15 months after I put pen to ink and at last the new book, ‘The Outrageous Miss April Fool’ is born.
On the way it didn’t help that Rosie the gypsy dog ‘bitch’…sometimes worthy of that non-canine definition…decided to ‘bark’ many a long hour. Oh, how I wish I could speak the ‘bark’ language. I’d ask her why the hell she’s so very bossy. Still we love her dearly, she has character. On top of that, a couple of irksome, forever illnesses slowed me down. Then there was an abundance of historical and social research…that was hard work. Such is life.
Anyhow, here ‘tis; the new book at last. For the record, Miss April Fool was based upon my real life lady, Shirley. In many respects they are one and the same. They are both bonkers…in a good way, I stress. I once wrote of Shirl, ‘…My Celtic lady…
I am delighted to announce that the lovely American blogger, Cheryl Oreglia, has published her first book! You can read Cheryl’s blog by following this link. https://cheryloreglia.blog/
Here she is.
And here is her book.
Grow Damn It! is a captivating work by Cheryl Oreglia, who uses uncommon honesty and arresting humor to draw you into her cantankerous life, forty-year marriage, and revolving empty nest. She claims the space between past and future is where our potential is created or destroyed.
If you don’t like where your life is going, dig deeper, and write a new story. By weeding out the things that clutter her life, she invites you into a refreshing space with some of her most popular posts from her beloved blog Living in the Gap.
She surrounds herself with a gaggle of intriguing friends, along with a large and rambunctious family who challenge both her and the reader to live fully in an ever-changing world. Her provocative writing dares us to confront our lives not only with optimism, but courage, and uproarious laughter. Oreglia uses her experience to explore what matters most in life… the degree to which we love and are loved.
The book is available in paperback and Kindle versions, and free on KU in Britain. Here are some buying links.
David is a blogger who was a licenced Black Cab driver in London for a very long time. It takes years to pass the test to become one, known as The Knowledge, and is not for the faint-hearted. The iconic Black Taxi (also seen in other colours) has been a feature of London’s streets for decades, and remains so to this day.
If you want some insight into the daily life of a licenced taxi driver on the streets of Britain’s capital, you cannot find a better book.
To celebrate the book launch there is a chance to win a free copy, along with an Amazon voucher. Check out today’s post on David’s great blog.
You can also buy a copy in paperback or on Kindle. And if you are a Kindle Unlimited member, it is included free.
Cabbieblog is also worth reading for a wealth of London trivia, quizzes about London, and David’s opinions on just about anything. Please give him some encouragement with the new book, and enjoy his writing. I already have my Kindle copy, added to a long list of others waiting to be read.
Click on the above image to preorder the ebook from Amazon.
I am very excited to share that two of my short stories will be included in an upcoming short story anthology, Distant Flickers: Stories of Identity & Loss:
“Norfolk, Virginia, 1975: East Ocean View”
“Diary Omissions: The House on Edgewood Road.”
To get a feel for the anthology as a whole, check out the video. I’m in very good company!
Would You Like to Help Spread the Word about the Anthology?
The Distant Flickers contributors are looking for a few blog “spotlights” to help launch the book during the months of October and November. To make it easy on anyone interested in doing a spotlight, we will provide the following:
Blog Header Graphic
Short Excerpt (A different one for each spotlight post)
Robbie and Michael have a new book out! Just in time for Halloween too.
Robbie and Michael Cheadle are delighted to present their new book for children, Haunted Halloween Holiday. This book, for children aged 5 to 9 years old, is illustrated with Robbie and Michael’s fondant and cake art and introduces new fantasy characters including Count Sugular, Witch Honey, and Baby Howler.
You will also find our old favourite, Sir Chocolate, featured. He’s in the thick of the Halloween Party, helping the Nougat Clown brothers, Hoot and Flute, deal with Toot’s anxiety and depression.
Clink on the link to listen to a short reading from Haunted Halloween Holiday:
About Haunted Halloween Holiday
Count Sugular is delighted when the Sugarpop Bats invite his family to a Halloween party at the Haunted House. He and his wife, Witch Honey, decide to hire a caravan and enjoy a weekend away with their family.
Includes some fun limericks to introduce the various characters.
You can find the book trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fr5OxyUfd4
About Robbie Cheadle
Robbie Cheadle is a South African children’s author and poet with eleven children’s books and two poetry books.
The eight Sir Chocolate children’s picture books, co-authored by Robbie and Michael Cheadle, are written in sweet, short rhymes which are easy for young children to follow and are illustrated with pictures of delicious cakes and cake decorations. Each book also includes simple recipes or biscuit art directions which children can make under adult supervision.
Robbie and Michael have also written Haunted Halloween Holiday, a delightful fantasy story for children aged 5 to 9. Count Sugular and his family hire a caravan to attend a Halloween party at the Haunted House in Ghost Valley. This story is beautifully illustrated with Robbie’s fondant and cake art creations.
Robbie has published two books for older children which incorporate recipes that are relevant to the storylines.
Robbie has two adult novels in the paranormal historical and supernatural fantasy genres published under the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle. She also has short stories, in the horror and paranormal genre, and poems included in several anthologies.
Robbie Cheadle contributes two monthly posts to https://writingtoberead.com, namely, Growing Bookworms, a series providing advice to caregivers on how to encourage children to read and write, and Treasuring Poetry, a series aimed at introducing poetry lovers to new poets and poetry books.
In addition, Roberta Eaton Cheadle contributes one monthly post to https://writingtoberead.com called Dark Origins: African Myths and Legends which shares information about the cultures, myths and legends of the indigenous people of southern Africa.
My new novel ‘Falling‘, a women’s fiction romance (contemporary/enemies-to-lovers), made the finals of the 2022 Page Turner Writing Award, and is now available for pre-order at the special price of just $0.99/£0.99. On October 7th it will be published and the price will increase to $2.99/£1.99. You can find ‘Falling‘ here.
Death seems preferable to wasting what remains of his youth in prison.
James Hynde, fortified by several tots of whiskey, climbs up onto the roof of Parker Mews’ multi-storey car park and peers over the parapet. The game is up. The police will soon seize his millions, the Maserati, the London townhouse, and the Caribbean mansion on Windjammer Island.
Should he jump feet first or hold out his arms and topple over and over like a somersaulting gymnast? He closes his eyes…
Our great blogging friend Cheryl from https://cheryloreglia.blog/, is finally getting her book published. It is not until 2023, but is now available to pre-order with a discount!
Here is the buying link.
My first book ~ Grow Damn It ~ is now available to preorder! I know, I know, I’m breaking out in hives.
I received a note from Black Rose Writing this morning, and they announced my book is available NOW at https://www.blackrosewriting.com/nonfiction/growdamnit. If you are compelled to purchase a book or two prior to the publication date of February 23, 2023, you get to use the promo code: PREORDER2022 to receive a 15% discount.
Whoot! Hoot! I’m maxing out my credit card! Maybe don’t mention that to Larry.
I’d be honored and humbled if you are so inclined to share this link with your contacts, social media accounts, or simply tack the information to a nearby telephone poll right over the missing cat posters. You should know that your preordered copy will process and ship on or prior to the release date. So you get it first! Calm down, it’s not that exciting.
Grow Damn It will also be available for sale online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and more… a few days after the publication date, so if you prefer a digital version or need more copies, there’s that.
Let’s sell some books, people!
Oh, and here’s a sneak preview of the cover!
Much Love to All,
Check out her book, and her blog. She is a great writer, and a fully-engaged community blogger!
This Borg-like deterministic faith in the human-machine synthesis that pervades the thinking of all modern transhumanists is both cultish, creepy and just plain wrong. However, without a proper evaluation of the historic roots of these ideas, which threaten to push global civilization into a dystopian nightmare, it is impossible to understand anything fundamental about the past 250 years of human experience, let alone see where the fatal flaws lie within the Great Reset/Transhumanist operating system. That system, of course, is simply a repackaged system of eugenics under a new name that was developed in the aftermath of World War II.
Please read this. It’s really important.
This is HUGELY important to know – the “who” and “how” we are/were controlled as useless eaters and disposables. I just finished compiling a book “Finding the Invisibles” about these very same guys.
Rayne and I have now finished a new book, Writing and Publishing a Book Series: Success Strategies for Authors. The book contains everything we’ve learned all these years about creating a book series rather than publishing a series of stand-alone novels. If you’ve ever wondered how to turn your book into a series that readers recognize and love or how to boost your books’ potential by creating a series, this is the book for you.