Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Authors – #DystopianSciFi Terry Tyler, #Thriller Yigal Zur, #WorldWarII Marina Osipova

Check out what’s new at the Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore. Today, you can meet authors Terry Tyler, Yigal Zur and Marina Osipova

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

There are over 150 authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and I wanted to keep it to key pieces of information such as buying links, recent review, website and covers. However, I know that readers also like to know more about the background of authors.

In this series during June and July I will share the bios of all the authors in the cafe in a random selection. I hope that this will introduce you to the authors in more depth and encourage you to check out their books and follow them on their blog and Twitter.

Meet Terry Tyler

Terry Tyler is the author of twenty books available from Amazon, the latest being ‘Blackthorn’, set in a post apocalyptic England, 115 years in the future. Proud to be independently published, Terry is an avid reader and book reviewer, and a member of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team.

Terry is…

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The Revision Stage Is Supposed to Be Hard

Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions Blog that reminds us The Revision Stage Is Supposed to Be Hard

Novelty Revisions

Even though this blog will continue posting as normal about the usual topics during this time, I just want you to know that no matter who you are, even if I don’t know you, you matter to me. I’m doing everything I can to amplify the voices that need to be heard right now on the appropriate platforms. Stay safe. Keep going. And take care of yourself.

And please consider being part of the solution.


When I finished the first draft of my current work-in-progress last year (yep — these things take YEARS), I was OK with my choice to kill off a main character. But I didn’t know if that choice was the right one.

More specifically, I didn’t know if the death was a conscious decision that sent a clear message … or just a dramatic event that added to the “wow” factor of the story.

And…

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Author Essentials Part 6: Marketing Plan

Check out this helpful post from P.H. Solomon via the Story Empire blog with Author Essentials Part 6: Marketing Plan

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Good morning Story Empire readers, PH here with you today back with another author essential. Previous author essential posts can be found just below here for reference, all of which cover various topics that you will find it necessary to have if you’re going to progress as an author. Today, were going to take a look at a specific plan that will help you sell books, marketing plan.

When I first published The Bow of Destiny, I thought I had a sufficient marketing plan. I was very wrong and paid for it with a complete lack of sale. Understanding what is needed to actually market book took far more than I thought. The result was largely crickets in response to my release…

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Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Meet the Authors – #Mystery James J. Cudney, #Poetry Natalie Ducey, #Mystery Stevie Turner

Check out what’s new at the Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore. Meet authors James J. Cudney, Natalie Ducey and Stevie Turner

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

There are over 150 authors in the Cafe and Bookstore and I wanted to keep it to key pieces of information such as buying links, recent review, website and covers. However, I know that readers also like to know more about the background of authors.

In this series during June and July I will share the bios of all the authors in the cafe in a random selection. I hope that this will introduce you to the authors in more depth and encourage you to check out their books and follow them on their blog and Twitter.

Meet James J. Cudney

James is my given name; most call me Jay. I grew up on Long Island and currently live in New York City, but I’ve traveled all across the US (and various parts of the world). After college, I spent 15 years working in technology and business operations in the…

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How To Unsubscribe Somebody From Following Your WordPress Blog

Check out this helpful post from the Hugh’s Views and News blog with How To Unsubscribe Somebody From Following Your WordPress Blog

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You may wonder why any blogger would want to unsubscribe somebody from following their blog. However, there are genuine reasons why some people want to do this.

For example, there may be a blogger who is horrified that one of the managers from their office has subscribed. Or a member of the family has found your blog where you share some intense feelings about family and friends.

Why do people follow blogs?

Isn’t it because they enjoy reading the content? Not necessarily.

When I first started to blog, I began asking why some people wanted to follow me. For example, why was a womenswear company and a blog that sold coach holidays following my blog?

At the time, I was not writing and publishing any blogging or social media tips, so I could not understand what interest they had in my content.

They never ‘liked’ or left comments on any…

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The Importance of Reading

Check out this insightful post from author Charles Yallowitz on The Importance of Reading

Legends of Windemere

Childhood Memories

Damn right I grew up on this show.

Seriously though, I have noticed that reading isn’t as popular or common as it once was.  I see many adults and students have trouble or show no interest.  Many people have told me they’d love to buy my books, but they don’t read.  That’s rather frustrating and a little scary because reading is very important.  Made me realize how often I talk about writing, but not the other side of the coin.  After all, what would be the point of books if nobody was going to read them?

Now, what are some reasons people don’t read:

  1. Not Enough Time–  This is incredibly honest and I totally understand.  It shows a desire to read, but life is getting in the way.  This is a struggle that I have, so I’ve done the best I can.  My method is to read…

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Top Ten Things Not to Do at The First Mention of Scotch Whisky in 1495

Check out another great top ten list from Author John Howell. This one is the TOP TEN THINGS NOT TO DO AT THE FIRST MENTION OF SCOTCH WHISKY IN 1495

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Scots whiskey

This week marks the 525th anniversary of the development of Scot’s whiskey. Although we are not certain of the exact date, it was this week that commemorates the written evidence of its existence. I published this post last year, but I think some of you may have missed it. Here it is again.

The anniversary of the first written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland in 1495, and Friar John Cor is the distiller. What is not recorded is how the folks at the time reacted to this new development. Just in case time travel becomes a reality, here is a list of Things Not to Do as you visit this new development. The hope is it will keep you out of trouble or, more importantly preventing you from causing a tear in the time continuum that might preclude the development of this beneficial elixir. (gasp) So if…

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