Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – January 30th 2022 – #Funnies Marcia Meara, #Release M.J. Mallon, #Writing Shelley Wilson and Gail Williams, #Spotlight Bosssy Babe and Pete Springer, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape

A small selection of posts I have enjoyed this week that I hope you will head over to enjoy… thanks Sally.

Since you cannot have too much humour, I am topping and tailing this post with funnies. The first from Marcia Meara who has unleashed the cats and dogs with attitude upon us.

Head over to enjoy the rest of the critters: Thorsday Smile Funny Critters

Marjorie Mallon shares the news of her latest release Golden Healer Book 2 The Curse of Time.. get the blurb and other details on her post.

So excited to say that the most recent release in the Curse of Time Series is available to buy. Book 2… Golden Healer. It is possible to read as a standalone but if you haven’t read Book 1 Bloodstone (to follow the story from its beginning…) do read Book 1 if you can. Buying links and information below for both books.  

Head over to get all the information about Golden Healer:  Paranormal YA Fantasty Golden Healer by M.J. Mallon

The next post is from Shelley Wilson with her series of guest posts #Top10WritingTips and this week her guest is author Gail Williams.. useful for all writers

Tuesday Book Blog Top 10 Writing Tips by Author Gail Williams

Gail Williams

Throughout my writing career, I’ve devoured countless blog posts, podcasts, and interviews by authors talking about the advice they received when starting out. Learning from mentors helps us to improve and evolve in our chosen field, and I still recall the advice given to me at the start of my writing journey.

In 2019, to honour my mentors and help the next generation of writers’ young and old, I started a feature whereby established authors shared their words of wisdom and top ten writing tips.

It was a huge success and I’m delighted to bring the feature back for a second season!
Tuesday Book Blog

Head over to take advantage of Gail’s useful tips for writers: Top Ten Writing Tips with Shelley Wilson and Gail Williams

The next post is an author spotlight by Bosssy Babe for Pete Springer talking about life, work and blogging.

January Blogger Spotlight 

Welcome to my new series in which I spotlight one of my followers. I’ve always had a deep fascination with people: how they became who they are, the struggles they won, and the hard lessons they learned over time. All of these scars and stories make up a person’s life. While I think it’s important to reflect on your own journey, it is also equally important to hear other voices and see diverse perspectives. In this series, the spotlighted blogger will be able to tell their story through curated questions I’ve asked of them.

When I came up with the idea for this series, I could think of only one person to start us off. In late 2020, I decided to give this blog thing another shot (of many) and Pete was one of the first real readers that followed, commented, and kept coming back to see what I’d publish next. He even shared one of my posts on his blog and that post remains the highest ranking on my site to this day.

Head over to enjoy this spotlight for Pete Springer: Bosssy Babe spotlights Pete Springer

And last but by no means least.. Chris, The Story Reading Ape, ends this weekly post with some of his well known and much enjoyed Monday Funnies..

Head over to enjoy all the funnies: Monday Funnies – The Story Reading Ape


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

41 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – January 30th 2022 – #Funnies Marcia Meara, #Release M.J. Mallon, #Writing Shelley Wilson and Gail Williams, #Spotlight Bosssy Babe and Pete Springer, #Funnies The Story Reading Ape

  1. I enjoyed reading Pete Springers interview.
    ‘Most people don’t know that I used to be a shy kid because I’m extroverted now.’
    This is definatley me too.
    ‘As an elementary teacher, I could work with just about any child, but I took special pride in helping timid children blossom. There was no better feeling than watching children grow emotionally and feel good about themselves.’
    Also me.
    My special study at teacher training college was ‘The Shy Child’ – these days they are identified as the Yellow box children.
    Enjoyed the funnies and the rest of the posts but this interview resonated with me today.

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    • I definitely incorporated my own experiences into my classroom, Sue. It sounds as if you do the same. I tried to develop nonthreatening public speaking opportunities for my students as I saw those as their opportunities to improve confidence and self-esteem. The “Yellow box children” is a new term for me.

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing my #ThorsDaySmile funnies this week, Sally! I had a great time going through my files to find some I thought would make folks grin, and I’m very happy to be here with all these super bloggers! Hope your weekend has been a good one so far and wraps up on a happy note! 🤗💖🤗

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