Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday 24th August 2021 – #Review Toni Pike for Robbie Cheadle, #Childhood Pete Springer, #Writers D.G. Kaye

A small selection of posts I have enjoyed over the last few days and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full… thanks Sally.

The first post is from author Toni Pike with her five star reviews for the historical paranormal novel A Ghost and His Gold by Roberta Eaton Cheadle (Robbie).

I’m delighted to share with you my five-star review of A Ghost and His Gold, by Roberta Eaton Cheadle. It is a dramatic historical paranormal story set in South Africa, and if you love history then I can’t recommend this highly enough.

Roberta Eaton Cheadle is a South African author with a keen interest in history. She wrote her novel, A Ghost and His Gold, with the intention of sharing some of the history of the Second Anglo Boer War and the impact it had on the various people of South Africa. The historical elements are interwoven with a modern storyline to draw parallels between the past and the present and demonstrate how the same issues and problems that existed in the past continue to blight our modern lives. 

Head over to read Toni’s review for this terrific book: Toni Pike – Book Review – A Ghost and His Gold by Roberta Eaton Cheadle

The next post is from retired teacher Pete Springer with a thought provoking post that explores the myth that we more mature adults had a tougher childhood that today’s children.. personally happy to have spent mine in the 50s… but Pete would love your views.

Photo Credit to Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels

I recently read a thought-provoking piece from one of my blogging friends, Jim Borden, over at Borden’s Blather, regarding a recent CBS Sunday Morning piece regarding stress and helping students cope with the pressure to succeed.  I’ve previously written about Jim and his amazing blogging streak. He has blogged every day since Jan. 1, 2015.

The CBS story and Jim’s accompanying article struck a chord as I can think of no other time in my life when the pressures of everyday living have been greater.

Head over to read Pete’s thoughtful exploration of this subject and leave your thoughts in the comments: Pete Springer Do kids today really have it easier

The final post is from D.G. Kaye – Debby Gies and is her monthly Writers links including Facebook woes, building up an ARC review team and other helpful posts.

Writer's Tips

Welcome to my August edition of collaborated links full of Writer’s Tips and great promotional ideas for authors. In this edition – Facebook Woes, Building an Arc review team, Slashing your word count, how to use BookBub effectively, branding your blog, and how to get the most out of your Amazon author pages.

Kathy Steinemann wrote an excellent post on Facebook woes – When Facebook AI Runs Awry. As many of us writers have experienced Facebook woes, Kathy shares her experience and links to contacting the ‘elusive’ Facebook. Check out Kathy’s new author page she created since Facebook would no longer let her into her page.

Head over to check out these very useful links from Debby Gies: Writer’s Tips – #Facebook Woes, Building #ARC Review Teams, #BookBub, Author Branding


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

39 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Tuesday 24th August 2021 – #Review Toni Pike for Robbie Cheadle, #Childhood Pete Springer, #Writers D.G. Kaye

  1. Much appreciated, Sally! Debby’s monthly post with helpful resources and writer’s tips is always helpful. I didn’t read Toni’s post because Robbie’s book is coming up for me this month on my Kindle. One of my quirks is I like to read the book, write a review, and then come back and compare it to others’ thoughts.

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