I am guest posting over at Rox Burkey lovely blog today. Rox has asked me all sorts of questions about my past and my writing and I hope you will go over and have a read. While you are there, have a look around as Rox is a terrific writer and the co-author of a number of great books.
Thank you, Rox.
Today I am delighted to share my special guest with you. She is a creative author of multiple genres, cooking artist, and devoted to her family. Roberta Cheadle, or Robbie from our first meeting, is a master chef at stories coupled with scrumptious eats. Trust me her recipes are fun, doable, and delicious.
Robbie, let’s start off by sharing a bit of your fascinating early years, and your migration to South Africa.
Hi Rox, Thank you for inviting me over to your lovely blog, I am delighted to be here.
I was born in London in the UK. When my biological father died, leaving my mom alone with a three-month-old baby, we moved back to my mother’s hometown of Bungay, Suffolk in the UK. When I was nine-months old my mother made the decision to move to South Africa. Her older sister, Wendy, lived in South Africa and she offered to look after me while my mother worked. We travelled by ship and arrived at the port city of Durban in December of that year.
My mother got herself a job in a busy hotel in Johannesburg and when I was 18 months old, she met my dad, Dean. They were married when I was two years old.
I attended high school in Johannesburg and took a job as a junior bookkeeper after I finished my matric year. I was 17 years old, a year younger than my peer group. I enrolled to study at The University of South Africa, a correspondence university, and studied a Batchelor of Accounting. I passed my three-year course with distinction and in 1997 I started my three-year article period at KPMG in Johannesburg. The firm paid for me to continue my studies part time and obtain the necessary Honours in Accounting degree. I then did my board examinations and at the end of 1999 I qualified as a CA(SA). I completed my qualification in six years instead of the usual seven.
After my articles, I moved into corporate finance with a focus on stock exchange related work. I trained to become a reporting accounting specialist and an approved executive for the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. I also learned about other stock exchanges all over the world. This is currently still my career.
I met my husband in my first year of articles and we were married in 2001. We now have two lovely sons who are both teenagers and who are currently attending high school.
Continue reading here: https://roxburkey.com/chit-chatting-featured-author-robbiecheadle/
About Rox Burkey
Rox Burkey is a member of Rave Reviews Book Club and the co-author of the award-winning books of the Enigma Series and short stories. She is also a big reader. She reads a variety of genres and provides detailed reviews posted on RoxBurkey.com and Amazon. She loves to talk with authors and share what they love about writing their masterpieces. ~ Twitter: @1rburkey
You can find out more about Rox Burkey and her co-author, Charles Breakfield here: https://ravereviewsbookclub.wordpress.com/about-breakfield-burkey-enigmaseries-rrbc-rrbc_community/
You can find out more about RRBC here: https://ravereviewsbookclub.wordpress.com/
Rox, together with RRBC, hosts a fabulous ‘Rave Waves’ talk show called Eyes On The Book which you can learn more about here: https://ravereviewsbookclub.wordpress.com/rrbc-rrbceyesonthebook/
Rox was kind enough to interview my for Eyes On the Book earlier this month and you can watch the show here: