August 11, 2017

Author Interview and Spotlight Sally G Cronin

                       I am honored to host today a special lady. She  is not only a great supporter of fellow authors from all over the world but she has numerous books on health and nutrition. Her blog is an exquisite source of information be it for women who want to keep a diet and look slimmer and also for people who have all kind of health problems.
                       She kindly agreed to answer a couple of questions for the followers of this blog, despite her busy schedule. so let's give a warm welcome to
                                             Sally G. Cronin



1 . What 3 words best describe you?

Inquisitive, Supportive, Joker

2. I’m sure we all have writing rituals, even if we’re not conscious of them! Do you have one, I mean do you need music playing in the background, have a certain snack at arm's length, write with a certain type of pen/keyboard, drink coffee/tea/milk/juice while writing?

I am pretty easy going with my writing process, but once I get started I like to work through without interruption until I have finished a chapter, short story or post. I may come back to edit later, but I like to know that it is all there.

3. What is your favorite positive saying?

There are quite a few that I have gathered over the years. One I do like in particular is this one.

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” – Milton Berle

4. You have a complex blog. Promoting other fellow authors, articles on health and nutrition, etc.All of them extremely useful. How do you find time for all this?

Even when I began working for myself twenty years ago, I always put in the hours. I was used to 12 to 14 hour days and I consider what I do now as my job. As an author I needed to build a platform to promote my own books which cover health, nutrition and fiction. I have a diverse audience around the world, with varied interests. I wanted a blog that embraced that, and also provided me with a stimulating, if virtual work environment. For me promoting others is a natural extension of that, since they too write books across all the genres, which again brings a wide cross section of readers to the blog. And, I love what I do which is always a key element.

5. What question do you wish that someone would ask about your books, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.

Why do you write so many short stories?

My favourite time of day when I was a child was being read a bed-time story. But I would not go to sleep until I had listened to the whole story. I am like that now. Although I read novels and enjoy them, I much prefer a really good short story with a beginning, middle and end that I can read before I switch out the light. That is why I love blogging because each post is a story with the same elements. And with short stories it is so much easier to end on a twist...

6. Which of your books was the most difficult/complex to write?

The most difficult to write was my first book Size Matters. Not because it was the first, but because it was the most personal. I shared the physical, emotional and mental elements that had led me to being morbidly obese and suffering from various lifestyle induced diseases. Being honest with myself was the first step and putting it down on paper for others to read was the next. It is there now permanently as a reminder to me of how much work I did to get back my health and that the effort should not be squandered.
 


About Sally Cronin

My name is Sally Cronin and after working in a number of industries for over 25 years, I decided that I wanted to pursue a completely different career, one that I had always been fascinated with. I began studying Nutrition and the human body twenty years ago and I opened my first diet advisory centre in Ireland in 1998. Over the last 18 years I have practiced in Ireland and the UK as well as written columns, articles and radio programmes on health and nutrition.



I published my first book with a Canadian self-publisher in the late 90s and since then have republished that book and released ten others as part of our own self-publishing company. Apart from health I also enjoy writing fiction in the form of novels and short stories.

My latest book – What’s in a Name? - Volume Two.
Buy link: Amazon


Our legacy is not always about money or fame, but rather in the way that people remember our name after we have gone. In these sixteen short stories we discover the reasons why special men and women will stay in the hearts and minds of those who have met them. Romance, revenge and sacrifice all play their part in the lives of these characters.

Kenneth watches the love of his life dance on New Year's Eve while Lily plants very special flowers every spring for her father. Martha helps out a work colleague as Norman steps back out into the world to make a difference. Owen brings light into a house and Patrick risks his life in the skies over Britain and holds back from telling a beautiful redhead that he loves her.

My other books

You can find more about Sally here:
Smorgasbordinvitation
All books available in print and E-versions
Amazon 

18 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Carmen for inviting me over to your wonderful blog. I will share far and wide tomorrow when I am back online.. hugs ♥

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    1. My pleasure, Sally! You are always welcome to share your books and good advice with my followers.

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  2. I have shared and put in the Blogger Daily this afternoon Carmen.. thank you once again. ♥

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    1. Great. I also shared it via twitter and Pinterest and Google.

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  3. How fabulous to see Sally here today and learn more about her. She goes out of her way to support other authors, maintains a fabulous blog and still finds time to write. Amazing!

    Sally, this was an enlightening post as I was not aware of many of the nuances in your background. You're a true inspiration!

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    1. I totally agree with everything you are saying here, Mae!
      Sally's a fabulous lady, indeed!
      Thank you for checking the post!

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    2. Thank you Mae.. a little like an onion I reveal layers as I go.... hugs xxx

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  4. Nice to see you getting out and about. You've done some pretty diverse things in your life. Inspirational things.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Craig!
      A full,busy life and activity.

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    2. Thank you Craig.. and lots more to come I hope.. life is never dull just under appreciated at times. x

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  5. Never a dull interview with Sally in the house. And great 3 words Sally! :) xx

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    1. Thank you Debby... glad you concur.. the jokes on me.. hugs ♥

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    2. Her choice of the 3 words was the best, I agree.
      Thank you for stopping by, Debby!

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  6. What an inspiring career, helping people with health and weight issues. Everyone needs help in those areas at one time or another.
    I love this: Our legacy is not always about money or fame, but rather in the way that people remember our name after we have gone.

    Have a peaceful, healthy weekend, Carmen.

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    1. How right you are, Sandra!
      Thank you for checking the post!

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    2. Thank you Sandra for taking the time to comment.. much appreciated.

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  7. Hi Carmen. Nice interview with Sally. "Inquisitive, Supportive, Joker" -- yes, that's definitely Sally. Add amazing and generous too, Sally. Hugs all around

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    1. I can't but totally agree with everything you are saying here, Geneviene.
      Thank you for stopping by and checking the post!

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