Book Launch Feature — Tales from the Garden

Book Launch Feature — Author Sally G. Cronin

Hello everyone.  In case you aren’t familiar with her, let me just say that blogger and author Sally G. Cronin is one of the world’s most generous and supportive people.  When I saw that she had a new collection of short stories coming out, I volunteered to participate in the book launch.  So without further preamble, here’s Sally to introduce her hew book with a little “behind the scenes” look.

Take it away Sally!Sally Cronin Photo

Tales From The Garden – Behind the scenes – by Sally Cronin

 I have been overwhelmed by the support of fellow bloggers and writers during the launch of Tales from the Garden and was delighted to be invited by Teagan to be a guest and to talk about some behind the scenes background on the book.


As I progressed through the stories it became clear that I would need some more creative input, and when I visited my sister in Portsmouth in the summer I took advantage of her lovely garden to take photographs. Diana and her late husband had spent many years creating inviting and beautifully stocked areas of the garden to sit, catch the sun or inhale the scents of the many flowers they had planted. Miss Ellie who is a black Staffie brought another element to the story Trouble in Paradise and she became the guardian of the fairy king as he lived out his exile.  He too originated in Diana’s garden, in a lovely sunlit courtyard at the back of the house.

Writing this book of fairy tales has given me a new perspective on gardens. I have never had a particularly green thumb despite my best efforts. I now have become addicted to sites on flowers and plants and my next garden will be lavished with a great deal more love and attention.

Tales From the Garden - Cover

Tales from the Garden is a collection of fairy stories and 80 illustrations, for children of all ages, from five to ninety-five that will change the way you look at your garden forever.

The tales reveal the secrets that are hidden beneath hedges and trees and you will discover what really happens at night as you sleep unaware in your bed. Stone statues and those hidden worlds within the earth are about to share their stories.

The guardians who have kept this sanctuary safe for over fifty years will allow you to peek behind the scenes of this magical place. They will take you on a journey through time and expand your horizons as they transport you to the land of fairies, butterflies and lost souls who have found a home here.

The book is available in print and Ebook at a substantial discount via my own website:

Also at Amazon UK:


About Sally Cronin

Sally Cronin spent a number of years in each of the following industries – Retail, Advertising and Telecommunications, Radio & Television; and has taken a great deal of inspiration from each.

She has written short stories and poetry since a very young age and contributed to media in the UK and Spain. In 1996 Sally began studying nutrition to inspire her to lose 150 lbs and her first book, Size Matters published in 2001, told the story of that journey back to health. This was followed by another seven books across a number of genres including health, humour and romance. These include Just Food For Health, Size Matters, Just an Odd Job Girl, Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story, Flights of Fancy anthology, Turning Back the Clock and Media Training.

All these can be found on Amazon or Smashwords.

 For the last two years Sally has written a daily blog covering the subjects close to her heart including writing, health and music: Smorgasbord Invitation – Variety is the Spice of Life. You can link to it from here:

Connect to Sally on social media

Mega hugs to Teagan for hosting me today…

Mega hugs right back to you Sally.  I’ll be back with a new post of my own this weekend.  Hugs all ’round.



64 thoughts on “Book Launch Feature — Tales from the Garden

  1. Two very supportive and giving people – you Teagan and Sally…both of you are incredibly supportive of fellow bloggers…best to both of you!! Congrats Sally on the book launch…it will do very well!!


  2. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Teagan Geneviene is one of the kindest supporters of my blog as well as being a talented writer of fantasy. She kindly invited me to write a guest post about Tales from the Garden. All the launch posts are different and cover an aspect of the ‘behind the scenes’ action. This post is about The Lady Ellie.. and how I used my sister’s garden for the setting for Trouble in Paradise. Thanks again Teagan.. please head over and read the whole story.


  3. Awesome, Teagan. For those not familiar with Sally as a blogger, they don’t know what they’re missing.
    As for her writing, I’ve yet to have the privilege, but I can already guess it’s charming and enthralling. 🙂


    1. Hi Janet. You’re so right. What a great stocking-stuffer, to print out the e-book code.
      I’m trying to hold an umbrella and a heater over the magical hummingbirds so they’ll stick around this wet, cold day! LOL. 😀 Mega hugs. ❤


        1. Ah, but you are the creation goddess of art who gives them life. 😉 It’s supposed to be warmer (less cold?) today, but no break from the rain. Then I’m taking leave Thursday and Friday!!! Woot! 😀 Wishing you a wonder-filled Wednesday my friend. Hugs.


    1. Hi Dan. Thanks for visiting. Yes, Sally and her husband have been putting huge amounts of work, getting this gorgeous house and garden ready for sale. This is a beautiful way for her to “keep the garden with her.” Not to mention great stories. Big hug!


    1. You are most welcome Sally. I’ll check in for comments when I can (at the office today). I see you have a story over at Hugh’s blog too. Sorry I didn’t spread it out better. But your charming book is getting a ton of press! Well deserved and congratulations. Mega hugs!


      1. Not a problem at all Teagan and Hugh’s post is different as it is a short story for Christmas.. you both will get star billing over the next couple of days and I have added into your Book Trailer feature this afternoon which was also scheduled for today.. thank you again for all your support. hugs XX


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