Share Your Passion: A Writer (and New Blogger) on Finding a Community for Her Work

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    This is who I am, and why I write.

    Patty Lyne Fletcher in her own words (May 2017)

    About me and my crew

    I’m a 49-year-old single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom I am very proud.

    Two boys, and Three girls.

    I own and handle a Black Labrador from The Seeing Eye™ named Campbell Lee—a.k.a. Bubba Lee or King Campbell, to give just a couple of his nicknames.

    I am a one-time published author, the creator of an Online Magazine, Blogger, and Nonprofit Consultant.

    When and where I was born

    I was born on November 9, 1967 in Kingsport, Tenn., where I also grew up.

    About my blindness

    I was born one and a half months premature. My blindness was caused by my being given too much oxygen in the incubator. I was partially sighted until 1991, at which time I lost my sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. I used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog.

    The story of which can be found in my book, Campbells Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life.

    Where I live, and work

    Currently, I live and work in Kingsport, Tenn.

    I used to work for CONTACT-CONCERN of Northeast Tennessee, Inc. I left that position to spend time with family and pursue my writing full time.

    Now, as a Free-Lance Writer, and Creator of an Online Magazine, I have a mission.

    I wish to share my experiences as a Multiply disabled person who happens to have blindness as one of her major factors, in the hopes of raising awareness about the challenges someone with multiple disAbilities faces each day.

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