COLLEEN’S 2020 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Life’s Rich Tapestry – Woven in Words,” BY AUTHOR, Sally Cronin, @SGC58

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read!

About this Book

Life’s Rich Tapestry is a collection of verse, microfiction and short stories that explore many aspects of our human nature and the wonders of the natural world. Reflections on our earliest beginnings and what is yet to come, with characters as diverse as a French speaking elephant and a cyborg warrior.

Finding the right number of syllables for a Haiku, Tanka, Etheree or Cinquain focuses the mind; as does 99 word microfiction, bringing a different level of intensity to storytelling. You will find stories about the past, the present and the future told in 17 syllables to 2,000 words, all celebrating life. 

This book is also recognition of the value to a writer, of being part of a generous and inspiring blogging community, where writing challenges encourage us to explore new styles and genres.

Sally Cronin ~ Amazon Author Page


“Life’s Rich Tapestry” is a brilliant collection of syllabic verses, flash fiction, and short stories inspired by various poetry and writing challenges from within the author’s writing community.

Each selection introduces the reader to characters richly woven from a pathos of life experience. Some stories championed the underdog revealing the human condition in such a way that left the reader cheering by the end. Other stories offered a feel-good ending which I found attractive.

There’s something here for everyone, from fairies to pets, the natural world, and those we never want to forget.

This collection also provided a selection of stories dedicated to animals. The Haiku called a “Walk Across a Bridge” touched me deeply. In seventeen syllables, this author penned a tribute that will resonate with all who’ve ever loved and lost a beloved pet.

And that is Cronin’s gift. She shares her life perspective through her writing, making clear how connected we really are to each other through thoughts and feelings.


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About the Author

I have been a storyteller most of my life (my mother called them fibs!). Poetry, song lyrics, and short stories were left behind when work and life intruded, but that all changed in 1996. My first book, Size Matters was a health and weight loss book based on my own experiences of losing 70 kilos. I have written another twelve books since then on health and also fiction, including four collections of short stories. My latest book is a collection of verses, micro fiction and speculative short stories titled Life’s Rich Tapestry: Woven in Words.

I am an indie author and proud to be one. My greatest pleasure comes from those readers who enjoy my take on health, characters and twisted endings… and of course come back for more.

As a writer, I know how important it is to have help in marketing books as important as my own promotion is, I believe it is important to support others. I offer a number of FREE promotional opportunities on my blog and linked to my social media. If you are an author who would like to be promoted to a new audience of dedicated readers, please contact me via my blog. All it will cost you is a few minutes of your time. Look forward to hearing from you.

How to Connect with the Author



FACEBOOK: Sally Cronin


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#WQWWC Theme for the week is “Beauty”.

Come one, come all, to the greatest show on Earth! Okay, so it’s the greatest Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge challenge on Earth. Some people can be so literal. Oh yeah, this is a literary type challenge. Go figure.

If you missed out on reading last week’s entries for the theme of Faith, click here to go there. And if you are a participant you really should be visiting all your fellow entrants.


It’s easy to join in:

  • Find a quote you like that goes with the theme of the week.
  • Use that quote either in or as the title of some form of writing such as a flash fiction piece, poem, or pretty much anything as long as you include the quote and make sure to note who said it.
  • Then do a Ping Back or paste your URL into the comments of this post so we can all visit you.

This weeks theme is:




“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Confucius

“The soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.”

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

See you in the comments!


Remember, Colleen and I alternate weeks here on her blog hosting the challenge.