Welcome to the round up of posts you might have missed during the week.
I hope you are all well.. as in the UK, Covid cases are on the increase here as expected, although they have been quite strict about non-essential travel. That all changes later in July and thousands of Irish families are heading off on holiday… long awaited. I think we will be sticking around in our coastal backwater and keeping out of the way.
The garden has been watered naturally for the last two weeks without my intervention and despite the sparcity of sunshine…has continued to blossom.. I have a number of lilies that I have cultivated from bulbs over the years and then divide and repot at the end of the season. This last two weeks has seen them bloom and this year I used a different potting soil and instead of orange they have emerged as dark red…
I was delighted to be invited to join Rebecca Budd on her podcast Tea and Trivia to talk about memories, writing and book marketing. It was a wonderful experience and Rebecca did a wonderful job of making it seem like a chat between two friends. Her husband Don is also a technical genius who edits and produces the broadcast. I hope you will head over to join us.
I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia: Sally Cronin on Writing, Marketing and Telling your Story.
Recently I ran a series Public Relations for Authors which focused on how we are perceived by those who view our profile photographs, biographies and presence on social media. This included guest posts on other writer’s blogs. Here is an opportunity to not only promote your own blog or books, but those of someone you admire as well. Instead of Sunday Lunch with a guest, this year I have cut back a little on the food side, but you will get a slice of cake!!
Is there an inspiring individual, blogger or an author you would like to give a boost to who might enjoy joining you for a coffee and a piece of cake with us all?
For the first post in this new series, editor Alison Williams has brought author Norman Matheson as her guest. Norman as you will discover, is an inspiration to all of us who might think we are too old to take on a new challenge.
Details on how to participate are at the end of the first post in the series on Tuesday.
This week I was joined by my friends and collaborators William Price King, D.G. Kaye, Carol Taylor and Daniel Kemp and my thanks to them for their wonderful contributions.
William is off for the next few weeks on his annual summer break with family but he will be back in September. In the meantime he has left his selections and thoughts on the chart hits which will go out as normal on Tuesdays…Wishing him a wonderful summer.
Time to get on with the show….
Chart Hits 1973 – Part One – Billy Paul, O’Jays, Elton John and Helen Reddy
Carol Taylor’s Green Kitchen – July 2021 – Plastic Free, Buttermilk Bread, Buying Bulk, Stuffed Mushrooms, Grow Your Own, Conservation.
Elaine, A Shining Light
Chapter Nine – The Boy, his Dog and a Fairy Princess
#Historical – Sheep On The Somme: A World War I Picture and Poetry Book by Frank Prem
#Dystopian #Scifi – Megacity (Operation Galton Book 3) by Terry Tyler
Book Reviews Rewind – #1960s #Thriller – Paris Escapade by Ted Myers
Book Reviews Rewind – #Teaching #Memoir- They Call Me Mom by Pete Springer
Hip Dysplasia – A good reason to meet your puppy’s family
Family Health – Nothing more common that a cold
#Poetry Balroop Singh, #Shortstories #Crime Jane Risdon, #Thriller Gwen M. Plano
#YAFantasy Deborah E. Bowman, #Psychological #Thriller Lucinda E. Clarke, #Adventure Audrey Driscoll.
#Contemporary Anne Goodwin, #Historical Joyce Hampton, #Family Saga Margaret Lindsay Holton
#Adventure Annika Perry, #Bears Sue Wickstead
#Biographical #Fiction – Ever Rest by Roz Morris
#NorthernIreland #Thriller #Romance – Stones Corner Turmoil by Jane Buckley
#YA #Magic #Mystery – Bloodstone (The Curse Of Time Book 1) by M.J. Mallon
#Fantasy K.M. Allan, #Fantasy C.S. Boyack, #Poetry Colleen M. Chesebro
July 6th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Handwriting and more Oddities
July 8th 2021 – Hosts Debby Gies and Sally Cronin – Senior Jeopardy and even more oddities
July 9th 2021 – Another Open Mic Night with author Daniel Kemp – Brooms and Coffins
Thanks very much for dropping in today and I hope you will join me again next week…Sally.