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I rarely get political here, but I can’t resist sharing this. If you still support President Trump in the wake of his possible removal from office, here’s something to ponder. Donald Trump doesn’t care about you. He doesn’t care about me. Donald Trump only cares about Donald Trump. You, no doubt, are a better person.

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I know a lot of people avoid topics of religion and politics on their blogs. I use to. I don’t anymore. When Donald Trump became “president”, it stopped being about politics and became about attitude, behavior and beliefs.

I started doing research on Donald Trump in 2010, long before he decided to run for president the first time, in 2012. I didn’t much care for what I saw, but I was intrigued. At that time he seemed almost rational, but in a very sleazy way.

The more I learned about him, the less I liked. But I never thought he ever had a chance of winning the election. In retrospect, I don’t think he did win. He rigged instead. And based on the research I’ve done on his life, this is nothing new for him. He hates to fail and will stack the deck anyway he can to always win…

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#Poetryreadathon #Bookreview – Meet author and poet Abbie Johnson Taylor

Thanks to Robbie Cheadle​ for reviewing my poetry collection on her blog and providing excerpts. Check this out.

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Poetry readathon

Today, I am delighted to welcome Abbie Johnson Taylor to Robbie’s Inspiration. I met Abbie through her contribution to an author collaboration called Understanding, edited by Stevie Turner and became interested in her story and her writing as a result. You can read my review of Understanding on Amazon US here: Review Understanding

Over to Abbie

Thank you, Robbie, for allowing me to be a part of your PoetryReadathon this month. “The Day My Husband Had a Stroke” details that fateful day when my late husband Bill suffered the first of two strokes that partially paralyzed his left side. This happened three months after we were married, and he was never able to walk again as a result.

I was inspired to write the poem one day while attending a regular meeting of my monthly poetry group. We were given a similar poem to use as a prompt. I…

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A Holiday, Family Recipe: Homemade Pasta

Tis the season to be eating. I love pasta but don’t like to cook that much. So, I hope you can enjoy Alice’s homemade pasta recipe. Please feel free to share your own family food traditions, either here or on Alice’s blog. Happy eating.

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A Holiday Recipe for a Festive Wordwalk

by Alice Jane-Marie Massa

For our Christmas dinner, always for Thanksgiving, frequently for Easter, and at other special occasions–my mother made her own pasta–“noodles.”  from a young age, I helped with some of the steps of her recipe.  In the earlier decades of my mother’s homemade pasta, she used only a roller-type dough cutter:  unlike a pizza cutter, this handheld device made eight or ten cuts into the dough at one time.  Much later, in December of 1977, I purchased as a gift for my mother a non-electric appliance for rolling out and then cutting into strips the pasta dough.  This well-used and much-appreciated appliance was in my mother’s Indiana kitchen until she moved to Colorado, early in 1998, after the passing of my dad on December 1, 1997.  Since that time, my sister and her younger son took over the pasta-making…

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AUTHOR’S CORNER: A Note From Author Abbie Johnson Taylor #Interview

I meant to post this myself today, but with not one but two promotional interviews and everything else I needed to do, there simply wasn’t time. Thanks to Patty Fletcher from Tell-it-to-the-World Marketing for coming to my rescue. Here’s her post with one of the two interviews I did today. Enjoy!

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Hi Folks, and welcome back to a late edition of the Author’s Corner.

Author Abbie Johnson Taylor has dropped by the Author’s Corner with a note about what she’s been up to today.

Hello everyone.

Here’s a link to one of the interviews I did today. This one was for a blog and podcast called Ghostman Radio by Mark Antony Raines.

I hope you enjoy.

MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR…

AUTHOR BIO

Abbie Johnson Taylor is the author of two novels, two poetry collections, and a memoir. Her short stories and poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies. She is visually impaired and lives in Sheridan, Wyoming, where for six years she cared for her late husband, who was totally blind and was partially paralyzed by two strokes soon after they were married.

Before that, she spent 15 years as a registered music therapist, working in nursing homes and other…

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Tell It To The World Marketing Catalog

Tis the season to go shopping. With this holiday catalog, you can buy books and other products from the comfort of your easy chair. By the way, my books are listed here. So, it’s time to shop till you drop. Thanks to author and blogger Patty Fletcher​for making this catalog happen.

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TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD MARKETING 

THIRD ANNUAL HOLIDAY EDITION BOOKS, BUSINESSES
AND THOSE WHO MAKE THEM HAPPEN CATALOG

BY: PATTY L. FLETCHER

DECEMBER, 2019

Welcome to the Third Annual Holiday Edition Books, businesses and Those Who Make Them Happen Catalog.

We here at Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing hope you enjoy perusing this wonderful collection of Books, Products, and Services.

If you find something to your liking please be sure to let the author or business owner know from where you heard of them.

Thanks for shopping with Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist) where we marry social media marketing with more traditional approaches.

SPONSORS…

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…

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WRITER’S GRAPEVINE THANKSGIVING EDITION

Thanks to blogger Patty Fletcher of Tell It to the World Marketing for including my Thanksgiving story and other tidbits I contributed. You’ll also find recipes, ads and more from other authors and businesses she represents. Check it out!

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BY PATTY L. FLETCHER

BROUGHT TO YOU BY: TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD MARKETING

(AUTHOR, BLOGGER, BUSINESS ASSIST)

NOVEMBER, 2019

***READER’S NOTE***

If you’ve trouble clicking any of the links in this newsletter, simply copy and paste them directly into your internet browser. If for some reason they do not work correctly for you once you’ve done this, please email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com  to let me know.

This newsletter is not currently being edited by a sighted person and my screen reader cannot possibly catch all mistakes.

If you missed last month’s edition and would like to have a chance to catch up you may visit:  https://campbellsworld.wordpress.com/2019/10/23/wordpress-wednesdaythe-writers-grapevine-samhain-edition-october-2019/

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, grab your favorite drink, snuggle…

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Novel Delivers Powerful Messages about Domestic Violence #Thursday Book Feature

The Oysterville Sewing Circle

by Susan Wiggs

Copyright 2019.

 

Caroline is a successful fashion designer living in New York. She discovers that her boss stole one of her designs. Then, a close friend, a model with two children and victim of domestic violence, dies of a drug overdose. With the children, Caroline retreats to her hometown of Oysterville, Washington, where her family runs a restaurant.

There, she forms a support group for victims of domestic violence and starts her own clothing design and manufacturing business. She also becomes re-acquainted with her best friend and re-kindles a relationship with a boy she loved in high school.

This book is a romance, in a way, but its main theme is domestic violence. Its messages are clear and powerful. If you’re a victim, you should never be afraid to speak out. If you’re an abuser, you should get what you deserve. On this, the last day of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I can recommend no better work of fiction on the subject than The Oysterville Sewing Circle.

 

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Front cover contains: young, dark-haired woman in red dress holding flowers

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 she receives a Facebook friend request from her old college roommate and an invitation to her twenty-five-year high school class reunion, then meets her former best friend by chance, she must confront the past in order to face the future.

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