Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Authors 2021 – #Children’s Jude Lennon, #Poetry Elizabeth Merry, #Poetry Marlene Mesot


Since the last series of meet the authors in June last year another 25 authors have joined the Cafe and Bookstore. This is an opportunity to get to know them and their books a little better. I will also include their blog social media links and it would be great if you could follow them there too.

Meet Jude Lennon – Main Cafe and Bookstore and Children’s Reading Room

I am a children’s author and also run a storytelling business called Little Lamb Tales. I love the imagination and creativity involved in writing for children. Many of my stories feature my storytelling mascot Lamby who even has his own facebook page. My writing is branching out into Adult fiction and in November 2019 I launched my collection of short stories for the adult market. I am currently working on a full length novel. I am a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, Team Author UK and I am the current Disney Winnie the Pooh Laureate for the North West of England. I am also a Patron of Reading whose main mission is to encourage and promote reading for pleasure. For 18 years I was a teacher who loved writing and now I’m an author who loves storytelling… how does it get any better than that?

A selection of books by Jude Lennon

One of the recent reviews for That’s Our Home

Jennifer Gilmour 5.0 out of 5 stars Educating through story telling – a perfect mix  Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 December 2020

Starfish, Crab and Seagull live on a beautiful beach which is being ruined by rubbish and plastic. Join them as they speak to the people on the beach and remind them about the importance of looking after the beaches and coastlines for everyone.

With plastics being a hot topic, Jude has taken time to think how she could use her writing to educate children on emotive side of littering. Using the characters to allow children to understand how they might feel because of our littering. It has questions throughout the book which asks what could we do instead. Our children had some very good ideas and I felt proud that I didn’t have to prompt them much.

I think I would have liked some statistics or a resource page as a parent at the back for further information. However I have to commend Jude and her work yet again talking about an important issue in our modern society.

I would recommend this book to any family who is looking to teach their children in a fictional way about being green.

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon UK – And: Amazon US – Other Reviews: Goodreads – Website and shop: Little Lamb Publishing – Facebook: Jude Lennon Author – Twitter: @JudeLennonBooks

Meet Elizabeth Merry

Elizabeth Merry was born in Bangor, Co Down in the province of Ulster but has spent most of her life in Co Dublin. She has been writing for many years and has previously published a novel for children and many short stories. The present book “We All Die in the End” is a series of interlinked “scenes” set in a seaside town on the Ulster coast where most people know each other. It is a book filled with miserable couples, meddling siblings, or individuals struggling to survive. Some of the “scenes” are twisted, some are macabre, and more than a few deal with abusive relationships. But there is joy here too, and a lot of dark humour.

Elizabeth is, at present, working on a collection of poetry, much of which has been published over the years in literary magazines.

Books by Elizabeth Merry.

My review for Minus One February 11th 2021

This is a lovely reflection on the poet’s life, including the loss of a parent, children leaving home, love, relationships and the joys of nature.

Elizabeth Merry has a wonderful flow to her words and even the shorter formats such as the haiku tell a story and draw you in. One feels the emotions released by the words and invite you to keep reading to enjoy more.

Events throughout the year are celebrated such as Halloween, Samhain, the seasons and also the people in the author’s life who have left their mark on her heart.

If I was to highlight some favourites it would be Seascapes that brought back memories of a childhood by the sea and Time Out with a visit to the rural home of grandparents.

A lovely short interlude that you will enjoy dipping into time after time.

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Follow Elizabeth: Goodreads Blog: Embookstuff WordPress – Twitter: @ElizabethMerry1

Meet Marlene Mesot

Following Jesus and writing fiction are her passions. She writes contemporary Christian romantic mysteries. and loves reading fiction too.

Marlene Mesot, an only child, grandchild and niece from Manchester New Hampshire, and deceased husband Albert, have two sons, two grandchildren and English Mastiff dogs. She is legally blind and moderately deaf due to nerve nerve damage at premature birth. She has loved writing since early childhood.

Marlene holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Keene State in Keene, New Hampshire and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from U-NC Greensboro, North Carolina.

Books by Marlene Mesot – Audio available for The Purging Fire.

A review for The Purging Fire

Jul 10, 2018 Kelly rated it Five Stars it was amazing

Wow! I really enjoyed that book. I like books that keep me on the edge of my seat and still demonstrate God’s love. It’s so good to know that I can turn to Jesus no matter what. If you like good suspense novels, you’ll love this one!

Head over to buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – Follow Marlene: Goodreads – Website: Marls Menagerie – LinkedIn: Marlene Mesot – Facebook Personal: Marlene Mesot – Facebook Author: Maris Menagerie

 

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will be leaving with some books..thanks Sally.