Welcome to the #RRBC ROCKIN’ 2020 AWAY Book, Blog & Trailer Block Party! #Giveaways #DoorPrizes @Bakeandwrite

Hi and “WELCOME” to Rave Reviews Book Club’s BOOK, BLOG & TRAILER BLOCK PARTY at Watch Nonnie Write!


Here’s What I’m Giving Away Today:

One (1) $25 Amazon Gift Card

One (1) ebook copy of Open a new door – poetry book

**Additionally, the book club is awarding a $50 Amazon gift card as the Grand Prize to one lucky winner (pulled from the comments of all the participating blog sites). The blog tour is scheduled for 25 different stops during the month of October. Visit the club’s twitter page Rave Reviews Book Club daily during the month for the link to the next author blog stop.

About Robbie’s Inspiration

Robbie’s Inspiration is the blog I use for my fondant and cake art, recipes, poetry and to promote my children’s books, the Sir Chocolate Books series, Silly Willy Goes to Cape Town and While the Bombs Fell. I also have a poetry book, Open a new door, co-authored with fellow South African poet, Kim Blades.

There are a few fully illustrated Sir Chocolate books available for free download here:


As it is nearly Halloween, I am including some examples of my Halloween fondant and cake artwork here:

About Open a new door

The Blurb

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

5-star Amazon review

Open a New Door by Robbie Cheadle and Kim Blades is a poetry collection with themes on the nature and life in Africa, the poets’ families and friends, their personal lives and the cooperate world. In each theme, the poets explored the good, the bad and the ugly. At the end of each poem, a short narrative gave the background or situation under which the poems were written. The poems are modern, free verse with rhymes and no rhymes. Each poem is easy to read in the length or one or two pages.

In Life in Africa, Robbie Cheadle showed her compassion toward the poverty of African people young and old. In Poets’ Families, Robbie shared her joy of having a son with an amazing mind and her worry about another son’s physical disease. In Poets’ Personal Lives, Kim expresses her emotion about her husband leaving her and her loneliness.

This poetry collection covers a wide range of personal experiences, observations and emotions. Many people could relate to them.

A poem from Open a new door

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.


What drives me to write?

Exposing personal ideas

To unhearing ears

In this large, uncaring world

I believe I reach a few.


What drives me to write?

To cast my words like pebbles

Into the water

To join the endless ripples

That may swell into huge waves.


What drives me to write?

A hope to instigate change

To do some small good

In a world of endless pain

Doing nothing destroys hope.

By Robbie Cheadle

Find Robbie Cheadle

RRBC Author Page: https://ravereviewsbookclub.wordpress.com/about-robbie-cheadle-bakeandwrite-rrbc-rrbc_community/






Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Robbie-Cheadle/e/B01N9J62GQ

About Rave Reviews Book Club

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75 thoughts on “Welcome to the #RRBC ROCKIN’ 2020 AWAY Book, Blog & Trailer Block Party! #Giveaways #DoorPrizes @Bakeandwrite

  1. Your creations always put a smile on my face, Robbie. Your artwork is infused with the joy and fun you bring to your creations. I am in awe how the little characters in your Halloween art appear to have expressions and personality. “Open a new door” sounds very interesting and inspirational. Congratulations! Erica

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  2. Not knowing that you will be featured today, Robbie, I downloaded one of your Sir Chocolate books yesterday, the wee characters so whimsical, yet infused with personality.

    I can tell you are tender-hearted soul as you care for the needy children of your country. And I admire your hope to instigate change/To do some small good/In a world of endless pain with your books. That’s my mission too.

    Blessings on your artistry – and cheers to more book sales! 🙂

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    1. Hi Marian, thank you, I am glad you enjoy Michael and my little characters. There is a lot of need here in Africa, especially now with Covid-19. I am really glad you can relate to the words of my poem, if we all do a little bit it adds up to a lot. Have a lovely new week, Marian.

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    1. Hi Nonnie, thanks for visiting. Michael and Greg each contributed one of the snails in the haunted house picture. Michael used to do some of the artwork but he has outgrown it for the time being. 15 Year olds aren’t as keen on baking and fondant art.


  3. I am enjoying your very appealing stop for today’s Block Party, Robbie. Outstanding! Congratulations on your books and on bringing fun and inspiration into the lives of children and parents. Best of luck on all that you do. Enjoy the rest of the tour.

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    1. Hi Yvette, thanks for coming by and for your lovely comment. I haven’t been writing much poetry lately. It feels as if Covid-19 has sucked all the poetry out of me. I’m hoping the urge to write poetry will come back. It was never something I had to work at, poems just came to me.

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  4. Hi,
    You always make hungry when I come to your website. I am a chocolate fanatic and have been trying to stay away from it. However, I finally gave up Saturday and went out and bought some chocolate chip cookies.
    Now to your poetry. I like the rhythm in the poem and your poetic reasons of why you write. Very well done.
    By the way, do you a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. A nice simple one where the chocolate is bitter and not sweet. I’d appreciate it.
    Take care.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

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    1. Hi Pat, thanks for visiting. In moderation, chocolate is a great thing. I do have a choc chip cookie recipe which I will email to you. You can use 70% cocoa chocolate for a stronger bitter/sweet contrast. I have a divine chocolate mousse recipe which uses marshmallows instead of raw egg and bitter chocolate. So nice.

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    1. HI Olga, thanks for visiting and commenting. I think a poetry book is easier to write with someone else as you each contribute your own poems. Kim and I are both South African and have similar writing styles and themes which made this much easier.


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