AUTHOR’S CORNER:Pampered Pet part 1 by Trish Hubschman

Good morning campbellsworld visitors and welcome to another Author’s Corner.

This morning author Trish Hubschman has dropped into share the first in her series, ‘Pampered Pet’

Now, this isn’t the only series Trish has ever written so be sure you keep reading after today’s story to learn all about Trish and her other work.



Pampered Pet

By Trish Hubschman


Hope didn’t like Doggie Day Camp.    We enrolled her in the program when she was staying at Petsmart’s Doggie Motel a few days.  We were in Atlantic City. It was the first time we’d been apart and we missed her. Day Camp would give her a chance  to get out of her assigned pen and  socialize with other dogs.   They put Hope in with the large dogs. Hope was 45 lbs.   She was intimidated by the retrievers, boxers and pitbulls.  She separated herself from them by hiding under a table.  It made good sense to me, but the program  coordinator said it was  unproductive and insisted we do something about it.  Kevin wanted them to put Hope in with the smaller dogs.  She would feel more comfortable  amongst terriers, lhasas, and chihuahuas .  The coordinator felt the smaller dogs would be intimidated by Hope.  .  She could still stay at the Doggie Motel , but no Day  Camp unless she  learned to be more sociable.


“How is she going to learn to socialize with other dogs if she isn’t allowed to be with other dogs?” I asked.  It was a Catch 22.  Hope and I were sitting in the backseat  of the SUV, my arm wrapped around her.   I was whispering to her. Kevin could hear me upfront. “You’ve got to be more sociable, girl,” I admonished her.  “It’s for your own good.”  Isn’t that what they always said?  Kevin ignored my baby talk to Hope and addressed my first question.  “We can try Petsmart’s obedience training,” he offered.   “They have a six week group program in the store.”  He liked the idea.  I’m not sure I did.  ““She doesn’t need obedience training,” I shot back.    “She’s perfect.”   I said the last part to Hope and we exchanged knowing glances.  Well, we didn’t have to share those minor oopses to Daddy.  I’m sure he was aware of them anyway.  “I guess this training stuff is worth a try,” I said, even if I thought teaching Hope to sit on cue was ridiculous.


There  were five other dogs in the  class, all smaller than Hope.  They were bullies.  Hope was scared.  She kept very close to her  Daddy’s legs.  The  teacher  was obsessed with a maltese and basically ignored her other  students.  Hope didn’t learn anything. At the sixth a final class, we received Hope’s graduation certificate, and then got up to leave.  Hope pulled her leash super fast to get out of  there.  “Now, what are we going to do, girl?” I ask.  We were again sitting in the backseat. “It looks like Daddy and I won’t be able to go away again just the two of us,” I said to Hope. I’m  sure that fact didn’t bother her. She wanted to be with her family all the time and we wanted to be with her.





Stiff Competition

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.



Author’s Bio

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’s also written a short story, The Officer and His Sweet Heart, which was published in the winter 2018 Slate and Style Magazine which can be enquired of by visiting:


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&

and found on Facebook as

Patricia Hubschman.






About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: Visit: And: As well as:
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5 Responses to AUTHOR’S CORNER:Pampered Pet part 1 by Trish Hubschman

  1. Patricia Hubschman says:

    thank you pATTY

    Liked by 1 person

    • Patty says:

      Hi Trish.

      You’re very welcome.

      So, this is a series?

      Do you have a plan for how often you will write one? I for one am excited to see what happened next in your Pampered pet’s life.

      I know this is a sort of tribute to

      Frher, and I think it’s a lovely thing you’re Campbells World Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2019 5:20 PM To: Subject: [Campbells World] Comment: “AUTHOR’S CORNER:Pampered Pet part 1 by Trish Hubschman”


    • Patty says:

      Hi, you are very welcome. So, I see this is going to be a series. What was your inspiration for starting this? I know you recently lost your dog. This must be very difficult for you I think it is a lovely tribute. I am very proud of you for doing this. I’m also really happy to see you we are commenting. Trish, you are doing a wonderful job. Keep it up.


  2. Patricia Hubschman says:

    Hope is 4 years old in my next story, Regal Pet


    • Patty says:

      Hi! :-)! We are very happy to see you here this morning. We are excited to read the next part in your series, so please do send it to me when you are ready. No hurry‘s. We do not believe in getting in a hurry here. 🙂 You are doing great work, making great progress, and I for one am very proud of you.❣️❣️❣️❣️


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