WORDPRESS WEDNESDAY-FEATURED AUTHOR OF THE WEEK:campbellsworld Welcomes author Robbie Cheadle #Interview

Hello everyone.

Not long ago I gathered up my courage and reached out to Robbie and asked if she would be a guest in my ‘Featured Author of the Week’ series.

She wrote back to say that she’d be happy to join me and here’s what she has to share.

So, without further ado, I give you author Robbie Cheadle!

First, in your own words tell us a little about you.

Hi Patty, thank you for inviting me over to guest post on your lovely blog.

I am a chartered accountant and I work in the stock exchange and capital markets division of my firm, an accounting and auditing practice. My role comprises project managing the financial information requirements aspects of documents prepared for various stock exchange purposes, mainly the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in South Africa, but I also work with the requirements of the London Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange and a number of the Euronext stock exchanges.

My role includes a lot of documentation preparation and I have been involved in preparing several publications on investment in Africa. I also do some training and public speaking.

I spent a number of years coordinating the Sunday School at our local church and it was during this time that Michael and I started writing our Sir Chocolate Books series. Michael was learning how to read and write and had some lovely story ideas which we wrote into short stories together, largely so that he could practice his writing skills.

We illustrated them with our cake and fondant art, and I used to read them to the children at the Sunday School. I published these books when a friend of mine from the church recommended that I send them to a small publishing house in the UK to see if they were interested in publishing them for us. I had no idea at the time, the time and effort involved in publishing a book. I also had no clue about marketing books, but I learned quickly after our first book was published in August 2016. We have recently published our seventh book in the series and have a few more to go.

Sir Chocolate Books Picture 1

Subsequently, I have gone on to write a few books for older children and young adults. I am preparing to publish my first adult novel in October 2020.

Where do you live?

I live in Johannesburg in South Africa.

Who are the special people in your life?

I am married with two sons, Gregory and Michael. My parents both live on the same property as us and have been involved in raising my boys as I have always worked. My hours can be a bit erratic due to the nature of my job, but I try not to work in the evenings so that I can spend time reading with them and helping them do their homework. We eat as a family every evening and no-one is allowed a cell phone during this time.

Do you have any pets?

I am fond of cats and we have two, Push-Push and Smudge.

What keeps you going? I mean, like what inspires you and keeps you moving forward in your work?

I enjoy my job, most of the time. It is mentally challenging, and I like project managing which is something I am good at. I review all the documentation to ensure it is compliant with the requirements of the stock exchange and with the financial reporting standards.

With regards to writing, my children’s books are fun to write and I enjoy engaging with Michael about the stories. I make all the illustrations myself from sugar dough or fondant, biscuits, sweets, cake and other edible items. I enjoy exercising my artistic side through the creation of the little creatures, figures and other items which populate Chocolate Land.

I also enjoy the challenge of writing for young adults and adults. I have enjoyed learning all sorts of new rules and methods of writing that I never used for non-fiction publications. Showing and not telling was something new to me when I wrote my first fiction book. My adult writing has a significant historical focus and I thrive on the research that is involved in developing these stories.

What is your favorite song?

I love music but I don’t have a favourite song. I tend to pick out a song that I love for a period and play over and over on replay for a few weeks. I then move on to my next favourite and never play the previous song again.

I like the sound tracks from Broadway and other theatre productions. Mame, Cabaret and My Fair Lady are among my favourites.

What is your favorite book?

Oooh, that is a hard one. My favourite adults books are Dracula by Bram Stoker, The Shining by Stephen King and The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis.

My favourite children’s books series are Richard Scarry’s books featuring Lowly Worm, Winnie the Witch by Valarie Thomas and Thomas the Tank Engine by Reverend Wilbert Awdry.

What is your favorite food?

I do enjoy most foods, but I particularly like cheese scones.

I enjoy baking my own and included various different ingredients to make them interesting and different.

Cheese and olive scones Picture 2

What do you think your best strengths are, and how do they help you in your work as a writer?

I am organized, determined and hardworking which I think is necessary to write a novel and see it through to publication. Writing is not an easy thing to do if you want to ensure your book is the best it can be, all the sub-plots are properly tied up, the story line is innovative and different, the book is as error free as possible and the books actually sells i.e. you have to market.

What is your dream for the future, and how does it relate to your work as a writer?

I believe it is vital for people to remember history, not just by way of isolated incidents, but in a holistic way, that allows for an understanding of how humanity has progressed over time in all areas of life, among all nationalities and cultures and on all continents. This knowledge enables people to understand why people feel the way they do about certain things, what has worked or failed in the fast and where our future needs to go.

These are the reasons I focus on historical writing in my books and I try to link it with current affairs and how things are now to allow for useful insights and thought processes.

That is my goal as a writer, to provide information about the past, especially areas of history that are not well known due to how far back in time they occurred or a lack of documentation at the time. Some periods of history have been manipulated by winning parties, so the underlying issues and circumstances are not necessarily well understood.

My latest novel which I am busy finalizing for publication in October centres around three ghosts who were all involved in a fundamental way in the Second Anglo Boer War. I have tried to present both the British and the Afrikaner side of this war and not to be unduly biased. Readers can draw their own conclusions about the facts presented. The book is called A Ghost and His Gold and this is the cover:

Ghost and his Gold cover Picture 2

Thank you, Patty. I hope you readers enjoy this post.

 

You’re quite welcome Robbie. It’s been a pleasure getting to know more about you today.

Thank you for stopping by and please do drop back in soon.

 

About Robbie Cheadle
Hello, my name is Robbie, short for Roberta. I am an author with seven published children’s picture books in the Sir Chocolate books series for children aged 2 to 9 years old (co-authored with my son, Michael Cheadle), one published middle grade book in the Silly Willy series and one published preteen/young adult fictionalised biography about my mother’s life as a young girl growing up in an English town in Suffolk during World War II called While the Bombs Fell (co-authored with my mother, Elsie Hancy Eaton). All of my children’s book are written under Robbie Cheadle and are published by TSL Publications.

I have recently branched into adult and young adult horror and supernatural writing and, in order to clearly differential my children’s books from my adult writing, I plan to publish these books under Roberta Eaton Cheadle. My first supernatural book published in that name, Through the Nethergate, is now available.

I have participated in a number of anthologies:

Two short stories in #1 Amazon bestselling anthology, Dark Visions, a collection of horror stories edited by Dan Alatorre;

Three short stories in Death Among Us, an anthology of murder mystery stories, edited by Stephen Bentley;

Three short stories in #1 Amazon bestselling anthology, Nightmareland, a collection of horror stories edited by Dan Alatorre; and

Two short stories in Whispers of the Past, an anthology of paranormal stories, edited by Kaye Lynne Booth.

I also have a book of poetry called Open a new door, with fellow South African poet, Kim Blades.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:
Robbie Cheadle

Website

https://www.robbiecheadle.co.za/

Blog

https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15584446.Robbie_Cheadle

Twitter

Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Website

https://www.robbiecheadle.co.za/

Blog

https://wordpress.com/view/robertawrites235681907.wordpress.com

Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19631306.Roberta_Eaton_Cheadle

Twitter

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/robertawrites/?modal=admin_todo_tour

 

 

 

 

 

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184 Responses to WORDPRESS WEDNESDAY-FEATURED AUTHOR OF THE WEEK:campbellsworld Welcomes author Robbie Cheadle #Interview

  1. A very wise rule to ban mobile phones during meals. There’s nothing worse than seeing families sitting around a dinner table all staring at their phones!

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Stevie.

      I couldn’t agree more.

      It is sad what is happening to families as a result of the allowing of phones at the dinner table.

      We’ve lost something where family interaction is concerned as a result of parents not taking the time and responsibility to stop that practice.

      Thanks for reading the post and for commenting.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

      Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

      Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

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    • Hi Stevie, that is exactly why I ban it. I have been out at dinner and seen families all sitting at the table on iphones and ipads. I think it is awful.

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      • Patty says:

        The worst thing I’ve ever observed was a man and wife out to dinner sitting at the table not speaking to one another texting on their phones.
        Also, I despise to know that families sit in the same house and rather than get up and go into the other room and speak to one another they will text one another. I think it is really really disgusting.

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      • Disgusting but sad at the same time. This phone addiction has crippled the world.

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      • Patty says:

        I agree with you.
        And I am sitting here using my WordPress app on my phone in the waiting room of my Veterinarian to do it.
        So I guess I am living a double standard. LOL.

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      • Lol, yes we’re all guilty of that for sure.

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Stevie.

        There was no one in the waiting room except for a very large and loud parrot which Campbell had just a tad bit too much interest in.

        When there are a lot of others around I try to engage people in conversation.

        But, when there’s nothing much going on I do a little work while I wait.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • Yes, I agree Robbie. Too much of that, we need to chat more and enjoy food and remember what it is to be a family.

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    • When I reached that part of the interview, I wondered whether Robbie allows books at the table during meals. My mother hated it when I read during meals.

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  2. johnrieber says:

    Terrific post and a GREAT Author!

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  3. I am so glad to have this insight into Robbie 🙂 I look forward to the release of Robbie’s novel in October!

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  4. CarolCooks2 says:

    That is the rule in this house also…No mobiles but in all honesty, it has never been an issue(yet)…Lovely interview and nice to learn a little more about Robbie…The new book sounds like one I would enjoy reading 🙂 x

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Carol.
      Glad to know it’s not an issue for your family.
      Thanks for visiting the post and for commenting to say you enjoyed it.
      Have a great day.

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    • Hi Carol, thank you for visiting me over here. I think that your grandchildren have been introduced to many other things to keep them occupied which is a great achievement by your son and DIL. I’m glad you like the sound of A Ghost and His Gold.

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Robbie, Carol and all.

        If I’ve missed any comments, I’ll catch them up today.

        Let me just say thanks again to all who read, liked, commented on and shared the post.

        My blog hasn’t seen this much activity in a while.

        Thanks Robbie for bringing so many people to visit in campbellsworld.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • My pleasure, Patty. Thank you for hosting me. I have enjoyed all the comments and chats.

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Robbie.

        I’m kind of amazed and a bit overwhelmed with all the wonderful people who have come to visit.

        Thanks for bringing new life to campbellsworld.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Robbie, Carol and all.
        Let me just say a huge thank you to everyone who has visited, commented, liked and shared this post.
        If I have missed any of you please except my most sincere apology.
        My Internet went down, and when it returned, it brought with it all of the comments that I had already read and reply to into my email and some of them came in twice. So I am a little confused and I am trying to read through everything on my WordPress app.
        So if I missed anyone please reach out to me if you wish.
        Also, I hope that all of you will return to the blog here anytime you wish.
        I have a lot of totally talented clients who provide wonderful content on the blog and I write a post occasionally as well. Sometimes king Campbell a.k.a. Bubba comes along and add his paw to the mix.
        So there is lots of great stuff for you to enjoy. And we hope that you will come back soon.
        I will check back later. It is suppertime in the Campbell kingdom. Thank you again Robbie for bringing such wonderful friends over to my blog.
        I will check back with everyone later.
        Whoops I think I already dictated that. LOL.

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  5. Reblogged this on Robbie's inspiration and commented:
    I am over at Campbell’s World with a post about my life, my day job and my writing. Thank you to Patty Fletcher for hosting me today.

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  6. Thank you, Patty, for having me over for a visit. The post looks lovely and I appreciate your support.

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  7. olganm says:

    I know Robbie’s blog, and we’re in the same group of reviewers, but I have learned new things. Great interview! Thanks!

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  8. Valentina says:

    I always enjoy reading you Robbie and with this article, I got to know you better. I admire you for placing an emphasis on history, it is the only way to know the past and learn from it.

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  9. Wonderful interview, Robbie and Patty! 🙂 I learned even more about Robbie Cheadle and have a bit of a clue as to how she manages to accomplish all she does. KUDOS!

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  10. Darlene says:

    A wonderful interview with Robbie. She is amazing, working in a demanding job, raising a family, writing books and creating amazing baked goods! She is definitely a modern superwoman. The key is making sure everyone eats together and no phones or TV. I so agree with that. Dinnertime was when we always discussed things together as a family and I see that happening less and less now.

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Darlene and thank you so much for visiting and for commenting on the post.

      Get Outlook for iOS ________________________________

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    • Hi Darlene, thank you for your kind comments. I don’t see myself that way but I am a good organizer so do get a lot done. My family always eat together and the one positive from C-19 is that we now have lunches together as well as dinners. It was like this in my childhood home and in my parents childhood homes before that.

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  11. I enjoyed getting to know more about you and the books you authored, Robbie. The delightful creations you made to illustrate the children’s books is so unique and special. Thank you for sharing your life with Patty’s readers. It is a joy to know more about you in this way.

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    • Patty says:

      Hi. Thank you for reading and for commenting. I suppose I should have checked this before I send you the email. LOL. I just forward this post to you. Have an awesome day.

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    • Hi Lynda, I am so pleased you enjoyed the post and like Michael and my little creations and baked delights. Thank you.

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  12. Toni Pike says:

    Hi Stevie and Robbie, This was a fabulous interview, and I learned so much about you, Robbie – I can’t wait for your new book. What an extraordinary and very rich life. Toni x

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    • Thank you, Toni. That is a lovely thing to say. I am editing away furiously at the moment. Esther had a few great ideas that I decided to incorporate. They change the structure more than the story, but it makes the reading more intriguing.

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Toni.

      Thanks so much for coming over to enjoy Robbie’s incredible interview.

      Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for commenting to let us know.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

      Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

      Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

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  13. Hi Robbie, yes you must be one of the hardest working authors I know. Awesome post and I’m partial to scones too but my favourites are fruit, or cherry ones! Sweet tooth…

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    • I like fruit scones too, Marje, especially with clotted cream. Delicious. I have an obsessive personality and I enjoy writing and blogging.

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      • Oh, with clotted cream sounds delicious and jam too! Yes, I am obsessive about writing and blogging. My hubby gets a bit cross about it sometimes!

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Marge.

        I’ve got no hubby, but I’m addicted to blogging, and reading other’s blogs, and King Campbell A.K.A. Bubba Dog gets a bit cross about it sometimes.

        He says I spend far too much time on that old puter and not enough time petting and playing with him.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • Oh! Lol. I have no pets sadly. Thanks for your lovely message. It made me smile. : )

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Marge. Campbell is my 11 1/2 years old retired Seeing Eye guy dog. He is a large black Labrador who is full of love. I tell him all the time that he has turned into my little old crotchety man. But I also tell him that all of the worlds love is wrapped up inside him. He is the best dog ever.

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      • Aww what a lovely fellow Patty. I had a dog when I was little his name was Topsy. Loved him to bits. 🙂

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Marge.

        I love the name topsy.

        Wasn’t one of the rabbits in Peter Cottontail named Topsy or am I getting that mixed up with something else?

        Later today I’ll be putting up a post about my books which are on sale at Smashwords and I’ll be sharing some of my favorite pics of Campbell so if you get a chance have a look.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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  14. petespringerauthor says:

    You have to be an organized person to do all of the things that Robbie does on a typical day. For someone who works fulltime, I think it’s great that you eat as a family each night. Those are traditions your boys will carry on when they are fathers.

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    • Hi Pete, I think that being organised is a skill of mine. The more I have to do the more I organise [smile]. I try to make my children value their family time and I hope they pass the tradition on. My family always ate as a family at the table every night.

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      • Patty says:

        I’m glad you enjoyed Robbie‘s interview so very much. It was wonderful. She did a magnificent job.Hi Pete thank you for visiting in for commenting on the post. I am organized with my work and I am organized with filing systems and stuff but I am lousy at housework. I need to sell lots of books so that I can get a made. LOL.

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  15. Great to see Robbie over here too. Also, this was an excellent interview. 🙂

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    • Hi Tori, thank you for visiting me here. I really enjoyed Patty’s questions.

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Tori.
        I too am so happy that you visited the post and enjoyed it.
        Thank you for stopping by.
        Sorry it has taken me so long to answer your comment.
        I have been just a tad bit overwhelmed.
        I am so thrilled to have everyone visiting my blog. I am very happy that everyone enjoyed Robbie’s interview so much.

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  16. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    Robbie Cheadle is the guest of Patty Fletcher today sharing some of her favourite things… including books, songs and cheese scones.. and with news of her latest book due out in October. Find out more by heading over…

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  17. Lovely to see Robbie here Patty and terrific interview.. Cheese scones are high on my list of favourite foods too..

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Sally.

      Glad you enjoyed the interview.

      Thanks for commenting to let us know.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

      Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

      Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

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    • HI Sally, I am glad you enjoyed this interview. I like most savoury baked goods, but I love experimenting with variations of cheese scones.

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      • Will you ever stop saying Cheese Scones Robbie.. I cannot get them out of my head lol. !!

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      • Patty says:

        🤣

        Yawl rock!

        It’s a party in campbellsworld.

        I’m so pleased so many came to enjoy you Robbie.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • Patty says:

        I’m ashamed and appalled to admit I’ve never had a cheese scone not unless they might go by another name.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • Hi Patty. I looked it up and Americans call scones biscuits. It is a soft bread like dough with a raising agent cut into rounds and baked in a hot oven.

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      • Patty says:

        Well, then I suppose I’ve had them in some form or other.

        My mother loved cheddar cheese rolls.

        They’re baked rolls full of shredded cheddar cheese and they’re wonderful.

        I especially like the garlic ones.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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  18. A lovely interview, Patty. Robbie, I am in awe of how much you get done in a day, especially with a family and a demanding job. Your family mealtimes are special and yes, to no phones. You have a wonderful life balance with your creativity too. I look forward to reading your book in October. ❤

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  19. markbierman says:

    Nicxe to learn more about you, Robbie, I had no idea you were an accountant. Thanks for hosting her, Patty.

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Mark.

      First, thanks for visiting the blog to enjoy the post and for commenting to say you did.

      Next, it has been a great pleasure to have Robbie over, and having all her friends come to visit made it a double dip.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

      Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

      Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

      Liked by 2 people

    • I am not a traditional bean counter, Mark, I’m a bit of a multi coloured pin stripe compared to my colleagues. Thanks for visiting.

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  20. Robbie is one of my favorite people, whom I have yet to meet in person. Such talent (in so many areas) and still, I believe she has barely scratched the surface.

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Annette.

      Thanks so much for visiting and for commenting to say you did and that you enjoyed the post.

      I tend to agree with what you say here.

      Would love to have you in campbellsworld.

      If you wish, get in touch.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

      Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

      Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

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    • Hi Annette, thank you for visiting me here and for your lovely comment. You never know, one day we may get to meet in America.

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  21. Teri Polen says:

    When my boys were home, we did the same thing, Robbie – no phones at the table. You and I share a love of The Shining – will always be one of my fav King books. Great interview – always enjoy learning more about you!

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  22. Jennie says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this interview. Robbie’s love of literature, history, baking, and writing – on top of a demanding full time job – is impressive. Best of all, she is a lovely person!

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  23. dgkaye says:

    Fantastic interview with Robbie, Patty. We always learn something new about our writing friends from these interviews. Well done! ❤

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    • Patty says:

      Hi.

      I’m so glad to know you enjoyed this.

      I learned tons about Robbie I didn’t know.

      I only wish she lived next-door.

      I’d wash all her dishes for some of those baked goodies.

      LOL.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

      Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

      Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

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      • dgkaye says:

        No doubts Patty. Robbie is a wonderful multi-talented person as an author and a mother. An I love your Food for Thought.<3

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Debbie.

        I’m sitting here wishing I had some of her scones to go with my coffee.

        Glad you like the food for thought. It comes through when I’m replying via email which is so much easier for me to do.

        Thanks for commenting back to me.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed the interview, Debby. I loved Patty’s questions and enjoyed answering them. It’s great how everyone asks different questions.

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Robbie, Jacqui and all.

        I spend a lot of time reading other’s blogs and learning from them, and then taking what I have learned and putting my own style into the mix.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • dgkaye says:

        Yes it is Robbie. That’s why we learn new tidbits from every interview. ❤

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    • Patty says:

      Hi. I am so glad you enjoyed the interview. I’m always nervous when I do these. I love having the photos on my blog.
      It is a challenging thing for me to do. But I enjoy doing it.
      I am also glad that everyone enjoyed the questions.
      I have had some people reach out to me for guest spots. I would love to have more. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime. Just scrolling through comments and trying to make sure that I have spoken to everyone.

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      • dgkaye says:

        You’re a gem Patty. I can appreciate that it is work to put these together. I know from experience. Thank you for the invite. I will take you up in the fall when I’m done my newest book. Thank you. ❤

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Debbie.

        (Hope got name right)

        Doing these is work for anyone no matter their situation.

        I’m just always worried about placement of photos because I’ve no usable vision.

        But, everyone seemed to like this so I’m assuming all went as I told it to.

        Anyhow, whenever you’re ready I’ll be here.

        Love and hugs, wags and slimies.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • dgkaye says:

        You are lovely Patty. Don’t fret, you did a beautiful job. And thank you again. Hugs back ❤ xx

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      • Patty says:

        I figure someone will tell me if I screw it up too badly.
        Of course then again, one day I went out and had two different shoes on that felt the same.
        I went that way all blasted day until finally at the very end of the day a coworker came up and told me.
        LOL.
        I would rather know as do not know LOL. Most of the time. Thank you. For your compliment.

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      • dgkaye says:

        LOL Patty, you’re so funny. And glad you can laugh at these mishaps. Who knows, you may have enough stories to put into a book! 🙂 xx

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Debbie.

        I’ve always had what some think is a strange sense of humor.

        Years ago I wrote, all be it badly due to being a new writer a column for an online magazine called ‘Really Good Quotes.’ Called Campbell’s Calamities.

        I saved all of them and am going to be reworking them soon for the blog.

        Later, I do hope to write a book of short stories and essays about such things.

        There are lots of posts on my blog which deal with my life as a blind person that are written with a hint of humor.

        One such post which comes to mind is called, ‘Moanin’ the Bus Stop Blues.’

        There were a lot of amusingly annoying things that happened to me the day I wrote that post.

        While I could if I chose be bitter, angry and basically miserable about my blindness, that’s not my way, and the best way to educate people about it all is to entertain them.

        Another funny post which comes to mind is one I shared not long ago called, ‘Campbell and the Potbelly Pig.’

        That was an incredible day.

        I’d not been home from Guide Dog school with him very long and what a funny experience it was.

        Anyhow, thanks again for commenting back.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • dgkaye says:

        That’s so inspiring Patty. Perhaps you will make a book out of all those wonderful posts. 🙂 x

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      • Patty says:

        Well, one thing I’ve learned from doing a rewrite of my first book is that rewriting something is almost more difficult than writing from scratch.

        I liken it to ripping a house down to the studs and rebuilding.

        LOL.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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  24. Great interview, Robbie and Patty. Robbie, I can see why your baking and books are a welcome reprieve from the cerebralness of your day job.

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Jacqui.

      Glad you found your way over to campbellsworld and that you enjoyed this interview.

      Robbie’s writing is lovely and her descriptions of baking leaves me starving.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

      Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

      Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

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    • Hi Jacqui, my day job is stressful and demanding. I have reflected several times over the past five years about giving it up and have resigned four times. There is a big skills shortage here in South Africa so a lot of senior staff in corporates get very overloaded. I don’t mind work, but no breaks and to much stress makes me get sick.

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  25. Great to see Robbie featured here! Robbie, it’s also great to learn more about you. Of course I already know that you are hard working and determined! Your self-motivation is impressive.

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    • Patty says:

      Hi.
      Thank you so much for reading and for commenting on the post to let us know that you enjoyed it.
      Yes, Robbie does seem to get a lot done. Very focused.
      That is how I accomplish so many things as well.
      I set myself tasks, make goals, and work toward obtaining them each day. Small goals to reach big ones.
      Thank you again for visiting and please come again anytime.
      PS. I am dictating on my phone. My Internet keeps going out. Thought I would try and catch up some of these comments. I hope this came out OK.

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    • Hi Barbara, thanks for visiting me here. I also enjoy learning more about other bloggers and their lives and motivations. Enjoy the weekend.

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  26. Thank you for the great interview with Robbie, the multitalented business woman, food artist and perfect author. I enjoyed her book about the life during WWII as much as i love her food art and children books about this. I am sure her newest baby will become a very entertaining one too. Michael

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  27. Jim Borden says:

    wonderful interview; I am always amazed at how productive Robbie is, with a full-time job, raising two boys, writing books, and her fondant art. I’m happy to survive the day just getting through my full-time job…

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Jim.
      I know what you mean.
      Glad you enjoyed the interview.
      Thanks for visiting and for commenting to let us know you enjoyed it.

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    • You are being very modest, Jim, and forgot to mention that you blog every single day. I don’t do that although I read blogs daily. If I feel I need a break from blogging, I miss a few days. Thanks for visiting and for your kind comments.

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      • Jim Borden says:

        Part of the reason for blogging every day is to see if I have the discipline to be a “writer”. Now if I could just come up with an idea for a book…
        Have a great weekend, Robbie.

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      • Patty says:

        Having not visited your blog, what do you blog about?
        You might start by doing a book of your blog posts. Many people do that.
        And whether one blogs every day or not does not speak to whether they are able to be a writer.
        Everyone’s writing habits are different.
        And all of this yada yada yada about one must write on the schedule one must write every day one must write for so many hours a day is just that yada yada yada.
        I do none of that. And I have three books out too short stories published in an anthology, and I am getting ready to publish my next book and have one almost ready to follow.
        Whether one becomes a writer or not depends upon when they sit down and write that book.

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      • Jim Borden says:

        my blog is on anything and everything…

        I realize there is a big leap from blogger to writer, but perhaps blogging every day at least tells me I have the time to write a book if I set my mind to it.

        You sound as productive as Robbie – congrats on your publications!

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      • Patty says:

        I disagree with you on the lead between blogger and writer. If you are blogging you are publishing work. Anything on a blog is considered publishing work. And so therefore you are a writer. Now it is up to you to step across that line of blogger writer to book writer. You can spend a lifetime trying to decide if you can the only way to know for sure is to try.

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      • Jim Borden says:

        thank you for the motivation!

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      • Patty says:

        Well…

        It hasn’t been so long ago that I sat with fingers poised above the keyboard asking…

        “Can I… Should I…?”

        One day I just took a breath and leapt in.

        First book was OK.

        Second book was better, and now I don’t remember what I did before I wrote.

        Of course as is my way I did everything backward.

        I first wrote a book, then started a blog, and after that I did one newsletter for a while, back issues of which can be found on the page of my blog marked “Newsletters”

        Then I started my marketing business and now I do an online monthly magazine called The Writer’s Grapevine.

        You can see back issues of it on my blog as well, and I also send out subscribed copies for free.

        I love guest writers for the magazine so you’re welcome to read a copy of the magazine to see if you might like to write for it.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • Jim Borden says:

        sounds like there’s a lot of good resources on your site – thank you for the info!

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      • Patty says:

        Hi.

        You’re welcome.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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  28. It’s great to learn little more at a time about Robbie from the previous interviews and posts. I kind of put these tidbits together to have a picture of what a day is like for Robbie. Sometimes I even realize that you make comments during your lunch hours, then go back to work and you make another comment after work. Your days and hours and minutes are filled. I can hardly see you idling. All of your hard work results in your abundant productivity, Robbie. You would have a great personal history to look back to as well.

    As to using phones during a meal. I had seen so many in the restaurants. The worse one I’ve seen and felt sorry for was two young people, seemingly dating. They didn’t look at each other after sitting at the table. The guy started typing on the phone. The gal didn’t know what to do. After a while she started typing on the phone also. I don’t think they talked at all through the dinner. I feel sorry for the high tech generation.

    Thank you Patty for hosting Robbie. I enjoyed this interview.

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Mariam.
      So glad you enjoyed the post.
      I agree with all you say here.

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    • Hi Miriam, I do sometimes pop in to WP during the working day for 30 minutes just to have a break from the pressure. I am older than most of the people in my division so I don’t have that much in common with them and they like to sit and talk about boyfriends and night time outings during lunch breaks. I prefer to pop in and visit my blogging friends. I try to use my time as efficiently as possible.

      I can imagine that this situation you saw with young people does occur. More so if the youngsters come from a family where there are no rules about electronic devices at the table. Table conversation is a skill you have to learn and if you don’t get exposed to it, you won’t know how to participate in it. Have a wonderful weekend, Miriam.

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      • I know, Robbie. When I visit my daughter, I go with them wherever they go, such as meeting with their friends. I don’t have too much in common with them as far as sports. I’m glad they’re considerate and ask me questions.

        I think some young people are too much into internet especially boys and lack of people interaction skills. Even when I was in the doctoral program 20 years ago, discussing distant learning, we saw that coming.

        Enjoy your weekend, Robbie!

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      • Patty says:

        🤣

        I’m laughing because here I sit with Laptop in recliner with me and Smartphone to hand so I can keep up with the blogger comments and stuff going on over on FB.

        Soon I’ll log off and binge watch Bosch season 3 and afterward it’ll be back to the computer to catch up email.

        Internet.

        LOL.

        But, I don’t do it much out in public unless I need to wait for a long time on a bus or in a waiting room filled with people who have no interest in talking.

        Wednesday of this past week I took King Campbell A.K.A. Bubba Dog for his weekly acupuncture treatment and try as I might I couldn’t engage the lady next to me in conversation.

        Everything I said to her was met with short one word responses in a tone that sounded like she’d rather talk to the floor.

        So, I left her to her rudeness and sat catching up my email.

        She actually got up and moved because I was softly dictating.

        Some, People!

        GEES.

        When she left the ladies behind the counter informed me that I shouldn’t take it personally because she was rude to everyone.

        That’s another thing that gets me is rude people, but that’s a blog post for another day.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • Hi Patti, I told one blogger that I have 27 tabs open for my laptop. Sometime I have internet on two laptops open.

        Some people are miserable within themselves and can get out.

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Mariam.

        I always say that the Internet is my window to the world.

        When I finally managed to get a computer in 2007, it opened things up for me in a huge way.

        I began to have a better understanding of a lot of things.

        Over the years as technology has improved even more for blind persons with the advent of the Smartphones which are quite accessible all be it with a few snags still firmly in place, things opened up even more.

        Yet, there are times when I like to fall back on things that appear to be quite unheard of today…

        * A live and in person visit * A phone call rather than a quick text or email, or… * God-forbid a written letter.

        Not long ago some friends of mine sent me a care package. In the top of the package was a letter the wife of the couple wrote to me in Braille. I’d not received a Braille letter in so long I wept with joy.

        I still have it and will keep it forever.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • Why did she write a letter to you in Braille? And do you write in Braille?

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      • Patty says:

        Hi.

        She is visually challenged, and writes Braille.

        I write very little in Braille these days but occasionally I do dash off a quick note to someone who prefers Braille over email or recorded letters.

        When we were growing up we wrote letters back and forth in Braille to one another quite often during the summer months and she wanted to put a note in my package, so the natural thing to do was to write Braille. I don’t have any vision so to type and print out a note to me would’ve been completely useless.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • Are you born with no vision? Do you mostly dictate on your computer? Do you have a special keyboard if you choose to type? I know there’s software to tell you what it is on the screen such as an image.

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      • Patty says:

        I was born 1 1/2 months premature. I received too much oxygen in the incubator. I had partial vision until 1991 when I lost the remaining vision due to complications after cataract surgery. I do not use dictation software on my computer. I do not have a special keyboard. I use a screen reader software technology on my computer, and the voiceover screen reader software technology on my Apple iPhone. I use Apple dictation for sort messages such as this, but I would never in trust any kind of dictation to do a book or an important blog post etc. I do not use a special keyboard. I have been typing since I was 12 years old. My beginning typing was learned on a manual typewriter. I type 80 words per minute on a slow day and 85 to 90 words per minute on a fast day. A good typist never looks at their keyboard. 🙂

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      • Oh wow, thank you for sharing, Patty. My daughter was two months premature but she breathed on her own after 12 hours. Her development was at a lower of the normal range. She will be 35 in Christmas, married with two daughters.

        You seem to overcome a lot and have made good adjustment. I have a blogger who is blind and she said she uses screen reader. I forgot how she typed.
        Your typing is amazing. You’re fingers must look like flying or like a pianist. 🙂

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      • Patty says:

        I do not know any blind person who use a special keyboard except maybe for those who might have one with a few keys marked, or possibly a talking Bluetooth keyboard but even with those, the actual keys don’t talk when you use them, it’s just keys like the power switches, shortcut keys etc.
        And most premature babies receive too much oxygen in the incubator within the first three hours of being placed inside.
        And it happens even though the doctors know what causes it and how to prevent it even yet today.
        Back to the keyboards for a moment, sun blind persons do use what is called a braille keyboard. But most of us just use a regular keyboard like everyone else.

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      • Yeah, I was thinking about the braille keyboard. But someone like you typing that fast, you don’t need to touch the braille on the keyboard.

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      • Patty says:

        Majority of blind persons are taught to type in elementary school. Majority of blind persons are extremely good typist.

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      • Patty says:

        The majority of blind persons don’t use a Braille Keyboard.

        I don’t know any who do but I’m sure there are some.

        Most blind persons who attended schools for the blind in the US were taught to type in elementary school.

        All those blind persons I know were taught to type on regular typewriters and those persons who had some usable vision had their instructions clear. We weren’t allowed to look at the keys, and now that keyboarding is being taught in the schools both public and for the blind mostly the same concept is used.

        However it does seem as we progress, so too do we regress because I know some students who are now being allowed to cheat and look at their keys and I think it’s rather a bad job.

        I think the older ways of teaching typing were best.

        No good secretary with her/his salt is going to look at their keys.

        If a writer wants to make good progress on their writing neither should they waste time hunting for keys. They should learn them backward and forward and spend their time watching for errors in their actual writing process.

        I’m old school and many have said I’m harsh in my thinking, but I feel discipline should be used when doing anything and good solid teachings are best.

        JMO.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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      • Good to know, Patty.

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  29. Patty says:

    Hi Robbie, Mariam and all.
    I don’t even think most families are eating at table together, although some reports state that it might be returning as we’re all still ‘social distancing’
    But, at the same time that some family traditions may be returning we’re all becoming more dependent on our devices than ever before.
    So, where’s the blasted balance.
    I can only speak to the US but it seems to me that my country at least is filled with extremists.
    We never seem to have a balance.
    People either go all in one way or the other.
    They have zero tolerance or they allow everything.
    We’ve forgotten what a happy middle looks like.

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    • Hi Patty, I read your discussion with Miriam and am very impressed by how much you have achieved. I also touch type and I can see that it would work for the visually impaired as you don’t look at your figures or keys when you type. I didn’t know this about premature babies. That is such a terrible shame. In my house we always eat dinner together as a family with no devices. Breakfasts are on the run, but I don’t aim for perfect, just the best I can manage.

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      • Patty says:

        I think dinner is better.

        You’ve all been away from one another all day and it’s a good time to catch up and find out what’s going on.

        Premature babies are unfortunately at risk for this problem due to the oxygen levels not being monitored properly. It is also thought to have something to do with the low birth weight.

        The bad part about this is that other than the low birth weight is that the oxygen level can be monitored so easily now. There’s just not much excuse for it.

        As to typing, I do so much of it that I find myself making typing motions with my fingers when I talk. LOL.

        I also spend so much time on the computer that I hear the screen reader in my head when I’m working out plots or chapters for my writing.

        I can hear the speech voice talking what I’m thinking.

        LOL.

        I also read so many audiobooks from the same narrators that I can sometimes hear them reading what I’m working out.

        Crazy?

        Not sure, but someone has to be it, so it may as well be me.

        LOL.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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  30. alexcraigie says:

    I so agree with the dinner table rules and it’s not something we’ve had to enforce, fortunately. Our three ‘children’ all live nearby with their own families and it’s not unusual to have a full complement of 15 of us round the table at once. I do miss it at the moment.
    As for Robbie! I am so impressed. You have all these different skill sets and manage to juggle them successfully. Kudos!

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Alex.
      Sorry I’m just now getting to your reply.
      I wouldn’t know what to do if I had that many people to eat with.
      I’ve not had that kind of dinner table since I was away at the Tennessee School for the Blind.
      I dread to think what my house mother would’ve done to us had we had such a thing as a Smartphone back then and had the nerve to bring such a thing to the table.
      We were taught manners, the art of having a conversation without talking with our mouths full, taking turns, passing food, and doing things like cutting meat, pouring drinks and helping to serve the younger ones without making a mess Etc.
      You know? “Normal” living skills.
      I kind of miss those ddays.
      Thanks so much for visiting the blog and enjoying this post.
      Also thanks for commenting to say you did.
      Much appreciated.
      Come again soon.
      No telling what might go on here in campbellsworld.

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    • Thank you for visiting me here and commenting. We also host large family events with 21 people. I am also missing them. We are planning a socially distance family event on 2 August.

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      • Patty says:

        I’ve not been to a big gathering of my family in years.

        I remember a family reunion we had when I was a teen and my cousins and I sat up late and talked for a long time.

        Patty L. Fletcher

        Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

        Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

        Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

        Food For Thought

        We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

        -John-Roger, DSS

        Source: New Day Herald website

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  31. Jan Sikes says:

    What a wonderful interview with Robbie! I learned several things I did not know about her. What a versatile and artistic woman! Thank you for hosting, Patty, and best wishes to Robbie!

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Jan. My pleasure. Glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for commenting to let me know that you did. Glad you learned new things about Robbie. Always looking for guest authors. Bloggers. Anyone who wishes to be a guest here. Interviews welcome, pieces welcome. Just get in touch. Thanks everyone for so many wonderful comments.

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    • Hi Jan, thank you for visiting me here. I do enjoy my artwork and writing. It is a most welcome relief from the pressure of my day job.

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  32. Hi Patty, wow, I am so thrilled by the success of this interview. I am surprised to pop in here today and find even more comments. I hope you have some new followers as a result. Thanks again for hosting me.

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    • Patty says:

      Hi Robbie.

      It has as far as I remember been the most interacted with post I’ve ever done.

      I have gotten a few new followers and the whole thing has been great.

      Come back anytime.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

      Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

      Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

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    • Patty says:

      Maybe we can have you do a recipe for The Writer’s Grapevine tips section.

      You could maybe use an extract from one of your books.

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

      Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

      Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

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