Author Bio

 

Patty Lyne Fletcher in her own words (October 2017)

About me and my crew

I’m a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom I am very proud. I have a great son-in-law and five beautiful grandchildren. Three girls, and two boys. I hope to be able to write more about them later on. I own and handle a Black Labrador from The Seeing Eye™ named Campbell Lee—a.k.a. Bubba Lee or King Campbell, to give just a couple of his nicknames.

About my blindness

I was born one and a half months premature. My blindness was caused by my being given too much oxygen in the incubator. I was partially sighted until 1991, at which time I lost my sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. I used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog.

Where I live and work

Currently, I live and work in Kingsport, Tenn. I used to work for CONTACT-CONCERN of Northeast Tennessee, Inc. I left that position in order to spend time with family and pursue my writing full time.

Why I write.

I wrote Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life to tell the story of how going to The Seeing Eye™ and getting Campbell, learning to love, handle, and work him, then coming home and adding him to my life, gave me true freedom. I tell of how changing from being a 31-year cane user to being a guide dog handler taught me things about myself I had never known before. I tell of the wonderment I experienced when I finally took that chance.

A major goal of mine is to help others who find themselves in domestic violence situations. I also want to help others learn more about mental illnesses and how different situations and environments can drastically affect those with such challenges. I tell how training affected me physically as a result of the fibromyalgia I deal with, along with the side effects of the medications I take. I focus on bipolar disorder, on how it can go horribly wrong and cause a person to behave in ways they normally would not.

Another thing I have attempted to show is how, in certain institutional settings, attachments can develop—and how those attachments can become unhealthy for all concerned if they are not handled correctly. Most simply, I want others to know more about me.

In Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye, it is King Campbell Super Seeing Eye Dog A.K.A Bubba’s turn to tell his tale.

While helping to ready a group of pups to go and meet their puppy raiser families, so they too, might one-day become Seeing Eye dogs, he tells of what it was like for him, to grow up and become a Seeing Eye dog.

My hobbies

My hobbies include reading, writing, music, and standup comedy. I also like nature walks, light hiking, tent camping, and fishing. No, I am not afraid to bait a hook.

Music I enjoy

My favorite types of music are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country, as well as some present-day country music. I also like meditation music.

My favorite books and authors

I enjoy fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. I love the books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and many more. My favorite books include

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.

My spiritual faith

I am a spiritual walker. I claim no particular faith, either Christian or pagan. I simply know that there is God and Goddess, or Mother Father God, as some call her/him. I lean toward the natural approach, or Druidism (Druidry), as it promotes harmony and respect for all beings, including the environment. I am also very interested in herbs and their healing properties.

Links

http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com

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

http://www.dldbooks.com/pattyfletcher/

https://www.facebook.com/Bubba-Tails-196761360863975/

https://www.facebook.com/tellittotheworld/

http://www.twitter.com/bubbalee04

https://www.facebook.com/0404Campbell/

Campbells Rambles

https://www.facebook.com/groups/787037261329458/

(Campbells) 

Corner the Comfort Zone.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/128710790840540/

Patty & Pals

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1092566100770913/

Bob Cat And Friends

A most excellent interview

https://youtu.be/msKqrWseLF0

USE WHAT YOU WISH…IF YOU ARE SENT AN EBOOK PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW ON AMAZON …OR GOODREADS ETC AND SEND THE LINK TO:

patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

or

plaistedpublishinghouse@gmail.com

My Anthology Links

December Awethology Light  https://www.books2read.com/u/3yPZvB

A Treasure Chest of Children’s Tales  https://www.books2read.com/u/bzaAML

 

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Seeing Eye, Inc.See: www.SeeingEye.org

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8 Responses to Author Bio

  1. Jane Risdon says:

    Great finding out about you Patti. Thanks for finding me and my blog. Appreciated.I hope we bump into each other again, soon. Wonderful blog your have too. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Hi Patty,
    So nice to read about who you are and what you do. You are truly inspiring. Thanks for reblogging one of my guest posts on Dan’s site too. I appreciate it.
    Is Campbell a Scottish dog? He has a very Scottish name. I’m originally from Glasgow, Scotland, myself.
    Have a good Sunday.
    Juliet

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  3. LillianC says:

    Hi there! Sounds to me like you are doing wonderful work on several fronts. My older son was born at 23 weeks, so I can relate to the oxygen in the isolette situation. Campbell sounds like a champion!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Vashti Q says:

    Hello Patty! It’s very nice to meet you. I enjoyed reading and learning more about you and your book. Thank you for following my blog. You have a lovely blog, so I will be following you from now on as well and happy to do so. 😀 xx

    Liked by 1 person

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  7. Hi Patti. Nice to find out more about you. We share several interests in common which can only be a good thing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. peterjearle says:

    A lot in common; spiritual, music & woofies to name only a few.

    Like

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