Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – February 20th 2022 – #Interview Marcia Meara and D.Wallace Peach, #Interview Janice Spina and Sharon Marchisello, #Review Noelle Granger, #Anniversary Jane Risdon, #Family Robbie Cheadle, #Tuna New Vintage Kitchen

A small selection of the posts I have enjoyed this week and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full..thanks Sally.

The first post is from Marcia Meara and is from her series Ten Things You May Not Know About Me… which has revealed some wonderful ‘things’ about our favourite authors. This week no exception as Diana Wallace Peach accepts the challenge and shares her dare devil approach to life up mountains and on the high seas… great research for her wonderful fantasy novels.

It’s time for another Ten Things post, folks, and today, I’m very happy to have D. Wallace Peach with us. Diana is one of my favorite fantasy writers, and a friend & supporter of authors everywhere, and just wait until you check out this list!

Ten Things You May Not Know About Me by D. Wallace Peach

1. When I was a kid, my parents used to drop my younger brothers and me off in the Vermont woods with a topographical trail map. They’d pick us up four days later, twenty miles away. One time, raccoons got into our food, and all we had to eat for a day was one jar of jelly. We had no idea that this was, um, …unusual. 

Head over to discover more of Diana’s adventures: TenThingsYouMayNotKnow about D. Wallace Peach

The next post is an interview by Janice Spina with her guest Sharon Marchisello, both of them wonderful authors and lovely to see Sharon in the spotlight.

Interview an author with Author Sharon Marchisello!

It is such a pleasure to welcome a fellow author to Interview an Author on Today, please help me welcome talented author, Sharon Marchisello!

Thank you so much, Sharon, for coming today to share a little bit about yourself and your lovely books. I am excited to have you here! The floor is yours!

When did you know that you wanted to be an author?

Before I could even write the alphabet, I told myself stories when I couldn’t fall asleep at night. My parents, friends, and teachers encouraged me. Not only did I do well with writing assignments in school, but I also wrote stories as a hobby. I guess I’ve always wanted to be an author. 

Head over to enjoy the interview: Interview an author with Author Sharon Marchisello!

Now time for a book review by Noelle Granger as part of Rosie Amber’s review team. The book is Jenks by Barney Burrell which Noelle describes as ‘A very captivating and fun read’.

Rosie's #Bookreview Team #RBRT

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I purchased this book for review, as a member of Rosie’s Book Review Team.

If you are a fan of James Bond and Jason Bourne, you will like Jenks, a freelance professional assassin with a moral compass. The book is a fast-paced thriller, and I will admit at the outset of this review I am a sucker for such books.

Jenks (short for Graham Jenkins) was recruited early in his life for an ultra-top secret government agency (MI5 on steroids). He chose to reject the offer but returned to accept it after time spent in the armed forces. He now lives rather anonymously in a house by the sea, taking only those assignments that appeal to him as an assassin.

Head over to read the rest of Noelle’s review… and I have put on my next Amazon run: Noelle Granger reviews ENKS by @burrell_barney, for Rosie’s Bookreview Team RBRT

Jane Risdon and I share an anniversary this week… 10 years and Jane celebrates with a post with some highlights from her blogging journey and the people that she has met.

Blog Birthday: My blog is 10 years old this week.

My thanks and gratitude to everyone who has visited, read and contributed to my blog over the last 10 years. It has been a privilege knowing you here.

I started this blog 10 years ago and I can honestly say I didn’t have clue what I was doing. I just thought it might be something with which to occupy myself when not writing stories or going on walks or ‘jollies.’

To begin, I thought I’d just ramble on about stuff of interest to me and post a few photos I’d taken. I hadn’t really thought about who I was aiming at. 

Head over to enjoy the rest of the post: A 10th year blogging anniversary with Jane Risdon

Robbie Cheadle has a post on Writing to be Read in her series Growing Bookworms and shares an endearing story and poem about her own experience of letting go… definitely worthy heading over to read

I’m going to start today’s post with a short, hopefully amusing, story about my taking my oldest son to get his university access card last week. By way of background, the relevant entrance for this task is on a busy street with no parking. The area is also not a good one, so hanging about on the street in front of the entrance is not particularly appealing. Another thing to note is there have been a spate of kidnappings of older teens and young men recently in South Africa.

Head over to read Robbie’s recent experience of Letting Go and her poem on the subject: Growing Bookworms – Letting Go by Robbie Cheadle

The last post today is from Dorothy of The New Vintage Kitchen with a simple but delicious recipe with pasta, tuna and peas…

Noodles with Tuna and Peas

Tastier and easier than that retro Tuna Noodle Casserole you may have grown up with (or not!). We have a vegan version too!

I did not grow up with Tuna Noodle Casserole in our home. I guess my mother did not like it, or my dad! She loved egg noodles though, and usually served them straight up with a little butter and salt and pepper. Buttered noodles, yum! Simple. Delicious. Still one of my favorite quick comforts, and nothing is easier.

Let’s make it lighter 

Head over to read the recipe for this delicious crowd pleaser: Noodles with Tuna and Peas


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


61 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – February 20th 2022 – #Interview Marcia Meara and D.Wallace Peach, #Interview Janice Spina and Sharon Marchisello, #Review Noelle Granger, #Anniversary Jane Risdon, #Family Robbie Cheadle, #Tuna New Vintage Kitchen

  1. What a nice surprise this morning, Sally! Thanks so much for sharing Diana Peach’s Ten Things list! This series has been the most fun of any I’ve run, I think, and Diana’s takes the cake, as far as surprises and adventures go! It was a treat to have her!

    I plan to keep Ten Things going for a long time to come, and hope some of your readers will decide to join the fun in the weeks ahead. (It runs every other Wednesday, and I have plenty of openings now that I’m back on the job again.)

    Sending you a big hug for sharing this, and for ALL you do to support and encourage writers, and to keep all of your followers entertained every day! Shall I say it? Oh, why not? You ROCK, my friend!! 🤗💖🤗

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  2. Thanks so much for including Marcia’s feature in the blogger weekly, Sally. I had a blast over there. She’s a very generous blogger… like you! And thanks for the links. I’m off to catch up on the posts I missed. Happy Sunday, my friend. ❤

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  3. Sally, happy anniversary to you too. We are flying through the decades. Thanks so much for including me alongside such fab authors. I appreciate it so much. I am off to read my way through their posts, and to find out more bout Noelle and Jenks. My kind of book I am sure. Happy days one and all, thanks again to everyone, especially to you. Have a fab week. xxx

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  4. Reblogged this on Jane Risdon and commented:
    Such a thrill to find myself included alongside such fab authors on Sally’s Smorgasbord weekly blogger post. Thanks so much Sally, appreciated. I hope everyone will cruise across to your fab blog where they will discover new writers and so much more. Thanks again. Have a fab week. xx

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  5. Reblogged this on Judith Barrow and commented:
    A great round up from Sally, here…Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – February 20th 2022 – #Interview Marcia Meara and D.Wallace Peach, #Interview Janice Spina and Sharon Marchisello, #Review Noelle Granger, #Anniversary Jane Risdon, #Family Robbie Cheadle, #Tuna New Vintage Kitchen

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