Are you a blogger, podcaster, or talk-show host looking for new and unique guests?
If so, my name is Patty L. Fletcher.
Owner and Creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing, and I’ve got some wonderfully talented people to introduce to you.
First, we have Author, Publisher, and Business Owner, Claire Plaisted.
Claire Plaisted lives in Sandbach, England with her family. Sandbach is an old town mentioned in the doomsday book in 1066. Today the town is a vibrant town with a small market, plenty of great restaurants and café’s and Boutiques and Beauty Salons.
Claire is an Multi Genre Indie Author, with side lines in genealogy where she researches and formats family history books for clients. Claire also developed a business to help Indie Authors self-publish, assisting over thirty clients so far
Claire has published twenty-six books. Two are short stories, six are part of a series which is called ‘Garrett Investigation Bureau.’ She has one adult fantasy, one children’s mythical story. Along with six contemporary romance novellas under her pen name ‘Beth Bayley.’ Claire has a children’s book series called Girlie Adventures. The first three are now available. ‘Girlie and the War of the Wasps,’ ‘Girlie and the Quest for Pedi’s Family and ‘Girlie’s Circus Adventure. They are adventure story for children from four years upwards. Each one sold gives 40% to a charity. The first book is, in essence about healthy eating and the book will help raise funds for ‘Chasing a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes.’
Enjoy your lives and read a book.
If you’d like to contact Claire email her at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
To see more visit: http://www.claireplaisted.wordpress.com
Up next, we have Author Jo E. Pinto.
J. E. Pinto is a magnet for underdogs! Early in her married life, her home became a hangout for troubled neighborhood kids. This experience lit the flame for her first novel, The Bright Side of Darkness.
Pinto’s Spanish-American roots grow deep in the Rocky Mountains, dating back six generations. J. E. Pinto lives with her family in Colorado where she works as a writer and also proofreads textbooks and audio books. One of her favorite pastimes is taking a nature walk with her service dog.
The Bright Side of Darkness won a first place Indie Book Award for “First Novel Over Eighty Thousand Words,” as well as First Place for “Inspirational Fiction.” The novel also won several awards from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association: First Place for “Inspirational Fiction,” Second Place for “Audio Book,” and First Place for “Literary and Contemporary Fiction.
If you would like to contact Author Jo E Pinto, please feel free to e-mail: at firstname.lastname@example.org
To see more visit: http://www.amazon.com/author/jepinto
Up next, we have the multi-talented Karen J. Mossman
Karen’s writing is such that it drops the reader directly into the life of each character so that they experience every trial and triumph as if it were their own. Having said that I can only imagine what having her as a guest would be.
Want to learn more? Check her out here.
Karen J Mossman comes from a family of journalists with her grandfather and uncle having been newspaper editors. Further back a 2x grandfather wrote for his local paper and also published a book based on those articles. Karen is the only one to go into fiction
Two of her novels are romantic suspense and one is a thriller. She also has three themed short story collections and has recently joined the Electric Eclectic books, which allow her to write novelettes in different genres. So far, she has four under the EE brand.
Karen is also an avid blogger and book reviewer, “It’s especially important to me to have feedback from my readers, so please leave a review when you have read one of my books.”
Karen lives on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey off the north Wales coast with her husband and their Yorkshire terrier. She has two grown up children, who were both born on the same day, two years apart.
“I enjoy writing in different genres and you can see some of my shorter stories on my website.”
KAREN’S FOUR NOVELS
Is inn e-book and print on Amazon and also, on Kindle Unlimited
Most girls just want to find their one true love. Sisters, Joanna and Sandie are no exception. While Joanna falls for rock singer Niko, Sandie’s choice leaves Joanna reeling and causes a rift in their relationship.
Niko’s music always comes first, and Joanna accepts being second best. She promises never to ask anything from him. But when she finds herself caught up in a violent shooting she is lost, frightened and alone. Will Niko stand by her side or will he choose the path to stardom?
Set in the 80s with a soundtrack of music and fashion, Joanna’s Journey travels a road where sometimes love is not enough.
Release Date June 3rd, pre-order May 3rd
In e-book and print on Amazon. Also, on Kindle Unlimited
(Standalone book – you don’t have to read the first one)
Struggling with the past, Joanna can’t forget the love she lost and the man who broke her heart. During the summer at a rock festival, Joanna meets him again. Niko is now an international rock star. Can they put the past behind them and rekindle the love they once had?
Mike stood by her when no one else did, but Niko still wants her? Joanna becomes entangled in a web of lies and deceit. Niko is the love of her life, but she cannot leave Mike as confusion and betrayal follows.
In Joanna’s Destiny, she has some fun times in France and mingles with the stars in Montreux. With a backdrop of music and fashion, emotions and friendships are tested. Her love for Niko never falters, showing that love can conquer all, but at what cost?
In e-book and print on Amazon. Also, on Kindle Unlimited
Kerry O’Brien has a hot new boyfriend! Yay!
His name is Tommy. He’s a biker and he’s gorgeous. He seems to like me too. He makes me feel good about myself and it’s been a long time since anyone has paid me that much attention. I also have a monster for a stepfather.
But I’m scared, scared Bill will find out about him and scared he will find out about Bill. Tommy’s very protective of me and if he ever found out my secret, I think he would murder Bill.
Bill started again last night. Jodie and I hid under the bed. I don’t want him to ever touch her. Secrets like mine are only whispered about. But the bruises are getting harder to cover and I know once Tommy finds out the truth, He’ll hate me and I’m afraid I might lose him.
The Truth Will Out
In e-book and print on Amazon. Also, on Kindle Unlimited
Kelly needs to escape from her abusive and controlling boyfriend, but she’s terrified to leave. She’s then given a chance to start a fresh, but is the cost for her freedom too high?
Sarah is happy in her life. She has a dream job and a perfect roommate. But when a brick is thrown through the window, followed by a letter containing razor blades, her life starts to spin out of control. Detective Ryan Andrews is on the case and the two quickly form a close bond.
Will Kelly pay that price for freedom? Can Sarah’s secret past be kept from Ryan?
In the end The Truth Will Out.
In e-book on Amazon. Also, on Kindle Unlimited
The Themed Collection. The Missing, a collection of short stories about missing people. Behind the Music, a collection of short stories with a musical theme. Heroes, a collection of short stories about heroes of all kinds.
Electric Eclectic Books, novelettes
In ebook on Amazon
Down by the River
A Cry in the Night
If you would like to learn more about Karen, buy her books, or contact her please see her social media, blog, and contact information.
Story site: https://magicofstories.net
Book Blogger site: https://karensbookbuzz.wordpress.com
Author site: https://karenmossman.weebly.com
Next, we have, Award-Winning Author Wanda Luthman.
Wanda Luthman has her Masters of Arts in both Mental Health Counseling and Guidance Counseling from Rollins College located in beautiful Winter Park, Florida. She has worked as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Adjunct Professor, and Hospice Counselor for teens. She’s currently a Guidance Counselor at a local High School.
Wanda is an award-winning, best-selling, international author who has self-published 5 children’s books (The Lilac Princess, A Turtle’s Magical Adventure, Gloria and the Unicorn, Little Birdie, and Franky the Finicky Flamingo).
She belongs to the National Pen Women Organization in Cape Canaveral; the Florida’s Writers Association; Space Coast Authors; and Brevard Authors Forum. She presently resides in Brevard County Florida with her husband of 22 years and 2 dogs. Her daughter is away at college, like Little Birdie, she has left the nest
To see more visit: http://www.wandaluthmanwordpress.com
If you’d like to contact Wanda Email her at: email@example.com
Next on this incredible list we have Authors, Editors, Leonore, and David Dvorkin.
Hello, everyone. We are David and Leonore Dvorkin, in Denver, Colorado. We are the authors of over 30 published books, and since 2009, we have been editing books (both fiction and nonfiction) by other authors and assisting them in getting the books self-published in e-book and print. The three publishers are CreateSpace, Amazon, and Smashwords. Amazon is the primary seller, and the books are sold worldwide.
We have worked on almost 40 books of varying lengths and many types. Most of our clients are blind or visually impaired.
Our comprehensive services include thorough editing, print layout, conversion to e-book, cover design, the provision of back cover and ad blurb texts and book-related Web pages for the authors, setting up the accounts with the publishers, and some help with marketing, all for very reasonable rates. Throughout every project, we maintain close email contact with the author.
To see more visit: http://www.dldbooks.com/
If you’d like to contact the Dvorkins email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speaking of the Dvorkins, David Dvorkin has written a book on Self-Publishing that is sure to answer any question an author considering taking this path could have.
As owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing as well as a Self-Published Author I recommend this Author highly for any talk-show host who is looking to delve into this subject on a deeper level.
See below for all David’s info.
SELF-PUBLISHING TOOLS, TIPS, AND TECHNIQUES by David Dvorkin / C 2018
In print and e-book formats from Amazon and multiple other online sellers.
Full details, cover, free 20% text sample, and buying links: http://www.dvorkin.com/selfpub/
Self-publishing has exploded in popularity in recent years. However, many authors hesitate to go this route because they think the process is extremely difficult. Or they take the plunge, make mistakes, and are disheartened. To make matters worse, self-publishing services have proliferated, preying on authors’ uncertainties and lack of knowledge about self-publishing. These services often charge you excessive amounts of money to do what you can in fact do yourself.
Since 2009, I have been self-publishing my books and my wife’s books, and I’ve helped over 35 clients to publish their own books—a total of over 80 books as of February 2018. This book distills what I’ve learned about the process. I hope it will enable you to self-publish your book at little or no cost and not fall prey to scams.
About the Author:
David Dvorkin was born in Reading, England in 1943 and lived in South Africa for 10 years. He attended college in Indiana and Texas. He holds a BA degree in math, physics, and astronomy and a master’s degree in math. From the mid-1960s until 2010, he worked variously as a math teacher, an aerospace engineer, a computer programmer, and a technical writer. He is the author of 28 published books: science fiction, horror, mystery, and nonfiction. His wife of almost 50 years, Leonore Dvorkin, is also a writer. Together, they run DLD Books Editing and Self-Publishing Services.
If you’d like to contact David please email: email@example.com
Next up is, Multi Genre Author Phyllis Staton Campbell.
Phyllis Staton Campbell, who was born blind, writes about the world she knows best. She calls on her experience as teacher of the blind, peer counselor and youth transition coordinator. She says that she lives the lives of her characters: lives of sorrow and joy; triumph and failure; hope and despair. That she and her characters sometimes see the world in a different way, adds depth to the story. She sees color in the warmth of the sun on her face, the smell of rain, the call of a cardinal, and God, in a rainbow of love and grace.
Although she was born in Amherst County, Virginia, she has lived most of her life in Staunton, Virginia, where she serves as organist at historic Faith Lutheran church, not far from the home she shared with her husband, Chuck, who waits beyond that door called death.
Books by Phyllis Staton Campbell.
New Release 2017
Where Sheep May Safely Graze
Other books by Phyllis Staton Campbell…
COME HOME MY HEART, 1985.
REPRINTED IN 2001
FRIENDSHIPS IN THE DARK, 1996 Reprint 1997
The Evil Men Do 2006, true crime, written under contract for the family of the victim.
Who Will hear Them Cry, April, 2012
A Place to Belong August, 2012
Out of the Night February, 2014
If you would like to contact Phyllis email her at: Pcampbell16@verizon.net
To see more visit:
We also have multi-published author John Justice.
THE PADDY STORIES: BOOK TWO. Fiction by John Justice, C 2018
In e-book and print from Amazon, Smashwords, and other online booksellers. Cover, free text preview, author bio, buying links, and more:
Oakland, California – the 1950s
From the protected environment of California School for the Blind, Pat Chandler enters an ordinary public high school, where he and his blind friend Carlos are a tiny minority. How will the teachers and other students treat them? Most of them have never met a blind person before.
For Pat and Carlos, challenges of this type are nothing new. Fortunately, Pat has Lucy Candelaria beside him. Her love and support, along with his own strength and determination, will give him the help he needs to succeed. In young Becky Simonson, Carlos finds a friend and loving companion as well. As time passes, they all develop new maturity and deserved self–confidence.
Naturally, as Pat grows into young adulthood, the issues he faces become more complex. The Paddy Stories: Book One featured the journey of the orphaned boy from Philadelphia to California, then his new life with Doreen and Bob Chandler, the loving aunt and uncle who adopt him. Book Two is filled with much hard work, a few confrontations, and many accomplishments for the young characters and their elders. Whatever the challenge, be it moving, remodeling, starting a business, or rescuing an abused classmate, they meet it with courage, creativity, and mutual support.
Throughout the book, music is central to the main characters’ lives. Pat, Lucy, and Carlos gain fulfillment and fame as the musical group “The Miracle.” The beautiful piano on the cover is the same model featured in Chapter 9. There could be no better symbol of the art that brings Pat and his friends so much joy—and will for the rest of their lives.
John Justice is also the author of the following three books:
It’s Still Christmas (fiction, C 2015)
The Paddy Stories: Book One (fiction, C 2016)
Love Letters in the Grand: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Big-City Piano Tuner (nonfiction, C 2017)
Full details are on his website. See the URL above.
John’s books were edited and formatted by David and Leonore Dvorkin, of DLD Books Editing and Self-Publishing Services: http://www.dldbooks.com/ They also designed the covers.
ABOUT JOHN, IN HIS OWN WORDS…
I have been married to my wife, Linda, since 1981. We live in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. We don’t have any children. I have always found that being creative was a part of me. I have written many articles for publication and have published several songs. Writing is now, and will always be, my dream.
If you’d like to contact John, you can Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or phone: 215-657-2577
To see more visit:
Maybe you’ve a show or blog all about Science Fiction? If so, we have, author Ann K. Parsons.
A Novel © 2017 by Ann K. Parsons
The demmies were the public’s darlings, but they led a double life. By day, they posed for pictures, were guests on TV shows, and helped to increase knowledge about genetic engineering by taking part in scientific experiments. By night, they faced Dr. Albert Lud’s unauthorized experiments and his torture.
Was there something better for the genetically engineered, foot-high humans? Could they escape? If they did, could they find food, shelter, and freedom from the ogre who tormented them? Could they trust any of the “big folk” to help them? These were some of the questions that kept Alex Kenyon awake at night.
His daughter Ruth wondered what made a human being. Was it size? Was it intelligence? Was it belief in God? What made her know she was a human being, even though only nine inches tall?
This is the story of how Alex’s and Ruth’s questions are answered. Purchasing Information
The e-book edition of The Demmies is available at the following online stores:
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords (numerous formats), Print Edition
The print edition of The Demmies is available at the following online stores:
Amazon, Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Ann Kathleen Parsons was born in 1953 in Olean, New York. She attended Elmira College, where she received a B.A. in English Education. She continued her studies at St. Bonaventure University, where she received an M.S. in Guidance and Personnel.
Ms. Parsons was born blind, which has affected her life in many ways, most notably in how she reads and writes. The Demmies began as a braille manuscript, written on a Perkins Braille Writer, and it has ended up, after going through several incarnations, as a Word document.
The author’s struggles with obtaining information and with writing are part of the reason she works in the field of assistive technology.
Ms. Parsons is self-employed as a tutor to adults who are blind or DeafBlind in learning braille and in assistive technology. Her business is Portal Tutoring:
She has been writing as a hobby for 40 years, crafting novels in her spare time. She enjoys storytelling and began writing in order to give this need a vehicle for expression.
When Ms. Parsons is not working or writing, she enjoys reading voraciously, especially mysteries, science fiction, and fantasy. She is a choral singer, belonging to the Rochester Oratorio Society (http://www.rossings.org) and to her church choir. She also enjoys swimming and getting together with friends. She is a member and former secretary of the Rochester New York Chapter of The American Council of The Blind, (http://www.acb.org) as well as a member of the County of Monroe / City of Rochester Council for People with Disabilities:
The Demmies is her first published novel.
If you’d like to contact Ann, you can E-mail: email@example.com
To see more visit her personal website: http://www.portaltutoring.info/bio.html
Another most excellent author you might wish for your interviewing pleasure is multi-talented author Ann Chiappetta.
Ann Chiappetta’s writing has been featured in both print and electronic publications, most notably Dialogue magazine, Reader’s Digest and Matilda Ziegler online magazine, beginning in 1990. Her poetry has been featured in small press journals like Lucidity and Midwest Poetry Review, among others. Ann’s essays and fiction have been featured in specialty magazines and literary journals including Dialogue Magazine, Breath and Shadow, Magnets and Ladders, and local collegiate publications.
Her debut self-published poetry collection, released in November 2016, titled “Upwelling: Poems”, has been well received; a second nonfiction book, “Follow Your Dog a Story of Love and Trust”, was released in October 2017.
Ann holds a Master of Science degree in marriage and family therapy and currently practices as a readjustment, trauma, and couples counseling therapist. To purchase Ann’s books, in print or electronically, go to http://www.dldbooks.com/annchiappetta
To learn all about Ann and contact her for your show, see:
Follow Ann on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AnnieDungarees
Connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/dir/Ann/Chiappetta
Maybe you’ve been a care-giver for a loved one? Maybe you provide compassionate care services, and are looking for an inspirational speaker writer?
If so, you might want to talk with Author Abbie Johnson Taylor…
My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds by Abbie Johnson Taylor / C 2016
For sale in e-book ($3.99) and print ($11.95) on Amazon, Smashwords, and other buying sites.
In September of 2005, Abbie Johnson married Bill Taylor, who was blind and 19 years her senior. Three months later, Bill suffered the first of two strokes that paralyzed his left side and confined him to a wheelchair. In My Ideal Partner, Abbie Johnson Taylor, once a registered music therapist, uses prose and poetry to tell the story of how she met and married her husband, then cared for him for six years despite her own visual impairment. After she made the painful decision to move him to a nursing home in September of 2012, he seemed to give up on life and passed away a month later.
About the author:
Abbie Johnson Taylor lives in Sheridan, Wyoming, where she writes full time. She holds a BA degree in music performance and worked for 15 years in a nursing home as an activities assistant. This is her fourth published book. Her others are a romance novel and two books of poetry. Her work has appeared in Serendipity Poets Journal, Emerging Voices, and Magnets and Ladders. For details, and to contact her please visit her website: http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com
Do you have a show or blog that deals with specific blindness issues? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have the tables turned and rather than being the blind child being taken care of by the parent you found yourself the blind child taking care of the parent?
Here’s an author who can tell you more… Mary Hiland
The Bumpy Road to Assisted Living: A Daughter’s Memoir by Mary Hiland / C 2017
E-book: $3.99 / Paperback: $11.95 (209 pages)
Available from Amazon, Smashwords, and multiple other online sellers.
As a blind only child, the author enjoyed the single-minded love and devotion of her parents. So, when her mother, in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, was going blind and deaf and needed to move into assisted living, it was time for Ms. Hiland to assume the duties and role reversals required for her mother. She wrote her book with the hope of being helpful to others in this tough place in life.
Just one of the many glowing review quotes that accompany the book: “Most of us have faced, or will face, the problems of dealing with an aging parent, but Mary Hiland did it blind. Her book The Bumpy Road to Assisted Living captures the frustration, rewards, and incredible complications of the ordeal with feeling and humor. I was impressed that Mary handled it so well—and thankful that she tells us about it so vividly!”—Daniel Boyd, author of ’Nada and Easy Death
For a longer synopsis, author’s bio and photo, cover photo, text preview, full review quotes, and buying links, as well as how to contact her please go to: http://www.dldbooks.com/maryhiland/
Would you like to talk to a well-rounded author who reviews books, shares recipes, as well as personal experiences concerning the challenges a blind person faces every-day?
Maybe you’re looking for a guest blogger?
Check out the following talented author David L Faucheux
Across Two Novembers: A Year in the Life of a Blind Bibliophile by David L. Faucheux / C 2017 / 510 pages
In e-book ($4.99) and print ($19.95) from Amazon, Smashwords, and other online sellers.
What the book is about:
Friends and family. Restaurants and recipes. Hobbies and history. TV programs the author loved when he could still see and music he enjoys. The schools he attended and the two degrees he attained. The career that eluded him and the physical problems that challenge him. And books, books, books: over 230 of them quoted from or reviewed. All in all, an astonishing work of erudition and remembrance.
More details, cover photo, 10% text preview, author bio, review quotes, and to contact David:
To see a great interview, and review of the author, visit…
With all the conflict surrounding immigration, and persons from other countries being in the great nation of America, the following author is sure to make a most excellent guest on almost any blog or talk-show.
Here is all the information on this talented Author’s work. Meet Jalil Mortazavi
The Mystery of America: What I Learned and Love About This Country
Nonfiction by Jalil Mortazavi, C 2018 / 181 pages in print
Edited and formatted by David and Leonore Dvorkin, DLD Books (www.dldbooks.com)
In e-book ($3.99) and print ($11.95) on Amazon and other online buying sites.
The e-book is text-to-speech enabled.
To contact and see
Full details, cover, buying links, and free text preview: http://www.dldbooks.com/jalilmortazavi/
Jalil Mortazavi was born in Iran in 1955. In 1976, he came to America, where a series of operations failed to restore his sight. With much help and kindness from others, plus plenty of hard work, he learned English, attained university degrees in communications and counseling psychology, and gained diverse work experience, including in the theatre and radio and as a court interpreter. Eventually, he also married and had a child; his young daughter, Diana, is pictured on the cover with him. Today he works as a freelance journalist based in Boston.
Mr. Mortazavi has written this book out of gratitude to all those who assisted him and showed him such kindness, as well as to the country that became his new home. In it, he attempts to identify and then define the various elements of American society that he sees as unique and of special value. He calls those, collectively, the mystery of America. With joy, humor, and unfailing positivity, he paints a picture of America that we can all hope is at least part of our reality, as well as an ideal.
His previously published book is From Iran to America: Changes, Choices, and Challenges (C 2013). Details are on the author’s website, linked to above.
Do you have a talk-show that deals with murder mysteries, as well as historical places?
Maybe you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind guest blogger?
If so, I’ve the perfect author for you to interview. Meet Gary H Hensley
A crime thriller by Gary H. Hensley / C 2015 / 413 pages in print
In e-book ($4.99) and print ($15.95) from Amazon and other online sellers
Full details, author bio, and free 10% text preview as well as how to contact the author: http://www.dldbooks.com/garyhensley/
The following Author has a message to share, and he does it in a unique way. With all the violence, discrimination, and negativity in our world today, this book speaks to an all-inclusive audience.
I hope you’ll consider Stephen A Theberge for your blog, podcast or radio talk-show without delay.
For more information see below.
The MetSche Message
A coming-of-age science fiction novel by Stephen A. Theberge / C 2016
In e-book ($2.99) and print ($12.95) on Amazon and other online sites.
To contact and see Full details, a free text preview, and buying links: http://www.dldbooks.com/stephentheberge/
Cover design by David Dvorkin.
Andre, nearly blind, experiences years of alienation, frustration, and abiding sadness in the face of human beings’ cruelty to one another. His sources of joy are few: good food, music, computer science, and the arms of his lover, John. Only in middle age does he learn that he and a very few others have been chosen by two far superior alien races to deliver a message to all of humanity.
The story is told primarily in the form of a long account of Andre’s life: from his very earliest memories of being a visually impaired baby to the stunning visions of their planets imparted to him by the aliens, the Metans and Schegnans. Along with allowing him to view their beautiful present worlds, they show him the extremely violent past that they have evolved beyond.
Can human beings ever do the same?
Will Andre, John, and the two psychiatrists who are also privy to the aliens’ powerful message be able to convince others on Earth to listen and learn?
Readers are left to imagine their own answers to these questions. What they could never doubt are the emotion and deep humanity from which this imaginative and poignant story obviously springs.
About the Author:
Stephen A. Theberge lives in Attleboro, Massachusetts. He holds BA degrees in computer science and English literature and works for the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority as an ADA Compliance Tester.
If you’re looking for a guest who has lived as both a sighted and blind artist the next author is for you.
Lynda Lambert has a most unique stories.
Please take a look at her fascinating information.
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems © 2017 by Lynda McKinney Lambert
This book is the dream-come-true of Pennsylvania artist, author and Professor of Fine Arts and Humanities, Lynda McKinney Lambert.
Through her poetry and creative non-fiction essays, Lynda invites her readers into her personal world of imagination, faith, beauty, travels, music and more. Since her retirement from her teaching career in 2008, she writes full-time in her century-old rural western Pennsylvania home where she has lived for over ½ a century with her husband, Bob.
In her books and her art works, she takes strands from ancient mythology, history, and contemporary life and weaves a richly textured new fabric using images that are seen and unseen.
Lynda’s first book is Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage. This collection of poems, historical notes and reflections was written over several years as she lived and taught courses in Austria every summer. Her students came from all over the country to be in her classes. Her course, “Drawing and Writing in Salzburg,” took students on daily excursions in a variety of places in Austria. Students travelled with Lambert to locations in Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, and Germany during a month-long sojourn. Lynda kept journals each summer and the stories and poems in her book were inspired by her journaling.
In her newest book, Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems she takes us on a year-long journey through the seasons. The book opens in the month of January. She takes readers through each month, with a final destination at the end of December.
Available in e-book and Kindle for only ($3.99) and print ($14.95) from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Walking+by+Inner+Vision
Biographical Information on Lynda McKinney Lambert.
Lynda’s degrees in higher education are in Fine Arts and English Literature.
BFA in Painting from Slippery Rock University of PA, 1989.
MFA in Painting from West Virginia University, 1991.
MA in English Literature from Slippery Rock University of PA, 1994.
Lynda worked for Neiman Marcus in Palo Alto, CA
And Mission College in Santa Clara, CA from 1991-1993.
Lynda was the executive director of the Hoyt Institute of Fine arts, New Castle, PA from 1993 – 1996.
She accepted a tenure track position at Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA and began her teaching career in the fall of 1996. She taught courses in English Literature, Humanities, and Fine Arts during her years at Geneva College. She retired in 2008 from teaching and has been writing and making art full-time since her retirement.
Lynda’s career has taken her around the world. She was included in international exhibitions in the U.S., Japan, Austria, New Guinea. She was selected by the U.S. Department of State for the Arts in Embassies program and her wood-cut prints were on display at the U.S. Embassy in Paupau, New Guinea.
In 1991, Lynda’s wood-cut prints were chosen as 1 of 8 U. S. printmakers invited to the international exhibition – The Osaka Triennale (Japan). Her unique prints and paintings were shown all over the U.S. in traveling exhibitions and in invitational shows. She still actively exhibits her art work.
She’s exhibited her art for over 40 years in museums and galleries.
Since her sight loss, she began creating mixed-media fiber art in her River Road Studio, which was established in 1976. She has won over 100 awards for her art.
Lynda’s writing career reflects the passion and enthusiasm that exists in all she does.
In 2018, Lynda’s writings in Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction were published over 140 times in Books, Anthologies, Literary Magazines and blogs.
She writes two blogs. She began blogging in December 2009, 2 years after her profound sight loss. Her writing appears on numerous blogs as a guest blogger and as a featured writer. She garners many awards for her writing throughout the year.
Lynda’s poem, “Red December,” was a winner in the Proverse Poetry Prize Anthology, Mingled Voices #2, published in Hong Kong.
Currently, Lynda has just completed her first chapbook, “first snow,” which is now ready to send out to publishers for publication in late 2018.
In addition, she is working on her next full-length book, Star Signs, which she intends to be completed by the end of 2018 and available for publication in early 2019.
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Up next we have Author David Cousland. David has some great short-stories is well traveled, and would make a wonderful guest on any show or blog.
About the author in his own words…
Born in the industrial Midlands in 1950, I was educated at Dudley Grammar School (to the best of their abilities) before going on to work in the banking industry, the latter years working on very exciting plastic card payment schemes. Married (twice) with two daughters and three grand-children, my hobbies outside of the family and writing include golf and travel, occasionally combining the two when searching for golf balls that have strayed way off line. A number of my stories are based around places I’ve been fortunate to visit and love including them whenever I can.
I first started writing at the tender age of 62 and have now published 15 e-books and short stories. I particularly enjoy writing in the first person, which has been a bit of a challenge as the majority of my stronger characters are women. I write for pleasure and hope you enjoy reading my stories.
Currently I’m working on my first sci-fi story and also a horror story aimed at the young adult market. Never having previously attempted to write anything in the fantasy / sci-fi genres and very little in the horror sector– this is a case of fingers crossed and hope for the best, although I do have a number of ‘expert volunteers’ keen to read the horror story.
Books by David Cousland.
1) Overture for Revenge 01/23/13
2) Face of the Viking 14/03/13
3) Snake Eyes Allison 06/10/13
4) The Faces of Ashwood Court 08/04/13
5) The Wrong Man’s Ring 11/02/13
6) Scent of the Dragon Queen 04/01/14
7) The Michelangelo Legacy 03/22/14
8) Black Country Murders 10/15/14
9) I Don’t Drink Decaf 12/27/14
10) Sarah Marshall’s Double Quest 02/21/15
11) The Water Carrier 09/09/15
12) Anastas and the Black Rose 21/07/16
13) Barclay’s Losing Hand 20/09/16
14) Carnage at Clifton Court 09/08/17
15) Snakebird: The Texan Ring 02/01/18
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Finally, there’s King Campbell Super Seeing Eye Dog A.K.A Bubba and Me.
We just happen to be celebrating 7 glorious years together.
King Campbell and I are pleased to present some wondrous stories and art work to you all. Enjoy.
Bubba Tails from the Puppy Nursery at The Seeing Eye Written by Patty L. Fletcher Told by, King Campbell Lee – The Seeing Eye Dog AKA Bubba
Spring and Summer 2017
In this magical and love filled tail, King Campbell AKA Bubba travels to the puppy nursery at The Seeing Eye to help ready a group of puppies who are just about to embark on the fabulous journey of learning to become Seeing Eye dogs. Just as he is about to finish his tail, a wee pup becomes very frightened of all that lies ahead, and one frightfully stormy night she runs away! Will King Campbell hear the urgent call from the puppy nursery in time? Will they find her and save her so she can fulfill her destiny?
The use of Tail instead of Tale for story and Magik instead of Magic is intended for these short stories. A great play on words from King Campbell
Patty Lyne Fletcher in her own words (October 2017
About me and my crew
I’m a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom I am very proud. I have a great son-in-law and five beautiful grandchildren. Three girls, and two boys. I hope to be able to write more about them later on.
I own and handle a Black Labrador from The Seeing Eye™ named Campbell Lee—a.k.a. Bubba Lee or King Campbell, to give just a couple of his nicknames.
When and where I was born
I was born in Kingsport, Tenn., where I also grew up.
About my blindness
I was born one and a half months premature. My blindness was caused by my being given too much oxygen in the incubator. I was partially sighted until 1991,
at which time I lost my sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. I used a cane for 31 years before making the change to
a guide dog.
Where I live and work
Currently, I live and work in Kingsport, Tenn.
I used to work for CONTACT-CONCERN of Northeast Tennessee, Inc. I left that position in order to spend time with family and pursue my writing full time.
Why I write.
I wrote Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life to tell the story of how going to The Seeing Eye™ and getting Campbell, learning to love, handle, and work him, then coming home and adding him to my life, gave me true freedom. I tell of how changing from being a 31-year cane user to being a guide dog handler taught me things about myself I had never known before. I tell of the wonderment I experienced when I finally took that chance.
A major goal of mine is to help others who find themselves in domestic violence situations. I also want to help others learn more about mental illnesses and how different situations and environments can drastically affect those with such challenges.
I tell how training affected me physically as a result of the fibromyalgia I deal with, along with the side effects of the medications I take. I focus on bipolar disorder, on how it can go horribly wrong and cause a person to behave in ways they normally would not.
Another thing I have attempted to show is how, in certain institutional settings, attachments can develop—and how those attachments can become unhealthy for all concerned if they are not handled correctly. Most simply, I want others to know more about me.
In Bubba Tails from the Puppy Nursery at The Seeing Eye, it is King Campbell Super Seeing Eye Dog A.K.A Bubba’s turn to tell his tale.
While helping to ready a group of pups to go and meet their puppy raiser families, so they too, might one-day become Seeing Eye dogs, he tells of what it was like for him, to grow up and become a Seeing Eye dog.
My hobbies include reading, writing, music, and standup comedy. I also like nature walks, light hiking, tent camping, and fishing. No, I am not afraid to bait a hook.
Music I enjoy
My favorite types of music are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country, as well as some present-day country music. I also like meditation music.
My favorite books and authors
I enjoy fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. I love the books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and many more. My favorite books include 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.
My spiritual faith
I am a spiritual walker. I claim no particular faith, either Christian or pagan. I simply know that there is God and Goddess, or Mother Father God, as some call her/him. I lean toward the natural approach, or Druidism (Druidry), as it promotes harmony and respect for all beings, including the environment.
I am also very interested in herbs and their healing properties. I recently enrolled in a course that will allow me to earn a certificate in the field of working with herbs.
If you’d like to contact me you may email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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