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

 

Legal Notes THE SEEING EYE® and SEEING EYE® are registered trademarks of The

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

30 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. 🙂

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  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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    • Patty says:

      Hi. Sorry I’m just now seeing this comment. For whatever reason I’m not receiving notifications.
      No, Campbell is not Scottish. He is a Labrador and he comes from The Seeing Eye in Morristown New Jersey.
      So glad to hear from you.

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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!

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  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

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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. 🙂

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  8. peterjearle says:

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

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  10. I’m a blind author as well (RP from birth). I notice we enjoy some of the same things: nature walks, Harry Potter and spirituality without borders, if you will. I also have a guide dog. Blessings to you.

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  11. Patty says:

    Hello everyone.
    OK. First off I blundered a comment I wrote here obviously I cannot spell.
    (it’s why I have an editor) HA!
    Anyhow, I’m very glad to see all yall have read this bio and have visited campbellsworld.
    I’m annoyed that I cannot figure out how to put sharing links here but am working to figure it out.
    Thanks again for visiting.

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  12. Patty, I love your description of being a “spiritual walker”… (I’m much the same way.) What a fabulous description. What email can I use to gift you a kindle version of Atonement in Bloom? Hugs.

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    • Patty says:

      Hi.

      Yes, spiritual walker absolutely describes me.

      Thanks for reading this.

      I’m currently enjoying your book Atonement In Tennessee.

      I get a book each month with my prime membership on Amazon and have already selected the book as the one I’ll be getting soon as my credit pops up.

      Very good book for sure.

      Enjoying it lots.

      Would you like a copy of one of mine?

      I’d be happy to send one to you. Just send me your email address.

      Send to: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

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  13. Khaya Ronkainen says:

    Lovely to meet you, Patty. I shall invite myself to your cyber home, and grab something to read. 🙂

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  15. petespringerauthor says:

    It was great reading your bio, Patty. I’ve always been a dog lover, and my old black lab Smokey was one of the best dogs I ever owned. We have two yellow labs now, and they keep us hopping with all of their shenanigans. I love them in spite of their mischief.

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    • Patty says:

      Oh my goodness. They sound wonderful.

      Campbell pulled a trick on me last night and I’ll be writing of it later today.

      I hope maybe you’ll read one or both of my books. Honestly I think Bubba Tails is selling more than Campbell’s Rambles but since King Campbell tells the tail/tale I can see why. It was such fun writing that book, and then when Claire called for a submission for the children’s anthology I had to write Wish of the Wee Golden.

      I can honestly say there’s a new Bubba Tails in my future.

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      • petespringerauthor says:

        I will look forward to reading about Campbell later today, and I will be glad to look into your books too. I taught elementary school for thirty-one years (retired three years ago), and I loved everything about my career. (especially some of the lifelong relationships I’ve formed with some of them). In fact, I am going to a housewarming party tonight of one of my former students. It feels fantastic when they share those kinds of important events with me. I had an unexpected urging to write a book about my career that I self-published in the last year. It is a combination memoir/advice book written mostly for young or future teachers. That was not part of the retirement plan—it just kind of evolved. What I’ve always wanted to do, and what I’m currently working on, was writing children’s books.

        I volunteer for an organization called the Society for the Blind. I read our local newspaper (via cell phone) once a week and send the voice memos into a database where they can be accessed by those who are blind or have limited vision.

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      • Patty says:

        We never plan lease things. They just happen. LOL. That’s wonderful that you are volunteering for the society for the blind. I think that’s fabulous. If you check out my Books link on my blog, you can find all my books and how to purchase them. And I haven’t gotten around to writing about Campbell yet, it’s been kind of an off day for me. I’ve just been kind of lazy. I think I have an early dose of dog days LOL. It’s hotter than it should be for this time of year here.

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  17. joylennick says:

    Hi Patty, Great to ‘meet’ you and your lovely dog and friend. Thanks for reading “Canadian Capers”. “Now I’m more mature…(ancient) I enjoy digging out old posts. You are to be congratulated on all you achieve.May you have mega sunshine in your life. Cheers! x

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    • Patty says:

      Hello Joy. Glad to meet you too.

      So sorry that your comment somehow got caught up in my pending folder. I enjoy digging out older posts and looking at them too. It shows me how my writing has grown since I began.

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  18. Thanks again for visiting my author blog. It’s so nice to learn about you! By the way, your gravatar isn’t linking to your website at the moment. Maybe you had another website at one point, and it’s still trying to connect to that? You probably know how to to this, but I’ll tell you just in case. Your gravatar is the little avatar icon that shows up to the left of your comment whenever you comment on anyone’s site. This is the link to where you can get your gravatar hooked up to the campbellsworld.wordpress.com site: https://en.gravatar.com/emails

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    • I run several sites and use one gravitar…I did try and change and got messed up. I will tell the various people I help to see if they can connect their own gravitar. Thanks

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      • Patty says:

        Hi Claire.

        I tried and couldn’t get it to work for me.

        If you’re able to help I sent you the comment cause I didn’t see your comment here.

        Thanks.

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      • No worries. I would if I could. I’m not good with Gravatar anyway, last time i changed it, it took ages to sort out…ooops

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      • Patty says:

        Well it looked very straightforward. I mean from what I can tell it was just a matter of making the changes. And saving them. The problem was that the buttons would not work. I’ll go back and give it a try later today. Or tomorrow.

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    • Patty says:

      Thanks for telling me this. I didn’t know that hadn’t been resolved.

      Yes I used to have a different blog but thought that had been destroyed when this was created.

      I’ll take care of this immediately.

      Thanks again.

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