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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! 🙂


Sally’s Publications:

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


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.

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D.L. Finn

I loved this post! Sally is much appreciated by us all! Xo

sally cronin

Thanks very much Denise.. a lovely post and had me smiling all week..hugs ♥

Olga Núñez Miret

Thanks, Harmony. It’s lovely to see Sally featured here. I know many of us, authors and bloggers, are indebted to her and have been hosted by her many times. She is a talented author and generous to a fault, and it’s great to see her being the star. Big hugs to both of you!

sally cronin

Thanks very much Olga.. and get so much back from those I spend time with and this is a lovely example of that.. hugs

Leon Stevens

She’s a great booster! I appreciate the effort she puts into her blog and how she offers a platform for writers.

sally cronin

Thanks Leon.. much appreciated..

Anne Goodwin

Great tribute to Sally and well deserved. She is a ray of sunshine.

sally cronin

Thanks very much Anne… hugsx

Robbie Cheadle

Hi Harmony, thank you for this amazing Sally post. I was extremely fortunate as Sally was one of the first bloggers I found on WP when I started in August 2016. I loved her blog and just copied as much as possible of what Sally did. I am nowhere near as amazing as she is, but what I have managed to achieve with my two blogs is largely a result of following her advice and having her as my role model. Of course, Sally also writes the most amazing fictional books and I have read them all. I am now… Read more »

sally cronin

Thanks very much Robbie, that is very kind but you have done an amazing job and put a great deal of hard work in the last five years building two incredible blogs whilst working full time, writing children’s books and novels for us older fans… and with the craziness of the last 15 months. ♥♥

Jane Risdon

A fab tribute to a wonderfully kind and supportive author and blogger. Sally makes reading blogs a pleasure, and they are so informative. Thanks, Harmony, and thanks, Sally. xx

sally cronin

Thanks Jane and it works both ways. Even though life has intruded so much in the last year the writing community has been so supportive all round.. We are very lucky to have this online group…hugs xx♥

Carol Taylor

A fabulous tribute to Sally which is very well deserved, Harmony…Sally is a fantastic supporter of bloggers and writer…a star Hugs xx

sally cronin

Thanks Carol.. and it has been teamwork and your contributions have been incredible.. I was looking at your first post which is 5 years ago next month and it was a guest post on Saangchai and Soy Dogs.. and look where that led…it has been a pleasure..hugs ♥

Jim Borden

it’s nice to see the spotlight on Sally for a change. she is such a supportive person, with a great sense of humor!

sally cronin

Thanks very much Jim and thank you for your ongoing support for the blog.. it is appreciated..x


A most lovely tribute to a woman who deserves the attention. And I loved the presentation! Congrats to my dear friend for this wonderful feature. <3

sally cronin

Thanks Debby and I was blown away by Harmony’s wonderful post and been basking in sunshine ever since (even if our own has scuppered lol).. ♥♥

Elizabeth Gauffreau

It was wonderful to see Sally in the spotlight today! Sharing, sharing, sharing!

sally cronin

Thanks very much Liz and for sharing around the usual haunts.. much appreciated..hugs x

Bette A Stevens

Wonderful, Harmony! Great to find Sally in the Spotlight at your place today! <3 Sharing…

sally cronin

Thanks very much Bette..♥♥

CS Boyack

Wonderful post, Harmony. Nobody deserves it more.

sally cronin

Thanks very much Craig..xx

Jacquie Biggar

A wonderful, well-deserved post for an amazing lady! Great idea, Harmony. Sally has done so much for the blogging community it’s great to see it returned in some small measure.
I’ve read a few (not enough) of her books and enjoyed them all. She writes from the heart, and it carries forward on the page.

sally cronin

Thanks very much Jacquie for the lovely comment, lovely post and it has been a wonderful day here at Harmony’s.. hugs ♥

Jan Sikes

What a fantastic post featuring a woman who does so much for the writing community! Well done, Harmony!! Congrats, Sally, on the well-deserved spotlight!

sally cronin

Thanks very much Jan.. Harmony gave me a wonderful lift today…♥

Diana Peach

This post made me laugh, Harmony. I’ve been thinking about how to thank Sally for all she does, and I up a post for later this month similar to this one. Great minds think alike, right? She’s amazing, and I’ll never know how she manages it all. A wonderful tribute to her endless kindness. A great share. <3

sally cronin

The are absolutely no complaints from me Diana… it is even more gratefully received when it comes without asking… makes it very special…hugs ♥

Mae Clair

What a great post! Sally is a sweetheart, so supportive of other authors. I knew some of her background, but had no idea about her being a nutritional consultant and having a health show. That’s just amazing, and I know her books are enchanting. I need to catch up. I’ve read Life Is Like a Bowl of Cherries, but she has so many great titles to choose from. Thanks for featuring her here today, Harmony!

sally cronin

Thanks very much Mae, delighted as you can imagine to have such a lovely showcase… hugsx

Marcia Meara

Fabulous post about a fabulous writer/blogger/all-round ROCKIN’ kinda gal!! So nice to see Sally featured here today in this beautifully put together post, Harmony! She’s one of the most supportive and encouraging bloggers I know, and she deserves all the fanfare and hoopla we can muster. Well done!!! (And Sally, I hope you can see from Harmony’s lovely post just how much you mean to so many of us!) Sharing!! 💗🤗💗

sally cronin

Thanks so much Marcia and I get so much support and love back from all of you and you bet I was delighted when I saw this morning.. made my day. Wonderfully presented and a great book promotion…♥♥

Joan Hall

Wonderful post, Harmony. Sally is a generous person and so supportive of other authors. W
ell deserved to have her featured here today!

I’ve recently read Life is a Bowl of Cherries, and need to check out some of Sally’s other books.

sally cronin

Thanks very much Joan and Harmony made me feel like a VIP today… on a high. hugsx

Staci Troilo

You’re so right, Harmony. Sally is a lovely soul. It’s so nice to see this spotlight here. ❤️

sally cronin

Thanks very much Staci.. Harmony did an amazing job and touched by everyone’s kind thoughts.. ♥

sally cronin

Thank you so much Harmony this was a delightful surprise this morning. It is very kind of you to present in me in such a lovely way. I love what I do and I get to mean extraordinary people who certainly remind me everyday how lucky we are to have a global network. We are off early to the vaccination centre but I will call in throughout the day and share further later on.. love and hugs ♥♥

sally cronin

I meant meet.. not mean.. lol.. not had my coffee yet..

sally cronin

I was very touched Harmony…♥ the trip was fine.. my husband having his first shot.. the second in 4 weeks.. He waited until I was clear of mine.. lovely day and sat in the sunshine and read half a book while I waited for him.. perfect. ♥

Yvette M Calleiro

I’ve seen her blog name shared on several sites. It’s nice to get to know her finally. Thanks, Harmony! 🙂

sally cronin

Thanks Yvette… enjoy your week..x

David Prosser

Sally is an old friend and the biggest supporter of authors I know. You won’t find anyone with as diverse a lifestyle as her.

sally cronin

Thanks so much David for your lovely comment and hope you have been enjoying the weather this week xxhugsxxx

John Howell

A super post about a super lady. Harmony. Sally is a gem and thank you for featuring her today.

sally cronin

Thanks so much John and for all the support over the years.. you make blogging a pleasure..hugsxx