Smorgasbord Blogger Weekly – May 4th 2022 – #Spotlights Winona Kent with The Story Reading Ape, Marcia Meara with John W. Howell, Robbie Cheadle with Colleen Chesebro, #Poetry Elizabeth Gauffreau

Welcome to a small selection of posts I have enjoyed recently and I hope you will head over to enjoy in full. Thanks Sally.

In the first post The Story Reading Ape is joined by author Winona Kent who shares her writing journery from a very creative pre-schooler… through the highs and lows of mainstream publishing, scriptwriting and self-publishing.. a fascinating story.

I’ve been telling stories for as long as I can remember.

I was about five when I first discovered this ability to keep myself entertained. I wouldn’t actually learn about crucial things like the alphabet for another year, so, much like a primitive cave-person, I drew pictures on my bedroom wall. Much to my mother’s dismay. She bought me a pad of paper after that, and some crayons. And encouraged my grandmother in England to send me crayons, too, and coloured pencils. And more paper.

Head over to discover more about Winona and her publishing journey: Meet guest author Winona Kent

Next Marcia Meara puts John Howell under the spotlight and extracts ten things we may not know about him…the secrets are out.

Good Morning, Everyone! Today I’d like you to help me welcome a great friend and supporter of writers everywhere, #StoryEmpire member John W. Howell. I think you’ll really enjoy John’s post today, so let’s get things rolling!

Thank you, Marcia, for having me on your #TenThingsYouMayNotKnowAboutMe feature. When we initially talked about doing this, I explained to Marcia that the first item on the list would be the fact that I have evolved into a close imitation of Howard Hughes. You may recall in his later years; he became a recluse. Marcia being the kind and generous person she is, thought that would be an excellent beginning to the list. So, with that encouragement, here are the #TenThingsYouMayNotKnowAboutMe. You will note the Howard Hughes one is not there because you already know that one. 

Head over to find out what secrets John reveals: Ten Things You May Not Know about John W. Howell

Robbie Cheadle is host to motivator and syllabic poetry ambassador Colleen Chesebro talking about relationships and her writing. This is part of the blog tour for the second of the Wordcrafter Poetry Treasures collections.

Today, I am delighted to host Colleen Chesebro for Day 7 of the WordCrafter Poetry Treasures 2: Relationships anthology blog tour. Colleen is an accomplished poet and a leader in the blogosphere of poetry and new poetry forms. I am grateful to Colleen for everything she has taught me over the past few years.

Thoughts on relationships by Colleen Chesebro

Writing poetry about the theme of relationships for the second Poetry Treasures anthology took me on a thorough analysis into my past. It took me years to figure out I was an introvert.

Extroversion and introversion are at the opposite ends of the spectrum. How you receive and give out energy determines where you fall on this spectrum. But people can fall anywhere on the spectrum. 

Head over to enjoy this spotlight: Wordcrafter Poetry Treasures Book Launch and Poet Colleen Chesebro

Elizabeth Gauffreau hosts a wonderful poetry reading event with an amazing cast of poets from around the writing community sharing their selected poems.. head over to watch and listen.

I had a wonderful time hosting Poets in the Blogosphere on April 23. Here is a recording of the event for those who missed it.  Featured Serena Agusto-Cox, Luanne Castle, Ken Gierke, George Franklin, Stephanie L. Harper, Carla McGill, Robert Okaji, Merril D. Smith

Head over to enjoy this wonderful collaborative collection read by the poets: Poetry Reading – Poets in the Blogosphere Recording


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