Patty’s Picks – Hazy Lazy Days of Summer Reading – Writerly Musing and More

Patty’s Picks – Hazy Lazy Days of Summer Reading – Writerly Musing and More

Patty’s Picks – Hazy Lazy Days of Summer Reading – Writerly Musing and More

August 26, 2023

*Reader’s note*

Some writers featured here are from other countries. This means, grammar and spelling may be different.

Greetings…

 

Hello, everyone.

I hope this post finds you well.

Here in Patty’s Worlds the weather is hot. The coffee is too, but we’ve lots of loving from me and Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue.

We’ve also got some great links to share. So, grab your favorite brew, find a comfy reading nest, and get ready to enjoy the afternoon, cause we’ve got all our favorite links here for you.

Because there are a lot of new people following us here, we’ve decided to start off with a tour of Patty’s Worlds to help you learn your way around.

OK buckle up. Here we go!

 

*Note*

This tour of Patty’s Worlds will end in the Patty’s Picks with the august issues. It will continue to be available on the blog.

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Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing About Marketing – Tours Patty’s Worlds

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Welcome to the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing About Marketing Tour of Patty’s Worlds.

Watch out the chair doesn’t roll away as you settle in at the desk, grab your favorite keyboard, Laptop Etc. and ready yourself for a fun and educational trip.

We will cover.

• Getting from page to page,

• Navigating throughout each one,

• Sharing options,

• Commenting, and,

• Liking as well.

Experience what the screen reader says, what it sounds like and how the person using it handles its various functions.

Casey Mathews, of Web Friendly Help is the audio editor and must take credit for the wonderful sound.

We strive to make the learning experience as fun and informative as possible.

Your feedback is Valuable. Please follow the steps given for leaving your lesson responses.

Thanks for listening.

Take the tour of Patty’s Worlds here.

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Now that everyone knows how to get from place to place, leave messages and how to share, let’s get going with our first article.

June, July, and August are magnificent times for marriage and weddings as well as other amazing expressions of love.

This week, author and poet Abbie Johnson Taylor starts us off with a #SixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp prompt.

OK. Take it away Abbie.

The Wedding Ring #SixSentenceStoryThursdayLinkUp #WritingPrompts #Inspiration

After my husband Bill passed in 2012, my wedding ring disappeared, and thinking I didn’t need to wear it, being a widow, I didn’t make much of an effort to find it. But recently, my cleaning lady

Continue reading the main story here.

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I don’t know about you, but I fervently believe Abbie’s Bill was speaking to her. Whether in a reminder of love or something as of yet unknown?

Speaking of spiritual guidance, which I believe each of us receive in our own unique way, here’s a word from the #DragonOracle.

Dragon Oracle 8/25/2023

Enables your life to flow with loving force. Prepare for change and to move forward quickly. Expect the unexpected. Have fun.

Call on fire and water dragons whenever you face big challenges, decisions or challenges on your pathway. They will push you through times of inertia or fatigue by filling you with new expectations and excitement. Once you have made up your mind, they will bolster your energy and give you thrust and determination. They also love play and fun and will lighten you up.

Your guidance now is to be prepared for rapid change in your life, as you are being propelled into a higher state of being. If you make up your mind about the direction you wish to take, these dragons will push you on with grace and surprising ease. If you are not clear, you may find something arises that you hadn’t anticipated. So expect the unexpected and enjoy the changes coming to you.

Look through the eyes of a fire and water dragon and see everything from a higher, lighter perspective. And remember that whatever happens will be for your highest good.

***** ***** ***** ***** *****

Protects you in times of change. A time of rapid transition and transformation. Relax. You are safe.

Continue with the oracle reading here.

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No summer literary newsletter would be complete without a little book promotion tip. Who better than to get an opportunity from than Sally Cronin and her Smorgasbord Cafe. Here’s Sally with more.

Smorgasbord Free Book Promotions 2023- Share an Excerpt from one of your published books – #FamilySaga – Sisters by Judith Barrow

Posted on August 25, 2023

In this series you are invited to share an excerpt of 500 words from any of your published books .

This feature is for any author who has been promoted on Smorgasbord previously.

Please read full details of how to participate at the end of the post.

The aim of the series

A. To showcase your book and sell some more copies.

B. Gain more reviews for the book.

C. Promote a selection of your other books that are available

The featured excerpt today is from the personally recommended family saga Sisters by Judith Barrow,

About the book

A moving study of the deep feelings – jealousy, love, anger, and revenge – that can break a family apart. … Sisters is another absorbing, emotional and thought-provoking creation from the wonderful Judith Barrow. Janet Laugharne

Two sisters torn apart by a terrible lie. In shock after an unbearable accident. Angie lets her sister Mandy take the blame, thinking she’s too young to get into trouble. But she’s wrong.

Mandy is hounded, bullied and finally sent to live with their aunt, where she changes her name to Lisa and builds a new life, never wanting to see her sister again. Angie’s guilt sends her spiralling into danger. Thirteen years later, they meet again at their mother’s funeral. Lisa starts to suspect something is wrong. Angie seems terrified of her husband, and their father is hiding something too.

What does Lisa owe to the family that betrayed her?

Keep reading to learn more here.

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And now, a quick word from our TTW Marketing Sponsor Kevin Hubschman.

AD: Outside the Circle: A Collection of Songs and Poems
By Kevin Hubschman

The front cover of "Outside the Circle: A collection of songs and poems". The title text is centered at the top of the image in large, red letters. Below, a red, stenciled drawing of a snake forms a circle around the subtitle, its pointed tail disappearing into it's open, fanged mouth. In the bottom left corner sits the silhouetted figure of a rodent, with the author's name in the opposite corner.

C 2021 / 107 pages in print.

In e-book and print from Amazon, Smashwords, and other online sellers.

For cover image, free text sample, direct buying links, and author contact information, please visit the author’s website.

About the Book

Outside the Circle is a collection of songs and poems I’ve written and composed through the decades. It’s mostly dark, but for those willing to look beyond my personal demons, there can hopefully be found both flashes of resilience and rays of hope.

The book is dedicated first and foremost to my wife, Trish, who is a fantastic author in her own “write.” Secondly, it is dedicated to everyone who feels bullied, feels different, feels alone, feels friendless, feels hopeless, and feels “outside the circle.” The words “don’t judge a book by its cover” spring to mind as apropos.

“Outside the Circle”

Outside the circle I can’t see the sun

Outside the circle I don’t know anyone

Outside the circle time is on the run

Outside the circle is not much fun

Inside the circle is a white–noise crowd

Inside the circle is fashionably loud

Inside the circle there are people with guns

Inside the circle is a lot of fun

About Kevin Hubschman:

Kevin Hubschman lives in Eastern Pennsylvania with his wife, Trish, and their dog, Henry.

He is retired and currently working on a novel loosely based on his life. He would love to connect with people who could help transform some of the pieces found in this publication into polished songs.

Website and contact information.

Thanks, Kevin, for your contribution to TTW Marketing. We’re glad to have you along. We couldn’t take this journey without you.

Speaking of having you along, there’s still lots going on during the lazy Hazy Days of summer, which of course wouldn’t be complete without a history class or two. Who better than to teach us than Robbie Cheadle with her nursery rhyme trip back in time.

Hold onto your seats, here’s Robbie with more.

Dark Origins – “Who Killed Cock Robin” an English nursery rhyme #darkorigins #nurseryrhymes

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My August Dark Origins post discusses the English nursery rhyme, “Who Killed Cock Robin”. It never fails to amaze me how far back in time some of these possible origins go. Thanks for hosting, Kaye Lynne Booth.

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Picture caption: H. L. Stephens – From The Project Gutenberg eBook, Death and Burial of Poor Cock Robin, by H. L. Stephens http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/17060

“Who Killed Cock Robin” is an English nursery rhyme which is believed to be ancient although the earliest record of the rhyme is in Tommy Thumb’s Pretty Song Book published in 1744. This version only contained the first four verses. The longer version was first printed in approximately 1770.

You can listen to a lovely rendition of “Who Killed Cock Robin” here:

 

Photo image of Mark Warner

Who Killed Cock Robin? – English Nursery Rhyme

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Watch on YouTube

Continue reading here.

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WOW! I never cease being amazed by the darkness lurking within these tales.

Thanks to Robbie and all those mentioned within.

WOO! WEE!

Would you look at that? It’s time to wrap things up for the day.

Abbie is back with a book review sure to grab your interest and have you searching for a cool shady place to read for the rest of the afternoon.

A Blind Person’s Life: My 5-Star Review of If You Could See What I Hear by Tom Sullivan #FantasticFridayReads #Memoir #Inspiration

In this compelling memoir, musician and actor Tom Sullivan covers almost thirty years of his life from his premature birth in 1948 and subsequent loss of vision due to receiving too much oxygen in the incubator to his marriage and beginning of his musical career. He details his childhood with an overprotective mother and daredevil father, and his education, marriage, and the birth of two children. With a lot of honesty and some humor, he shows us that blind people are no different, other than the fact they can’t see.

Continue reading Abbie’s Review here.

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Tom Sullivan recently appeared on the In Perspective Podcast for a live interview.

Watch this site for the podcast episode.

https://www.brancoevents.com/category/podcasts/

Before we go, I’d like to share some of my favorite photos with you. Enjoy.

Photo Faves…

From Patty’s Pottery.

A collection of handmade pottery on a gray table dusted with streaks of dried clay. The clay is a warm tan textured. On the left is a perfectly rounded plate with smoothed edges. Beside it are two slightly more textured pots. The center container is taller and has a wider brim. The pot on the right has a rounder base and a smaller opening. All of the works are on a light colored tray, edged with blue masking tape.

Four pieces of handmade pottery. The first is a rounded spoon rest with a tapered end, painted a warm green color. The second is a wider dish, stamped with a heart pattern and painted a soft pink. On the right are two smaller pieces shaped like presents topped with bows. They are textured and painted the same warm green as the first piece, with holes punched for hanging with holes punched them for hanging.

Two handmade pottery bowls, side by side on a speckled white table. The left bowl is slightly taller and has a smoother edge. The right bowl is shorter and has an edge of varied height, giving it a more abstract look. Both bowls are glazed in a varied blue shade that gives a watery appearance to the pieces.

Two handmade pottery pieces. Both are square and textured with randomly spaced raised bumps. The smooth spaces of the dishes are a serene shade of blue, while the raised portions are a warm green.

A light green piece of pottery with yellow or gold accents. The pottery resembles a creamer you'd find in a tea set, with the left and right sides rounded and raised slightly higher than the rest of the piece. The side of the pottery piece has three large, rounded bubbles protruding out. The piece of potter is held by a woman's hand with hot pink, square acryllic nails. The background is a white refrigerator.

*Team Blue – Hangout Time*

Patty sits in an office chair at a kitchen table. She wears a light pink v-neck t-shirt with a purple and blue butterfly on the front. She wears blue jeans and light blue sneakers with no laces. Her hair is grey and is in a half ponytail. Between her legs sits a black Labrador dog with a chain collar. at the dog's feet is a yellow tennis ball.

*Feeding time for Prince Edward and Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue*

Patty has her back to the camera and is washing dishes at a kitchen sink. She wears a burnt pink, long sleeved t-shirt and blue jeans. She also wears light blue sneakers with no laces. On the wooden island counter behind Patty sits a black and white cat, watching her clean dishes. There are blue and red colorful items on the counter beside the cat. In the background, there is a white and black stove and plain wooden cabinets. Underneath the wooden island sits a large pack of bottled waters. Behind Patty on the floor sits a large black Labrador dog with a chain collar. It is also watching Patty do the dishes.

Patty has her back to the camera and is washing dishes at a kitchen sink. She wears a burnt pink, long sleeved t-shirt and blue jeans. She also wears light blue sneakers with no laces. On the wooden island counter behind Patty sits a black and white cat, watching her clean dishes. There are blue and red colorful items on the counter beside the cat. In the background, there is a white and black stove and plain wooden cabinets. Underneath the wooden island sits a large pack of bottled waters. Behind Patty on the floor sits a large black Labrador dog with a chain collar. It is also watching Patty do the dishes.

And now my favorite…

In the face of negativity Mother Nature prevails.

A beautiful flower garden sits at the base of a brick wall with a two-pane window above it and a black gutter drain on the right. In the garden are a variety of plants consisting of bushes, flowers, and wooden trellises to keep some plants upright. On the far right of the garden is a pink flower bush with dark green, waxy leaves. The the immediate left is a lighter green bush with no flowers, and smaller, softer leaves. Left of that is another leafy bush with yellow and green leaves with pointy edges. Left of that is a plant with soft green larger leaves with red, star-like flowers. These leaves are held up by the light brown wooden trellis that lays on its side. Immediately below and to the left of that is a collection of light pink and white flowers. The flower is flat and round with pink lines that form a star in the middle. Around the entire garden is a dainty, short, white fence that is shorter than the bushes. Across the top of the trellises is a sparkly garland of white, purple, blue, and silver. There are red plastic stars and a strand of blue beads on both ends of the trellises. In front of the white fence is a lush green lawn.

Closing…

This ends this episode of Patty’s Picks. Come back soon for more.

If you’ve a link to a blog post or some other neat thing like a magazine article Etc. you’d like to see here. Please use the email Patty link found at the footer of each page on the site and send it along. You might see it here in the next, ‘Patty’s Picks’.

Please be certain to include your name, a bit about who you are and the reason you’d like to see your submission here.

Thanks for reading and have a super summery day!

 

 

About Patty L. Fletcher…

Patty Fletcher sits comfortably in a black cushy office chair at a spacious black desk facing a window. Patty’s hair is halfway pulled up, while the bottom half of her hair flows down her back and shoulders. She is wearing jeans, socks, and a black sweatshirt. On the desk, her hands rest on a laptop keyboard with a beverage in a can sits to her left. Outside the window is a green lawn, a tan building, and a red door.

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. She is Also a Social Media Marketing Assistant.

To learn more visit: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG

2 Comments

  1. Abbie Taylor Reply
    August 26, 2023

    Thank you, Patty, for sharing the links to my two blog posts here. I enjoyed this issue and look forward to reading the next one. I hope you’re having a great day!

    1. Hi Abbie. You’re welcome. I enjoy putting these together. They’re time consuming. I have to pay attention to what’s out when and how I can fit things together. This went together nicely.
      Thanks for providing good usable content.
      Have a great day.

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