HELLO PATTY’S WORLD VISITORS!
I hope this message finds you doing super Fabulous on this Fantastic Friday!
Today, I’m continuing my new series ‘Friday’s Fantastic Finds’ on the blog.
Unless the Universe tosses me a curveball, each week I’ll be sharing posts which I feel are extraordinarily good in the Friday’s Fantastic Finds.
Of course, I had to put it on hold while I was away at Dog Guide school but now, I’m back with more Fantastic Finds than ever.
Today, we’re kicking off ‘Friday’s Fantastic Finds’ with what will surely be a most excellent weekend read.
Smorgasbord Book Reviews Rewind – #Paranormal #Historical #BoerWar A Ghost and his Gold by Roberta Eaton Cheadle.
I was delighted to review the historical novel set in South Africa during the Boer War, A Ghost and His Gold by Roberta Eaton Cheadle
About the book
After Tom and Michelle Cleveland move into their recently built, modern townhouse, their housewarming party is disrupted when a drunken game with an Ouija board goes wrong and summonses a sinister poltergeist, Estelle, who died in 1904. Estelle makes her presence known in a series of terrifying events, culminating in her attacking Tom in his sleep with a knife. But, Estelle isn’t alone. Who are the shadows lurking in the background – one in an old-fashioned slouch hat and the other, a soldier, carrying a rifle?
After discovering their house has been built on the site of one of the original farms in Irene, Michelle becomes convinced that the answer to her horrifying visions lie in the past. She must unravel the stories of the three phantoms’ lives, and the circumstances surrounding their untimely deaths during the Second Anglo Boer War, in order to understand how they are tied together and why they are trapped in the world of ghosts between life and death.
As the reasons behind Estelle’s malevolent behaviour towards Tom unfold, Michelle’s marriage comes under severe pressure and both their lives are threatened.
My review for the book June 5th 2021
To read the review and buy the book please visit: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2021/09/07/smorgasbord-book-reviews-rewind-paranormal-historical-boerwar-a-ghost-and-his-gold-by-roberta-eaton-cheadle/#content
Continuing the fun with Robbie, we head on over to find out what new baking project she’s got cooking…
New baking project
I have a new baking project that I’m working on for my mom’s birthday on 21 October.
These are a few of the little critters I’ve made to date:
To see Robbie’s projects visit: https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/2021/09/07/new-baking-project/
Next up in this week’s ‘Friday’s Fantastic Finds’ comes some not so Fantastic news. But, don’t shoot the messenger. Claire Plaisted of Plaisted Publishing House is just keeping us abreast of all the latest changes so we as publishers can be informed and take action where needed.
PRICE INCREASES FROM INGRAM SPARK
Amidst significant uncertainty in the global supply chain, IngramSpark is committed to supporting the book industry with the best possible service through the busy holiday season and into 2022. Over the past several months, the publishing industry has seen several cost increases for consumables, such as paper and packaging materials, as well as an increase in the cost of labor. Operating safely during the pandemic also has required additional resources and investments in manufacturing and distribution centers.
As a result of these industry-wide challenges, effective November 6th, 2021, IngramSpark is increasing print pricing as follows:
To find out more please visit Claire at: https://plaistedpublishinghouse.com/2021/09/08/price-increases-from-ingram-spark/
Now that we’ve gotten over the sticker shock of the latest price increases, author Ann Chiappetta has found a great tip for all you writers who will but take the time to read.
While I’m sharing tips, here’s one from Virtual Tech Advisor and Research Assistant Casey Mathews on Windows Mail.
According to MarketingSherpa, 72% of adults prefer businesses to communicate via email. This is true even though there has been a huge increase in texting and social media. Its clear that email is still a primary means of communication. With that in mind, I thought it was a good time to walk you through how to use the free Mail app.
Read more below.
Rounding out the week’s ‘Friday’s Fantastic Finds’ is GrannyMoons Weekly Feast: 5 Sept 2021 | GrannyMoon’s Morning Feast
If you like a little Magik along with recipes, short stories and your horoscope to let you know what’s what for the month, this newsletter’s got you covered.
Thanks very much for stopping by all the posts shared here and do come back next week to unearth more ‘Friday’s Fantastic Finds’!