WORDPRESS WEDNESDAY-AUTHOR’S CORNER:Virus Impact On the Writer by author Phyllis Staton Campbell #Advice

VIRUS IMPACT

By Phyllis Staton Campbell

With stocks dropping, offices closing, and let’s not forget the eminent disappearance of toilet paper, some people are wondering what impact this crisis has on the lives of writers. Well, if you’re James Patterson or JK Rawling, probably none. You have fought for your place and won. Your fame and bank account are pretty solid, even if your stocks are dropping, but what about those of us who are down at the bottom of that ladder, still looking up, and often sliding a bit lower?

Believe it or not, there could be advantages. What!” you say. Certainly people are staying home more, or perhaps should. What does one do while staying at home. Well, some play video games, but for others, it’s a chance to read those books they’ve been meaning to read, and hopefully to become acquainted with some they have just discovered. Enter Amazon, and the other online booksellers. For those who read using their computer, phone or pad, it’s simple, go online, browse around, choose your book, and it’s delivered right to your device. Digital books are less expensive than the printed books. For example, my book during the introduction campaign, title Where Sheep may safely Graze, sells in digital format for $2.99 where the softcover sells for $11.95. Even Patterson and Rawlings books are less expensive. If, however, you want the feel of that book in your hands, you can order hardcover or softcover, and if you are a prime member, it can usually ship free, and arrive in two days.

Okay, what’s the down side? If you have scheduled book signings or readings, you will get a very small crowd even if the venue isn’t closed. However, pod casts, and other online appearances are likely still on.

Is there a moral here? Well, this is a good time to consider reading more, and although I suppose this is self-serving, consider getting to know the writers who aren’t peering down from the top of that ladder called success. You might discover a new favorite writer.

 

Blessings to all

Phyllis

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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.

 

Books by Phyllis Campbell, writing as Phyllis Staton Campbell

 

New Releases

2019

Where Sheep May Safely Graze

2020, Goin’ Home, Sequel to Where Sheep May Safely Graze

A Place To Belong Re-release

 

 

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

 

Out of the Night February, 2014

 

 

Customer Review

5.0 out of 5  Where Sheep May Safely Graze  This book was wonderful. It held my attention from the first page …

ByAFB

 

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: Pcampbell16@verizon.net

Or

campbellphyllis17@gmail.com

To see more visit:

http://www.amazon.com/author/psc-books-all

 

 

 

 

 

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: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com Visit: https://pattysworlds.com/ And: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/PattyFletcher As well as: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG
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