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Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist) is now seeking sponsors to assist with keeping our prices reasonable so those who are unable to afford the high cost of advertising will have a place to turn for part of their marketing needs.
Here at Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing where we marry social media marketing with more traditional approaches, we strive to assist clients with the promotion of their books, blogs, and small businesses.
What will you as a sponsor of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing receive?
If you become a sponsor of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing, you will receive…
An ad or ads up to 500 words in length on the sponsor page of my blog which will remain until you either request them removed, or ask to update in some way
A spot in my monthly online magazine, the Writer’s Grapevine, and:
A spot in the annual Writer’s Grapevine Holiday Extravaganza.
Your ads will also be used in Facebook events held on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tellittotheworld/ and in blog post articles and essays found here on the blog.
The price for becoming a sponsor is $30.00 every 90 days.
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COLONIAL HEIGHTS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
§ Where your pet matters. Serving the Tri-Cities area for nearly 50 years
Welcome To Colonial Heights Animal Hospital
At Colonial Heights Animal Hospital, we are committed to owner satisfaction by offering high quality, personalized veterinary care. The goal of the staff of Colonial Heights Animal Hospital is to advance the health of the pet through owner education, preventative care, and a progressive, compassionate approach for both pet and owner.
Colonial Heights Animal Hospital was founded in 1972. We currently have twelve employees. We pride ourselves in striving to promote in-depth diagnostic care for our patients and utilizing the advice of consultants in medicine, ophthalmology, radiography, and surgery via telephone consultations and telemedicine. We place a great deal of emphasis on client service and education about our pets’ needs. Preventative medicine and dentistry are stressed at our clinic.
Our office is conveniently located just off Fort Henry Drive in Colonial Heights. Go to the intersection of Fort Henry Drive and Colonial Heights/Lebanon Road. Turn on Colonial Heights Road (toward Warriors Path Park), the hospital is located on the Right about 1/10 of a mile.
For more details visit: http://www.colonialheightsvet.com
AUTHOR JO E. PINTO
Apples Of Gold: Timely Advice When the World Doesn’t Seem Lovely
By Jo Elizabeth Pinto (© 2020)
“Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket.”
(Proverbs 25:11, NLT)
The short, easy-to-read vignettes and poems in “Apples of Gold” focus on sifting the true and positive out of the grit and grime of daily life. … Some mention God; most are as practical as they are spiritual. All of the pieces are intended to help readers seek strength and joy in the challenging days that have come upon us.
Photo Description: Golden apples in an ornate silver chalice.
New Release 2019
DADDY WON’T LET MOM DRIVE THE CAR: TRUE TALES OF PARENTING IN THE DARK
BY: JO ELIZABETH PINTO (COPYRIGHT 2019)
“So Sarah?” the teacher asked, in a question I had rehearsed with her, “what’s it like to have a blind mom?”
“Well,” my little girl said, in an unrehearsed answer, “it’s like a regular mom, except Daddy won’t let her drive his car.”
With that nonchalant reply in front of her second-grade class, Sarah summed up the way my blindness has fit into the fabric of our family. It isn’t a problem; it isn’t even a novelty; it’s just part of how we roll. My blindness has changed a few practical logistics. But in the end, kids are kids and moms are moms, and the dents and delights of parenthood are universal. As I told my daughter when she was very small, putting an only slightly different spin on the words my mom had said to me thirty years before, “The eyes in my face are broken, but the ones in the back of my head work just fine.”
COVER DESCRIPTION (FOR VISUALLY CHALLENGED READERS)
The title, “Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive the Car” appears at the top, and “True Tales of Parenting in the Dark” and the author and illustrator names “Jo Elizabeth Pinto” and “N. Page” are written in the cement squares of the driveway. The family car is backing out of the driveway. Dad is standing by, looking half amused and half distressed. A cat is on the other side of the car, with an arched back and a puffy tail. Under one tire, some daisies are squashed and others are flying. The license plate says, “Blind101” and a bumper sticker says, “Mom Power.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND HER OTHER WORK
J. E. Pinto is a magnet for underdogs! Early in her married life, her home became a hangout for troubled neighborhood kids. This experience lit the flame for her first novel, The Bright Side of Darkness.
Pinto’s Spanish-American roots grow deep in the Rocky Mountains, dating back six generations. J. E. Pinto lives with her family in Colorado where she works as a writer and also proofreads textbooks and audiobooks. One of her favorite pastimes is taking a nature walk with her service dog.
The Bright Side of Darkness won a first-place Indie Book Award for “First Novel over Eighty Thousand Words,” as well as First Place for “Inspirational
Fiction.” The novel also won several awards from the Colorado Independent Publishers Association: First Place for “Inspirational Fiction,” Second Place
for “Audio Book,” and First Place for “Literary and Contemporary Fiction.”
What is a family? Rick Myers is a despondent seventeen-year-old who just lost his parents in a car wreck. His family is now the four teenage buddies he’s grown up within a run-down apartment building. Fast with their fists, flip with their mouths, and loyal to a fault, “the crew” is all he has. At least he thinks so until he meets Daisy, an intelligent, independent, self-assured blind girl. Her guts in a world where she’s often painfully vulnerable intrigue Rick, and her hopeful outlook inspires him to begin believing in himself. But when the dark side of Daisy’s past catches up with her, tragedy scatters the crew and severely tests Rick’s resolve to build his promising future.
Fortunately, his life is changed by a couple with a pay-it-forward attitude, forged out of their personal struggle with grief and loss. Their support makes all the difference to Rick and eventually to the ones he holds most dear as they face their own challenges.
“The Bright Side of Darkness” is a story of redemption and the ultimate victory that comes from the determination of the human spirit.
For more details and to buy her books please visit. http://www.amazon.com/author/jepinto
AUTHOR MEREDITH BURTON
Released August 8, 2019
FROM AUTHOR MEREDITH LEIGH BURTON
I am thrilled to announce that I have a new novella just released on August 8, 2019. The book is entitled Rebekah’s Refuge, and is a loose retelling of the fairy tale Rapunzel. Writing this novella meant so much to me, because it addresses the difficult theme of knowing when to acknowledge your desperation and turn over your problems to a higher power. I am dealing with the sickness of a family member and have come to understand the difficult stress placed upon caregivers. This novella explores, in a fantastical setting, the difficulties placed upon those who seek to save others even when circumstances are beyond their control. Rebekah’s Refuge is about learning to listen for the calming song of peace even in the midst of turmoil.
In a plague-ravaged world, Rebekah is a blind norn, a being with the ability to create life-giving plants through her hair. Her people are often misunderstood, and Rebekah must flee from a desperate man who seeks to obtain her hair in order to save his ill wife. When Rebekah’s path crosses with that of Martha’s, a mother who has lost her daughter to the same man, the two women must find a way to band together to save human and nornkind alike. Will Rebekah’s pursuer capture her? Will the plague upon the land be eradicated, or is a more sinister plot at work? Things are not what they seem in this story of loss, danger and triumph. Rebekah’s Refuge is a story of finding the inner strength to fight even when you feel alone and powerless.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR AND HER OTHER WORK…
Meredith Leigh Burton was born on July 4, 1983. She attended the Tennessee School for the Blind and Middle Tennessee State University. Graduating in December of 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and theater, she then obtained her teaching certification for grades 7-12. She enjoys working with students, helping them to explore their own talents and learn self-expression through writing. She also enjoys helping with church activities. She resides in Lynchburg, Tennessee.
Meredith is an author of young adult fantasy. Her previous release, Blind Beauty and Other Tales of Redemption, is an anthology of fairy tale retellings that seek to explore the familiar tales in unique ways. Most of her works feature disabled protagonists who are called upon to fight against evil. All her characters face difficult obstacles and must find strength to fight. Meredith hopes to show her readers that disabilities are really blessings, that we all have gifts and long to make a difference in the world.
To see and buy her books visit her at:
Find her on Goodreads at:
Find Blind Beauty on Audible at: https://www.amazon.com/Blind-Beauty-Other-Tales-Redemption/dp/B07KBC52JJ
Buy it in braille at:
Blind Beauty and Other Tales of Redemption is now also available on cartridge from the Tennessee branch of the National Library for Books and Accessible Media, (National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped). Meredith is working to get it uploaded on BARD, but that will take a while. People may call and request the book on cartridge.
To get in touch with Meredith email: email@example.com
If you or someone you know prefers a print calendar, but have yet to find one that works well, you must check out this one. You’ve never seen one like it. That’s because a person with low vision designed it and It’s made in the USA.
The features that people love about it include:
§ All the printing on the calendar is in black and the numbers and letters are ten times larger than newsprint.
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My name is Claire Plaisted and am an Author Consultant who helps New and Independent Authors with their manuscripts and making them professional for publications. I contract out to top-notch Editors, Book Cover Designers and we produce the Interior Book Design, In House.
I also offer services for Social Media – Facebook, Twitter
I also offer tutoring for new authors on how to use distribution websites like Draft to Digital, Lulu and KDP. We have noted some Authors like to learn the ropes of Formatting, and we are happy to teach you a few tricks of the trade.
Two-three Ghostly Rites Anthologies are produced each year to assist authors to market each other’s work. The eBooks are free to download unless they are raising funds for charity. Each author pays $10 to submit a manuscript.
You can find out more about our services HERE or email us at
Plaisted Publishing House is named after the family who owned a pub in London 200 years ago. Their logo shows a regency street lamp with the company’s name on it. This idea reflects on their family history and a Street lamp saying ‘Plaisted’s Wine House’ – which still stands today outside the pub they owned in London.
My company started in May 2014 and became a Limited Company on August 1st, 2014. They will be celebrating our 7th birthday this year. Plaisted Publishing House is based in New Zealand and generally works online with clients from across the world.
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BUILDING BOOKS ONE STEP AT A TIME
Lynda McKinney Lambert
STAR SIGNS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (2019)
by Lynda McKinney Lambert
Now in paperback ($9.50) and e-book ($2.99) from Amazon, Smashwords, and other online sellers.
Details, cover image, buying links, and free text preview: https://www.dldbooks.com/lyndalambert/
About the book:
Lynda Lambert covers a wide terrain of subjects and topics in this new book, from lights to legends to seasons, treating us to images and metaphors about plants, people and weather. She opens this large collection with the title poem, Star Signs, which walks us through the alphabet as it digs through thoughts, emotions and observations, “Using star signs to map out new terrain.”
Throughout this book of poems, these gems of poetic creation shimmer like beads on her fabric art, like bold brushstrokes of color on her paintings, and reflect light like the gemstones on her prize-winning piece of mixed–media fiber artwork. It seems this entire collection is like a multifaceted mural.
Her attentiveness to nature and strong reflections from memory have woven from a collage of remnants a beautiful tapestry for us. It offers a wonderful feast for the eyes and the mind.
—Wesley D. Sims, author of Taste of Change
This is the author’s third book of poetry.
Cover photo by James Wheeler from Pexels
Cover design, editing, layout, and e-book conversion by DLD Books
Description of the cover image of Star Signs:
The late evening photo shows several delicate, bare trees in silhouette, leaning slightly to the right, against a violet-colored sky. There is a faint streak of pinkish light to the right of the trees, low on the horizon. Thousands of stars are visible in the sky. The solid black landscape below the trees appears to be the shore of a darkened lake, which is in the foreground. A few stars are reflected in the water. The overall impression is one of stillness and beauty. The predominant colors are black and violet, along with white pinpoints of starlight. The title and subtitle are in white at the top of the cover, and the author’s name is in white at the bottom.
Photo description by Leonore Dvorkin, Editor
OTHER WORK BY LYNDA…
Lynda McKinney Lambert is often called a Renaissance Woman for her success in multiple creative projects. She is the owner of River Road Studio, located in The Village of Wurtemburg, in rural western Pennsylvania. She established her art studio in 1997. Her retirement from her teaching career as a professor of fine arts and humanities at Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA) allows her to write full time
Her intricate artwork in encrusted bead-working has won awards in art exhibitions consistently.
Lynda says, “I paint with a needle instead of a brush. I use beads, crystals, stones, and found objects instead of paints. I do my art one stitch at a time as I create exquisite talismans and stunning wall works.
In addition to making art, Lynda currently has 4 published books available on Amazon.
__first snow is a delightful little chapbook of thirty wintry-themed poems. Available in paperback or hardback, Published by Finishing Line Press, 2020. Lynda’s poems explore themes of seasons and dreams through poetry.
__Star Signs: New and Selected Poems, DLD Books, 2019.
Lynda’s fifty-four original poems explore the mystery and wonder of the heavens as described in Genesis 1:14. This book features Lynda’ poetry, written over the past thirty-five years.
__Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems, DLD Books, 2019.
A collection of 27 thoughtful, personal essays, and 16 poems. This book is a year-long journey from January through December. In this book, Lynda explores themes from her childhood and the present time in her septuagenarian years.
__Concerti: Psalms for the Pilgrimage, is Lynda’s first published full-length book, published by Kota Press, 2002.
She is currently writing a new, expanded edition of this book. It will be published in early 2021. This is a collection of journal entries, poems, personal essays, and historical notes – all recorded in Lynda’s travel journals for nearly fifteen years of teaching a course every summer in Salzburg, Austria. This books is fir readers who will love an armchair traveling experience with Lynda as your guide.
E-mail Lynda at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lynda’s Website and Blog: http://www.lyndalambert.com
Runs of Life – Ernest Dempsey’s Poems
Author, editor, and blogger Ernest Dempsey’s new collection of poems has been published in a chapbook titled Runs of Life. Published by the Loving Healing Press of Ann Arbor, MI, this collection has themed poems coming mainly from personal memories of running—out of simple play and childhood fun time, at times for safety, or even in dreams.
Elizabeth Knight, Writing and Literature Instructor, Portland Community College, reviews Dempsey’s poems as:
“Ernest Dempsey’s dear little book on running is full of surprises. His earnestness about running both delights and transforms into potent metaphor…. just not the ones you might expect. This is a sweet and generous heart… one that runs into darkness and manages to bring back joy.”
You can order your copy of Runs of Life from Barnes & Noble at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/runs-of-life-ernest-dempsey/1130591927.
Web Friendly Help with Casey Mathews
Casey Mathews is the founder of WebFriendlyHelp.com, a company designed to help people get the most out of their technology. He has worked in the Access Technology field since the mid 1990’s. He holds an MCP certification (Microsoft Certified Professional) as well as a BS in Information Technology from the University of Phoenix. He has also received the Florida division of Blind Services Access Technology endorsement. Casey has worked in various Florida Organizations that serve the blindness/low-vision community where he has introduced new software and training/support ideas from Serotek, the NVDA (Non Visual Desktop Access) screen reader, and of course apple iDevices. Casey was also instrumental in the founding of a Guide Dogs for the Blind technology chapter in 2011. Casey enjoys testing new technology and software and is highly committed to remaining informed of developments in technology.
The idea behind my personalized access technology solution is that people have different needs and learning styles. Some want to learn as much as possible so they can be ready for anything. If that’s you, great! However, just as important is the next person who may simply want the minimum to get the job done, then call later when something else crops up. We all have different limits, and sometimes less is more. Some learn by example, some learn better by taking a few pointers and trying to figure things out for themselves, and some just want it fixed so they can go on about their day. You may be:
A student who is working on that all-important paper. Do you struggle with research, reading books, or those dreaded citations? Been there, done that!
A business professional whose company has suddenly made changes or updates that are driving you insane. Maybe you’re even more ambitious and want to build a website, or take a website from good to great in class. How does your name in a dot com sound?
A retired lifelong learner or hobbyist who wants technology to just work the way it should. On the other hand, you may need help with online resources to feed your hobby. If only I had a dime for every time I heard, “I had no idea that was available online!”
None of these? Have no fear. I specialize in makin’ your tech life easy, no matter what that entails. I think outside the box and color outside the lines. I will tame your tech for you!
Hand-Tossed VA Services
Do you ever find yourself needing something, but just don’t have the time or expertise to locate it on your own? First off, I’ve been there, and I know exactly how you feel. Second, don’t blame yourself. Google, Bing, or whichever search engine you like, can only take you so far without calling in an expert.
That is where I come in. I’m Casey. You can think of me as your personal virtual assistant. Let me help you bring back those lost hours in your day. As we work together, and I learn your stile, I will give you hand-tossed results that fit your tastes precisely. 🍕
We all need a gift sometimes. Some people hate the idea of getting a gift, simply because it is hard to find that incredible gift that says, “I was thinking of you.” You may not want to get someone a gift certificate, flowers, cookies, or chocolates. Well, maybe you do if those items are over the top and tremendously unique. Need a special toy for your cat, dog, or fire breathing dragon? Say no more. So, let me know what you need and who you need it for. Boss, coworker, spouse, cat or dog, I got ya covered! Give me as much detail as you can, and I’ll get to work. If I need some clarification, I may reach out to you.
Did you lose contact with someone? Are you trying to locate a newly discovered relative you haven’t met yet? A long-lost friend or significant other? I can help. The more info you can give me ahead of time the better—first and last name for starters, along with an email address or phone number if you know it. Let me know if you need just address info, or more detailed stats like marital status, criminal background, or something else. Give me as much as you can, and I’ll start tracking them down for you.
Find yourself needing to crank out three research papers with at least ten references for each one? I feel your pain! Been there, ate the pizza and got the t-shirt. 😉 Do you need to find information on a competitor? If the info you need is in a book, magazine, or journal article, I have access. While I cannot give you the entire book or professional magazine, I can share excerpts from those sources. Let me know how much information you need, and I will start collecting and collating for you! Formatting those documents can also be done for you. Whether it’s APA, MLA, or something else, just write, and let me make your citations and references right.
Are you a Writer?
Do you find yourself with too much to do and not enough time? Maybe you love writing but hate the research. If you need facts or data for your next best seller, I will give it to you in a silver document, if that’s your pleasure. 😉 Need to divide up your paragraphs into chapters? What about a nice table of contents? Just let me know.
Looking to travel for business or pleasure? Looking to find a flight, hotel, or something else away from home? Maybe you want info near your destination such as things to do, nearby places to eat, or something else. I’ll hook you up with ideas and comments from people who have already done it. This way you can take the hassle out of travel!
Need a solar charger that does more than just charge? Overwhelmed by all the computer and smart device options out there? Let me help you find just the right device to meet your needs, deals that fit your budget, and the exact tech configuration that fits your life. I’ll do the hard work so you can relax and enjoy it. Once you get that new computer or device in your home/office, you can give my other service a try and let me tame your tech. I can help you configure your device or access technology, or show you how to use it better. Go to the above link to learn more.
Here I will briefly list some additional examples that might be of interest.
- APIs: If you are a developer, you know what these are. I do not code, but I can find what you need to code faster!
- Web Scraping: Need contacts from an organization or company? I will hunt them down for you.
- WordPress: This is extremely popular with a lot of small businesses. Many of my clients need help with their WordPress website, updating plugins, themes, or just making the site work in a way that it doesn’t now. I will help you make it run the way that works for you and your business.
- Data Import: Need information put into a new database system? You’ll have it up in two wags of a dog’s tale! 🐕🦺
AUDIO EDITING SERVICE
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AT Web Friendly Help, audio editing involves modifying and removing the pieces of the audio recording that you don’t want or need. Whenever you record, you will have dead air or gaps in audio that are too long, coughs, ums, background noises, and so on. These can be removed for you. The result is that recordings will sound much more professional and confident.
Audio Restoration and Enhancement
The following partial list will help show you what you get with the audio subscription service.
- remove gaps, mistakes, unwanted sound, words, or parts
- edit out ums, ahs, silences, stumbles, coughs
- get rid of humming or buzzing noise, background noise (General audio restoration)
- add music to your voice over or any kind of audio
- enhance the sound of your audio file (Including podcast cleanup and enrichment)
- convert audio files to your preferred format
- Create audio files from your videos
Example Audio Projects
- Audio interviews
- Audio lectures
- Radio shows
- Sermon recordings
I hope that brief list gives you a bit more of an idea of what I can do to help you. Let me know what you need when we chat.
Payment can be made via PayPal, or credit/debit card. Payments are made on a subscription basis such as monthly, quarterly, or annually.
Visit my website: https://webfriendlyhelp.com
Folklore, History, Planting Care, and Good Eating
by Anne Copeland (C 2019)
In paperback ($12.00) and e-book ($4.99) from Amazon.
252 pages in print. The e-book is text-to-speech enabled.
I guess I have always had a special affinity for pumpkins. Pumpkin season has always been more than a time to don masks, carve jack-o’-lanterns, and put out treats for tricksters. It is a season that in my mind lasts long beyond the last pumpkin pie of Thanksgiving.
Each year as my pumpkin season has come to an end, I have found myself seeking special recipes and other interesting information about these wonderful fruits. My quest to find these recipes has taken me through many an adventure, and I have made many friends along the way.
I am happy to share my joy of pumpkins with you here.
ABACADABRA MOONSHINE & OTHER STORIES
by Stephen Halpert
This collection of original, unusually intriguing short stories is an exuberant tour de force of wit, humor and insight into the human condition. The collection of magical tales will entrance, entertain and prompt readers to ponder the true nature of reality. They will definitely entertain you and make you wonder a bit about the twists and turns that life can take. You may even fall in love with some of his characters and wish they were real and present in your life.
Heartwings: Love Notes for a Joyous Life by Tasha Halpert
This heartwarming book brings a breath of sunshine against the cold of any day and kindly and gently reveals a deeper level of understanding for all. It provides a helpful path for anyone concerned with personal self-development to follow. Sharing a lifetime of comforting knowledge gleaned from living and loving life, the emotionally intelligent author leads readers on an introspective journey to a greater sense of realization, joy, and inner peace. Her poetry is moving, and a poem follows each thought-provoking essay.
Up to My Neck in Lemons by Tasha Halpert
A collection of practical as well as metaphorical uses for life’s lemons. This collection of essays and poems provides insights gained from daily life experiences, both happy and sad. The stories illustrate how to appreciate what might at first have seemed unfortunate.
The recipes are author favorites, and are both sweet and sour, cleansing and therapeutic. This book will bring comfort and insight on turning life’s lemons into lemonade. The poems that follow each essay form an enjoyable adjunct to the wisdom and insight this book brings the reader.
Each book is $15.00 postpaid autographed by the author. Write to Tasha Halpert at P.O.Box 171 and include a check to receive a copy of any of these entertaining and even perhaps helpful books.
Shop for Stephen and Tasha’s books online at:
AUTHOR AND TECHNO WIZARD PRANAV LAL (PRAANAV R. LAL)
BOOKS BY PRAANAV R LAL.
Outsmart Blog Hijackers
Keep away them pesky hackers!
Dear author, blogger and website owner, did you know that 4 out of 5 sites today are setup such that they are ripe for theft?
Think about it, your carefully crafted copy is replaced by adds selling everything from sunglasses to Viagra.
Your users could be infected by malware when they visit your site and your hard-earned trust dissolved within hours.
John Crawford School of Music
Offering private music instruction both in person and via video chat Video chat is through Facebook Messenger, FaceTime (Inside the United States) and Zoom around the world.
I offer instruction in the guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, violin, viola, dulcimer, ukulele, banjo, drums and piano. Due to COVID-19 concerns, voice instruction is not currently being offered.
Prices: $15/30 min.
Contact: please send all inquiries to