Blogger’s Books: Robbie Cheadle

(Due to some kind of WP glitch, the whole of this post appears in italics. I have tried to alter that, but cannot)

I am delighted to feature South African blogger and author, Roberta Cheadle. She is a very popular member of our blogging community, and her cake-making skills have transferred into a range of delightful illustrated books for family reading, written in collaboration with her son.
Read the book, and make the cakes!

Here is her bio.

Hello, my name is Robbie, short for Roberta. I am an author with seven published children’s picture books in the Sir Chocolate books series for children aged 2 to 9 years old (co-authored with my son, Michael Cheadle), one published middle grade book in the Silly Willy series and one published preteen/young adult fictionalised biography about my mother’s life as a young girl growing up in an English town in Suffolk during World War II called While the Bombs Fell (co-authored with my mother, Elsie Hancy Eaton). All of my children’s book are written under Robbie Cheadle and are published by TSL Publications.

I also have a book of poetry called Open a new door, with fellow South African poet, Kim Blades.

I have recently branched into adult and young adult horror and supernatural writing and, in order to clearly differential my children’s books from my adult writing, I plan to publish these books under Roberta Eaton Cheadle. My first supernatural book published in that name, Through the Nethergate, is now available.

I have participated in a number of anthologies:

Two short stories in #1 Amazon bestselling anthology, Dark Visions, a collection of horror stories edited by Dan Alatorre under Robbie Cheadle;
Three short stories in Death Among Us, an anthology of murder mystery stories, edited by Stephen Bentley under Robbie Cheadle;
Three short stories in #1 Amazon bestselling anthology, Nightmareland, a collection of horror stories edited by Dan Alatorre under Robbie Cheadle; and
Two short stories in Whispers of the Past, an anthology of paranormal stories, edited by Kaye Lynne Booth under Roberta Eaton Cheadle.

And the new book.

Join Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet on a fun adventure to discover why the milkshake rain is pale and white.
Contains five recipes that children can make under adult supervision

Sir Chocolate and the Ice Cream Rainbow Fairies story and cookbook.
Authors: Robbie and Michael Cheadle

A recent review on Goodreads (4 stars)
What fun it must be to live in Chocolate Land where the rain tastes like milkshake – and not boring flavours like vanilla and strawberry, but banana-toffee, peachy-marmelade, honey or nuts. And then one day, the rain is all white and the rainbow pale. Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet set off to discover what is the problem and Sir Chocolate gets a chance to make his own flavours of rain. The fairies made from fondant are very pretty and the recipes are very tempting. We’re definitely making the blondies!

You can connect with Robbie using the following links.

Website

https://www.robbiecheadle.co.za/

Blog

https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15584446.Robbie_Cheadle

Twitter

And here is a buying link for the book, which is VERY reasonably priced in Kindle format.

Please check out Robbie’s links, discover the rest of her writing, and get a copy of this fun new book!

75 thoughts on “Blogger’s Books: Robbie Cheadle

  1. I’m a fan of Robbie’s blog, her cakes, and her books, and she is also a member of Rosie’s Book Review Team, so follow her reviews and excellent recommendations as well. A great guest, Pete. Thanks for sharing her newest book. 🙂

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  2. I’m glad to see Robbie featured here, Pete. As you already know, she has made a lot of connections through her great writing, her supportive nature of her fellow writers, and her fascinating writing history thus far. I love that she has tried so many different things. I know few people who work harder and always take the time to reach out to others. We all want to see great things happen to good people.

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    1. Thank you, Pete. Great to see you too and thank you for your kind words. I hope your writing is coming along well. I am currently writing a few stories for a new horror anthology and enjoying myself. I am also doing the Covid-19 memory cakes which I plan to make into a picture book for adults. I think that might be a bit of a new idea.

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  3. I’m reminded of the book/movie, “Like Water for Chocolate.” I actually got a chance to chat casually at length (for over an hour!) with two of the actors, Claudette Maillé and Mario Iván Martínez, when the film premiered in Kansas City. I’m sure I would enjoy Robbie Cheadle’s books. Combining food with fiction is fabulous!

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  4. Robbie is so multi-talented from writing books across all kinds of genres – I really enjoyed When the Bombs Fell, co-written with her mother – to baking the most beautiful cakes and making fondant art. And she holds down a full time job as well as bringing up her two boys.

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    1. Hi Mary, thanks for visiting me here. The juggling has been a bit tough over the past few months since the lockdown. The world seems to have gone mad and their is no down town for people working in finance. I hope it will slow down over the next few months and I can get my rhythm back. Last year this time we were preparing for our trip to Scotland.

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