Smorgasbord Blog Magazine was the follow on to a physical newsletter that I published every month for two years, on subscription to listeners to my radio show. I expanded the original format which was mainly health articles, to including book marketing, music, humour, lifestyle, cookery and food and short stories. My aim was to create a watering hole that provided a wide number of topics to chat about…..This year in September 2020, Smorgasbord in its current format celebrates its 7th anniversary.
I cannot take all the credit for the blog as I have an amazing group of contributors who bring their expertise and talent to the weekly line-up.
William Price King – American Jazz singer, musician and composer with the Music Column.
Carol Taylor– living in Thailand following along career in the catering industry who writes the Food and Cookery Column.
D.G. Kaye (Debby Gies)– Non-fiction and memoir author who loves to pack her suitcase and take off to warmer climes…with the Travel Column.
Jessica Norrie– Retired teacher and author from London who shares her love of Literature with us in the Literary Column, currently enjoying a rerun.
Annette Rochelle Aben– Broadcast specialist, poet and author who shares our universal energy each month in the Numerology Column.
Silvia Todesco– Our resident Italian cookery expert who brings us wonderful mediterranean recipes each month.
At least once a week I know who I am, where I am, what day and time it is. 😆
I have enjoyed a nomadic existence living in eight countries including Sri Lanka, Malta, South Africa, USA and Spain, before settling back here in Ireland. My work, and a desire to see some of the most beautiful parts of the world in the last forty years, has taken me to many more incredible destinations around Europe and Canada, and across the oceans to New Zealand and Hawaii. All those experiences and the people that I have met, provide a rich source of inspiration for my stories.
After a career in customer facing roles in the hospitality, retail, advertising and telecommunications industry, I wrote and published my first book in 1999 called Size Matters, about my weight loss journey, losing 150lbs in 18 months. This was followed by 11 further fiction and non-fiction books, including a number of short story collections.
My first book release resulted in a radio interview in Spain that led to four years as a nutritional consultant for an English language station, and this was followed by four years with my own health show and Sunday morning show on local radio station in the UK and then as station director, newsreader and presenter for an online television station.
As a writer I know how important it is to have help in marketing books and from 2002 I have been working with authors on their book launches and publicity. At that time it was very much physical book launches and press coverage locally to stimulate national interest.. Today it is very different with a global market via the worldwide web.
As important as my own promotion is, I believe it is important to support others within our community. I offer a number of FREE promotional opportunities on my blog, linked to my social media. If you are an author who would like to be promoted to a new audience of dedicated readers, please contact me via my blog. All it will cost you is a few minutes of your time. Look forward to hearing from you.
You can connect to me on the following sites.
Some of my printed books are available from me directly at email@example.com, but here are the books that you can buy from Amazon in E-book.
My latest book is a collection of verse, micro fiction and short stories and was published on December 2nd 2019.
About Life’s Tapestry
Life’s Rich Tapestry is a collection of verse, microfiction and short stories that explore many aspects of our human nature and the wonders of the natural world. Reflections on our earliest beginnings and what is yet to come, with characters as diverse as a French speaking elephant and a cyborg warrior.
Finding the right number of syllables for a Haiku, Tanka, Etheree or Cinquain focuses the mind; as does 99 word microfiction, bringing a different level of intensity to storytelling. You will find stories about the past, the present and the future told in 17 syllables to 2,000 words, all celebrating life.
This book is also recognition of the value to a writer, of being part of a generous and inspiring blogging community, where writing challenges encourage us to explore new styles and genres.
Amazon £3.50:Amazon UK
And $4.53: Amazon US
You can find recent reviews and buy links: My books and reviews 2019/2020