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Stand-alone Books

Stand-alone books

My stand-alone series of books include a variety of different stories, filled with new adventures, filled with new characters and recipes for you and your children to enjoy.

COMING SOON

Through the Nethergate

Can one girl banish evil?

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.

A clever melding of fiction and historical facts.

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While the Buzz Bombs fell

What was it like for children growing up in rural Suffolk during World War II?

Elsie and her family live in a small double story cottage in Bungay, Suffolk. Every night she lies awake listening anxiously for the whistle of falling bombs. Often they come and the air raid siren sounds signaling that the family must leave their warm beds and venture out to the air raid shelter in the garden.

Despite the war raging across the English channel, daily life must continue with its highlights, such as Christmas and the traditional Boxing Day fox hung, and its scary moments when the little girl learns the stories of Jack Frost and the ghostly and terrifying Black Shuck that haunts the coastline and countryside of East Anglia.

This book includes several authentic WWII recipes from pamphlets and other documentation distributed by the British Ministry of Food during WWII.

Dark Visions

Tag along on a con man’s New Orleans vacation where he gets more than he bargained for from a mysterious voodoo shop. A collection of family photos reveals an eerie secret about a beloved grandmother’s true nature. A child’s horrifying memories haunt her into adulthood. A new camp counselor learns that the camp has secrets she might not live to reveal.

Edited and compiled by Amazon bestselling author Dan Alatorre, this anthology of horror brings together the minds and pens of more than two dozen amazing authors.

Perfect for Halloween or any time, these stories will make you think twice before spending the night alone, planting a tree in your garden, or even visiting your mother.

CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED.

Dark Visions will take you into the realm of the eerie and macabre, with thrills and chills from:

bestselling author Dan Alatorre (The Navigators),
bestselling author Jenifer Ruff (Everett), 
bestselling author Allison Maruska (The Fourth Descendant), 
bestselling author J. A. Allen, 
award-winning author MD Walker,
award-winning author Juliet Nubel,
award-winning author Dabney Farmer,
award-winning author Sharon E. Cathcart,
award-winning author Heather Kindt,
award-winning author Bonnie Lyons,
award-winning author Sharon Connell,
award-winning author Geoff LePard,
award-winning author Anne Marie Andrus,
award-winning author Christine Valentor,
award-winning author BA Helberg,
Ernesto San Giacomo,
award-winning author Alana Turner,
Nick Vossen,
award-winning author Robbie Cheadle,
Betty Valentine,
award-winning author Frank Parker,
award-winning author Bonnie Lyons,
award-winning author Lori Micken,
Chuck Jackson,
Ellen Best,
Victoria Clapton

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
Like the unfurling petals
Of the Desert Rose

Testimonial

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

  
Open a New Door is an emotional tour de force! South Africa is a mysterious part of the world many of us will never have the opportunity to visit. Robbie and Kim have brought the best, and in some cases saddest, snapshots of the country they love to life through the magic of poetry. One of my favorites- Some people by Robbie Cheadle Some people mark this imperfect world, just by being, make it a better place, encouraging, selfless and enthusiastic, they’re a buffer against the rat race. Some people evolve into human hubs, knowing everyone – friends with all, able to link you up with someone, to help you stand proud and tall. Some people have enormous hearts, that seem to beat outside their body, touching everything around them, tinging with goodness the weak and shoddy. Some people mould our minds and spirits, forging new thought patterns that inspire, following in such worthy footsteps, Becomes our ambition and desire. God calls some people back to him, before we are ready, or want, them to go, as we pick ourselves up and go on – alone, His guidance in our actions will show. Cheadle, Robbie. Open a new door: a collection of poems (Kindle Locations 497-502). Roberta Writes. Kindle Edition. More than the poetry, is the beating heart of a country in turmoil- poignant and beautiful. I give Open a New Door 5 lovely kisses!

Jacquie Biggar – 5 stars on Goodreads

Open a New Door
This is a charming book, which gives great insight in to what life was like for some growing up during WWII. The recipes at the end were a nice addition too.

Victoria Zigler rated it four stars on Goodreads

While the Bombs Fell
A lovely memoir written by a mother and daughter team about a young girl living in the UK during WWII. Elsie is very little during the war but can't help feel the fear and anxiety of her parents, siblings and neighbours. What I found interesting is that in spite of the threat of invasion, bombs falling on homes, air raid shelters, and food shortages, everyday life carried on. The cows were still milked, children attended school, went swimming and to the movies, neighbours met for tea, Christmas cake was made and Christmas was still celebrated. Never having lived under these circumstances, it was a good insight into another time and place. An added bonus is the wartime recipes at the end of the book. Well done Elsie Hancy Eaton and Robbie Cheadle!

Darlene Foster rated it 4 stars on Goodreads

While the Bombs Fell
This book is a collaboration between author Robbie Cheadle and her mother Elsie Eaton, as Cheadle expresses her mother's wartime memories written through the eyes of a young Elsie. I would say that the writing style and voice here is more geared toward a younger audience - older children as well as adults, who may want to learn what it was like in wartime for a child growing up with the uncertainty of siren warnings, sharing beds, toys and clothing with siblings, and their playtime amusements taking them through til the end of the war. We learn that the simplest of makeshift toys and something as simple as eating an orange can delight a child, keeping them oblivious to the surroundings of war. The authors give us rich descriptions of the hardships taken on by Elsie's father to keep the family fed, as well as the day-to-day chores Elsie's mother performed to keep her family clean, fed, safe, and happy through the changing seasons and elements that change with the seasons. It was interesting to read and learn how the simplest of food and sparse household items were meticulously used to keep a family going through difficult times - and a good reminder about the abundance of everything we so often take for granted in our present every day living. There are bonus wartime recipes shared at the end of the book.

D.G. Kaye rated it 4 stars on Goodreads

While the Bombs Fell
I was immediately interested in reading this book, as I've lived in Suffolk for nearly 30 years, and not too far from Bungay. I heard lots of wartime stories from my mother who lived in London during the war, but this book was different in that the main character, a child called Elsie, lives in the countryside. Ms Cheadle has written anecdotes gleaned from family and friends over the years, and has written quite a charming faction book. Elsie tells of what it was like to live not only through the war itself, but also about food rationing and how her mother made the pennies stretch to feed her family. There are highlights in Elsie's life of Christmas Day, and the rich fruit pudding complete with a lucky sixpence that she and her siblings looked forward to, and also at other times of the odd rabbit that her farmer father managed to catch and the rabbit stew it became after her mother had skinned and gutted it. There is also the alarming sound of the air raid siren, and how she had to flee to the garden shelter with her family, sometimes in the middle of the night. As Elsie is a child, the book is written in quite a young style that is suitable for older children as well as adults. She thinks nothing of walking two miles with her siblings to play at a favourite spot, something I think today's children would not even consider (indeed if they are allowed outside in the first place). She took as normal today's privations such as icy bedrooms and having to share a bed with her 2 sisters, but she was glad of them for warmth. With a diet augmented by rabbits and whatever else her father managed to catch, Elsie possibly fared rather better than children in London who were not evacuated. I'm sure she grew up healthier than today's children, brought up on a diet of fast food and lack of exercise. Hopefully she would have been too young at the time to let the war's horrors blight her later life. I would have preferred the style of writing to be more aimed at adults, but I give this book 4 stars for an entertaining read.

Stevie Turner rated it 4 stars on Goodreads

While the Bombs Fell