Smorgasbord Blog Magazine Guest Writer – Robbie Cheadle – Inca child sacrifices and the origin of my short story


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Today Robbie Cheadle shares research on the ancient Inca tradition of appeasing the gods with human sacrifices.. including children. It served as an inspiration for a short story published in the Spellbound anthology.

 Inca child sacrifices and the origin of my short story Death is About Choices

Last year I came across an interesting article which featured the mummy of Juanita, the well-preserved frozen body of an Inca girl who was sacrificed to the gods between 1450 and 1480. Her body was found by Johan Reinhard, an Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographical Society during his ascent of Mount Ampato in the Andes of southern Peru.
Juanita is estimated to have been 12 – 15 years old at the time she died and, as she was found frozen, her remains and garments are extremely well preserved.

The mummy of Juanita was found wrapped in a brightly coloured burial tapestry and wearing…

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THREE DAYS ONLY! The Click of a Pebble: Book 1 – The Children of Zeus 0.99 #BookSale #WordPressWednesday


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The Click of a Pebble

Book 1 – The Children of Zeus

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Only if Yöst keeps the supernatural powers of his family hidden will they remain safe from the witch hunt that has already killed his entire village, apart from two young children, Zande and Tatania.

Offered shelter by a family of gypsies, Yöst strikes up a close relationship with the son of the house, Rico. As their relationship deepens, Yöst begins to think the unthinkable, that he can stay at the farm, forgetting that as carinatae his date with destiny is waiting …

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READER REVIEW…

I loved – The Year the Swans Came. Very excited to read the prequel

*Great Coming-of-Age fantasy

* Sweet, yet sad tale

* Really well written and packed with tiny…

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Author Central Has Changed


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CHANGES AT AUTHOR CENTRAL

If you haven’t already done so, when you next visit Author Central, it will ask you to sign up (even if you are already signed up). This part should be easy. It found my previous information and quickly transferred it over. I checked my biography and author photos, which were the same (although I noticed a couple of duplicate photos and deleted the duplicates). At first, it seemed like my blog feeds were missing, but when I proceeded to add them, I saw that they were still there.

The way that books, reviews, and sales ranks are displayed has changed, and it is not as clear how to edit a book’s information.

(With thousands of authors currently checking out the new Author Central, it’s possible that you will experience delays or that the site will appear to be temporarily down when you visit. This happened to…

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FEATURED AUTHOR OF THE WEEK FRIDAY INTRODUCES, AUTHOR TONY CANDELA! #Author’sCorner


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Good afternoon Everyone.

I’m Pleased and Privileged to introduce to you another Totally Talented member of the Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist) family, author Tony Candela.

I promise, when you’re finished reading this, you’re going to want to hop quick like a bunny over to Amazon to pick up his books.

And now, here’s Tony to tell us more.

My name is Tony Candela. I am 67-years old and semi-retired from a 40+ year career as a rehabilitation counselor. I work part-time and assist my lady friend who is an older returning college student to finish up, graduate, and return to work. I am a minor writer. I published a memoir and a sci-fi novella, both with Christian Faith Publishing. Neither book is religious, but CFP appeared to gravitate toward the humanistic aspect of both. I am totally blind although I was partially sighted until my mid-40s, and live…

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Smorgasbord Health Column – Feeling sluggish and fatigued? Dehydration or the wrong fluids!


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I have posted on dehydration before and it is very important that at all ages we take in sufficient fluids. Babies and the elderly dehydrate very quickly and this is dangerous. Currently many of us are in lock down with restricted access to the fresh air and exercise. Those of us heading into winter are now putting our central heating on which does create additional fluid loss.

However, there are times when drinking too much water, particularly in recovery from an illness when food has not been consumed, can have a negative impact on the body and your health.

In this post I am going to look at both sides of the coin to show you how important it is to take in the right fluids.

Dehydration.

Recently I noticed that there were a few articles by the experts in the field of nutrition on the subject of hydration. What…

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The Click of a Pebble Book 1 – The Children of Zeus by @Barbara Spencer #TuesdayTeasers


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The Click of a Pebble

Book 1 – The Children of Zeus

Book Blurb…

Only if Yöst keeps the supernatural powers of his family hidden will they remain safe from the witch hunt that has already killed his entire village, apart from two young children, Zande and Tatania.

Offered shelter by a family of gypsies, Yöst strikes up a close relationship with the son of the house, Rico. As their relationship deepens, Yöst begins to think the unthinkable, that he can stay at the farm, forgetting that as carinatae his date with destiny is waiting …

Teasers…

  • Following the white cross emblazoned on the priest’s cloak, the group passed along a rough pathway towards the causeway, the island a dark shadow in the distance.
  • Yet if Zeus had intervened, why had he not carried away all the bodies, why had he left some behind? Yöst stared about him, for the…

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Time to make the Christmas Puddings, Cake and Sweet Mincemeat…


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My oh, my is the time not flying ??? We are in November now so over the course of the next week I will be making my cake, pudding and sweet mincemeat for those mince pies.

christmas Baking Cakes and Pudding

Some of you may keep with tradition and wait until Stir Up Sunday which this year is the 22nd of November…Stir Up Sunday always falls on the last Sunday before Advent…This tradition dates back to Victorian days when all the family gathered together…they stirred, steamed and stored and ticked off the first task in the run-up to the festive season.

It is said that this tradition stemmed from the opening line from the Common Book of Prayer which was read out in church on the Sunday before Advent which said “Stir up, we beseech thee. O Lord”

And remember to stir that pudding clockwise …East to West to pay homage to the journey made…

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