Haunted Halloween Holiday WordCrafter Book Blog Tour
Welcome to day 3 of the Haunted Halloween Holiday WordCrafter Book Blog Tour.
Before we get to Robbie’s guest post and my book review, here’s the schedule for the tour. Make sure you stop by each one to enjoy all the deliciousness this tour has to offer.
Haunted Halloween Holiday – October 3 – 8
Monday – October 3 – Intro. Post w/review – Writing to be Read & Review – Undawnted
Tuesday – October 4 – Guest Post – The Many Showers of Blessings
Wednesday – October 5 – Review & Guest Post – Patty’s World
Thursday – October 6 – Review & Guest Post – Carla Loves to Read
Friday – October 7 – Review & Guest Post – Zigler’s News
Saturday – October 8 – Guest Post – Annette Rochel Aben
And now, today’s post.
TSL Publications presents Haunted Halloween Holiday
by Robbie and Michael Cheadle.
Cover of Haunted Halloween Holiday by Robbie and Michael Cheadle
What is your favourite food?
Thank you, Patty, for this question. It is a difficult one to answer as both Michael and I love to cook. We especially like to experiment with new recipes.
I like Indian food and I enjoy cooking Cape Malay theme meals as well as Indian recipes. I can never replicate someone else’s recipe, so I always have a look at a few recipes on the internet for a particular dish and then make up my own variation.
I am currently sharing weekly posts in a Recipes from Around the World series on my blog, Robbie’s Inspiration. You can find the recipes I have shared to date here: https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/robbies-inspiration-recipes-from-around-the-world/
Michael’s favourite food is salmon and chips. Michael often helps me cook or bake and he aspires to be a chef in the future.
What keeps you going? What inspires you and keeps you moving forward with your work?
With regards to writing for children, my major motivation is to create a love of reading in children. I believe education is the only pathway to upliftment for less privileged children and reading is the basis of all learning.
I encouraged Michael to write by sitting with him and thinking up the Sir Chocolate series of stories. Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet were his own characters and together we brainstormed the adventures the pair go on in the books.
This process of creation, combined with reading and writing, helped Michael to find the joy in tasks he found difficult because of his learning barrier. It was a way of helping him overcome his challenges and it worked.
We shared our stories and the related early illustrations with the children in my Sunday School class and they loved them. The children wanted to bake and create, and the teachers incorporated these activities into our weekly learning plans. It was a lovely time for me.
A friend of mine from Sunday School suggested I send our stories to TSL Publications and share them with a larger audience. The stories were accepted for publication and Michael and I became published authors. Just like that it happened for us.
Of course, marketing the books and letting people know about them has been a more difficult road and a big learning curve for me, but the idea of instilling a love of reading in children is the light at the end of the publishing and marketing tunnel.
About Haunted Halloween Holiday
Count Sugular sees a ghost approaching
Count Sugular is delighted when the Sugarpop Bats invite his family to a Halloween party at the Haunted House. He and his wife, Witch Honey, decide to hire a caravan and enjoy a weekend away with their family.
Includes some fun limericks to introduce the various characters.
Review of Haunted Halloween Holiday by Patty L. Fletcher
Adorable and hilariously heart-warming.
Robbie and Michael won my heart with their glorious use of prose and poetry in this deliciously delightful book.
I was immediately drawn into the celebration and before long the spirit of Halloween fun was upon me in a sweet and delectable way.
Count Sugular, his wife Witch Honey and their Baby Howler along with all their wonderfully whacky friends are brilliant and create a Haunted Halloween family reunion like none other I’ve seen.
Fiendishly clever, for the young and young at heart, Haunted Halloween Holiday is a book you don’t want to miss.
I laughed, clapped my hands and smiled as I read this tasty tale.
I also loved the way mental health issues such as depression and anxiety were woven into the book in such a way as to be both entertaining and educational.
In fact, when I sat down to read this book, I was feeling a bit depressed myself, for this time of year, although filled with wonderful treats around almost every corner can at times, hold a scary sadness as well.
However, after only a line or two, the cobwebs of depression were swept aside thus clearing the way for a happier moment in my day.
I’d also like to say, the pictures are quite amazing. Thanks to Two Pentacles Publishing.
I too was able to enjoy them.
Thanks Robbie and Michael Cheadle for a wonderful Sunday morning read.
You can find the book trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fr5OxyUfd4
About Robbie Cheadle
Robbie Cheadle is a South African children’s author and poet with eleven children’s books and two poetry books.
The eight Sir Chocolate children’s picture books, co-authored by Robbie and Michael Cheadle, are written in sweet, short rhymes which are easy for young children to follow and are illustrated with pictures of delicious cakes and cake decorations. Each book also includes simple recipes or biscuit art directions which children can make under adult supervision.
Robbie and Michael have also written Haunted Halloween Holiday, a delightful fantasy story for children aged 5 to 9. Count Sugular and his family hire a caravan to attend a Halloween party at the Haunted House in Ghost Valley. This story is beautifully illustrated with Robbie’s fondant and cake art creations.
Robbie has published two books for older children which incorporate recipes that are relevant to the storylines.
Robbie has two adult novels in the paranormal historical and supernatural fantasy genres published under the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle. She also has short stories, in the horror and paranormal genre, and poems included in several anthologies.
Robbie Cheadle contributes two monthly posts to https://writingtoberead.com, namely, Growing Bookworms, a series providing advice to caregivers on how to encourage children to read and write, and Treasuring Poetry, a series aimed at introducing poetry lovers to new poets and poetry books.
In addition, Roberta Eaton Cheadle contributes one monthly post to https://writingtoberead.com called Dark Origins: African Myths and Legends which shares information about the cultures, myths and legends of the indigenous people of southern Africa.
Robbie has a blog, https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com where she shares book reviews, recipes, author interviews, and poetry.
Find Robbie Cheadle
Robbie Cheadle Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Robbie-Cheadle/e/B01N9J62GQ
Robbie Cheadle Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15584446.Robbie_Cheadle
TSL Publications Robbie Cheadle Author Page: https://tslbooks.uk/product-tag/robbie-cheadle/