WRITER’S GRAPEVINE JUNE 2, 2019

WRITER’S GRAPEVINE

BY: PATTY L. FLETCHER

JUNE 2, 2019

 

 

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Hello and welcome to another edition of the Writer’s Grapevine.

I apologize that there was no Writer’s Grapevine last Sunday. I had some sickness over that weekend and simply couldn’t get it out. But, I’m back in action and I’ve got some great stuff for you today.

Before I begin with this week’s issue, I’d like to take a moment to talk to you about how you can sponsor the Writer’s Grapevine and Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing and recognize our sponsors.

 

 

TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD MARKETING BUSINESS SPONSORS…

 

Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing is now seeking sponsors to assist with keeping our prices reasonable so those who are unable to afford the high cost of advertising will have a place to turn for part of their marketing needs.

Here at Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing where we marry social media marketing with more traditional approaches, we strive to assist clients with the promotion of their books, blogs, and small businesses.

We provide services such as:

§  Featured blog posts

§  Social Media coverage including:

§  Facebook

§  Twitter

§  LinkedIn

Our prices range from $40.00 for a two-month trial to $130.00 for a full year package.

We provide services such as Facebook Page admin Assistance for those who aren’t able or who don’t have the time to maintain their author, blog, or business pages.

We also provide, Network and Outreach services which can range from something as simple as assisting you with a query letter to a task as complicated as researching and creating a marketing mailing list so you can send out information which will target those you serve.

What will you as a sponsor of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing receive?

If you become a sponsor of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing, you will receive…

§  An ad up to 500 words in length on the homepage of my blog which will remain until you either request it removed, or ask it to be updated in some way

§  A spot in my weekly newsletter, the Writer’s Grapevine starting Sunday, May 12 and:

§  A spot in the front page of the Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing catalog Books and Those Who Make Them Happen.

The price for becoming a sponsor is just $25.00

I accept payment via Paypal.com

For more information including ad guidelines please write me at:

Patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

Current sponsors are…

COLONIAL HEIGHTS ANIMAL HOSPITAL

§  Where your pet matters
Serving the Tri-Cities area for nearly 50 years

Welcome To Colonial Heights Animal Hospital

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.

Our office is conveniently located just off Fort Henry Drive in Colonial Heights. Go to the intersection of Fort Henry Drive and Colonial Heights/Lebanon Road. Turn on Colonial Heights Road (toward Warriors Path Park), the hospital is located on the Right about 1/10 of a mile.

For more details visit:  http://www.colonialheightsvet.com

AUTHOR JO E. PINTO

About J. 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 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.”

SYNOPSIS…

What is a family? Rick Myers is a despondent seventeen-year-old who just lost his parents in a car wreck. His family is now the four teenage buddies he’s grown up within a run-down apartment building. Fast with their fists, flip with their mouths, and loyal to a fault, “the crew” is all he has.

At least he thinks so until he meets Daisy, an intelligent, independent, self-assured blind girl. Her guts in a world where she’s often painfully vulnerable intrigue Rick, and her hopeful outlook inspires him to begin believing in himself. But when the dark side of Daisy’s past catches up with her, tragedy scatters the crew and severely tests Rick’s resolve to build his promising future.

Fortunately, his life is changed by a couple with a pay-it-forward attitude, forged out of their personal struggle with grief and loss. Their support makes all the difference to Rick and eventually to the ones he holds most dear as they face their own challenges.

“The Bright Side of Darkness” is a story of redemption and the ultimate victory that comes from the determination of the human spirit.

For more details and to buy the book please visit:  http://www.amazon.com/author/jepinto

AUTHOR MEREDITH BURTON

ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND HER WORK…

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 Bachelor 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:

Find her on Goodreads at:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4798776

Find her on Audible at:  https://www.amazon.com/Blind-Beauty-Other-Tales-Redemption/dp/B07KBC52JJ/ref=sr_1_1_twi_audd_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1542207638&sr=8-1&keywords=blind+beauty+and+other+tales+of+redemption

Buy her book in braille at:

http://www.braillebookstore.com/Blind-Beauty.1

Blind Beauty and Other Tales of Redemption is now also available on cartridge from the Tennessee branch of the National Library for Books and Accessible Media, (National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped).  Meredith is working to get it uploaded on BARD, but that will take a while.  People may call and request the book on cartridge.

EZ2SEEPRODUCTS

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.

PLAISTED PUBLISHING HOUSE LTD

Author Assist Program

At Plaisted Publishing we have an Author Assist program to help new Independent Authors with their manuscripts and making them professional for publications. We contract out to top-notch Editors, Book Cover Designers and we produce the Formatting In House.

We also offer services for Social Media – Facebook, Twitter

We tutor new authors on how to use distribution websites like Draft to Digital, Lulu and KDP. We have noted some Authors like to learn the ropes of Formatting, and we are happy to teach you a few tricks of the trade.

Three Anthologies are produced each year to assist authors to market each other’s work. The eBooks are free to download unless they are raising funds for charity. Each author pays $5 to submit a manuscript.

The Indie Publishing News is a FREE Marketing Magazine which is restarting at the end of June. This will be a quarterly magazine.
https://www.facebok.com/groups/indiepublishingnews

You can find out more about our services HERE or email us at plaistedpublishinghouse@gmail.com

BIO

Plaisted Publishing House is named after the family of whom the owner is a part. Their logo shows a regency street lamp with the company’s name on it.  This idea reflects on their family history and a Streetlamp saying Plaisted Wine House – which still stands today outside the pub they owned in London.
The company started in May 2014 and became a Limited Company on August 1st 2014. They will be celebrating their 5th Birthday this year. Plaisted Publishing House is based in New Zealand and generally works online with clients from across the world.

PLAISTED PUBLISHING HOUSE
BUILDING BOOKS ONE STEP AT A TIME

 

 

WHAT’S UP…?

 

Sometime back multi genre author Phyllis Staton Campbell shared some news with me and my campbellsworld readers and now, I’d like to share it here with you.

Hello Readers. Phyllis here to let you in on a well-kept secret.

IT’s OFFICIAL!

(Drum roll)

The Sequel to “Where Sheep May Safely Graze” is taking its first slow steps on its journey. I have no publication date, nor for that matter, a date for completion. I’ll be sending little chapter quotes from time to time just to tantalize you, and to keep me moving. Here’s the first, from the warden at Red Onion Correctional Center (Maximum Security) Yes, there really is such a place. “That preacher won’t know what hit him.” The exact quote could change somewhat by the final draft.

I cherish your prayers and encouraging thoughts.

 

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.

 

She is a graduate of the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind (DPT for the Blind). Further education, Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia; Creative Writing, The Hadley Institute for the Blind; Creative Writing Creative Writing Institute; Novel Writing University of Wisconsin-Madison

Books by Phyllis Campbell.

 

New Release 2017

Where Sheep May Safely Graze

 

Other books by Phyllis 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

Or

campbellphyllis17@gmail.com

To see more visit:

https://­www.amazon.com/­Phyllis-Campbell/e/­B001KC40ZI/

 

https://­www.facebook.com/­Phyllis-Staton-Campbe­ll-361675114286715/

 

 

MEET AUTHOR JO E. PINTO!

June 8-9, Saturday and Sunday

9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

 

Book Sale and Signing at Spring Festival

Sonflower Ranch Wildlife Rehabilitation Center

 

Buy a signed copy of my award-winning novel, “The Bright Side of Darkness.” Exquisite pencil drawings and custom pet portraits by Rhonda Bodenstab-Bennett will also be available, along with watercolor art by Ariel Saltzman, essential oils, handcrafted jewelry, custom baseball bats, painted bookmarks, and other unique items. Pick up some farm-fresh eggs and honey. Enjoy goat yoga, free hayrides, face painting, breakfast in the morning and barbecue in the afternoon, shaved ice, and a bounce house for the kids. Best of all, check out Emus, Alpacas, Miniature Donkeys, Horses, Goats and their babies, Miniature pigs, Peacocks, Guinea Fowl, Turkeys, Ducks, Doves, Pheasants, Chickens and of course Dogs and Cats. (Admission $5, kids under four are free. All proceeds go toward feeding the animals and supporting the rehab center.

 

Sonflower Ranch Wildlife Rehabilitation Center:

https://sonflowerranch.com/

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

 

When? June 27, 2019. 6 PM Central.

What? Annie Chiappetta will be discussing her new book, Words of Life: Poems and Essays.

Where? On Disability and Progress, heard at KFAI 90.3

 

Can’t make it for the live show? No worries. Catch the archived broadcast at: http:www.kfai.org/disabilityandprogress

 

MORE ABOUT ANN AND HER WORK

 

In this new collection, Words Of Life: Poems And Essays, the author once again exhibits the ability to write about both the light and dark sides of life.

Ann Chiappetta M.S., is an author and poet. Her writing has been featured in publications and literary journals. Ann’s nonfiction essays have been printed in Dialogue magazine, among others. Her poems are often featured in Poesis, The Pangolin Review, and Magnets and Ladders. Her poetry is also included in Breath & Shadow’s 2016 debut anthology, Dozen: The Best of Breath and Shadow. Her  books, the poetry collection Upwelling: Poems (2016), the memoir Follow Your Dog: A Story of Love and Trust (2017), and Words of Life: Poems and Essays (2019) are available in both ebook and print formats. See http://www.dldbooks.com/annchiappetta/ for purchasing details.

Ann’s blog: http://www.thought-wheel.com

Ann’s personal website: http://www.annchiappetta.com

 

 

NEW RELEASE…

 

Plaisted Publishing House, Ltd. Presents –
Haven – Special Edition Anthology for Christchurch, New Zealand
Independent and Traditional Authors from around the world have donated stories and poetry for this Anthology to help raise funds for victims of the Mosque Attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand

Thanks also go to the following contributing Authors.

Karen Gordon is a New Zealander who is exceptionally creative be it with food or art and of course poetry.

Natan Annabell-Hansen a New Zealander aged 13, who loves to write.

Meredith Leigh Burton an American author of young adult fantasy. 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.

Kyrena Lynch, a New Zealander aged 25 who loves to write poetry about things she sees, hears and loves.

Cathy-Lee Chopping an Australian Author and young mother who writes delightful short stories and helps run Heartful Addiction which finds and shares the happy posts from social media.

Pamela Joyce Silva, an American who loves to write and who is always rescuing cats and dogs in her area and bringing them back to health.

Carola Dunn an American who writes adult mystery and regency stories, most famous for Daisy Dalrymple books.

Mara Restima a Canadian who loves to doodle, volunteers at her local school, and helps run the school fairs and many other fundraising activities.

Donna W Hill, an American who is a wonderfully creative and talented lady who’s story you will read in this book. Donna has also donated creative work to various organisations.

M E Hembroff, a Canadian who writes historical stories and poetry and paints. Some of which have become book covers

 

Poetry and Short Stories are written in the English of where the Contributing Authors live.

 

Plaisted Publishing House Presents A Special Edition Anthology of Poetry and Short Stories from Authors around the world. All Proceeds will go to Charities supporting the Muslim Community after the Christchurch Mosque Attacks in New Zealand.

This Anthology is dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Christchurch Terror Attacks and their Surviving Families

It is also dedicated to the Public Heroes, Police, Ambulance Personnel, Doctors & Nurses and anyone else who assisted at this great time in need.

 

Buy links

http://www.lulu.com/shop/ebook/product-24115880.html

http://www.lulu.com/shop/haven/paperback/product-24116746.html

 

Book Trailer

 

 

 

Author & Publisher Links

http://www.plaistedpublishinghouse.com

http://www.facebook.com/groups/PlaistedPublishing

 

 

TIPS FROM TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD MARKETING…

 

Here at Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing, where we support talented authors, as well as successful business owners in their marketing, by marrying social media, with more traditional approaches,

the goal is to help the client market their Book, Blog, or Business to the very best of their ability.

One of the best ways for me to do this, is to share tips with my clients, so that they can define the services I provide them, to better meet their needs.

This morning, Author Proofreader, Jo E. Pinto shares some tips guaranteed to help writers with that nasty nemesis the adverb.

I must say Jo’s posts on the various aspects of writing such as the use of commas, (see Commas Are Not Raindrops) and apostrophes (From The Impossible Apostrophe) have been quite helpful and I find today’s advice about adverbs to be so as well.

To read the full article please visit:  https://campbellsworld.wordpress.com/2019/05/30/tips-from-tell-it-to-the-world-marketing-adversarial-adverbs-by-author-proofreader-jo-e-pinto/

 

 

BOOK REVIEW OF THE WEEK…

 

Here at Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing I’ve begun a new project which I hope will enable me to market the authors I serve more affectively. I decided the best way to really know how to market their work was to read it.

I begin this project with the following review.

 

BOOK: THE BRIGHT SIDE OF DARKNESS BY JO E. PINTO

 

Realistic, Heartwarming, down to earth. Those are only three of the many words that come to mind when I think of describing this amazing book.

The author shows her understanding of what life is like for the types of persons their characters are based on.

By using her own personal background thus writing what she knows, Jo E. Pinto paints a colorful picture of the Crew and their lives.

No predictable outcomes, or contrived plots are to be found in this fast-moving, suspenseful, heartwarming, and sometimes humorous book.

I read this book on Audible, and found the narration gave each character a life of its very own, which only increased my reading pleasure.

I recommend this book for anyone Tween-aged and up. Furthermore, I feel families would do well to turn off the TV gather together read and discuss this book.

If you’re a high-school teacher or work with children in some way this book is a must.

I’d love to see the author do a follow-up book of some type. Maybe write about Rick and has newly opened café, sprinkling it throughout with a combo of reality-based adventures and recipes.

This book is most definitely going on my favorite reads of 2019.

Not read this book. What are you waiting for?

Just in case you missed the author’s website in the sponsor ad earlier here it is again:    http://www.amazon.com/author/jepinto

 

 

FAVORITE LINKS OF THE WEEK…

 

From Ernest Dempsey and his blog Recovering the Self A Journal of Hope and Healing comes author Annie Chiappetta’s article, What It’s Really About:  http://www.recoveringself.com/disabilities/what-its-really-about

 

 

Reblogged from Anne Copeland and her blog All In A Day’s Breath, My Prayer for Those Who are Homeless:  https://campbellsworld.wordpress.com/2019/05/23/my-prayer-for-those-who-are-homeless/
 

From multi genre Phyllis Staton Campbell, Dr. Seuss Man Writer:  https://campbellsworld.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/wordpress-wednesday-dr-seuss-man-writer-by-phyllis-staton-campbell/

 

 

And finally, reblogged from Tales from the Irish Garden – Serialisation – Winter: Christmas Under the Magnolia Tree by Sally Cronin:  https://campbellsworld.wordpress.com/2019/06/02/tales-from-the-irish-garden-serialisation-winter-christmas-under-the-magnolia-tree-by-sally-cronin/

 

Well folks, this ends this week’s edition of the Writer’s Grapevine. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed creating it. Though it’s not as fancy a newsletter as are some, it’s sure a lot of fun to put together each week for you.

I’m always happy to receive your feedback so please do drop me a line in the comments section to let me know what you think.

Until next week, this is Patty and her ever faithful King Campbell Lee Super Semi Retired Seeing Eye Dog A.K.A Bubba saying…

May harmony find you and blessid be.

 

 

ABOUT PATTY L. FLETCHER

 

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer and Social Media Promotional Assistant.

She is the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing, and is the published author of two books, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life,  and Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye.

She can also be found in two anthologies which are, December Awethology Light

And A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales

For more details visit:

https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG

 

 

 

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