TELL IT TO THE WORLD MARKETING BOOKS AND THOSE
WHO MAKE THEM HAPPEN
NOVEMBER – DECEMBER HOLIDAY EDITION 2018
BY: PATTY L. FLETCHER
EDITED BY: CLAIRE PLAISTED OF PLAISTED PUBLISHING HOUSE
King Campbell A.K.A Bubba’s V*T has graciously sponsored us by providing $150.00 for the purchasing of ten copies each of our books.
We are now selling these books in the sales area of their office.
Campbell has been receiving high-quality care from the staff at Colonial Heights Animal Hospital since fall of 2014. We could not be happier.
King Campbell here.
Let me just say that the V*TS at this Colonial Heights Animal Hospital are most Awesome. I mean as V*TS go they’re the best.
When I visit there I’m never afraid, they always take great care of me when I am sick and when I go to get a bath I don’t even dislike it. Well, not too much.
Doggies Kitties and all other critters too, tell your humans to take you here if you live in the Land of the Tri-Cities and if you do please tell them King Campbell and his human Patty L. Fletcher from Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing sent you.
At Colonial Heights Animal Hospital, we are committed to owner satisfaction by offering high quality, personalized veterinary care. The goal of the staff of Colonial Heights Animal Hospital is to advance the health of the pet through owner education, preventative care, and a progressive, compassionate approach for both pet and owner.
Colonial Heights Animal Hospital was founded in 1972. We currently have twelve employees. We pride ourselves in striving to promote in-depth diagnostic care for our patients and utilizing the advice of consultants in medicine, ophthalmology, radiography and surgery via telephone consultations and telemedicine. We place a great deal of emphasis on client service and education about our pets’ needs. Preventative medicine and dentistry are stressed at our clinic.
Human Patty back to say…
To take a virtual tour and meet the staff see photos make an appointment and much much more please visit: http://www.colonialheightsvet.com/
Hello, bookworms one and all!
The holidays are approaching fast, gift giving will soon be in full swing, and have I ever got just the thing for your holiday shopping.
Many will travel during the holidays and there’s nothing better than a good book to help pass the time while waiting in airports, taking long road trips, or to use for a hostess gift when one arrives. So, grab your favorite beverage or snack, make yourself comfortable and enjoy learning of all the most wonderful books listed within this catalog for your reading pleasure.
Should you choose any of the following books, products, or businesses found here, please do let them know you heard of them from Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing.
Before we begin, let me introduce to you my Right-Hand-Lady, Claire Plaisted of Plaisted Publishing House. Without Claire, I’d never be where I am today. Claire Plaisted lives in Rotorua, New Zealand with her family. Rotorua is one of the main tourist stops for a cultural Maori experience with lots of things to do, be it walking, cycling, museums, spa days etc.
Claire is a Multi-Genre Indie Author, with sidelines 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.
BOOKS FROM PLAISTED PUBLISHING HOUSE
Love from the Other side – A Ghostly Writes Anthology
Ghostly Writes Anthology 2017
A Treasure Chest of Children’s Stories – Anthology of Short Stories
Ghostly Writes Anthology 2016
The Ghostly Writes Valentines Anthology 2016
Ghostly Writes Anthology 2018
Dragonfly by Poppy Mann
Franky the Finicky Flamingo by Wanda Luthman
Love at All Hallow’s Eve – A Bryn Mawr Story by Beth Bayley
Tamsin the Unexpected One by Joanne Ruth
Bubba Tales by Patty L Fletcher
AUTHOR JO E. PINTO…
“The Bright Side of Darkness” Is an award-winning novel, Available in Kindle, audio, and paperback formats.
About the author…
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 audiobooks. One of her favorite pastimes is taking a nature walk with her service dog.
The Bright Side of Darkness won 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.
Rick Myers, an orphan without much faith in the future, and Daisy Bettencourt, a blind girl who is running from an alcoholic father and a set of overprotective foster parents, cross paths at a high school baseball game and make their way together. Daisy becomes the bright spot in Rick’s universe as he and his four lifelong friends–Tim, Mark, and the twins–battle the forces of poverty and hopelessness. Mark’s grandma dies of heart failure, and Tim’s stepdad is arrested on felony child abuse charges, leaving them, like Rick and Daisy, with no authority figures in their lives.
Rick and Daisy are trailed by a fat man in a battered green jeep who makes Rick more and more uneasy as the weeks pass. Then, just when Rick discovers an interest in the culinary field and decides to complete his education, the bottom drops out of his world.
There’s nothing a damn bit bright about sunshine when you’re seventeen and you see it from the wrong side of a jail cell window.
It isn’t that I’m moping for my lost freedom or anything. I wouldn’t give a half a crap for my life anymore now that the crew is scattered to the four winds, and all I have left of Daisy is her parting note in the waistband of my jeans and a wilted dandelion dangling between my fingers. But it seems to me that the Man Upstairs could have marked my downfall with a terrific thunderstorm or at least a few nasty black clouds out of the west.
When there’s a war or a funeral or some other sad thing going on in the movies, the sky usually turns dark and ugly, and the rain pours down in buckets. The longer I stare at the square of sunlight streaming through the tiny window of my cell and stealing across the floor, the lonelier I feel. August 27, 1986, is slipping by the same as every other hot, heavy day, and I’m the only one in the world who knows that nothing will ever be all right again.
It hasn’t always been this way. I ought to have known better than to believe I could reach out and snag a piece of paradise, but for a little while, I had it on my fingertips. Breaks are hard to come by for kids from the projects, though, and sure enough, all I ended up with at the last second was empty hands.
I’m doing my level best to hold off a flood of memories, but my mind keeps drifting back to the sweltering summer evening when the chain of events began that shattered my world into a zillion pieces. First thing tomorrow morning, some juvenile court judge will decide if my life is worth rebuilding. Maybe he’ll have better luck with my future than I did with my past.
The Magic of Stories
In conjunction with the website Magic of Stories, author Karen J Mossman brings you this delightful collection of short stories and poetry.
Karen is a multi-genre author and within these pages you’ll find forty-six stories in different formats. A selection of paranormal, humour, romance, horror, science fiction and much more. Delve into these pages and get lost in a magical world.
Available as an eBook and paperback.
Universal Book Link
Story from the book – https://karenmossman.weebly.com/magic-story.html
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40998781-the-magic-of-stories
OTHER BOOKS BY KAREN…
1. Joanna’s Journey
2. Joanna’s Destiny
3. The Secret
4. The Truth Will Out
5. The Themed Collection
6. Just Stories
The Adventures of Cassidy Newbold.
Reviews, and all buying links visit the author site: https://karenmossman.weebly.com
Electric Eclectic Books, novelettes
Down by the River
A Cry in the Night
Full details, excerpts, and buying links: https://karenmossman.weebly.com/electric-eclectic.html
ABOUT THE AUTHOR…
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 elderly 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.”
A Handbook for the Prospective Guide Dog Handler, 4th Edition
from GDUI, Guide Dog Users, Inc. / C 2018 / 90 pages in print
Now in e-book ($2.50) and print ($6.00) from Amazon, Smashwords, and other online sellers.
Details, cover, text sample, and buying links:
Final editing, print layout, e-book conversion, cover design, and book-related Web page were provided by David and Leonore Dvorkin of DLD Books: http://www.dldbooks.com/
From a review of the book by Ann Chiappetta:
When I first explored what it would be like to become a guide dog user, it was like traveling to a strange land full of unfamiliar routines, feelings, nomenclature, and equipment. I wish this handbook had been available back then, but am so pleased that it has finally become a reality to help from this point forward.
This concise and informative handbook answers questions not only for the prospective guide dog team, but also the general public. Part One, Section One sets the stage with heartfelt accounts from multiple guide dog users. The handbook then covers it all, from filling out the first application to learning how to handle the myriad responsibilities of being the human part of the team. In short, it is an accurate and comprehensive reference.
It is also important for the reader to take note of how much GDUI supports us, especially during those times of access denial or in the wake of disaster, and in those instances of the retirement or death of a beloved canine partner.
In short, this is the perfect manual to support a partnership and path of independence. I hope you share it with your family, friends, colleagues, blindness and disability advocacy organizations, and other guide and service dog handlers.
Ann Chiappetta, M.S.
GDUI Life Member
Author of Follow Your Dog: A Story of Love and Trust (C 2017)
MEET THE STORYTELLER
My name is Beverly Jones, known as Ms B, The Storyteller on stage. “I’m a proud native of Georgia, who has resided in the State of Florida for more than 20 amazing years. I am a business owner, entertainer and early childhood educator at http://www.thefunreadingclub. online.
I am the mother of the #ONEMILLIONCHILDRENREADINGCAMPAIGN and owner of Jones Educational Consulting, LLC.
Having served children and their families since 1990, I feel it’s safe to say, I love what I do. I’m a book lover, who reads and sings catchy jingles to intergenerational audiences year around. I write most of the stories that are performed live, via The Fun Reading Club, and contract with authors who desire to have their story presented to their target audience in unique ways.
My mission in work and life is to provide continuous acts of kindness as I “Help children develop the love of reading one great story at a time.”
My personal life has not made front page story, but I work with plenty of people who do!
In order to get to know me, and what The Fun Reading Club has to offer you, and your family, head over to http://www.thefunreadingclub.online to download my brochure.
The Fun Reading Club on Facebook, and Instagram to begin reading the posts we share, and repost daily. As a bonus read, I’ve included a link to the September 2018 release of bUneke Magazine where there is an article about me and my passion for reading.
I look forward to sharing stories with you at The Fun Reading Club.online!
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MORE NEW RELEASES…
Blind Beauty and Other Tales of Redemption
ABOUT THE AUTHOR…
Meredith Leigh Burton was born on July 4, 1983. She attended the Tennessee School for the Blind and Middle Tennessee State University. Graduating in December of 2007 with a Bachelors’ of Arts Degree in English and theater, she then obtained her teaching certification for grades 7-12. She enjoys working with students, helping them to explore their own talents and learn self-expression through writing. She also enjoys helping with church activities. She resides in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
Meredith is an author of young adult fantasy. Her recent release, Blind Beauty and Other Tales of Redemption, is an anthology of fairy tale retellings that seek to explore the familiar tales in unique ways. Most of her works feature disabled protagonists who are called upon to fight against evil. All her characters face difficult obstacles and must find strength to fight. Meredith hopes to show her readers that disabilities are really blessings, that we all have gifts and long to make a difference in the world.
To see and buy her book visit her at:
A VERY SPECIAL HOUSE
A novella by Canadian author Thea Ramsay
C 2018 / For sale on Amazon in e–book ($2.99) and print ($7.50)
For full details, the very short Chapter One of this book, and information about the author’s other publications, please visit: https://www.dldbooks.com/thearamsay/
Reviewed by Leonore H. Dvorkin
Part ghost story, part psychological puzzle, and totally terrific, A Very Special House will no doubt haunt your memory for a long time to come. The evocation of the atmosphere of both Maui and the special “honey house” that resides there is superb. Unusual and striking are the author’s mentions of various beloved smells: of flowers, rain, wood, new paper, new pencils, food, and more.
As a fellow writer, I have to say that this novella features some of the best and most realistic dialogue I’ve ever read. Throughout the book, the reader is borne along on alternating waves of memory and wishing, of what was and what was longed for. The surprise ending is deeply gratifying. Don’t miss this compact masterpiece by a very talented new author!
Thea Ramsay is also the author of a science fiction novel, Lucy. Her humorous short story about bottlenose dolphins is called Poo in the Face: A Murray B. Dolphin Adventure. All her publications are available for sale on Amazon, and Lucy is on other bookselling sites as well. For the covers, free text samples, buying links, and more, please see the author’s book–related website, which is linked to above.
By Trish Hubschman
About the Series
In 1997, Trish saw the rock band, Styx, for the first time at Radio City Music Hall in New York. She fell in love. The following year, she created the fictional character, musician, Danny Tide from the rock band Tidalwave. She wrote two romance novels with him as the main character. After that, he was put in the drawer for a decade. She continued seeing her favorite band in concert, Styx. Around 2010, her Long Island private investigator, Tracy Gayle, emerged for her own set of mystery stories. Never did it dawn on her that at some point she would bring Tracy and Danny together. In 2014, a few days after she saw Styx, their tour bus burst into flames. She tried to find out the cause, but was unsuccessful. She decided to weave her own tale about it. Tracy Gayle solves Tidalwave’s tour bus fire. That was Book One. The chemistry between the lady PI and the rock musician is incredible from the start.
About Stiff Competition
America’s favorite rock band, Tidalwave, is playing the Miss America pageant. Band leader, Danny Tide, is emceeing the event. All is going according to schedule. The judges have picked the 10 semi-finalists. Suddenly, everything comes to a halt. Miss New Jersey is missing. Nobody knows what happened to her or where she is. Danny calls his longtime PI friend, Tracy Gayle, and asks her to come down to Atlantic City to help figure things out. In need of her best friend for personal support and eager to get to another case, Tracy agrees. There’s an all-out search of the hotels on the boardwalk. They find Miss New Jersey, but it’s not good. Her kidnapping leads to another assault and murder. The big star and the lady PI work together on this one, so that the Miss America pageant can continue as usual.
To my wonderful husband, Kevin. He proofreads all my stories and tells me I’m a good writer. To my mom, who also reads all my stories and enjoys them. She’s been behind me every step of the way in my life.
A Note from the Author…
When I was a kid, Grandpa always told me that someday I’d write a book about him called I Remember Grandpa. I didn’t take him seriously. Now, the first essay I ever wrote is about Grandpa, my best friend when I was a teen, and it’s been published in Magnets. and Ladders Fall/Winter issue. I’ve made a lot of people smile and laugh with Grandpa’s quips from when I was a kid.
Go to http://www.magnetsandladders.org and read My Best Friend Grandpa by Trish Hubschman
Trish has published three books under America Star Books, a short story Collection of time travel/romances called Through Time and the first two books in the Tracy Gayle/Danny Tide series, The Fire and Unlucky Break. She attended college at Long Island University’s-Southampton Campus with a Bachelor’s degree in English-Writing. She lives on Long Island with her husband and two dogs and can be contacted at palhub&optonline.net and found on Facebook as Patricia Hubschman.
Unconventional Customer Service: How to Break the Rules and Provide Unparalleled Service
by Robert D. Sollars
C 2018 / 127 pages in print. In e-book ($2.99) and print ($9.50) from Amazon and other online booksellers Details, free text sample, buying links, and more: https://www.dldbooks.com/robertdsollars/
This book was designed to assist you and your company in the pursuit of providing excellent service to those who count the most in your business: your customers. The basic precepts that I present here are as applicable to a salesman selling knickknacks as they are to a security officer walking a patrol in a dark warehouse at 3:00 a.m.
Over my decades of working in many capacities for many different types of companies, I have personally used all of these ideas, and they’ve all achieved great client satisfaction. They may need some tweaking to fit your company, but they will work. I guarantee it.
Knowing Robert for the past 30 years, I’ve seen his unconventional customer service grow in popularity. It simply works! I would not hesitate to recommend that you consider his expertise and his passion for assisting others with this issue.
—Jerold A. Ramos Sr., CFE, CPP, CRM, CMMR
Robert is also the author of Murder in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Prevention, C 2018. This book draws on his more than 30 years of experience in the security field. For full details (cover, free text sample, buying links and more), see his book-related website, which is linked to above.
Robert D. Sollars lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
FROM WANDA LUTHMAN
Hayley the Halloween Cat and The Search for Bitty the Bat became available as an ebook on Oct. 27th.
Here’s the blurb
Hayley the Halloween Cat and The Search for Bitty the Bat is about two friends preparing to celebrate Halloween only Bitty has gone missing. Hayley asks everyone if they know where her friend is hiding. Pretty soon everyone has joined in the search. But Bitty has a wonderful surprise. Come on the fun, character-filled hunt with Hayley!
Franky the Thirsty Flamingo became available as an ebook on Nov. 6th
Here’s the blurb
Franky the Thirsty Flamingo is about a flamingo who is searching for something to drink. He searches different places but when he finally finds what should be a beautiful pond, it is full of litter. Come on Franky’s journey as his searches for his favorite drink and help save our planet.
About the Author’s Books
Wanda Luthman published her first children’s book, The Lilac Princess, in 2014 about forgiveness. Next, came her wonderful tale of Tad, in A Turtles Magical Adventure published, March 2016 about self-acceptance. In August 2016, she debuted Little Birdie Grows Up which is her first picture book which exemplifies perseverance. In May 2017, she published Gloria and the Unicorn about a special needs child and empowerment. Most recently in October 2017, she published her second picture book, Franky the Finicky Flamingo which depicts a flamingo as a picky eater until he discovers the food that is right for him.
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. She 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 download a free ebook, visit Wanda Luthman’s website at
From the Author
“I want to inspire young children to be the best people they can be. If I can capture children’s imaginations and entertain them, then the underlying positive character message will come through in each of my books.”
Social Media Links
Facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/wluthman/
Wanda Luthman’s Books
The Lilac Princess is a modern fairy tale of a young Princess with too much responsibility and not enough freedom. She is an only child to an elderly King and Queen of a Kingdom in turmoil. Upon her rests the responsibility to rescue her Kingdom one day. But for now, she is held within the castle for her safety. She longs to go outside, just for a moment, to smell the sweet lilacs growing in the meadow. Come along on her exciting adventure when she dares to escape the castle walls and meets a cursed dragon. Little does she know that while the dragon has one plan, her sweet spirit will unravel it. The Lilac Princess will capture your imagination and your heart as it joins adventure with life lessons for the young and old about the merits of responsibility, forgiveness, and standing up for what you believe.
Quotes from The Lilac Princess reviews
“I recommend this very sweet, fun read to anyone who enjoys action, adventure, and dragons.”
“The story line is incredible!”
“The Lilac Princess isn’t a good princess story it’s a great princess story.”
Shortened World Link
A Turtle’s Magical Adventure which is a charming, heart-warming story of a turtle who doesn’t like his shell because it makes him too slow. Tad asks other slow animals if they also mind being slow. Each one gives an answer that helps Tad feel better, but, still he wants to be fast. He happens upon a snake who tells him there is a wizard that can make him fast. He goes on an adventure into The Magical Timberwood Forest to meet the wizard and hopefully get his wish fulfilled. He encounters delightful, magical creatures along the way but also meets with danger and choices. Will Tad get his wish or will the wizard turn him into turtle soup?
Quotes from A Turtle’s Magical Adventure reviews
“This is such a cute and lovable story. Perfect bedtime reading to the little ones.”
“This is an excellent children’s book full of life lessons.”
“This is a captivating story about Tad, a turtle; who has a perplexing problem to solve.”
Shortened World Link
Little Birdie Grows Upis a delightful rhyming picture book with charming illustrations about a little blue bird who pecks his way out of his shell and into the hearts of parents and children. He meets his Mama and yearns to fly up in the sky. His Mama reassures him that one day he will be able to accomplish his dream. His first attempt is mostly falling. But, when he finally does learn how to fly, well, it’s time to say good-bye. Come along on the journey of Little Birdie Grows Up.
Quotes from Little Birdie Grows Up reviews
“Wanda Luthman does a very good job with this book. Lots of colourful pictures. Lots of rhyming that small children could quickly learn. Highly recommend this book for children ages one to five.”
“Although “Little Birdie grows up” is written for very young children, who cannot fail to be immediately and deeply attracted to Bryce Westervelt’s vivid pictorial narrative, it is a book which most likely will also engage genuine adult interest.”
“This was the first picture rhyming book I have read and the first time a book has made me cry – but a good cry. Little Birdie Grows up is such a beautiful story.”
Shortened World Link
Gloria and the Unicorn is a story that will delight you as well as pull on your heart strings as Gloria struggles with her facial disfigurement and wanting to fit in. Gloria’s mother died at birth and her father gave her to Miss Libby, the owner of a children’s home. Miss Libby loves the little girl and feels protective of her. But, it’s not until Sir Louie, the unicorn, shows up that Gloria starts to believe in herself. She has a conflict at school and never wants to go back and then she finds herself in an even worse situation; she encounters the evil Wizards of Malcadore who want to kill her. She must decide if she will face her fear of certain death to save her friend, Sir Louie, or lose him forever. Come along on Gloria’s marvelous journey with Sir Louie.
Quotes from reviews
“this tale by Guidance Counselor, Wanda Luthman, is the charming ‘feel-good’ pill that can trigger discussion that parents, educators, and children will enjoy.”
“Issue books like this are crucial to helping children and parents cope with these times. The messages are important, and Ms Luthman makes them very accessible to the young reader in a gentle story.”
“This was such a cute story!!… This book sends a great message to children!”
“This was such a great book to read with my grandson. It truly has a very meaningful story and a great lesson in love. I recommend this book for all young children and I assure you the adults will love it too!”
Shortened World Link
Franky the Finicky Flamingo is a children’s rhyming picture book that tells the story of a handsome flamingo named Franky who is a picky eater. He tries foods that other birds enjoy but none taste good to him. Then, an awful thing happens. His beloved shade of pink begins to fade. Will Franky figure out that the food he likes best is also the food that keeps his bright color? Will Franky’s finickiness finally be solved?
Quotes from reviews
“Oh, this is beyond cute!! I love the amazing illustrations.!!”
“I believe this has all the makings of a classic children’s book on a par with “The Pokey Little Puppy.”
“I highly recommend this book to anyone with little ones!!!”
“My grandson insists we read it every time he comes to visit.”
“Fun book to introduce new foods and trying different foods.”
“I highly recommended this book to all parents and grandparents.”
“This was such a great book, colorful and with a great message.”
“This book has such colorful pictures that it made the children want to turn the page. They laughed and felt bad for the flamingo when he got hungry and his colo r was fading.”
“The story was easy to follow for the children and it has become one of their favorites to read every day.”
“I highly recommend reading this book to your children, I know they will enjoy it as much as ours did.”
“I’ve found my nieces getting my kindle just so they can look at the book again and again.”
“Great book for the kiddos.”
“I like that the author tried to get kids to understand that not everybody likes the same thing. My son was so happy that that he got to eat pink food it blew his mind!”
“My son loved it.”
Shortened World Link
Where to find Wanda Luthman’s Books
Short world links
Wanda Luthman’s Amazon Page: Author.to/WL
A Turtle’s Magical Adventure: myBook.to/Tad
The Lilac Princess: myBook.to/NewLP\\
Little Birdie Grows Up: myBook.to/LB
Gloria and the Unicorn: myBook.to/GATU
Franky the Finicky Flamingo: myBook.to/Franky
Links to Book Trailers
The Lilac Princess: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaOQBn2_gm0
A Turtle’s Magical Adventure:
Little Birdie Grows Up:
Gloria and the Unicorn:
Franky the Finicky Flamingo: https://youtu.be/YKOkJ8lTnlE
Links to Interviews
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COMFORT READS… New Release 2017
Where Sheep May Safely Graze
By Phyllis Staton Campbell
About the Author
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.
Other books by Phyllis Campbell…
Come Home My Heart, 1985.
Reprinted in 2001
Friendship 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
5.0 out of 5 Where Sheep May Safely Graze
By AFBon February 24, 2018
This book was wonderful. It held my attention from the first page until the end and I did not want it to end. I hope a second book will be forth coming. Kudos to you Phyllis for the best book I have read in a long time.
If you would like to contact Phyllis email her at:
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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, please go to:
The Paddy Stories: Book Two
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: http://www.dldbooks.com/johnjustice/
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: email@example.com
Or phone: 215-657-2577
The Lyra and the Cross
Historical fiction by Elizabeth L. Sammons
C 2018 / 378 pages in print. In e-book ($4.99) and print ($14.95) from Amazon and Smashwords. Cover image, longer synopsis, free text preview, author bio, and buying links: http://www.dldbooks.com/elizabethsammons/
Classics buffs and faith-based readers alike will enjoy this novel, which mingles Greek and Jewish traditions in the pre-Christian world. Drawing on her own experience as a journalist, Peace Corps volunteer, and interpreter, the writer depicts a world as full of interfaith conflict and difficult choices as our own. Along with familiar Biblical characters, readers will find stories of a slave turned freedman, a Greek orphan adopted into Judaism, and two bittersweet love stories.
Amazon review quotes:
“Historical fiction at its best! The author explores the politics, religion, and culture that provide structure in the volatile world at the time of Christ. … [The story] rings with truth and clarity.” – P.M. Newman
“A riveting tale of culture, religion, and character.” – MZ
Editing, cover design, formatting, and e-book conversion were done by David and Leonore Dvorkin of DLD Books Editing and Self-Publishing Services: http://www.dldbooks.com/
About the Author…
Elizabeth L. Sammons’ love of scripture and Greek mythology dates back to childhood. She holds an M.A. in journalism from The Ohio State University. She has lived in six countries, served in the Peace Corps, and taught a course called “The Art and Science of Simultaneous Interpreting.” A highlight of her international life included interpreting for several traveling clergy of diverse faith backgrounds and finding the key to conveying their thoughts in cross–cultural settings. She has also done advocacy interpreting in the disability community. The author is open to conducting lectures and sharing thoughts almost anywhere, whether in English, French, or Russian.
This author intends the release of a second novel, With Best Intent, questioning the moral value of genetic testing, and is mapping a third, Translation of Bones, whose primary focus involves the spiritual dilemma of an interpreter who finds out too much about a cross–national cult.
You may find her literary blog at: WindowsOfThought.wordpress.com and may contact her through IAmAntigone@att.net
Hi, my name is Peter Altschul.
Welcome, and thank you for perusing my work.
Bio Author Peter Altschul…
Peter Altschul’s unique professional journey has been kaleidoscopic. Ivy league graduate. Customer service rep for the most hated federal government agency. Grants manager. Trainer of New York City taxi drivers. Mediator between pro-life and pro-choice activists. Workplace diversity and conflict management specialist. Author, editor, musician, husband, and stepdad. All with the assistance of six wonderfully quirky guide dogs. Peter currently lives with his guide dog, Heath, in Columbia, Missouri.
Books by Peter Altschul…
Breaking It Down and Connecting the Dots: Creating Common Ground Where Contention Rules (2017)
In this book of compact essays, Peter Altschul explores topics ranging from psychology, sports, and diversity to family life, politics, and Christianity. Peruse this book and you’ll find personal stories, political analysis, and satire. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll think. You might find connections you’ve never seen before and common ground where you think none is possible. Perhaps you’ll be influenced to behave a little differently in order to make things a little—or a lot—better.
These are engaging stories drawing on the author’s broad and eclectic experiences and interests as well as, at times, his perspective as a blind man. Altschul is promoting a very big change project: restoring confidence in our ability to hang together through nerve-jangling change to preserve what we all hold dear — our common home. It requires millions of people to commit to acting and speaking out of our better natures — to, as Altschul says, heeding our “better angels.” In a warm and inviting way, these essays invite us to join in.
— Mary Jacksteit, Facilitator and Mediator; Takoma Park, Maryland
Like O’Henry, Peter takes a rather mundane aspect of life and weaves it into a brilliant insight. Each story reaches a climax with an effectively delivered punch line.
— Ed Hampton, CEO and Managing Member, Performance Perspectives, LLC; Oviedo, Florida
Extremely well-written, lucid, and easy to read. I was particularly struck by the connection between diversity and conflict (Part II).
— Fred Nickols, Managing Partner, Distance Consulting, LLC; Mount Vernon, Ohio
After reading the book, I have a deeper understanding of how Peter has developed a joy and discipline in his approach to music-making. Whether singing in choir, playing drums for our church’s Praise and Worship band, or composing interesting music featuring flowing mixed meter and compelling harmonies, he quietly makes his presence felt with his superior musicianship.
— Dr. Timothy M. Coday, Director of Music, Missouri United Methodist Church; Columbia, Missouri
I really enjoyed the essays on intersectionality (Part III), especially those discussing universal design.
— Allon Shevat, consultant and author; Kfar Saba, Israel
I found that I needed to read each of the essays at least twice to get the full impact. All are interesting reads, and there are twists in each that make you ponder. If you are a deep thinker and love to reflect on things you read, this book is for you.
— Judy Redlich, Church Relations Manager, Joni and Friends; radio talk show host; St. Louis, Missouri
Reading Peter’s words is almost a musical experience. The rhythm and flow of the words of each piece leaves the reader with a sense of having been well entertained. But when you go back and read for the subtle nuances, you begin to realize that Peter draws very real connections between belief, loyalty, and behavior that can be applied to any aspect of life.
— Donna Smith, Senior Director, Easterseals Project Action Consulting; Alexandria, Virginia
Breaking Barriers: Working and Loving While Blind (2012)
How do a specially-trained guide dog and a person who is blind learn to work together to become a team? What lessons might those who lead others in the workplace learn from this process? These are two of the themes that the author weaves into his compelling memoir.
Altschul focuses on a thirty-month period in his life, beginning with his fifth guide dog, a Labrador Retriever named Jules, and ending with his move from his urban bachelor lifestyle in Washington, DC, to committed family man in Columbia, Missouri. Along the way, he describes his unique professional journey with assistance and companionship of five guide dogs. He also writes about his upbringing, his relationship with music, and the unexpected deaths of his stepmother and father.
“Breaking Barriers” is richly descriptive, humanely attentive to all the people in the author’s life, and especially wonderful where his amazing guide dogs are concerned. But what I really love is the way the author creates a narrative of forward momentum: each scene is about going ahead, taking the next turn, seizing the moment. And then there’s the emotional intelligence of the narrator who sees where he’s been and can relate what he knows now-this is the crucial thing in memoir. And it truly happens in this book!
— Stephen Kuusisto, Director, The Renee Crown University Honors Program and University Professor, Syracuse University
“Breaking Barriers” is a modern literary memoir written by an accomplished musician, facilitator, diversity expert, and business leader who has been blind since birth. He has tackled the genre with a grace I wish I would find more frequently in contemporary men and women who have written autobiographies. It’s an excellent book for parents of special needs children, students with disabilities, hiring managers, diversity executives, and others seeking insights about business leadership, corporate diversity, disability employment, and career building. Altschul also tells some really amusing stories.
— Jim Hasse, Accredited Business Communicator, Global Career Development Facilitator, and Compiler and Editor of “Perfectly Able: How to Attract and Hire Talented People with Disabilities,” published by the American Management Association.
Social Media and Contact Information…
Peter Altschul Live and In Person an Excellent interview. https://youtu.be/qgF4q2ZVMZs?t=7m14s
Phone: (573) 442-5829
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If you or someone you know prefers a print calendar, but have yet to find one that works well, you must check out this one. You’ve never seen one like it. That’s because a person with low-vision designed it and It’s made in the USA.
The features that people love about it include:
• All the printing on the calendar is in black and the numbers and letters are ten times larger than newsprint.
• Each uncluttered, daily cell is nearly the size of two, 3 x 5 cards the maximum possible space in which to write big, and
• The edge of each daily page is bordered with a thick black line. No more writing off the edge of the paper.
It only costs $21.95 and can be shipped via Free Matter to those eligible. Otherwise postage is $6.80 using USPS Priority Flat Rate Mail.
Learn all about the totally unique, 8.5” x 11” EZ2See® Weekly Planner/Calendar at, EZ2SeeProducts.com.
Don’t shop online? That is no problem. Send an email to Orders@EZ2SeeProducts.com to get all your questions answered and learn how to purchase it by sending a check.
To see some very well-done interviews with the owner and creator please visit:
More Comfort Books for Dear Old Reading Friends…
Announcing a new nonfiction book:
My Ideal Partner: How I Met, Married, and Cared for the Man I Loved Despite Debilitating Odds (Copyright July 2016 / 275 pages in the print edition)
by Abbie Johnson Taylor
In September of 2005, Abbie Johnson, visually impaired, married Bill Taylor, 19 years her senior and blind. Three months later, he suffered the first of two strokes that confined him to a wheelchair. Using prose and poetry, the author tells the story of how she met, married, and then cared for Bill for six years, detailing both happy and sad times. My Ideal Partner is for sale in e-book ($3.99) and print ($11.95) from Amazon, CreateSpace, and Smashwords. More details and buying links are on the author’s website: http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com/
Abbie Johnson Taylor lives in Sheridan, Wyoming, where she writes full time. She is the author of three other published books: a romance novel and two volumes of poetry.
My Ideal Partner was edited and produced by David and Leonore Dvorkin, of Denver, Colorado. For details of their services, please see http://www.dvorkin.com/epubhelp/
Follow Your Dog: A Story of Love and Trust
Nonfiction by Ann Chiappetta
C 2017. In e-book ($3.99) and print ($11.95) from Amazon and multiple other online sellers.
Follow the author as she moves from an unhappy early life and her unstoppable loss of vision to happiness and fulfillment as a guide dog user, wife, and mother who works as a V.A. counselor. This touching, informative, and beautifully written book will surely resonate with many besides guide dog raisers, trainers, and handlers. Includes stories and photos of her most beloved dogs, past and present.
From the text:
While there is practical merit to the human–canine bond, which developed over a period of 70,000 years, it’s not akin to any other human-animal relationship. It is unique. The person and guide dog are interdependent, and the bond of mutual trust is what makes the partnership successful and fulfilling for both. With this book, I hope to take the reader on a journey of understanding: learning what it’s like to overcome the darker side of disability by walking the path of independence with a canine partner.
For cover photo, longer synopsis, free text preview, author bio, and buying links, see: http://www.dldbooks.com/annchiappetta
Note: Cover photo, photo of Bailey with a big stick, and close-up photo of Verona in the snow are copyrighted. The book was edited and prepared for publication by David and Leonore Dvorkin, of DLD Books: http://www.dldbooks.com
Ann Chiappetta, M.S., lives in New Rochelle, New York. Her personal website is http://www.annchiappetta.com
Pathway to Freedom: A Guide Dog Owner’s Manual
A comprehensive e-book by Shelley McMullen / C 2010 / $24.99
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own and work with a guide dog? Do you have a guide dog and are having some difficulty that you would like to discuss with an experienced graduate as opposed to a trainer? Do you know someone who is blind or visually impaired and you want to get information for them about guide dogs? Or are you a person who simply would like to educate yourself about guide dogs?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, visit http://www.guidedogmanual.weebly.com for more information. There you will also find more information about Shelley and her life coaching services.
Shelley McMullen is also the author of Austin Bound, C 2016, about a difficult period in her life (1996-2000) and how her problems were resolved. In both e-book ($3.99) and print ($9.50). Full details and a free text preview are at: http://www.dldbooks.com/smcmullen/
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:
About the book
Set primarily in Tennessee and Virginia from 1924 to 1976, this is the adventure-filled life story of Jim Taylor: lawman, lover, family man, churchgoer—and murderer.
After Jim’s beloved sister Annie is raped and murdered at the age of 13, he becomes obsessed with finding her killer and meting out “payback.” The story of that pursuit, Jim’s revenge, and the stunning surprise ending of the book make up the central story.
When we first meet Jim, he’s madly in love with young Lilly Mae Larkey, an ambitious beauty he’s known since childhood. Between them and their eventual happiness, there are many twists and turns, a long separation, and a serious rival for Jim.
Along his journey from besotted teenager to respected, experienced lawman in Dawson, Tennessee, Jim has a series of torrid relationships with other women and numerous encounters with lawbreakers, some of them extremely dangerous. One man leaves him with a nearly fatal head wound. The June 1943 race riots in Detroit are the impetus for reflections on the sad state of race relations in that era.
The author’s father was a lawman in Sullivan County, Tennessee. His life was the inspirational starting point for this work of fiction.
The cover image features Hensley family property in rural Tennessee. Cover design by David Dvorkin. The book was edited by David and Leonore Dvorkin of DLD Books.
Selected review quotes from Amazon
(Many more review quotes and their authors’ names are on Amazon.)
“Great job of telling a compelling story.”
“Very interesting. Loved the setting. Suspense, romance.”
“Excellent book. It kept my interest, and the ending blew me away. I hope he writes some more just as exciting.”
“Really enjoyed this novel and couldn’t put it down. The details of southern culture in that day and time were spot on and made the story that much more interesting. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next!”
“It would make a great movie. I hope someone jumps on that. Don’t miss this one, folks.”
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.
Full details, cover, buying links, and free text preview:
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.
Another Chance at Life: A Breast Cancer Survivor’s Journey
C 2012 by Leonore H. Dvorkin (This is the third and most recent edition of the book.) In e-book ($3.99) and paperback ($9.95) from Amazon and other online sellers. Also on Audible. Full details and links to text excerpts:
Link to the Spanish edition of the book:
Overview of the book:
In 1998, at the age of 52, I had breast cancer and a left-side mastectomy. That was my eighth major operation, but my first for the treatment of a life-threatening disease. Almost immediately after the operation, I became aware that there were unexpected benefits to be reaped from this experience, benefits which ended up changing my life and many of my attitudes.
Eventually I decided to write a book detailing those many benefits and my thoughts on a variety of topics related to health, health care, self-image, and the value of courage and optimism in the face of adversity.
Surviving breast cancer left me a happier, calmer, more focused, and more appreciative person. Now my principal message to other women is that breast cancer does not have to be an entirely negative, terror-inducing experience. On the contrary, it can leave them better off than they were before, both physically and emotionally. I know, because it happened to me. My book is primarily the story of that physical and emotional journey.
Review quotes (with more quotes, plus their attributions, on my website):
“A terrific read: well-written, frank, and honest.” “Beautiful, moving, informative, uplifting.” “An unusual and important perspective on the experience of having breast cancer.” “An uplifting and powerful story with a very attractive message.” “A reflective and ultimately optimistic memoir.” “Leonore Dvorkin writes with refreshing simplicity and lack of woe. The book reads like a novel, so engaging is her style. … This book is the epitome of healing after trauma.”
A novel by Ann K. Parsons / C 2017 / 445 pages in print
In e-book ($3.99) and print ($17.95) from Amazon and multiple other online sellers.
The Demmies is also on Bookshare.
Full details, cover, author bio, and more:
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.
A note from Leonore Dvorkin of DLD Books (www.dldbooks.com):
A marketing tip for any author is to take advantage of all possible personal connections: friends, family, work colleagues, church groups, book clubs and other clubs, alumni associations, etc. Ann Parsons took that advice and contacted her alma mater, Elmira College (in Elmira, New York) regarding her book. They responded with a wonderful notice about the book in their online alumni magazine.
Go here to see it:
If this is not accessible to you, I can tell you what it includes. The headline is: “Alumna Authors Suspense Novel.” Following that is a large photo of the cover, a brief synopsis, a link to the novel on Amazon, and the link to the author’s website (provided above). An author could hardly ask for more. Thank you, Elmira College!
A Goodreads Review:
by Christine McDonald
C 2013 / 221 pages in print
This gritty, gripping, moving autobiography is the story of the author’s 17 years as a street-corner prostitute and crack cocaine addict in Kansas City, Missouri. She recovered from all that, but lost her vision and her eyes to a congenital connective tissue disorder. She is now a single mother, employed and very politically active, living in the St. Louis, Missouri area. She is also the author of The Same Kind of Human: Seeing the Marginalized and Exploited Through Eyes of Grace (C 2016).
Christine is available for public speaking engagements.
Cry Purple has over 100 mainly five-star reviews on Amazon. It was edited by Leonore H. Dvorkin, and the cover design is by David Dvorkin. The book is available in e-book and print from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, and other online sellers.
Details, convenient buying links, and author contact information:
Coming: Cry Purple, the movie, will be filmed in Kansas City in the spring of 2018.
Across Two Novembers: A Year in the Life of a Blind Bibliophile
By David L. Faucheux
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 university 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.
David L. Faucheux lives in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Full details: http://www.dldbooks.com/davidfaucheux/
This 510–page book was edited and produced by Leonore and David Dvorkin, of DLD Books. The beautiful cover, the author’s biography, and handy buying links are all on the website that is linked to above. The book is for sale in e–book and print editions from CreateSpace, Amazon, and Smashwords.
As of May 2018, Across Two Novembers has garnered 13 glowing reviews on Amazon, many of them from other authors. Go to the book on that site to read them all. Some of the reviews are also on David’s website.
May 2018: The author Peter Altschul sent the following comments to Leonore Dvorkin. He granted his kind permission to reproduce them here.
“I just finished David Faucheux’s Across Two Novembers. I enjoyed its quirkiness as it wound through a variety of topics, not least the intersection between blindness, chronic illness, food, and the Louisiana zeitgeist. I also enjoyed the editor’s notes.”— Peter Altschul, author of the following two books: 1. Breaking Barriers: Working and Loving While Blind 2. Breaking It Down and Connecting the Dots: Creating Common Ground Where Contention Rules
Peter’s website: http://www.peteraltschul.com
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems
© 2017 by Lynda McKinney Lambert.
This is the 2nd book authored by Pennsylvania artist, professor, and author Lynda McKinney Lambert. She invites readers into her world to discover the subtle nuances and beauty of a physical and spiritual world. She takes strands from ancient mythology, history, and contemporary life and weaves a richly textured new fabric. She uses images that are seen and unseen as she takes us on a year-long journey through the seasons.
All stories in this book were created after her sudden sight loss in 2007 from Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Lambert invites us to see the world with new eyes.
Available in e-book ($3.99) and print ($14.95) from Amazon, Smashwords, and other sellers. Full details, free 20% text preview, and buying links: http://www.dldbooks.com/lyndalambert/
Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage
© 2003 by Lynda McKinney Lambert. Kota Press.
Lynda authored this first full-length book in 2003. She created poems and stories from her annual journeys in Europe as she taught a course for college students in drawing & writing. This book is out of print but a few are available from the author:
Contact Lynda: email@example.com
Amazon: Buy it Some copies available as used books.
This book is out of print. Occasionally, available from used book sellers at Amazon
Lynda’s stories & poems are published in a variety of Literary Magazines, Anthologies, and Books. She is an award-winning writer. In 3027 she was nominated by Spirit Fire Review for Skirt Best of the Net Award in Essay. She was also a winner in the 2017-18 Proverse (Hong Kong) Prize for a Single Poem and it is featured in the anthology, Mingled Voices 2. Lynda’s career and story is featured in the book, Artful Alchemy, edited by Ann Copeland, DLD Books, 2017.
Lynda has won awards for her fine art since she began her career in 1976. She has won awards for the past 4 years in the InSights: international art exhibitions in Louisville, KY.
Her art works have been juried into international exhibitions in Osaka, Japan; Papua, New Guinea, and she has exhibited in over 400 exhibitions world-wide over her career. She creates talismans and wall pieces in fiber art.
She earned BFA and MFA degrees in Painting. She earned a MA degree in English. Her cross-discipline approach to her education and her life-long pursuits in fine art and writing, have opened a niche market for her creative works around the world.
Lynda’s newest full-length book of poetry, Star Signs: New and Selected Poems, is currently completed and she is ready for publication of this book that features sixty poems.
In addition: Lynda just completed her first Chapbook. This little book of 16 poems with a wintry theme is called, first snow. Now ready for publication.
Lynda is married to Charles R. (Bob) Lambert. The couple have 5 grown children. Bob and Lynda live in a century-old home in rural western Pennsylvania. Lynda works in her fiber studio and in her writing office daily. The couple have 2 rescued cats and 2 rescued dogs. They enjoy gardening and taking care of any feral cats that come for a meal or a safe place to hang out.
Walking by Inner Vision: http://www.lyndalambert.com
104 River Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117
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More about Patty L. Fletcher and her Super Seeing Eye Dog…
Welcome to my Media Kit 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 Fall 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.
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.
Corner the Comfort Zone.
Patty & Pals
Bob Cat And Friends
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