#InternationalDayofAwesomeness Celebrating #Author and #Blogger Sally Cronin @sgc58

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Hi everyone. Today is International Day of Awesomeness, and we at Story Empire wanted to pay tribute to a special lady, who does so much to support authors. And that lady is none other than Sally Cronin! Of course, the “awesome” appellation could encompass so many of you in the writing community! So here’s a huge THANK YOU to all of you too!


Sally is the author of many publications, including:

Forget the viagra … Pass Me a Carrot! 16-Sep-2013

Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story 10-Nov-2013

Size Matters 30-Dec-2013

Just an Odd Job Girl 01-Jul-2014

Flights of Fancy 14-Jul-2014

Media Training: The Manual 22-Jul-2014

Turning Back the Clock 23-Jul-2014

Tales From The Garden 14-Nov-2015

What’s in a Name? 02-Feb-2017

What’s in a Name? Volume 2: Stories of Life and Romance 25-Jul-2017

Tales From the Irish Garden 24-Sep-2018

Life’s Rich Tapestry: Woven in Words 01-Dec-2019 

Life is Like a Bowl of Cherries: Sometimes Bitter, Sometimes Sweet 10-Dec-2020

Life is Like a Mosaic 

19 July 2021




You can find my review for Life is Like a Mosaic HERE. And a special post I did for this special lady HERE.


Sally is a prolific blogger and is so wonderful at supporting her fellow authors and bloggers. Today, myself and my fellow SE authors, wanted to repay that favour. And what better day to do this than International Awesomeness Day? … I love that there’s a day set aside to celebrate awesomeness! 🙂 

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A bit about Sally …

I have enjoyed a nomadic existence living in eight countries including Sri Lanka, Malta, South Africa, USA and Spain, before settling back here in Ireland. My work, and a desire to see some of the most beautiful parts of the world in the last forty years, has taken me to many more incredible destinations around Europe and Canada, and across the oceans to New Zealand and Hawaii. All those experiences and the people that I have met, provide a rich source of inspiration for my stories.

After a career in customer facing roles in the hospitality, retail, advertising and telecommunications industry, I wrote and published my first book in 1999 called Size Matters, about my weight loss journey, losing 150lbs in 18 months. This has been followed by 14 further fiction and non-fiction books, including a number of short story collections.

My first book release resulted in a radio interview in Spain that led to four years as a nutritional consultant for an English language station, and this was followed by four years with my own health show and Sunday morning show on local radio station in the UK and then as station director, newsreader and presenter for an online television station.

As a writer I know how important it is to have help in marketing books and from 2002 I have been working with authors on their book launches and publicity. At that time it was very much physical book launches and press coverage locally to stimulate national interest.. Today it is very different with a global market via the worldwide web.

As important as my own promotion is, I believe it is important to support others within our community. I offer a number of FREE promotional opportunities on my blog, linked to my social media. If you are an author who would like to be promoted to a new audience of dedicated readers, please contact me via my blog. All it will cost you is a few minutes of your time. Look forward to hearing from you.

For 2022 there are some changes to the promotions with the focus on those authors I can personally recommend and you can find the details here… The Smorgasbord Bookshelf – 2022 – Free book marketing and Personal Recommendations 


Please take a moment to pop across to Sally’s blog and see all the wonderful things she gets up to. Better still, go to Amazon and check out her books! Sally truly does go above and beyond in supporting us all, and so many of us have benefited from her kindness and generosity.

All of us from Story Empire wish Sally all the very best!


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62 Comments on “#InternationalDayofAwesomeness Celebrating #Author and #Blogger Sally Cronin @sgc58

  1. A wonderful tribute to Sally on this International Day of Awesomeness and who better than Sally to be recognised it is well deserved 🙂 x

  2. I love Sally’s bio, she’s led such an interesting life! Thanks for highlighting this amazing person on International Awesome Day!

  3. Hi Harmony, this is a splendid post. Thank you for adding your voice to this excellent tribute to Sally.

  4. What a great post, Harmony! I don’t think I realized just how many books Sally has written. Thanks for listing them and congrats to Sally!

  5. Absolutely wonderful choice for Supreme Awesomeness, Harmony and fellow SEers!! And I loved learning more about Sally through this bio, too! Wonderful post all the way around!

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, only LOUDER and with bells ringing in the background: SALLY ROCKS!!! 🤗💖💖💖💖💖💖🤗

    • I hear you Marcia my friend.. and thank you so much for going to all the posts and making sure I get the message.. I am rockin’ today ♥♥

    • What a day… I am almost rocked out Marcia and will fall into bed a very happy camper.. thanks for dropping in to all the posts and I can hear the bells.. ♥♥♥

  6. This is a wonderful celebration and share, Harmony! It’s such a joy to see Sally in the spotlight! Her kindness and generosity of spirit touch us all. 🙂
    You rock, Sally! xo

  7. I’m having so much fun seeing all these post today honoring a very special lady. This was awesome, harmony, and perfect for a thoroughly awesome lady who gives so selflessly of herself and shines a spotlight on others. Cheers to Sally!

    • It is so much fun, isn’t it!? So nice to shine the spotlight on Sally across the web. Thanks, Mae 💕🙂

  8. Harmony this is absolutely beautiful thank you so much ♥ Today is very special and I cannot tell you how touched I am to be honoured by Story Empire and those of you I consider to be friends and family in such a way. It means a great deal.. and thanks too for sharing all my books and your review.. ♥♥

    • It’s my very great pleasure, Sally! And fantastic to be able to give back in even a small way. I’m so thrilled to have helped make your day special. Hugs and love 💖🙂💕

  9. Wonderfully beautiful post, Harmony. I think Sally is the queen of AWESOMENESS. She embodies all that is good in life. Thank you for pointing that out. 💗

    • Thank you Gwen and delighted an overwhelmed to be honest as I get so much pleasure from sharing my blog with the amazing writing community which you are all part of.. family ♥

  10. Thrilled to see this most wonderful tribute to Sally who is most deserving Harmony. She is definitely a ‘Smorgasbord’ of awesomeness! Hugs xx