Frequently Asked Question: How Do You Prepare for an Author Appearance?

I remember the first Author Appearance I did. It was much smaller, than the one described here, but it was still lots of work. I created a display table with my books, business cards, and copies of my then, new Online Magazine The Neighborhood News, seen, here, on the blog. I had decorated snack bags, and cold bottles of water. I took plenty of time with each visitor to answer plenty of questions, and as is mentioned here, was prepared to make change. I knew that being a self-published author would be a ton of work, and I am more than certain that the Big Five Authors, do work too, but I never imagined how hard it would be. I was responsible for not only setting up a nice display, but transporting everything to and from the site, packing and unpacking, and all manner, of stuff. Even all the marketing did I do.

Why do I do it? It isn’t for the books I can sell, in fact it’s not even about the prmo, it’s the people. The readers. The ones who walk up, and are excited to meet my Seeing Eye dog and me. The ones who haven’t read us yet, who have a ton and half questions.
I love it all!

Heck! Just reading, and writing about it has me wanting to do another, and a convention? That would really rock!

Well, enough about me, let’s hear from this magnificent, well prepared, knowledgable author.

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Thanks for stopping by, and blessed be.

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About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: Visit: And: As well as:
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