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Hi everyone. Today’s post is long overdue. I’ve been planning to write this for a while, but life got in the way, as it has with writing a few book reviews too. (Oops!) Sally Cronin, whom you’ll find at the Smorgasbord Blog is one of the most supportive authors and bloggers that I’ve met in my writing career. Today, I wanted, in some small way, to repay some of that kindness and generosity. Most, if not all, of you will know Sally and her blog already. However, if I introduce even one new reader to her collection of publications, and/or new bloggers to her awesome website, I consider this a post well done. For certain, Sally has introduced little ole me to some wonderful authors and books. Reads I never would have come across otherwise 🙂
I have to comment here on how the universe conspires for us. Just when I’d scheduled this post for Sally, I saw a post of hers listing all the places she’s been on tour this year! Perfect timing! 🙂 So, now, I can offer you a link to all her past blog tours throughout 2021 in one place instead of just the two I’d found on my little ownsome. Awesome! 🙂
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
Tales From the Irish Garden 24-Sep-2018
Life’s Rich Tapestry: Woven in Words 01-Dec-2019
I’ve read and enjoyed Life’s Rich Tapestry, but I still need to review this lovely book. (Sorry!)
You can find some wonderful posts with Sally on tour in 2021 HERE, which are well worth a look!
And HERE’s a post all about Sally’s wonderful marketing opportunities.
A Bit About Sally in her Own Words:
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 150 lbs in 18 months. This has been followed by 13 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.