The Versatile and Prolific Robbie Cheadle is my Guest Author with something for Kids and Adults…

I am so pleased to have Robbie Cheadle as my guest author at last. I know, you expect crime writers to be my guests. but today is an exception. Just look at her body of work.

Let’s find out about Robbie.

Robbie Cheadle has published nine books for children and one poetry book. She has branched into writing for adults and young adults and, in order to clearly separate her children’s books from her adult books, is writing for older readers under the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle.


Robbie Cheadle’s Sir Chocolate children’s picture books are written in sweet, short rhymes that 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 that children can make under adult supervision. Her books for older children also incorporate recipes that are relevant to the storylines.

Robbie, I just love these titles…

Children’s picture books – available as a square book and an A5 book (co-authored with Michael Cheadle):
Sir Chocolate and the strawberry cream story and cookbook
Sir Chocolate and the baby cookie monster story and cookbook
Sir Chocolate and the sugar dough bees story and cookbook
Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River story and cookbook
Sir Chocolate and the Sugar Crystal Caves story and cookbook
Sir Chocolate and the Fondant Five-story and cookbook
Sir Chocolate and the Ice Cream Rainbow Fairies story and cookbook

Middle school books:
Silly Willy Goes to Cape Town (includes five fun party cake ideas)
While the Bombs Fell (co-authored with Elsie Hancy Eaton)

Poetry book:
Open a new door (co-authored with Kim Blades)

Supernatural fantasy YA novel:
Through the Nethergate

Horror Anthologies (edited by Dan Alatorre):
Spellbound
Nightmareland
Dark Visions

Paranormal Anthologies (edited by Kaye Lynne Booth):
Spirits of the West
Whispers of the Past

Murder mystery Anthology (edited by Stephen Bentley)
Death Among Us

Roberta Eaton Cheadle’s supernatural stories combine fabulous paranormal elements with fascinating historical facts.

Roberta Eaton Cheadle’s books

Coming soon – A Ghost and His Gold

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 summons 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 lies 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.

Through the Nethergate

Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life.

When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather’s ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own.

In the town of Bungay, a black dog wanders the streets, enslaving the ghosts of those who have died unnatural deaths.

When Margaret arrives, these phantoms congregate at the inn, hoping she can free them from the clutches of Hugh Bigod, the 12th century ghost who has drawn them away from Heaven’s White Light in his canine guise.

With the help of her grandfather and the spirits she has befriended, Margaret sets out to defeat Hugh Bigod, only to discover he wants to use her for his own ends – to take over Hell itself.

Robbie Cheadle’s books

Sir Chocolate books

Sir Chocolate and the strawberry cream berries story and cookbook

The adventures of Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet in poetry form. Michael came up with the idea of Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet and many of the characters contained in the books, when he was ten years old.

His ideas were such fun that Robbie decided to turn them into little verse books for his entertainment. The book contains recipes for children to make with adult assistance.

Sir Chocolate and the baby cookie monster story and cookbook

Book 2 of the Sir Chocolate series: Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet find a lost baby cookie monster. Join them on an adventure to return the baby to its mother and learn how to make some of their delicious recipes at the same time.

Sir Chocolate and the sugar dough bees story and cookbook

A greedy snail damages the flower fields and the fondant bees are in danger of starving. Join Sir Chocolate on an adventure to find the fruit drop fairies who have magic healing powers and discover how to make some of his favourite foods on the way.

Sir Chocolate and the Condensed Milk River story and cookbook

The Condensed Milk River where Sir Chocolate goes fishing has stopped flowing. The water creatures are losing their homes. Can Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet solve this problem? Five lovely new recipes are also included.

Sir Chocolate and the Sugar Crystal Caves story and cookbook

The Condensed Milk River where Sir Chocolate goes fishing has stopped flowing. The water creatures are losing their homes. Can Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet solve this problem? Five lovely new recipes are also included.

Sir Chocolate and the Fondant Five Story and Cookbook

Number 6 in the Sir Chocolate series: Five zoo animals go missing and Sir Chocolate needs to find them. Includes five lovely new recipes.

Sir Chocolate and the Ice cream Rainbow Fairies Story and Cookbook

Join Sir Chocolate and Lady Sweet on a fun adventure to discover why the milkshake rain is pale and white.

Silly Willy goes to Cape Town

When the George family go on holiday to Cape Town, Cautious Craig cannot believe what he has to endure at the hands of his naughty and wilful younger brother, Silly Willy.

Willy throws tantrums at the most embarrassing and inappropriate times, causes a commotion on the aeroplane and tries to steal a chameleon from Butterfly World. What is a poor older brother expected to do in these situations?

While the Bombs Fell

What was it like for children growing up in rural Suffolk during World War 2? Elsie and her family live in a small double-storey cottage in Bungay, Suffolk. Every night she lies awake listening anxiously for the sound of the German bomber planes.

Despite the war raging across the English channel, daily life continues with its highlights, such as Christmas and the traditional Boxing Day fox hunt, and its wary moments when Elsie learns the stories of Jack Frost and the ghostly and terrifying Black Shuck that haunts the coastline and countryside of East Anglia.

Includes some authentic World War 2 recipes.

The siege of Mafeking

The siege of Mafeking was one of three sieges of British controlled towns that occurred during the Second Anglo Boer War between the British Empire and the two Boer controlled Republics called the Orange Free State and the South African Republic (Transvaal).

The siege lasted 217 days from the 14th of October 1899 to the 16th of May 1900.

Mafeking (now called Mahikeng) lay on the railway line north to Rhodesia (modern Zimbabwe) in the Northern tip of the Cape Colony in South Africa, near to the Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) border.

Colonel Robert Baden-Powell was the British Commander during the Siege of Mafeking who opposed an initial force of 7,500 Boers, under General Piet Cronjé, with a force comprising of British colonial troops of 1,500 men.

The siege received a great deal of attention as Lord Edward Cecil, the son of the British Prime Minister, and Lady Sarah Wilson, a daughter of the Duke of Marlborough and the aunt of Winston Churchill were in the town during the siege.

Colonel Baden-Powell defended the town with a great deal of resourcefulness and some cunning deceptions, including, laying fake mines around the town in the view of the Boers and getting his troops to simulate barbed wire when moving trenches.

A howitzer was built in Mafeking’s railway workshops and an old cannon dated 1770 was brought into service to supplement Baden-Powell’s limited artillery.

The British defending forces managed to hold out until the town was relieved on the 17th of May 1900 by a flying column of 2,000 British soldiers, commanded by Colonel B.T. Mahon.

Open a New Door

Open a New Door is a poetic peep into the lives of the poets, Kim Blades and Robbie Cheadle, both of whom live in South Africa.

The book is divided into four categories: God bless Africa, God bless my family and friends, God bless me and God bless corporates and work.

Each part is sub-divided into the good, the bad and the ugly of the two poets’ experiences, presented in rhyming verse, free-style, haiku and tanka, in each of these categories and include colourful depictions of their thoughts and emotions.

The purpose of this book of poetry is encapsulated in the following tanka and haiku poems:

What drives me to write?

To share my innermost thoughts

The answer is clear

It’s my personal attempt

To make some sense of this world.

Inspiration blossoms

Of the Desert Rose

Many thanks Robbie, for being my guest today and for sharing your fab books with us. I hope mums and dads will buy them for their children and that adult readers will rush out to get your latest books for them as well. Good Luck, Happy Christmas. Jane x

Please go to Robbie’s website for buy links and further information about her wonderful books.

https://www.robbiecheadle.co.za/

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122 Comments »

  1. Thanks for sharing this Jane, and for sharing it on Networking Bloggers. I love how succinct you have listed all of Robbie’s accomplishments. It was fun to read. I reblogged it on Always Write. Hugs, Marsha

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  2. It’s lovely to see Robbie here and see all of her books being showcased. It’s amazing to see how much she has done and how many books written in various genres. I’ve read some and still have some on my Kindle. Congratulations, Robbie. Thank you for featuring Robbie. I enjoyed this post, Jane!

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  3. Robbie, you’re amazing and your talent certainly isn’t pigeonholed to one genre or age group. This is a comprehensive post and it was great to see a bunch of books that I’ve read. I’m looking forward to the new one!

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  4. Reblogged this on Frank Parker's author site and commented:
    I first came across Robbie Cheadle when we both contrributed to the first of Dan Allatorre’s horror anthologies. Subsequently I readand reviewed “Through the Nethergate” in a Goodreads reveiw round.
    It was also thorugh her that I discovered TSL publications. When I approached them about my latest book “Called to Account” I found a publisher dedicated to supporting authors without ripping them off.

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  5. Robbie has become a dear blogging friend over the years, and her talents know no bounds… Her book titles when laid out like this is a remarkable achievement.. Thank you for sharing Jane.. And Good luck with your own publications..
    Much love to you both. ❤ 🙏

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  6. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    Robbie Cheadle was the guest of Jane Risdon this week.. It is only when you see all of Robbie’s children’s and adults books showcased that you appreciate the breadth of her writing talent. There is also a step back into history with the Siege of Mafeking during the Second Boer War which lasted from October 1899 to May 1900.. Do head over as I am sure you will find book gifts for all ages of the family.. Thanks Jane for hosting…

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