Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – March 20th 2022 – #Writing Traci Kenworth, #Audiobooks #Children Robbie Cheadle, #Review Elizabeth Gauffreau, #Interview Judith Barrow, #Blogging Hugh Roberts

A small selection of posts I have read and enjoyed over the last week or so and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full. Thanks Sally.

In the first post Traci Kenworth explores pimples.. not just those that break out on important days such as your wedding but in other areas even writing. Tracy also shares a selection of links to posts you might enjoy…

The Pimples That Invade Writing – Traci Kenworth

Pimples can ruin your day. I remember many a day gazing into the mirror, seeing that horrible red invader. It always showed up in the midst of a big event. Prom. A date. The day of your wedding. Always inconvenient. Always hideous. You just wanted to crawl back under the covers and avoid anyone you knew seeing you. 

Head over to enjoy the rest of the post: Pimples that invade our writing

The next author today is Robbie Cheadle, as a regular contributor to Writing to be Read and Kaye Lynn Booth.  It is part of the Growing Bookworms series and Robbie shares audio books that introduce children to music.. including Peter and the Wolf, one of my favourites.

When I was a little girl in the pre-preparatory school, one of my favourite music lessons was when our teacher played the audio book of Peter and the Wolf. I loved the story about Peter who needed to protect his pets from a hungry wolf. Most of all, I loved the sounds of the musical instruments that accompanied the story. Each character in the story has its own musical instrument and each sound is perfectly suited to the character. Our teacher used this story to teach us about the different musical instruments, which family of instrument it belonged to, and the sound it made. 

Find out more about how audio books can teach children about music: Robbie Cheadle – Writing to be Read

The next post is a review from Elizabeth Gauffreau for Tales from the Annexe by Audrey Driscoll.

As its subtitle indicates, Tales from the Annex is a collection of seven stories based on H.P. Lovecraft’s Herbert West character, followed by seven other tales.

I went into the collection not having read Driscoll’s Herbert West novels or anything by H.P. Lovecraft. I was very curious to see whether these tales could stand on their own, as well as to gain insight into why this character would inspire a contemporary writer to reanimate him in her own fiction.  

Head over to read the rest of Liz’s review for the book: Tales from the Annexe

The next post is from Judith Barrow who is celebrating the upcoming Honno Book Fair coming up on May 7th in Pembrokeshire, with profiles of the authors featured in the fair.  In this post Judith introduces us to Annette Purdey Pugh

Introducing my friends and fellow (or should that be sister?) authors of Honno – The longest-standing independent women’s press in the UK – who will be at the Honno Book Fair on the 7th May 2022 , 10.00am until 4.00pm, at the Queens Hall, Narberth, Pembrokeshire. Over the next few weeks I’ll be introducing the each author. I’ll also be showcasing Honno, the publishers.

If you’re in the area,we’d be thrilled if you popped in to say hello

Today, I’m really pleased to be joined by Annette Purdey Pugh. 

Head over to discover more about Annette Purdey Pugh and her work: Meet Annette Purdey Pugh – Honno Book Fair.

In the final post congratulations to Hugh Roberts who looks back at his 8 years of blogging, the changes not just in formats but also in the people met and enjoyed over that time. Some sadly for one reason or another are no longer with us, but it is amazing how many of our writing community are still going strong.

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In February 2022, I passed a blogging milestone. WordPress informed me that I’d been blogging for eight years! But that notification had me asking questions while I looked back at those eight years.
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What are your thoughts on the world of blogging?

Eight years? It doesn’t seem that long ago that I started to blog. I know of bloggers who have been blogging for much longer than me and who continue to write and publish posts full of interesting content that are always of the highest quality. Not only do they care deeply about what they write, but what they publish. That makes all the difference – knowing what to publish and what not to publish.

Head over to read the rest of Hugh’s post and share your own thoughts about blogging: Blogging, is it all that you want it to be?


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

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  2. What a collection, Sally! Thank goodness you put this out on Sundays, when I have time to mentally meander. I’ve clicked through many of those links. Pimples–who knew that was a popular topic! There’s a Dr. Pimple Popper who is wildly popular on TV doing on camera just what her name says. Hard to believe.

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  3. A wonderful line up, Sally. I missed a few of these and now I can catch up. I’m like Jacqui and find these helpful for when I have time to catch up… usually on Sundays. Thanks for sharing some wonderful bloggers and posts.

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  4. Thank you for featuring Tales from the Annexe, Sally!

    When I read Judith’s interview with Annette Purdey Pugh, I learned that Annette’s book also includes characters created by another author.

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