Hello to all.
Because much has changed for me since I last did one of these interviews, I thought I’d take a moment to do another.
First, in your own words tell us a little about you.
My name is Patty Fletcher. I’m the self-published author of three full length books which are, Campbell’s Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life, Bubba Tails From the Puppy Nursery At The Seeing Eye, and Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed: Book One How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life Second Edition. I’m found in two anthologies, and I’m a blogger here on WordPress.
I am also the owner and creator of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), which means I’m a Social Media Marketing Assistant and Content Promoter. I also created and am the host of a podcast called Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing and I am Editor and Chief of The Writer’s Grapevine Online Monthly Magazine.
Where do you live?
I live in Kingsport Tennessee, which is in the very tip end of the northeast corner of the state.
Who are the special people in your life?
There are many people in my life who are special. In fact, to name them all would probably take quite a while. It might also cause hurt feelings because I’m sure to leave someone out. Let’s just say that I’ve got a lot of great friends and family and leave it at that.
Do you have any pets?
I’ve just adopted a sweet nine-year-old male cat named Prince Edward, A.K.A. Little Eddy. He recently lost his person to COVID-19 and when I heard of his plight, I thought to myself, He needs a mother and I need a son. After the loss of Campbell for me having him has brought life back to my heart and home.
I’m attaching a picture of him here so you can get to know him. He’s a tuxedo kitty.
What keeps you going? I mean, like what inspires you and keeps you moving forward in your work?
When I began writing back in 2014, I wanted to educate people about things like multiple disabilities such as blindness, fibromyalgia and mental illness, as well as domestic violence.
Since then, I’ve decided I’ve a much larger goal. I now write with the goal of bridging the great chasm between the disabled and the non-disabled.
I believe through entertaining and educated forms of writing and marketing, this can be successfully accomplished.
What is your favorite song?
I’ve many favorite songs, currently thanks to the holidays, and my love of humor and sarcasm, my current favorite is one that a friend of mine wrote called, Cats and Christmas Trees. Give a listen and tell me that’s not the funniest thing you ever heard.
Thanks to John Crawford, his wife Paula and my totally talented audio editor Casey Mathews for filling the holiday with laughter.
Some of my other favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country.
What is your favorite movie? Feel free to list multiple titles.
I still say, my favorite movie of all time is 101 Dalmatians. Just cannot get enough of that one.
What is your favorite book? Feel free to list multiple titles.
Some of my favorite genres are, fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. I love books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series.
What is your favorite food?
Fried Shrimp. Hands down, that’s it.
What is your favorite quote?
“If you always do what you did, you’ll always do what you do.”
What is your favorite affirmation?
“There is no part of my body which does not belong to the Goddess.
There is no part of my life which does not belong to the Goddess.
I am she, and she is me.
We are one, yet we are we.”
What is your biggest pet peeve?
I cannot stand repeating myself. If I send out instructions or guidelines, I expect those I send them to to be responsible and save them for future use.
I don’t like to continuously have to go over the same old ground. Once something has been explained or a question has been answered, I feel it’s time to move on.
I don’t like to argue, and I cannot stand people who take everything literally who can never seem to laugh.
I also don’t enjoy dealing with people who cannot use their God given brain. People who cannot think outside the box drive me to distraction.
What do you think your best strengths are, and how do they help you in your work as a writer?
I’ve a huge imagination. Even though I write a lot of memoir and nonfiction, I still believe being able to be creative is greatly important.
What are your weaknesses, and how are you making them stronger?
As I stated, I dislike dealing with those who cannot think outside the box. I’m trying to realize that some people simply aren’t open enough to do that and I’m working toward being more patient with them.
I must say, I’m not there yet.
What is your dream for the future, and how does it relate to your work as a writer?
I long for a world where no matter what a person believes, no matter their faith, race, disability, whatever or whomever they are, everyone belongs.
What is your preferred way of communicating, and how can someone reach you if they wish to buy from or work with you in some way?
Email is my first choice for communicating. I write better than I talk, and I find that I deal with large bites of information best in an email.
Anyone wishing to work with me in any way should email: patty.volunteer1
I’d also like to invite everyone to check out my various author pages and social media links.
Patty & Pals
Bob Cat & Friends
A most excellent interview
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: www.SeeingEye.org
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a bit better.