel… xxx

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  4. Hi Sally – I just finished reading your delightful book about ‘Sam’. Thank you for donating this beautiful book to the school library here in Cameroon. I know the children will enjoy it 🙂

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