Day 5 of the WordCrafter “Refracted Reflections” Book Blog Tour

Refracted Reflections Book Blog Tour

For the final day of the WordCrafter Refracted Reflections Book Blog Tour, we’re over at Zigler’s News with a guest post by contributing author, Roberta Eaton Cheadle and a review by Victoria Zigler. Join us and be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a free digital copy of the anthology.

https://ziglernews.blogspot.com/2022/09/wordcrafters-book-blogtour-for.html


Roberta Writes – WordCrafter Book Blog Tour: Refracted Reflections, Twisted Tales of Duality & Deceptions #anthology #readingcommunity #WordCrafterPress

We’re over at “Roberta Writers” for Day 4 of the WordCrafter “Refracted Reflections” Book Blog Tour. Join in the fun, with a guest post from contributing author, Valerie B. Williams and a chance to win a free digital copy of the book.

Digital giveaway

For a chance to win a free digital copy of Refracted Reflections, just leave a comment to show you were here. Follow the tour and comment at each stop for more chances to win. Three copies will be given away in a random drawing.

Welcome Valerie B. Williams

Today, I am delighted to welcome author, Valerie B. Williams, for my stop on the WordCrafter Book Blog Tour for Refracted Reflections, Twisted Tales of Duality & Deceptions. Valerie is a contributor to Refracted Reflections: Twisted Tales of Duality & Deceptions, an anthology published by WordCrafter Press in which I also have a short story.

Extract from The Tinker’s Gift by Valerie B. Williams

“The Tinker’s Gift” is a Civil-War era tale of death and hope

I love period pieces, where news and communications are slow or unavailable. I’m also fascinated by itinerant salesmen, and the way they…

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Refracted Reflections: Twisted Tales of Duality & Deception #BookReview #GuestPost #giveaway

Head over to Carla Loves to Read and join us for Day 2 of the WordCrafter “Refracted Reflections” Book Blog Tour. The book is out today, and we have a guest post from contributing author, Ligia de Wit and a lovely review, and a great giveaway! Drop by and join us.

Carla Loves To Read

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Refracted Reflections: Twisted Tales of Duality & Deception. I loved this anthology of twisted tales and recommend it, especially for October reading. Scroll down for my review, a guest post and a chance to win a free digital copy.


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Robbie’s Inspiration: Book Release Tour for The Winding Road: A Journey of Survival by Miriam Hurdle

Robbie's inspiration

Thank you for hosting my launch tour today, Robbie. I’m thrilled to be here to share my new book with your friends.

During the launch tour, I want to talk about memoir writing. Here is my topic for today.

How did I write my memoir?

Collecting data

During my fifty-three weeks of the cancer journey, especially the six months of full-time bio chemotherapy, I was so sick that all the days blended in together.

Emails – As soon as I found out about my cancer, I emailed the updates to my family and friends. They emailed back to show me their support. I saved all the emails.

Records – I kept all the medical records in a binder with tabs to organize the doctor’s referrals, doctor’s appointments, visit summaries, insurance authorizations, testing instructions, testing results, lab results, treatment schedules, and discharge summaries.

Journals – Whenever my head was a little…

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Review: Ask the Authors 2022 Compiled and Edited by Kaye Lynne Booth

I had to share this delightful review of “Ask the Author 2022”. Alex Norton found this writing reference anthology helpful. You might, too. 🙂

Likely Story

Synopsis:

Where can you turn to find industry experts willing to share their secrets?

This book is the ultimate writer’s refence, with tips and advice on craft, publishing and marketing from Mark Leslie Lafabvre, Kevin Killany, L. Jagi Lamplighter, Bobby Nash, Paul Kane, Nancy Oswald, Chris Barili, Jeff Bowles, Roberta Eaton Cheadle, Mario Acevedo and Kaye Lynne Booth. Learn from eleven traditional, independent and hybrid authors as they share what works for them.

You’ll like this book if you want to improve your craft or learn more about publishing and book marketing. Take a peek inside and find out what works for you.

My Opinion:

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

If you follow this blog regularly, you know that this isn’t my typical type of book to review on here. Very rarely do I review guides or non-fiction type…

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Day 5 of the WordCrafter “Once Upon an Ever After” Book Blog Tour

Once Upon an Ever After Book Blog Tour

Day 5 of the WordCrafter Once Upon an Ever After Book Blog Tour finds us over at Zigler’s News, with a guest post from contributing author Lindsay Gilbert and a review by Victoria Zigler. Please join us to learn more about this wonderful anthology and another chance to win a digital copy.

http://ziglernews.blogspot.com/2022/08/wordcrafters-book-blogtour-for-once.html


WordCrafter “Once Upon an Ever After” Book Blog Tour, Day 4

For Day 4 of the WordCrafter “Once Upon an Ever After” Book Blog Tour, we’re over at “Roberta Writes” where Robbie Cheadle interviews me! 🙂 Please join us to learn more about me, WordCrafter Press and this wonderful new anthology.

Welcome to Day 4 of the WordCrafter “Once Upon an Ever After” Book Blog Tour featuring an interview with compiler and editor, Kaye Lynne Booth.

Tour Schedule

Monday – August 22 – Opening Day Post –Writing to be Read– Intro. & Guest Post – Sarah Lyn Eaton

Tuesday – August 23 –Patty’s World– Review & Guest Post – Robbie Cheadle

Wednesday – August 24 –The Showers of Blessings– Guest Post – Olivia Merchiston

Thursday – August 25 –Roberta Writes– Interview w/ Kaye Lynne Booth

Friday – August 26 –Zigler’s News– Review & Guest Post – Lyndsay Elizabeth Gilbert

Saturday – August 27 – Closing Post –Writing to be Read– Guest Post – A.E. Lanier

Digital Giveaway

For a chance to win a free digital copy ofOnce Upon an Ever After, just leave a comment to show…

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New Release – Once Upon an Ever After, an Anthology

Don’t miss Day 3 of the WordCrafter “Once Upon an Ever After” Book Blog Tour over at “The Showers of Blessings”, with a guest post from contributing author, Olivia Merchiston. Join us there. 🙂

The Showers of Blessings

I’m delighted to introduce this new release – Once Upon an Ever After. This unique and imaginative collection of eleven thought provoking fantasy stories will delight readers who enjoy stories of wishes gone awry.

Digital Giveaway

For a chance to win a free digital copy of Once Upon an Ever After, just leave a comment to show you were here. Follow the tour and comment at each stop for more chances to win. There are three copies given away in a random drawing.

Olivia Merchiston is a contributing author in this collection. She is here to share with us about her inspiration.

The inspiration for ‘Flipped’ came from several places. Firstly, the hygge feeling you get from sitting in your favourite chair, cup of tea in hand, rain battering the window, reading a cozy mystery novel. That feeling was one I wanted to recreate in my story, and one that…

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Dark Origins, AFrican Myths and Legends: The Spectral Hitchhiker #Ghoststories #Uniondaleghost #southernafricanlegends

Uniondale is a klein dorpie (small town) in the Little Karoo, Western Cape Province of South Africa. The town was formed in 1856 by the joining of two towns, Hopedale and Lyons. There is nothing remarkable about this agricultural town except its famous ghost story.

On the national road, not far from Uniondale, there is a turn-off that leads to Barendas. It is here that a young women hitchhiker is seen around Easter time. She is dressed in dark slacks and a shirt and has accepted many a lift from unsuspecting motorists. She travels with them for about 17 kilometres until the next turn-off to Barendas, and then she disappears.

The ghost is said to be Maria Charlotte Roux, an administrative clerk, who was travelling with her fiance, Giel Pretorius (some of the articles refer to him as Giel Oberholzer), an army corporal, from Pretoria to Riversdale. The couple were planning to visit Maria’s parents and discuss the wedding.

Picture from https://www.geni.com/people/Maria-Charlotte-Roux/6000000029757000923

Maria is said to have fallen asleep at the first turn-off to Barendas. At the second turn-off to Barendas, her fiance lost control of the Volkswagen Beetle he was driving and the car overturned. Maria was flung out of the car and was killed instantly.

When my family passed through Uniondale during our road trip in January this year, we were given the story to read at the local cafe where we enjoyed lunch.

If you would like to listen to the story, this YouTube video is quite good.

The ghost of Uniondale made her way into my book, Through the Nethergate.

Cover of Through the Nethergate

This is the relevant extract:

“The road between Burnley and Nelson was completely deserted at that time of night and he was alone in his small car.

As he drove along a stretch of the road lined on both sides by tall trees, he happened to glance into his rear-view mirror. In the moonlight he saw a teenage girl sitting in the back of his car.

He assumed she was the daughter of one of the Catholic families who had attended the service and his initial reaction was one of irritation. Why had she stowed away in his car? Was she running away from home?

He swung around to look at the teenager over his shoulder, but there was no one there.

A few seconds later, he looked in the rear-view mirror again and the girl was back. Her skin shone whitely although he couldn’t see her face clearly in the dim light. He swung around for a second time and his annoyance intensified when he saw she was gone again. Why was she ducking down behind the seat when he turned to look at her? It was such a childish thing to do.

He slammed on the brakes and climbed out of the driver’s seat of the car. Marching around to the back door he flung it open, intending to give the girl a good telling off, but there was no one there. The car was completely empty. She couldn’t possibly have jumped out of the car and run away;
he would have seen her.

He shut the back door and walked back to the driver’s door.

Taking his seat, he again peered into the rear-view mirror. The girl was back. She was sitting serenely in the back seat, hands folded neatly on her lap.

He drove off, heart hammering in his chest. When he checked the rear-view mirror again, about a mile further down the road, the girl was gone.

A few days later he learned that there had been an accident on that stretch of the road a few days earlier. A teenage girl, who had been asleep in the back seat of the car, had been killed on impact, together with the driver of the car.

The idea of mythical creatures and ghosts was not new to Father Merton. His mother was from Norway and he had grown up on a diet of Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. It was not difficult for him to accept the idea that he had seen a ghost. This acceptance, and his own keen interest in the topic, paved the way for his new career as an exorcist within the structure of the Catholic Church.”

About Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Roberta Eaton Cheadle is a South African writer and poet specialising in historical, paranormal, and horror novels and short stories. She is an avid reader in these genres and her writing has been influenced by famous authors including Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, Amor Towles, Stephen Crane, Enrich Maria Remarque, George Orwell, Stephen King, and Colleen McCullough.

Roberta has short stories and poems in several anthologies and has two published novels:

* Through the Nethergate, a historical supernatural fantasy; and

* A Ghost and His Gold, a historical paranormal novel set in South Africa.

Roberta has ten children’s books published under the name Robbie Cheadle.

Roberta was educated at the University of South Africa where she achieved a Bachelor of Accounting Science in 1996 and a Honours Bachelor of Accounting Science in 1997. She was admitted as a member of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2000.

Roberta has worked in corporate finance from 2001 until the present date and has written seven publications relating to investing in Africa. She has won several awards over her 20-year career in the category of Transactional Support Services.

Find Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Blog: https://wordpress.com/view/robertawrites235681907.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobertaEaton17

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/robertawrites

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Roberta-Eaton-Cheadle/e/B08RSNJQZ5

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Day 2 of the WordCrafter “Once Upon an Ever After” Book Blog Tour

Once Upon an Ever After Book Blog Tour

Join us on Patty’s World for the second stop on the WordCrafter Once Upon an Ever After Book Blog Tour, with a guest post from contributing author, Roberta Eaton Cheadle. She’s sharing her inspiration for her story, “War Babies”, and Patty Fletcher offers a wonderful review. Drop in and check it out.

https://pattysworlds.com/wordcrafter-once-upon-an-ever-after-book-blog-tour-day-two-wordcrafter-writingtoberead-bookblogtour/