Patty’s Post Picks July 7, 2021 Featuring Sally Cronin and William Price King, author and artist Lynda Lambert, poet Joan Myles, and author Abbie Johnson Taylor Sponsored by author Marlene Mesot #WordPressWednesday

Patty’s Post Picks July 7, 2021 Featuring Sally Cronin and William Price King, author and artist Lynda Lambert, poet Joan Myles, and author Abbie Johnson Taylor Sponsored by author Marlene Mesot #WordPressWednesday


Hi everyone! I hope this installment of Patty’s Post Picks finds you doing super well.

Here, in the US we’ve just wrapped up another awesome 4TH of July weekend and I’m here to tell you there’s no better way to kick off this post than with music from Sally Cronin and William Price King.

Let’s head on out and see what’s spinning on the turntable this week.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Music Column – The Breakfast Show with William Price King and Sally Cronin – Chart Hits 1973 – Part One – Billy Paul, O’Jays, Elton John and Helen Reddy

Posted on July 6, 2021 by Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life.

Each week William and I will select two top hits from the charts in the US and UK starting with 1960 for two weeks followed by 1961 etc..through to 1985. We will also include some of the notable events in those years for the up and coming stars who were centre stage at the time.

Welcome to our show and we are excited to share decades of music with you in 2021. Here is my first selection of top 1973 hits which I hope you will enjoy. William…

To get your groove on, head on over and rock it on out at:

Man! What a selection of hits to kick off this week’s Patty’s Post Picks!

In 1973, I was only 6 years old wearing pigtails and I’m certain I didn’t grasp the full meanings of the Lyrics of those songs but by gum, I remember every single one and each week as I listened to Casey Kasem host the top 40 something deep inside me was moved and as the tunes blasting forth from the pink transistor radio hanging off my tricycle handlebars washed over me, I was forever changed.

Thanks Sally and William for a FAB trip down musical memory lane.

Next up in the Poetry Place, we’re gonna keep right on dancing with author and artist Lynda McKinney Lambert.

Come and go with me to see what beautiful poetic seniment she’s sharing today.

When We Dance Together – Poem

Lynda stands beside her Blue Dragon –

Lynda McKinney Lambert – Author

Walking by Inner Vision – Seeking Euphoria


Song Lyrics _ Writing Assignment #24

Originally posted on July 23, 2015, by Lynda Lambert

 as Writing Assignment #24.


Step One:

Select a Song Lyric that you like or even one that you don’t like.

Use one or two lines from that song as the theme for your new poem.


Keep reading for the pathway to the poetic dance steps at:

Continuing in the Poetry Place, we’ve poet Joan Myles who is ‘At the Edge of the World’. Let’s join her to see what beauty she’s found…

at the edge of the world

the sea abandons all she is

after flinging herself upward

after singing full-throated and pure

like a sigh she subsides

back into herself into fullness

To stand ‘At the Edge of the World’ with Joan keep reading at:

Now we’ve author Abbie Johnson Taylor with this week’s #WednesdayWords. Let’s see what she’s got to say…

Open Book Blog Hop—A Home Run for Tom Sawyer #WednesdayWords

Image contains: Abbie, smiling.

Welcome to another edition of Open Book Blog Hop. This week’s question is:  “If your character wanted to wear a disguise, how would they dress?”

In The Red Dress, my main character Eve Sawyer’s thirteen-year-old son, Thomas, is an avid baseball fan. I’m sure he would love to be disguised as a…

What? Wait…! Disguised as what?

Find out at:

Before we wrap up another Patty’s Post Picks, Abbie’s back with some important #NewsNuggets. Check it out!

And now, I’m pleased to announce that today at noon, mountain time, I’ll be playing the piano and singing in the dining room at The Hub on Smith, here in Sheridan, Wyoming. If you live in my neck of the woods, the facility is located at 211 Smith Street, and you can come and eat lunch while listening. The event will be broadcast live and recorded. You can click here to visit the event’s Facebook page, where you’ll be able to see the live broadcast.

On Sunday, July 11th, I’ll be participating in a virtual poetry reading, where anyone is welcome to attend and share a poem or two. This will take place at 5 p.m. mountain time on Zoom. You can click here for more information.

Last but not least, throughout the month of July, My Ideal Partner and The Red Dress are available from Smashwords ABSOLUTELY FREE as part of its annual summer/winter sale. You can visit my Smashwords author page to download these books. Happy reading!

By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.

This ends another Patty’s Post Picks.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together for you.

Come back next week for more, Patty’s Post Picks.


The Patty’s Post Picks you’ve just enjoyed is sponsored by, author Marlene Mesot.

News Nuggets: Marlene Mesot Announces New Release and More

by Marlene Mesot

The Snowball Effect, 4 Elements of Mystery Book 2, now available.

The book cover features a snowball rolling down a steep hill covered in snow. The sky is a bright blue with a few fluffy white clouds hovering above the horizon. There is a gold, glowing cross in the top righthand corner. The title of the book is slanted, following the path of the snowball.

The Purging Fire Audiobook.

The Purging Fire, performed by Timothy G. Little is available in audio as well as print and ebook formats. Timothy expertly brings the story to life. He performed the character voices to perfection as voices are crucial to the story line. You can feel his caring in the narration. On a scale of one to five I give him ten stars!

The Purging Fire Brief Summary:

College student Melissa Sanders, who has vision and hearing loss, seems to be unavoidably present wherever danger threatens. She knows Alex has some dark secret he just won’t share.

As romantic interest sparks, college fire marshal Alex Marcus feels compelled to protect Missy from harm, until a violent misunderstanding breaks their marital engagement. Only then it becomes clear that Melissa has been the arsonist’s target.

Book Jacket Review:

“Love, mystery, suspense and romance all contained in one book! The Purging Fire is a true delight for the undercover detective in all of us! Wonderful work Marlene!” Benita K. Brown author of Elevator 16 YA Christian romance.

The Snowball Effect Brief Summary:

Snowy slopes, chilling behavior and soothsaying encompass this horrorscope in the sequel to The Purging Fire.

Alex and Missy become victims themselves when they try to help their newly found friend sort out the pieces of her confused past. All become engulfed in an avalanche of fear as circumstances turn deadly in The Snowball Effect.

Book Jacket Review:

An enjoyable story with unique circumstances. I like your dialogue. It flows easily. Can’t wait for the next book.

Trish Hubschman,

Author of the Tracy Gayle mystery series

I also have a separate novel titled The Cat Stalker’s Sonnets. This is also a Christian mystery romance.

The Cat Stalker’s Sonnets Brief Summary:

Catrin Lein is trying to begin a home business as answering service owner. As time passes, Cat begins to realize that she is being stalked. Slowly, the past creeps into her present, sending a message of a bleak, and possibly short, future.

Book Jacket Review:

“The Cat Stalker’s Sonnets surprised me in more ways than one! The melodious flow underlined with a mysterious edge kept me completely enthralled. This page turner will captivate and enchant all who delve into its pages.”

Rachel Loepker author of Bleeding Ink: Finding Purpose YA fantasy

I also have a poetry chapbook out in print and ebook titled Edgy Poetry. This is a food for thought piece which I have cited as not for bedtime reading.

If you share my passion for mystery, I hope you will visit my website at:

Thanks so much for reading. I love hearing from readers, please email me at:


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

  2. Thanks very much for sharing Patty..hugsx

  3. This was a nice surprise to be included in your Patty’s Post Picks. An honor to be among the other talented people you featured here. I enjoyed reading each of the pieces and appreciate you for giving us all some nice publicity. <3

  4. Oh boy, such a treat, thank you for including me, Patty!

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