About Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and Sally Cronin

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 has been writing the Music Column for the last six years. And next year look out for The Breakfast Show every Tuesday hosted by the two of us.

 Carol Taylor living in Thailand following along career in the catering industry who has written the Food and Cookery Column for the last three years.

D.G. Kaye – Debby Gies – Non-fiction and memoir author who loves to pack her suitcase and take off to warmer climes and wrote the Travel Column for two years before sharing her wise words on relationships in 2020.

Silvia Todesco Our resident Italian cookery expert who has brought us wonderful Mediterranean recipes each month since 2018.

At least once a week I know who I am, where I am, what day and time it is. 😆

About me….

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.


If you are and author who would like to enjoy regular book promotions and would also enjoy supporting other authors here is the link for the Cafe and Bookstore: Free Author Promotion

You can connect to me on the blog: Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Twitter: @sgc58 – Facebook: Sally Cronin – LinkedIn: Sally Cronin

Some of my printed books are available from me directly at sally.cronin@moyhill.com, but here are the books that you can buy from Amazon in E-book.

You can find recent reviews and buy links: My books and reviews 2019/2020

639 thoughts on “About Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and Sally Cronin

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  4. What a rich and fun life you lead, congrats!

    Thanks for your comment on my website (the article by Nicholas). After reading it I visited your blog.

    I noticed this: “If you are an author who would like to be promoted to a new audience of dedicated readers, please contact me via my blog.” I am always looking for new readers. If that invite is still open I would love to hear about it.


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  16. I somehow associated you with Sweden may be because of the name of your blog. I do check your posts once in a while, today after posting at 3 am or so I checked your site and decided to read more about you. Interesting nomadic life.
    All the best 🙂

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  20. You certainly have had (and are having) an exciting and vibrant life, as have I. I have had enjoyable careers in hospitality, tourism attraction management, hotel & resort management, chamber of commerce management, and community management. I have served for 4 years in the US Air Force as a Minuteman Missile Combat Crew Commander and have played drums in Rock & Roll bands for over 50 years. I am a Certified Tennessee Tourism Professional and was appointed to and served on the Governor’s Tennessee Tourism Committee. I am a PK (Preacher’s Kid) and a member of Scotland’s Lindsay Clan. Thank you for this wonderful blog 🙂💛

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  21. I love your attitude! And I love Ireland. I have only visited once but it is my blood, literally, my family hails from Belfast. Thank you for following my blog. I hope you enjoy your visits.

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  30. Hiya, if someone else hasn’t yet nominated you, i’d love to nominate your amazing blog for Liebster award! Yayyy!
    Here at the rules.

    Here are the 5 questions:
    1. How have you kept this going for 7 years!!! Share some learnings please?
    2. What makes you life almost instantly?
    3.What is your favourite thing to eat?
    3. Veggie or Meat?
    4. Was the switch from print to web hard for you?
    5. Alcohol. Love it? Hate it?

    Some FAQ’s for this award. https://theglobalaussie.com/liebster-award-faq/
    Let’s have some fun. Cheers!

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  32. Congratulations on the sucess of your site! Over seven years now! You have led an interesting life with all of your travels. Thanks you for allowing me to have my novel in your bookstore. I’m looking through the books you’ve written and I’ve decided on Turning Back the Clock. I look forward to reading it.

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