SIPS OF WINE FROM THE GRAPEVINE PRESENTS PATTY’S PICKS – AUGUST 12, 2023 #AudioTour, #BookReview, #DetectiveMystery, #Inspiration

SIPS OF WINE FROM THE GRAPEVINE PRESENTS PATTY’S PICKS – AUGUST 12, 2023 #AudioTour, #BookReview, #DetectiveMystery, #Inspiration

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AUGUST 12, 2023

*Reader’s note*

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



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!


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

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.

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.

Sally Cronin is a contributor of The Writer’s Grapevine Magazine.

Greetings from Health World…

The COVID-19 pandemic took a mighty toll on me and others. Once I realized the impact it had.

I knew I must try and help those reading The Writer’s Grapevine recover as much as I could, and so I began to look for articles which would be useful to us all.

The Smorgasbord Café Blog Magazine has been a great resource of health columns for me over the past few years. I reached out to its author Sally Cronin to see if she might consider becoming a regular contributor to Health World.

She wrote back to say that while she was flattered that I would consider her for my magazine, she just didn’t have the time to do it.

At first, I was disappointed, then inspiration struck.

I wrote back to her and requested permission to use partial columns from her various series with read more links leading to the posts on her blog included and she wrote back with her blessing.

I strongly encourage you to make use of the read more link provided, visit her blog, and read the rest of each one.

My thanks to Sally for the use of her informative work.

Smorgasbord Health Column 2023 – #Blood #Anemia – Iron Deficiency and B12 Deficiency by Sally Cronin

Posted on June 29, 2023

Last time I explored the components of blood and their roles in providing the oxygen, protection and transportation duties for the body.

Blood health- Anemia – Iron Deficiency and B12 Deficiency

There are a number of blood disorders that cause concern and one of the most common is Anaemia so I am going to focus on that today – with the foods and therefore the nutrients we require to support healthy blood in the next post.

What is Anaemia?

Continue reading the main article here.

Next, we’ve author, poet, and sponsor of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist) Abbie Johnson Taylor with a fabulous book review.

Take it away Abbie…

A Story about Responsibility and Forgiveness: My Review of Apple Batter-Up by Cheryl Mcniel Fisher #FantasticFridayReads #Fiction #Inspiration

What Audible Says

Meet sister-duo Piper and Kylie. Their imaginative and mischievous spirits make every day an exciting adventure. From building forts in the backyard to exploring secret hideouts in the neighborhood, they never run out of ideas to keep themselves entertained.

Their Mom asks them to pick and peel apples. “We’ll bake pies together when I return from visiting Mrs. Mott’s”.

While peeling the apples, Piper says, “Let’s play a new game”. Piper and Kylie decide to create a game called “Whack-the-Apple”. Armed with a twirling baton, a basket of apples, and their infectious laughter, the game begins! And just as Kylie connects with a home-run apple, Momma walks in the door.

Oops. Didn’t I mention that the game takes place indoors?

The listener will join Piper and Kylie as they learn about love, responsibility, forgiveness, and the importance of owning up to their mistakes.

Apple Batter-Up is a heartwarming tale that will have listeners laughing out loud and cherishing the bond between sisters. The story captures the innocence and creativity of childhood, reminding us of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments.

Based on a true story written in a charming and engaging style, Apple Batter-Up is a book that will be cherished and listened to on repeat. Piper and Kylie’s infectious enthusiasm and zest for life will leave listeners wanting more, eagerly awaiting their next adventure. Join these lovable sisters as they navigate twists and turns, proving that anything is possible with a bit of imagination and a dash of shenanigans.

Buy from Audible.

My 4-Star Review

Read Abbie’s 4-star review here.


I bought the book and will be reading and reviewing it soon.

No Sips of Wine from the Grapevine would be complete without a little mystery and romance.

Here’s author and sponsor Trish Hubschman with another Tracy Gayle Mystery for you.

So Much Going on a Tracy Gayle Mystery by Trish Hubschman

Tracy Gayle

Danny and I just returned to the States. We had spent the last three months on tour in Europe with the band. It was incredible, also exhausting. Going home at last was wonderful. But we weren’t going straight back to Danny’s place in Bel Aire. I was kind of relieved by that. His house, if you can call it that, was too grand for  me.  His plane had let us off at a small private air strip in Baltimore, Maryland and now Joe Flasher, Danhy’s bodyguard, was driving us up to Century End, Pennsylvania. It was   an abandoned coal mining community that Danny was trying to restore to its once quaint appeal. Our new house on the outskirts of town  was finished and Danny and I were going to finally see it.

“I have to check my email,” I said into he ai. Danny was upfront with Flasher and chatting with him. He didn’t turn his head. I shrugged and turned the light on my  phone on in the dark car. I had three texts from Johnson. My former boyfriend/best friend, and retired Homicide detective with the County police, had taken over as acting head sleuth of Gayle Investigations. It was still my agency, though I was more a consultant now. “What’ sup?” I asked when he answered the phone.

Continue reading Trish’s Tracy Gayle Mystery here.

Last but certainly not least, is a post of encouragement which includes a lesson in the importance of positivity and the reality of manifestation.

The world is filled with negativity, so we need all the positivity we can get.

Angels of Abundance 8/12/2023

My thoughts…

Yes, and yes!

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

Angels of Abundance 8/12/2023

This card heralds a positive change in your career path. You are headed in a much better direction, aligned with your true beliefs and passions. No more suffering just to earn a paycheck. You will now be working from inner truth.

This change requires a lot of faith and trust. This card is your assurance that as long as you consistently take action as you’re Divinely guided, you will continue to be supported.

When you adjust your life to be more heart-centered, there’s a positive effect upon your finances:

Your expenses decrease because you are no longer buying things in an attempt to feel happy.

As a happier person, you attract more people who want to work with you as a customer, client, partner, investor, and so on.

Your business is successful because it is built upon passion.

God and his angels are guiding your career transition, and there’s no need to rush, push, or try to control this process. Your role is to keep your mind quiet and sober so that you can clearly hear your Divine guidance and then follow it without hesitation or delay.

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

Continue reading the main article here.

#Abundance, #Angels, #Manifestation

This concludes our Favorite Links for August 12, 2023. If you’ve a favorite link you’d like to submit for this column please use the email Patty Link found at the footer of this page and send it to me.

Who knows? You might find it in the next edition of The Writer’s Grapevine Magazine.

Thanks for reading. May Harmony find You and Blessid Be.

Patty Fletcher

Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms.

Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue.


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


Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn.

She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast.


Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled.


Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom.


Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country.


Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves 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.


Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer.




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  1. Thank you, Patty, for including a link to yesterday’s book review. I’ll be sharing this post shortly.

    1. It was my pleasure. These are fun to do. Thank you for sharing on your blog.

  2. Thanks very much for linking to the anaemia post Patty, appreciate the inclusion.. hugsx

    1. My pleasure these are fun to put together

    1. I was happy to do it

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