My name is Patty L. Fletcher. I’m a totally blind Author, Blogger, Promotional Assistant.
This page was created by me, and hasn’t been edited by a fully sighted person.
If you experience any trouble with any links or photos on this page please reach out to me ASAP.
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Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist) is now seeking sponsors to assist with keeping our prices reasonable so those who are unable to afford the high cost of advertising will have a place to turn for part of their marketing needs.
Here at Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing where we marry social media marketing with more traditional approaches, we strive to assist clients with the promotion of their books, blogs, and small businesses.
We provide services such as:
§ Featured blog posts
§ Social Media coverage including:
Our prices range from $60.00 for three-months to $150.00 for a full year package.
We provide services such as Facebook Page admin Assistance for those who aren’t able or who don’t have the time to maintain their author, blog, or business pages.
We also provide, Network and Outreach which can range from something as simple as assisting you with a query letter to a task as complicated as researching and creating a marketing mailing list so you can send out information which will target those you serve as well as many other promotional assistive services.
What will you as a sponsor of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing receive?
If you become a sponsor of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing, you will receive…
§ An ad up to 500 words in length on the homepage of my blog which will remain until you either request it removed, or ask it to be updated in some way
§ A spot in my monthly newsletter, the Writer’s Grapevine, and:
§ A spot in the front page of the annual Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing catalog Books and Those Who Make Them Happen.
The price for becoming a sponsor is just $25.00
I accept payment via Paypal.com
For more information including ad guidelines please write me at:
Current sponsors are…
COLONIAL HEIGHTS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
§ Where your pet matters
Serving the Tri-Cities area for nearly 50 years
Welcome To Colonial Heights Animal Hospital
At Colonial Heights Animal Hospital, we are committed to owner satisfaction by offering high quality, personalized veterinary care. The goal of the staff of Colonial Heights Animal Hospital is to advance the health of the pet through owner education, preventative care, and a progressive, compassionate approach for both pet and owner.
Colonial Heights Animal Hospital was founded in 1972. We currently have twelve employees. We pride ourselves in striving to promote in-depth diagnostic care for our patients and utilizing the advice of consultants in medicine, ophthalmology, radiography, and surgery via telephone consultations and telemedicine. We place a great deal of emphasis on client service and education about our pets’ needs. Preventative medicine and dentistry are stressed at our clinic.
Our office is conveniently located just off Fort Henry Drive in Colonial Heights. Go to the intersection of Fort Henry Drive and Colonial Heights/Lebanon Road. Turn on Colonial Heights Road (toward Warriors Path Park), the hospital is located on the Right about 1/10 of a mile.
For more details visit: http://www.colonialheightsvet.com
AUTHOR JO E. PINTO
NEW RELEASE 2019
DADDY WON’T LET MOM DRIVE THE CAR: TRUE TALES OF PARENTING IN THE DARK
BY: JO ELIZABETH PINTO (COPYRIGHT 2019)
“So Sarah?” the teacher asked, in a question I had rehearsed with her, “what’s it like to have a blind mom?”
“Well,” my little girl said, in an unrehearsed answer, “it’s like a regular mom, except Daddy won’t let her drive his car.”
With that nonchalant reply in front of her second-grade class, Sarah summed up the way my blindness has fit into the fabric of our family. It isn’t a problem; it isn’t even a novelty; it’s just part of how we roll. My blindness has changed a few practical logistics. But in the end, kids are kids and moms are moms, and the dents and delights of parenthood are universal. As I told my daughter when she was very small, putting an only slightly different spin on the words my mom had said to me thirty years before, “The eyes in my face are broken, but the ones in the back of my head work just fine.”
COVER DESCRIPTION (FOR VISUALLY CHALLENGED READERS)
The title, “Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car” appears at the top, and “True Tales of Parenting in the Dark” and the author and illustrator names “Jo Elizabeth Pinto” and “N. Page” are written in the cement squares of the driveway. The family car is backing out of the driveway. Dad is standing by, looking half amused and half distressed. A cat is on the other side of the car, with an arched back and a puffy tail. Under one tire, some daisies are squashed and others are flying. The license plate says, “Blind101” and a bumper sticker says, “Mom Power.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND HER OTHER WORK
J. E. Pinto is a magnet for underdogs! Early in her married life, her home became a hangout for troubled neighborhood kids. This experience lit the flame
for her first novel, The Bright Side of Darkness.
Pinto’s Spanish-American roots grow deep in the Rocky Mountains, dating back six generations. J. E. Pinto lives with her family in Colorado where she works
as a writer and also proofreads textbooks and audio books. One of her favorite pastimes is taking a nature walk with her service dog.
The Bright Side of Darkness won a first place Indie Book Award for “First Novel over Eighty Thousand Words,” as well as First Place for “Inspirational
Fiction.” The novel also won several awards from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association: First Place for “Inspirational Fiction,” Second Place
for “Audio Book,” and First Place for “Literary and Contemporary Fiction.”
What is a family? Rick Myers is a despondent seventeen-year-old who just lost his parents in a car wreck. His family is now the four teenage buddies he’s
grown up with in a run-down apartment building. Fast with their fists, flip with their mouths, and loyal to a fault, “the crew” is all he has.
At least he thinks so until he meets Daisy, an intelligent, independent, self-assured blind girl. Her guts in a world where she’s often painfully vulnerable
intrigue Rick, and her hopeful outlook inspires him to begin believing in himself.
But when the dark side of Daisy’s past catches up with her, tragedy scatters the crew and severely tests Rick’s resolve to build his promising future.
Fortunately, his life is changed by a couple with a pay-it-forward attitude, forged out of their personal struggle with grief and loss. Their support makes
all the difference to Rick and eventually to the ones he holds most dear as they face their own challenges.
“The Bright Side of Darkness” is a story of redemption and the ultimate victory that comes from the determination of the human spirit.
For more details and to buy her books please visit: http://www.amazon.com/author/jepinto
AUTHOR MEREDITH BURTON
RELEASED AUGUST 8, 2019
FROM AUTHOR MEREDITH LEIGH BURTON
I am thrilled to announce that I have a new novella just released on August 8, 2019. The book is entitled Rebekah’s Refuge, and is a loose retelling of the fairy tale Rapunzel. Writing this novella meant so much to me, because it addresses the difficult theme of knowing when to acknowledge your desperation and turn over your problems to a higher power. I am dealing with the sickness of a family member and have come to understand the difficult stress placed upon caregivers. This novella explores, in a fantastical setting, the difficulties placed upon those who seek to save others even when circumstances are beyond their control. Rebekah’s Refuge is about learning to listen for the calming song of peace even in the midst of turmoil.
In a plague-ravaged world, Rebekah is a blind norn, a being with the ability to create life-giving plants through her hair. Her people are often misunderstood, and Rebekah must flee from a desperate man who seeks to obtain her hair in order to save his ill wife. When Rebekah’s path crosses with that of Martha’s, a mother who has lost her daughter to the same man, the two women must find a way to band together to save human and nornkind alike. Will Rebekah’s pursuer capture her? Will the plague upon the land be eradicated, or is a more sinister plot at work? Things are not what they seem in this story of loss, danger and triumph. Rebekah’s Refuge is a story of finding the inner strength to fight even when you feel alone and powerless.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND HER OTHER WORK…
Meredith Leigh Burton was born on July 4, 1983. She attended the Tennessee School for the Blind and Middle Tennessee State University. Graduating in December of 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and theater, she then obtained her teaching certification for grades 7-12. She enjoys working with students, helping them to explore their own talents and learn self-expression through writing. She also enjoys helping with church activities. She resides in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
Meredith is an author of young adult fantasy. Her previous release, Blind Beauty and Other Tales of Redemption, is an anthology of fairy tale retellings that seek to explore the familiar tales in unique ways. Most of her works feature disabled protagonists who are called upon to fight against evil. All her characters face difficult obstacles and must find strength to fight. Meredith hopes to show her readers that disabilities are really blessings, that we all have gifts and long to make a difference in the world.
To see and buy her books visit her at:
Find her on Goodreads at:
Find Blind Beauty on Audible at: https://www.amazon.com/Blind-Beauty-Other-Tales-Redemption/dp/B07KBC52JJ/ref=sr_1_1_twi_audd_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1542207638&sr=8-1&keywords=blind+beauty+and+other+tales+of+redemption
Buy it in braille at:
Blind Beauty and Other Tales of Redemption is now also available on cartridge from the Tennessee branch of the National Library for Books and Accessible Media, (National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped). Meredith is working to get it uploaded on BARD, but that will take a while. People may call and request the book on cartridge.
To get in touch with Meredith email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or someone you know prefers a print calendar, but have yet to find one that works well, you must check out this one. You’ve never seen one like it. That’s because a person with low vision designed it and It’s made in the USA.
The features that people love about it include:
§ All the printing on the calendar is in black and the numbers and letters are ten times larger than newsprint.
§ Each uncluttered, daily cell is nearly the size of two, 3 x 5 cards the maximum possible space in which to write big, and
§ The edge of each daily page is bordered with a thick black line. No more writing off the edge of the paper.
It only costs $21.95 and can be shipped via Free Matter to those eligible. Otherwise, postage is $6.80 using USPS Priority Flat Rate Mail.
Learn all about the totally unique, 8.5” x 11” EZ2See® Weekly Planner/Calendar at: http://www.EZ2SeeProducts.com
Don’t shop online? That is no problem. Send an email to Orders@EZ2SeeProducts.com to get all your questions answered and learn how to purchase it by sending a check.
*** Ask about the new Specialty Sticky Notepads when you place your order.
PLAISTED PUBLISHING HOUSE LTD
Author Assist Program
At Plaisted Publishing we have an Author Assist program to help new Independent Authors with their manuscripts and making them professional for publications. We contract out to top-notch Editors, Book Cover Designers and we produce the Formatting In House.
We also offer services for Social Media – Facebook, Twitter
We tutor new authors on how to use distribution websites like Draft to Digital, Lulu and KDP. We have noted some Authors like to learn the ropes of Formatting, and we are happy to teach you a few tricks of the trade.
Three Anthologies are produced each year to assist authors to market each other’s work. The eBooks are free to download unless they are raising funds for charity. Each author pays $5 to submit a manuscript.
The Indie Publishing News is a FREE Marketing Magazine which is restarting at the end of June. This will be a quarterly magazine.
You can find out more about our services HERE or email us at email@example.com
Plaisted Publishing House is named after the family of whom the owner is a part. Their logo shows a regency street lamp with the company’s name on it. This idea reflects on their family history and a Streetlamp saying Plaisted Wine House – which still stands today outside the pub they owned in London.
The company started in May 2014 and became a Limited Company on August 1st, 2014. They will be celebrating their 5th Birthday this year. Plaisted Publishing House is based in New Zealand and generally works online with clients from across the world.
PLAISTED PUBLISHING HOUSE
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Sponsor: Lynda McKinney Lambert
STAR SIGNS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (2019)
by Lynda McKinney Lambert
Now in paperback ($9.50) and e-book ($2.99) from Amazon, Smashwords, and other online sellers.
Details, cover image, buying links, and free text preview: https://www.dldbooks.com/lyndalambert/
About the book:
Lynda Lambert covers a wide terrain of subjects and topics in this new book, from lights to legends to seasons, treating us to images and metaphors about plants, people and weather. She opens this large collection with the title poem, Star Signs, which walks us through the alphabet as it digs through thoughts, emotions and observations, “Using star signs to map out new terrain.”
Throughout this book of poems, these gems of poetic creation shimmer like beads on her fabric art, like bold brush strokes of color on her paintings, and reflect light like the gemstones on her prize–winning piece of mixed–media fiber artwork. It seems this entire collection is like a multifaceted mural.
Her attentiveness to nature and strong reflections from memory have woven from a collage of remnants a beautiful tapestry for us. It offers a wonderful feast for the eyes and the mind.
—Wesley D. Sims, author of Taste of Change
This is the author’s third book of poetry.
Cover photo by James Wheeler from Pexels
Cover design, editing, layout, and e-book conversion by DLD Books
Description of the cover image of Star Signs:
The late evening photo shows several delicate, bare trees in silhouette, leaning slightly to the right, against a violet-colored sky. There is a faint streak of pinkish light to the right of the trees, low on the horizon. Thousands of stars are visible in the sky. The solid black landscape below the trees appears to be the shore of a darkened lake, which is in the foreground. A few stars are reflected in the water. The overall impression is one of stillness and beauty. The predominant colors are black and violet, along with white pinpoints of starlight. The title and subtitle are in white at the top of the cover, and the author’s name is in white at the bottom.
Photo description by Leonore Dvorkin, Editor
OTHER WORK BY LYNDA…
Walking by Inner Vision:
Stories & Poems
By Lynda McKinney Lambert
NOW AVAILABLE ON AUDIBLE
Read by Lily Rowe
Listen to a FREE SAMPLE from the “Prologue”
Take a journey through the seasons of a year
from January through December.
With award-winning Pennsylvania Author and Artist
Lynda McKinney Lambert
In 2019 Lynda received the prestigious
Albert Nelson Marquis Award for Lifetime Achievement
In the fields of Artist & Author
This award is given by the Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board
To honor Biographees who have achieved career longevity.
Lynda is a retired Professor of Fine Arts & Humanities, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
Her first book, Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage, was published in 2002, She wrote the book from her travel journal entries, as she taught a course in Europe each summer. From this first published book, the theme of “life as a sacred pilgrimage,” This theme endures in all of her subsequent writings.
In her 2nd book, Lynda continues to take readers on the road with her as she travels through a life pilgrimage from her earliest memories to her present septegenerian years as a well-known artist, author, educator.
Lynda retired in 2008, after sudden sight loss due to Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. During her recovery and rehabilitation process, she began to write stories & poems for her new blog, Walking by Inner Vision.
In the beginning, her blog was her way of communicating with the world again after sight loss.
Lynda became aware that she was now living in a world of inner vision.
She did not realize at the time that this blog was the beginning step towards the book now available on Audible.
Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems
A personal, private, and spiritual walk through the seasons
27 non-fiction stories and memoirs.
Contact the Author for a FREE PROMOTIONAL COPY
If you would like to listen to Lynda’s book and write a review for Amazon, contact her for the PROMOTIONAL CODE to get your free copy.
A LIMITED AMOUNT is now AVAILABLE for a FREE PROMOTIONAL CODE to get the book in AUDIBLE
E-mail the author to get the access code: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynda’s Book on Amazon:
Lynda’s website & Blog: http://www.lyndalambert.com
Lynda’s Author’s Page at DLD Books: http://www.ldldbooks.com/lyndalambert/
AUTHOR DONNA W. HILL BOOK: THE HEART OF APPLEBUTTER HILL
Alone in a strange country and a bit cynical, 14-year-old refugees Baggy and Abigail are rounded up with other refugee kids. Taken to Transition House at the Plumkettle Learning Center, they await guardians. Photographer Baggy moves to the mountains with the secretive Captain Sodpeg. Abigail, who is losing her sight, gets a guide dog and is invited to live in the carriage house behind Mrs. Plumkettle’s on Old Applebutter Hill Rd.
Join Baggy, Abigail and Curly Connor as they fly the Cloud Scooper, sneak around Bar Gundoom Castle and row across an underground lake. Their lives change, when they uncover a secret. The powerful and dangerous Heartstone of Arden-Goth, a heart-shaped sapphire, is hidden in Applebutter Hill, and corporate giants place a spy at their school to steal it. They are determined to unmask the spy, but can they trust anyone?
Summer school is mandatory. The friends have two classes together – Survival 101 with everybody’s favorite teacher Luther Kohl and Writers’ Roundtable with the dreaded Professor Thornhammer. All Plumkettle students study driving, including the blind ones.
With access to the off-limits dark room, the state-of-the-art auto center and carpentry workshop, Baggy is in his glory. Abigail, a budding songwriter, is enlisted to write music for the children’s summer puppet theater. What she really wants, though, is to be an apprentice on the newspaper staff. Prejudice, however, is standing in her way.
As summer heats up, their troubled friend Christopher is viciously bullied. Abigail and Baggy are terrorized by an armed stranger and jealousy over pottery-contest winners gets out of hand. The friends argue about the spy’s identity, but both think it’s a teacher. When a desperate Christopher arrives at the carriage house one night with the school cat, the mysteries begin to unravel. In the end, though, it may just be Abby’s guide dog Curly Connor who makes the most significant discovery of all.
MORE ABOUT DONNA AND WHERE TO FIND HER WORK…
Donna W. Hill is an author, singer-songwriter, recording artist, speaker and avid knitter. She and her husband Rich live among the frogs and birds in Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains with Donna’s guide dog Mo (their 3-year-old yellow Lab) and Goofus, their rescued strawberry blonde tabby.
Her educator-recommended novel The Heart of Applebutter Hill is a high school mystery with excursions into fantasy for middle school and older readers. It was reviewed in Future Reflections and Word Gathering magazines and in local papers and TV, including by students of Lackawanna Trail High School (WNEP, TV-16 Scranton, PA)
Born legally blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa, Donna was the first blind student to complete twelve years in the Easton (Pennsylvania) Area School District. She was bullied throughout school, and teachers either believed she shouldn’t be in public school or that she was faking her vision loss. She is keenly aware of the need for greater understanding of blindness by the public.
Hill’s purpose in writing this book is two-fold: to open the eyes of the sighted world about blindness and to give blind teens a role-model like themselves. Sighted readers can meet an authentic blind person in the safe setting of an exciting mystery adventure. Blind teens and adults get a rare opportunity to see themselves in fiction.
A long-time street performer in Philadelphia, online journalist and contributor to local newspapers, Hill’s short stories and memoirs appear in magazines including Magnets & Ladders, Slate & Style and the Braille Monitor. Books featuring her writing include Behind Our Eyes: a Second Look (anthology, 2013); On the Wings of Pink Angels (Dawn Colclasure, 2012); and Now: Embracing the Present Moment (Rick Singer, 2011).
A talk show host and producer for RICB, a radio reading service for blind people in Philadelphia, her coverage of the Carter Inauguration marked the first time a blind representative of such a service was awarded national press credentials. Hill also interviewed local and national celebrities, including the late blind guitarist Doc Watson. Dr. Kent Gustavson interviewed Hill for his biography of Watson, Blind, But Now I See (2010).
An experienced talk-show guest, she has been interviewed by psychologist Dr. James Sutton (The Changing Behavior Network), Janie Degenshein (On the Bright Side WTOE radio), Nancy Reed and Lisa Smith (Big Blend Magazine’s Champaign Sundays) and has appeared on Eyes on Success, Disability Matters and Blind & Beyond among others. She was recognized by Stanford University’s Stanford Social Innovations Review, “Third Sector Grit” (July 2010).
Donna self-produced three recordings of her music. Rainbow Colors and Harvest, as Donna Weiss, and The Last Straw as Donna Hill. When her first album debuted, she appeared on Fresh Air with Terry Gross (WHYY-fm. She appeared multiple times on WHYY’s Sunday evening folk music show with the “Dean of Folk DJs” Gene Shay.
Her book Unopened Gifts, (1994, published with a grant from Lutheran Brotherhood) was used to help congregations integrate people with disabilities.
Contact her for classes, workshops, etc.:
Smashwords (multiple -book versions including .pdf, .mobi (Kindle) & .epub (Nook, Apple, Sony, Blio, Kobo, etc.):
Sony Reader Store:
Outside the US
Amazon Canada (print & Kindle): http://www.amazon.ca/The-Heart-Applebutter-Hill-ebook/dp/B00CNG6DDM
Accessible versions for readers with print disabilities