WRITER’S GRAPEVINE JUNE 16, 2019

WRITER’S GRAPEVINE

SUNDAY JUNE 16, 2019

BY: PATTY L. FLETCHER

 

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Good afternoon everyone, and welcome to this week’s edition of the Writer’s Grapevine.

We’re glad to see all of you back again this week because we’ve got some great ads and articles to share.

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. Take note, we’ve a new addition to our sponsor family.

 

 

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

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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

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The price for becoming a sponsor is just $25.00

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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:

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§  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.facebook.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
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Sponsor: Lynda McKinney Lambert

ANNOUNCING

Walking by Inner Vision:

Stories & Poems

By Lynda McKinney Lambert

NOW AVAILABLE ON AUDIBLE

Read by Lily Rowe

Listen to a FREE SAMPLE from the “Prologue”

Take a journey through the seasons of a year

from January through December.

With award-winning Pennsylvania Author and Artist

Lynda McKinney Lambert

In 2019 Lynda received the prestigious

Albert Nelson Marquis Award for Lifetime Achievement

In the fields of Artist & Author

This award is given by the Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board

To honor Biographies who have achieved career longevity.

Lynda is a retired Professor of Fine Arts & Humanities, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA

Her first book, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage, was published in 2002,   She wrote the book from her travel journal entries,  as she taught a course in Europe each summer. From this first published book, the theme of “life as a sacred pilgrimage,” This theme endures in all of her subsequent writings.

In her 2nd book, Lynda continues to take readers on the road with her as she travels through a life pilgrimage from her earliest memories to her present septegenerian years as a well-known artist, author, educator.

Lynda retired in 2008, after sudden sight loss due to Ischemic Optic Neuropathy.  During her recovery and rehabilitation process, she began to write stories & poems for her new blog, Walking by Inner Vision.

In the beginning, her blog was her way of communicating with the world again after sight loss.

Lynda became aware that she was now living in a world of inner vision.

She did not realize at the time that this blog was the beginning step towards the book now available on Audible.

Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems

Listen to a FREE SAMPLE from the PROLOGUE of the book:

Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems

A personal, private, and spiritual walk through the seasons

27 non-fiction stories and memoirs.

16 poems

Contact the Author for a FREE PROMOTIONAL COPY

If you would like to listen to Lynda’s book and write a review for Amazon, contact her for the PROMOTIONAL CODE to get your free copy.

A LIMITED AMOUNT is now AVAILABLE for a FREE PROMOTIONAL CODE to get the book in AUDIBLE

E-mail the author to get the access code:  riverroad@zoominternet.net

Lynda’s Book on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Lynda-McKinney-Lambert/e/B003960PUC

Lynda’s website & Blog:  http://www.lyndalambert.com

Lynda’s  Author’s Page at DLD Books:  http://www.ldldbooks.com/lyndalambert/

To see photos associated with Lynda’s Sponsor ad and to access any links not present in these sponsor ads click on the business sponsor page found at:  http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

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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…

 

We didn’t receive any great tips this week. If you’d like to submit an article for this column please email me at: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com.

In the meantime here’s the link to a previous tip.

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…

 

Continuing my quest to read all my clients’ books, this week I’d like to share with you my review of our newest sponsor ad family member, author artist, Lynda McKinney Lambert’s Walking By Inner Vision: Stories and Poems.

 

Once upon a time, the author was a painter. Then she discovered art and writing in a whole new way. Yes, she loses her vision, but she gains sight. She learns to paint pictures with words. She learns to tell us of her life in ways that most likely have never been done before by anyone. If you don’t read this book, you will miss out on knowing someone who is most certainly a treasure. Her writing is most amazing. Never have I experienced prose and poetry in quite this way. The word beautiful does not do this work justice. I found humor, sadness, suspense, drama, Spirit, guidance, lessons, and more. Read this book today, and your life will be changed forever more.

 

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34454990-walking-by-inner-vision?r

 

 

FAVORITE LINKS OF THE WEEK…

 

This week, I continue to follow Sally Cronin’s series Tales From the Irish Garden-Winter with the following link:  https://campbellsworld.wordpress.com/2019/06/15/saturday-surprise-tales-from-the-irish-garden-serialisation-winter-chapter-four-the-flight-to-the-new-land-sally-cronin/

Please note, chapter five is up on Sally’s blog as well as mine and if you’ve not started this yet Sally’s included the link to all the previous stories in her post. I can’t encourage you enough to read these tremendous tales.

And, just in case you don’t know it, she’s got some great promotional opportunities as well. You can check them all out while you’re visiting her blog.

 

Next, we’ve got a blast from the past, which I might add I am just now finding out about. If you have been sleeping underneath a rock like me, you’re not going to want to skip this.

The other day while in conversation about a podcast I recently recorded with Eyes On Success, friend, author proofreader Jo E. Pinto told me of her experience with that show. “What?” I demanded. “How did I not know this?”

Well, as it turns out, it was before my time of promoting her and so I was sort of off the hook, but still, really? How could I have not known about this great lady’s appearance?

OK. Wait for it! Drum Roll!:  http://www.EyesOnSuccess.net/eos_1716_podcast.mp3

 

Speaking of podcasts I’ve appeared on, here’s the link to an absolutely fabulous podcast I had the privilege of guesting on just a week or so ago. If you’ve not yet been a guest on Annette’s show, you need to reach out to her right away. She’s booked up already, so don’t delay.

To hear mine and Annette’s chat visit:  http://www.themagichappensnow.com/tell-me-a-story-with-annette-rochelle-aben

***READER’S NOTE FOR BEST RESULTS WITH NAVIGATION USE GOOGLE CHROME.

 

The next link I’d like to share comes from author singer, Donna W. Hill. I’m telling you folks a finer post and song together you’ll never find.

I was blown away, and you will be to. To enjoy this spiritually charged post and song click on over and visit:  https://campbellsworld.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/wordpress-wednesday-from-donna-w-hill-comes-apowerful-new-song-of-gods-love-awesome-lifetime-opportunity/

 

Last but in no way least comes author Thea Ramsay with a special promotional video with text description of her book Lucy. Thanks to editor author Leonore Dvorkin for the text description notes. Now, to enjoy this brief but beautiful book trailer visit:  https://campbellsworld.wordpress.com/2019/06/13/this-and-that-thors-day-video-trailer-for-lucy-by-thea-ramsay-with-text-description-for-blind-viewers/

 

NEW ON THE VINE…

 

This week, I’m starting something new. Now, I know we as writers all have our struggles, and I know no two are the same, but for me there are times when I feel like I cannot stand one more moment of the daily grind that takes me away from my deepest passion which is writing.

Yesterday after what seemed like the endless week from hell, I managed to get some much-needed work done on a manuscript I’d been working on, and here below is what I shared about it all yesterday evening.

Now, before I share, let me invite you out there to share in your own way what you’re working on and if you like you’re welcome to share the struggles you’ve faced with trying to get it accomplished.

Why do I think this is a good thing to do?

First, it is a great way to do a bit of shameless self promotion, and sometimes when we share what we’re going through not only does it help lift a weight off our chest but it just might help others to know they’re not alone.

Anyhoo, here’s my little rant with a surprise at the end.

 

We’ve all read the acknowledgement pages of author’s books which contain line after line of thank you recognitions to wives, husbands, or partners of various kinds for their undying support providing such things as working while they wrote so bills could get paid, cooking meals so they didn’t starve while they pounded out that last paragraph of the fiftieth rewrite just barely making deadline, yadda…Yadda…Yadda…

Some of us don’t have such support and must take care of all the hateful tasks of keeping their lives going while trying to squeeze a few hours out of their week to write.

That’s how it is for me. I’ve no magic kitchen, no elves to clean house, and no partner working or fat bank account taking care of every last owed bill.

Here, after a grueling week of working to help promote others, and helping a client try to meet an order deadline, as well as dealing with an unexpected attack of Adrenaline Fatigue Syndrome. I’ve been working hard all day long. First, King Campbell Super Semi Retired Seeing Eye Dog A.K.A. Bubba and I went on a walk which was almost a mile long. Early this morning, just after sunrise, I fed him, harnessed him up, grabbed my cane, phone, and housekeys, and ZOOM! Out the door we flew.

He sniffed a little and worked a little and before I knew what had happened, we’d walked halfway to the convenience store and back to our house, and what was really great about that walk was that Campbell worked all the way back. Every-time I’d offer to let him stop to take a breather and sniff, he kept right on pulling and so I finally gave up asking, kept hold of the harness handle, and before I knew it we were turning back in through the gate to our house.

He was wagging his tail for all it was worth, and you could more than tell he was proud as could be of himself, and rightfully so too. He’s bounced back quite nicely from his illnesses over the winter and while he’s slowed down lots, he’s doing way better than anyone, including me expected. So, despite all the other things I’ve got going on, I don’t begrudge him that time one bit.

Once I had us cooled off, I shared a banana with him, and hung out with him until he began to snore.

After I’d had some water and a bit more breakfast, and cleaned up the kitchen, which included putting a whole crap-load of dishes into the dishwasher, scrubbing the counters, sweeping the floor, and then taking care of the laundry on top of the dryer so it wouldn’t make the kitchen look so cluttered, it was time to get down to the real business of the day.

What was that? You ask.

Reworking the first nine chapters of my manuscript. Again.

As some of you know, I’m working on a memoir manuscript which is three short books in one. the first is to be a second edition of my first self-published book, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life, which spans the time period starting in May of 2010 ending at the beginning of October 2011, and tells the story of my realization that I truly did need and desire a Guide Dog from The Seeing Eye Guide Dog school in Morristown N.J. what the experience of going through their training program was like for me as a multiple DisAbled woman, and how it forever changed my life, as well as my denial that I was living in an abusive relationship.

The second is to be called, The Raw Truth and will focus on the time-period beginning where the first book left off in October 2011 and going through the winter of 2015. The book will address topics concerning how things became so unraveled for me, how my then Fiancé Donnie became even more abusive, then was convicted of sexual exploitation of a miner and sentenced to ten-years in prison, how my mental illness became so very out of control and how I began the task of putting myself back together again while holding down a full-time job as Volunteer Coordinator of an area nonprofit who’s various functions included referring battered women to local safe houses. Then the third book, which will be called, Educating the Uneducated: Trials and Triumphs  of a Multiple Disabled Patient will focus on my becoming very ill, being admitted to first hospital, and then to a Nursing Therapy facility where Campbell my guide dog and I spent a month with me recovering from that illness and regaining my ability to handle and work my dog. This third book will focus on the challenges I faced as a multiple disAbled woman as a patient, and then will talk about the challenges I faced once returning home alone with no family support. It will span the time period beginning with 2016 and running through mid-summer of 2017.

Each book will be Approximately 200 to 230 pages long making the entire book which will have a brand-new title between 600 and 690 pages.

This is a huge undertaking and since I can’t devote every-waking hour to it like I’d like I’ve no idea when it will get finished.

Don’t get me wrong. I love my job, love helping to promote other’s work, and I totally enjoyed this morning’s walk with my Bubba Dog but there are times when I truly wish for a magic box out of which I could pull all I need to make my life run without any effort from me what so ever so I could just curl up in my favorite writing spot and write.

Reality is, however, what it is, and so I shall keep on finding time to write in between the obligations of my life.

Today I am pleased that I finally reworked to my satisfaction the first 31 pages of my manuscript. Oh, I could go faster, but I’m editing and doing rewrites as I go and though this takes longer in the beginning, it’s my belief that the result will be worth it.

Many have asked what sorts of changes they can expect in the second edition of my first book. I want to flip my hair over my shoulder and say with vailed eyes, “Oh, just wait and read the book.” But, instead, I’ll answer this way. There will be less telling and more showing, which has required me to write more dialog, and more action.

The next question many have asked has been…

Are you making it up with tiny snatches from memory, or do you have journal entries from that time in your life?

Truth is, I do have journals from the time just before I left to go to The Seeing Eye as well as during training. Though I’ve lost a lot over the years in computer crashes, and moves from one house to another, I’ve managed to keep hold of a few files and between those and things I’ve written and put onto the blog I’ve got some pretty awesome writing to work from.

Today, I’ve decided to share with you three short teasers from the new and improved, How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life. Once you’ve read that, please keep on reading to learn how you can pick up copies of the first edition of that book, if you’ve not read it, and all my other published work as well.

Thanks for reading, and if you enjoy, please do give it a like and a share.

Thanks for dropping into campbellsworld and do drop back by soon.

 

TEASER 1

 

“I think so, but what happened?” I demanded. “What did I do wrong?” Turning to face him I cried, a note of hysteria in my voice, “My God Drew, I could feel the heat off their engines. Campbell kept nudging me, but I didn’t understand. I could’ve gotten us killed!”

TEASER 2

 

 

“A lecture? In the middle of the day? What fuckery is this?” I demanded dramatically.

 

TEASER 3

 

“Remember,” Drew added, “we talked about praise being Campbell’s paycheck. Pay him well and he’ll never let you down.”

We started out with Campbell just targeting the door in my room; I had to learn to get in sync WITH HIM. “OK.” Lukas called. “Get ready, he’s on it.”

Click! “Dang it! Too late.” I grumped.

“OK.” Drew encouraged, “Try it again. You’ll get it. Now, 1…2…3…” Click!

“Yes!” I celebrated. “Great job! Bug!” I petted him all over and gave a piece of kibble.

 

This ends this week’s edition of the Writer’s Grapevine. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed creating it.

If you did, please do drop me a line in the comments section to let me know, and please give it a like and a share.

Until next time this is Patty and her Super Semi Retired Seeing Eye Dog King Campbell Lee 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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6 Responses to WRITER’S GRAPEVINE JUNE 16, 2019

  1. Jo E. Pinto says:

    Oh, how I have wished for magic elves to take over some of my work so I can curl up and write! But I find that my thoughts often percolate while I work, making my writing flow more easily when I finally make it to my keyboard.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Patty says:

      I have similar experiences, my biggest problem is having enough energy to remain on computer after having already spent so much time on it throughout the week.

      Thanks for reading and for commenting.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. P. Campbell says:

    What a great newsletter, filled with information as any good newsletter should be, and this one is great!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Patty says:

      Hi Phyllis.

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Coming up in the next edition there will be some new things.

      I’ve landed a book reviewing gig and will be reading some fab stuff in return for reviews, so look for some neat books for your summer reading coming up.

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  3. Good job, Patty. I’ve been organizing my computer files & I think in a couple of weeks, I’ll find the social media participation much quicker, and I’ll have more energy and time to write. I’m so tickled that you like my Fathers’ Day post and song.

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