Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – Sunday Author Interview – Abbie Johnson Taylor with an excerpt from The Red Dress

Thanks to Sally Cronin​ for featuring me on her blog today. Here’s where you’ll find more information about me and my books.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

I am delighted to welcome back author Abbie Johnson Taylor to the Sunday Interview and before we find out which questions she has selected, let me introduce her properly.

About Abbie Johnson Taylor.

I live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my late husband Bill, totally blind, who was partially paralyzed by two strokes soon after we were married. Before that, I was a registered music therapist and worked for fifteen years in a nursing home and other facilities that served senior citizens. I have a visual impairment, and during this time, I facilitated a support group for others like me. I also taught braille and served on the advisory board of a trust fund that allows persons with blindness or low vision to purchase adaptive equipment and services.

I’m the author of a romance novel, two poetry collections, and a memoir and am working on…

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WORDPRESS WEDNESDAY: Writer’s Grapevine Mabon Edition #Newsletter

Thanks to fellow blogger Patty Fletcher for including “My Zoo Story” in her monthly publication. Please check out the other authors and businesses she represents.

Campbells World

WRITER’S GRAPEVINE MABON EDITION

BY: PATTY L. FLETCHER

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TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD MARKETING (AUTHOR, BLOGGER, BUSINESS ASSIST)

SEPTEMBER 2019

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GREETINGS…

Hello everyone and welcome to another Incredible edition of the Writer’s Grapevine.

How do I know it’s Incredible? Because it’s filled with “Incredible” contributors. But the proof is as they say… “In the pudding.” Or in this case on the page. So, I invite you to read, and enjoy.

Before we get started with all the great things this Writer’s Grapevine has to offer, I’d like to…

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Dirty Dozen Author Interview – Abbie Johnson Taylor #Uniqueauthors #Memoir #Poetry

Thanks to Library of Erana for again featuring me on their blog, this time in a different type of interview. Enjoy!

Library of Erana

Author name: Abbie Johnson Taylor

Please tell us a little about yourself. What makes you a #Uniqueauthor (or artist)? I’m the author of five books: two novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. My stories and poems have appeared in various anthologies and journals. I’m visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years, I cared for my totally blind late husband who was partially paralyzed by two strokes three months after we were married. Before that, I was a registered music therapist and worked for fifteen years in nursing homes and other facilities serving senior citizens. I taught braille, facilitated a support group for blind and visually impaired adults, and served on the advisory board to a trust fund that allows the blind and visually impaired to purchase adaptive equipment. To learn more about me, please visit my website at http://www.abbiejohnsontaylor.com.

Please tell us about your…

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A Day in the Life of…Abbie Johnson Taylor #Meetanauthor #Uniqueauthors

Thanks to Library of Erana for featuring me on their blog today. Enjoy!

Library of Erana

Welcome to Abbie Johnson Taylor

Please give us a brief outline of who you are. I’m the author of two novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. I’m visually impaired and live in Sheridan, Wyoming, where, for six years, I cared for my late husband who was totally blind and partially paralyzed by two strokes. Before that, I was a registered music therapist and worked for fifteen years in nursing homes and other facilities that served senior citizens. I also taught braille, facilitated a support group for blind and visually impaired adults, and served on the advisory board to a trust fund that allows the blind and visually impaired to purchase adaptive equipment.

Do you work at another job? If so, tell us about fitting in the writing. When I started writing in 2000, I was still working, sometimes forty-hour weeks. It was hard finding time to write. In…

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Share Your Short Story – Winners for August 2019

My story didn’t win Stevie’s contest this time. But please visit her blog and read the winning entry plus other stories, including mine, that were submitted.

Stevie Turner

Thanks to all who took part in August’s ‘Share Your Short Story’ competition.  From all the lovely stories submitted this month I picked a winner who took some known facts and turned them into an entertaining short story.  So … congratulations to Toritto, who submitted ‘The Actor‘:

https://toritto.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/the-actor-a-re-post/

Toritto, you can now use this laurel below, and if you agree then I’ll add your story to the anthology I am compiling:

Short Story Winner Aug 19

For the runner-up this month, I have picked ‘A Good Day’ by Darlene Foster. It has a rather unexpected ending!

https://darlenefoster.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/a-good-day/

Congratulations to Darlene, who can now use the laurel below:

Short Story Runner up Aug 19

Below are links to all stories submitted for August.  Thanks again to everybody who took part.  The next competition will be in October:

Felicia Denise – Soar: https://feliciadenise.com/2018/06/23/52weeks52stories-soar/

Phil Huston – Rather See Than Be One: https://philh52.wordpress.com/2019/06/11/rather-see-than-be-one/

Robbie Cheadle – The Automated Worm: https://robertawrites235681907.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/short-story-competition-august-the-automated-worm

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Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New Book on the Shelves – The Red Dress by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Thanks to Sally Chronin for featuring me on her blog today. You’ll find information about my latest, The Red Dress, and a review of My Ideal Partner. Next month, I’ll be featured on Sally’s Sunday interview series. So, stay tuned.

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

A welcome to Abbie Johnson Taylor to the Cafe and Bookstore. Abbie has featured here on the blog for Sunday Interview, and it is a pleasure to add her books to the Cafe. Her latest release in July 2019 is The Red Dress.

About the Red Dress

When Eve went to her high school senior prom, she wore a red dress that her mother had made for her. That night, after dancing with the boy of her dreams, she caught him in the act with her best friend. Months later, Eve, a freshman in college, is bullied into giving the dress to her roommate. After her mother finds out, their relationship is never the same again.

Twenty-five years later, Eve, a bestselling author, is happily married with three children. Although her mother suffers from dementia, she still remembers, and Eve still harbors the guilt for giving the dress away. When…

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Share Your Short Story – August 2019

If you’re a blogger who likes to write short fiction or poetry, here’s a great opportunity. You’ll also find an excerpt from Stevie’s novel. Enjoy and good luck.

Stevie Turner

Authors can share a link to their short stories (less than 2000 words please) or poetry, and it won’t cost you a penny! The deadline is 31st August. Stories or poems can be on any subject, but please keep them reasonably family friendly – nothing too graphic!  On 1st September I will pick a winner and a runner up and share the links to the stories on my website, MeWe and Twitter pages. The winner also has the choice of their story being included in an anthology of winners that I will compile when I have enough stories.

Please ensure that you add the link to your story to August’s submission page and not any previous month, or it may be missed.

I look forward to reading your efforts. The winners can use these laurels below to add to their story:

Short Story Winner Aug 19

Short Story Runner up Aug 19Here’s a 1300 word taste of my novel ‘Partners…

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