A Ghost and his Gold

Author, Barbara Spencer, has shared a fun and interesting post about my development as a reader and writer. She has also included some information about Colonel Baden-Powell, one of the real historical figures who features in my novel, A Ghost and His Gold. Thank you, Barbara.

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If you type the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle into the computer, up comes details of her ghost story ‘Through the Nethergate.’ Now that is impressive. And then we are treated to details of her early life growing up in South Africa – fascinating!

But the wonders don’t stop there. Take Robbie’s early reading list: L.M. Montgomeery (Anne of Green Gables), The Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, What Katy Did by Susan Coolidge, Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien (although strangely he is now always referred to as Tolkien, no using the JRR). Nothing odd about any of those, a typical diet for a young girl starting out on her reading journey. Even after exhausting all the children’s books, which Robbie had by age 11, her diet was still very acceptable: Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and the Bronte Sister’s … that…

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17 thoughts on “A Ghost and his Gold

      1. Hi Marsha, I think that A Ghost and His Gold is my best work to date. Based on some of the reviews this book has received to date, I achieved my objectives of showing the horrific impact of war on civilians and societies and how it shapes the future in unwanted ways. It also addresses some of our modern scourges like date rape and the need for a ‘me too’ campaign. This is a series book about serious topics but I believe it is important to remember these issues so that we don’t repeat the mistakes of the past.

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      2. The review of it sounded great. I hate to admit how little I read now outside of blogs. I had lost my Kindle in the move, so I bought a new one, so it’s time to get back into reading. I’ve decided not to do reviews on my blog anymore. It is so time consuming, but I will leave a review on Amazon instead. I’m so amazed at how much you accomplish, Robbie and I adored hearing your voice reading your poem.

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      3. I get that. I’ve almost given up social media, too, everything except blogging, which I consider a part of the social media picture. I think blogging is more engaging than other forms of social media. It can require a lot more intellectual input. 🙂

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