Patty’s Post picks Featuring: #AbbieJohnsonTaylor #BarbaraSpencer #SallyCronin #LyndaLambert and #PraanavRLal

Patty’s Post picks Featuring: #AbbieJohnsonTaylor #BarbaraSpencer #SallyCronin #LyndaLambert and #PraanavRLal

Hello and welcome to another episode of Patty’s Post Picks.

Today, we’re kicking things off with Abbie and the #OpenBookBlogHop.

Here’s Abbie, who just had a birthday with more…

To Twist or Not to Twist #OpenBookBlogHop

Image contains: Abbie, smiling.

Welcome to another edition of Open Book Blog Hop. This week’s question is: “Plot twists…do you have a favorite you can talk about (yours or someone else’s?)”


I had to ponder this…

Keep reading at: Open Book Blog Hop

No Patty’s Post Picks would be complete without an author interview and author Barbara Spencer’s got just the ticket today with THE SHADOWY WORLD OF NIKKI COPLESTON. Here’s Barbara with more…

Where do we start? With a great big banner announcing my guest? Unlike me Nikki prefers shadows and things that go bump in the night – a thriller writer, no less.

Nikki might well object saying she writes police dramas but that puts me in mind of Georges Simenon who created the character of Jules Maigret against the streets of Montmartre and I can assure you that DI Jeff Lincoln is as far from Maigret as Dover is from Calais.  Her Inspector has no neat little wife to create a meticulously sculptured petit déjeuner with piping hot coffee, tenderly helping him on with his coat and hat. DI Lincoln is more than likely to grab a handful of peanuts and cold pizza munching them in the car as he obeys a call from Mike Wood, his detective sergeant. But like Maigret, he does get his man.

Keep reading at: About Nikki Copleston

Next up in today’s selection we’ve Sally Cronin with a post which concerns one of the most important members of your family. Here’s Sally with more…

Smorgasbord Pet Health – Your pet’s teeth are as important as your own by Sally Cronin

Posted on June 2, 2021 by Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life.

Welcome to a series of posts that focus on our fur family and their health.

I am happy to say that amongst my clients I have been delighted to include some four legged ones. It began when a lady turned up for her appointment with an overweight little dog of indeterminate parentage, with the request that perhaps I might design an eating programme for him too. And that she would be happy to add 5 Euro to her weekly consultation fee. I opted for a weekly cuddle instead (with dog not his owner!) Happy to report that both mother and pampered baby lost weight over the next two months!

This resulted in a few other consultations -mainly for weight and I wrote a number of articles for my then monthly online health magazine.

As I have mentioned before I am old school and believe…

Keep reading at: Smorgasbord Pet Health – Your pet’s teeth are as important as your own by Sally Cronin

PS. I’m proud to say that King Campbell left for the Rainbow Bridge with all his teeth and other than a bit of light tartar his mouth was quite healthy. So, I hope you take Sally’s post to heart.

Be sure to check out The Writer’s Grapevine for Sally’s Health World articles.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for some summer reading, author and artist Lynda McKinney Lambert is here to save the day with a book suggestion which is just perfect for a stent underneath your favorite shade tree.

Let’s see what Lynda’s reading today…

Follow Your Dog ~ Book Review

avatarPosted on May 31, 2021 by Lynda Lambert


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Book Review for Follow your Dog

Author: Ann Chiappetta, New Rochelle, NY

The Book Review by Lynda McKinney Lambert


What does it mean to share one’s life with a guide dog?


Readers encounter this first question right away.

The author seeks to respond to several questions during the process of telling her story.

This question is the key to unlock the mystery of why some blind people decide to go through rigorous training to receive a guide dog.

Keep reading at: Book Review for Follow your Dog

Our summer reading continues with A review of the Echoes Saga by Philip C. Quaintrell reviewed by author and blind photographer Praanav R. Lal.

If you enjoy Fantasy, this book is for you. Here’s Praanav to tell you more…

A review of the Echoes Saga by Philip C. Quaintrell

May 29, 2021 by Praanav R Lal

The echoes of fate by Philip C Quaintrell is a 9 book series of fantasy goodness. Warning, there are tropes.

This is a ranger fantasy series but Asher the ranger is not the hero alone. It is hard to say who is. Each character has his or her own journey. I was hooked from the first page of book 1 and amazon should thank Mr. Quaintrell for adding one more subscriber to kindle unlimited. (Not that it matters but that is not the point of this review)

Books 1 through 3 are easy to follow and you have a central story line running there. Asher is at the center of events.

Things get complicated in book 4. There are places in books 4 and 5 where my credibility was stretched to its limits. After that, I went along for the ride and what a ride it has been.

Keep reading at: A review of the Echoes Saga by Philip C. Quaintrell

Well folks, that’s a wrap on another episode of Patty’s Post Picks. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed putting them together for you.

Before I leave you to your ramblings round Patty’s Worlds, I’d like to remind you of an ongoing fundraiser I’m helping to promote.

I’d like to invite you to read the following and do what you can to help please.

CJ is Claire Plaisted’s daughter and she and her cat Bonnie must get home. So, I’m coming here to my WP, Social Media and email family for your help.

Please, also if you could share.

And now, here’s CJ to tell you more…

I’m Ceejay, and I’ve been in the UK for almost four years now. While it has been an amazing experience, and I’ve been able to meet some wonderful people, I am ready to return home to New Zealand.

In late 2019 I adopted a kitten named Bonnie, and I want to take her home with me. She has just turned two this May and I love her dearly.

Bonnie the cat looking towards the camera with wide eyes. Her face and chest are white, her nose is pink, and she has gray tabby markings around her eyes and on her back.

Bonnie has helped immensely with my mental health, among other things. When I adopted her, I swore I would be her “furever” home, and I have no intentions of going back on that promise.

Unfortunately, I have been having issues saving money to get her back to New Zealand, in addition to all of the other expenses I have had to cover due to the pandemic.

To date, Bonnie has had her Rabies vaccination and the Rabies Titer Test. We’re currently waiting on the results of the blood test, after which we need to book her tick and worming treatments with the vets.

I’ve paid for most of the necessary vet expenses myself, or have asked my sister for help. Unfortunately, saving for her actual travel is the part that we’re having issues with.

I’m currently working with PetAirUK to arrange Bonnie’s travel. The total cost for everything is about £1400, not including the fees I’ll need to pay once I pick Bonnie up at the end of her stay in quarantine.

Most of what I’ve saved will be used to cover the deposit on booking her in with PetAirUK, but I’m worried that I won’t be able to save enough money by myself in the next four months to cover the rest of the fees.

I would be incredibly grateful if you could donate even a little bit to help me and my beloved Bonnie get to New Zealand in time for Christmas this year, as I really do miss my family.

Please share or donate if you can, Bonnie and I would really appreciate it.

Love, hugs and purrs

Ceejay and Bonnie xx

Donate here to help Ceejay and Bonnie:

You can also help by purchasing Ceejay’s digital art!

An abstract image of a tabby cat, curled up with its toes visible to the camera. The image is overlaid with pink, blue, and amber colors, washing out the cat's natural colors. Silhouettes of flying birds also overlay the image, adding to the the surreal feeling. An artistic image of a light-colored cat with dark markings around its eyes. The cat is sitting, staring just over he camera (presumably at its human). The image looks over-exposed, and is streaked with light and blue, purple, and amber coloring to create an abstract image.

Pet photos of any kind will be turned into digital abstract art and then emailed back to the customer for a set price. Photo tiles of art cost extra and include postage – there are different prices for photo tiles for the UK and worldwide.

An artistic image of a dark tabby cat, looking sleepily towards the camera. The photo is overlaid with warm colors, geometric shading, and stars, giving it an ethereal vibe. A square print of a photo, packaged in clear wrapping for shipping, resting on a wooden surface. The print shows a close up of a gray tabby cat with dark stripes.


£20 per photo/per pet: Emailed art only.

£40 per photo tile/per pet: UK only.

£65 per photo tile/per pet: Worldwide.

Half price for anyone who donates to the fundraiser:


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  1. Thank you, Patty, for featuring my post here.

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