HOSPICE A BEGINNING: By Author Phyllis Campbell

I’m so thankful my late husband was never diagnosed with a terminal illness, but thanks to Phyllis’s article, it’s good to know what hospice could have done to help if the need arose. You also might want to check out Phyllis’s books.

Campbells World

Good morning campbellsworld visitors.
This morning Author Phyllis Campbell gives us just a bit more personal glimpse into her world, and helps us understand better about what I’m coming to learn is quite an important service.
We first get to know Phyllis in her biographical book: Friendships In the Dark, but while that book did do a most excellent job at letting us see into her private world, I believe this article takes us much deeper into what must’ve been a hard, and at times horrifying journey.
Author Phyllis Campbell has written many awesome books since the hard days of long ago which are written of here, and I hope you’ll take a look at all she has to offer after you’ve read this heart-felt offering below.
Thanks to you Phyllis for sending this writing to me so that I might share it with my readers.
It is my wish…

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Writing And Music

Have you ever thought of a piece of music that would go well with a scene or poem you’ve written?

Writer's Treasure Chest

In my January Newsletter, right at the end, I added a link to a YouTube video. It leads to the ‘Waltz of Flowers’, composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, an amazing, wonderful and heart touching piece of music in my opinion.

(Just in case: You can listen to the music here)

But where do I go with this post? I had been considering writing about all the music I listened to while writing – but that’s not the case today.

First of all: I write my first drafts by hand – always. After I finish them, I type them into my computer. During writing, I never listen to music. It distracts me. But during typing in I do.

Today I want something different. While typing and listening to this amazing waltz I re-read and corrected a fighting scene in my book, and I asked myself: if this would be turned…

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Author Spotlight Abbie Taylor

I’m in the spotlight again this week. Thanks to Aurora Jean Alexander for giving me the opportunity to promote my work.

Writer's Treasure Chest


Please introduce yourself.

Hello, my name is Abbie Johnson Taylor, and I live in Sheridan, Wyoming. I was born in New York City in 1961. My family lived in Colorado and Arizona before settling here in 1973. After graduating from college, then completing two years of study and practicum and a six-month internship in music therapy, I worked for fifteen years in that field before becoming a full-time author.

1. When did you start writing?

I started writing in 2000. At the time, I was working, sometimes 40-hour weeks, as a registered music therapist, and it was often hard to find time to write. In 2005 when I married my late husband Bill, he persuaded me to quit my day job and write full time, and I’ve been a full-time author ever since.

2. What motivates you to write?

I’m inspired by current events, personal experiences, and what I…

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This story is a good indication of what a person’s shoes say about them. So what do you think your shoes say about you?

Sketches from Berlin

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My first room in Lisbon was next to the community bathroom. The walls were very thin, and I could hear everything. I tried to cover my ears with my pillow, but my pillow was just a little larger than my face and it didn’t quite reach. One person after the next would go in and out. It was as though someone had rolled my bed up to a bathroom stall at a baseball game. I said something and got moved to the building next door. It was much better over there, but there was no a/c in the building, and it was July. I had two choices at night. Either take off all my clothes and spritz myself with water so I could sleep, or open the window and let a little breeze flow through. The problem with opening the window was I was right on the Rua da Palma…

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Featured Author – Abbie Taylor

Thanks to fellow blogger Patty Fletcher for giving me the opportunity to promote my books on her site. I’m proud to be her featured author this week.

Campbells World

Hello campbellsworld visitors and book-worms one and all.

Today I’d like to introduce to you an author whom I’ve admired for quite sometime. Her name is Abbie Johnson Taylor, and I think she is a great lady indeed.


Rather than my trying to tell you all the things I love about her, I’ve chosen to interview her, and let all the reasons shine all on their own.

So, take it away Abbie.

First, tell us, in your own words, a little about you.

Abbie-1My name is Abbie Johnson Taylor, and I’m the author of four books: a novel, two poetry collections, and a memoir. I’m currently working on another novel.  Several of my short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction pieces have been published in various journals and anthologies.

Where do you live?

I live in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Who, are the special people in your life

Most of the special…

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Book Review: Accidents of Nature

I’ll probably read this book, and when I do, I’ll give you my take on it, but meanwhile, here’s what Jewniquely Myself has to say about it. The braille version is mentioned here, but no worries. This book is also available in print, eBook, and audio formats. Enjoy, and have a great day.

Jewniquely Myself

Accidents of Nature

By Harriet McBryde Johnson

Copyright 2006, Henry Holt and company, New York

360 Braille pages

Disability, Young Adult

If you dive heart-first into Harriet McBryde Johnson’s autobiographical novel, “Accidents of Nature”, you won’t come up gasping for air. Rather, dwelling among strange creatures, you will find yourself breathing for the first time.

Set in 1970, the story is told through the experiences of Jean, a seventeen year old girl who just happens to have been born with Cerebral Palsy. Jean thinks she is like everyone at her “normal” high school in small Crosstown, South Carolina. She has friends, goes with them to ball games, even joins them when they grab a burger. But when she spends ten days at Camp Courage, her reign as poster child and telethon inspiration seems destined to crash.

For the first time in her life, Jean ventures beyond the parameters of her…

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Bloggers: Interested in Writing Guest Posts? Joining a Group Blog?

A group blog for which I write is looking for more participants. Here are the details.

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Used with permission. © David Davis


A group blog I write for is seeking bloggers to write one or two guest posts next month.

We’re also looking for bloggers interested in posting once or twice a month on a regular basis.

If you’ve published books or stories, or if you aspire to publish, blogging with us is a good way to publicize your work and to show readers what you do.  Other members of the group will share your posts on their social media, so there’s the potential for hundreds, maybe thousands, of readers to see your work.

We’re family friendly, but aside from that, topics are up to you.

If you’re interested, leave a comment and I’ll get in touch.

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