A Poem ~ From the Professor’s Journal #WordPressWednesday #Poetry #Reblogs

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In the United States, fall is just a day away. Here’s a perfect poem for the season from fellow author Lynda McKinney Lambert. You’ll also find a back story, a little instruction on how to write in the poetry form she’s using, information about her books, and more. Enjoy!

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Autumnal manifestations are steady

Bold electric-ginger and enflamed ruby tints

Colorful displays in dense forests

 

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New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.

Independently published with the help of DLD Books.

 

The cover of the book features an older woman sitting in a wicker chair facing a window. The world beyond the window is bright, and several plants are visible on the terrace. Behind the woman’s chair is another plant, with a tall stalk and wide rounded leaves. The woman has short, white hair, glasses, a red sweater, and tan pants. The border of the picture is a taupe color and reads "Why Grandma Doesn't Know Me" above the photo and "Abbie Johnson Taylor" below it.Photo Resize and Description by

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Sixteen-year-old Natalie’s grandmother, suffering from dementia and confined to a wheelchair, lives in a nursing home and rarely recognizes Natalie. But one Halloween night, she tells her a shocking secret that only she and Natalie’s mother know. Natalie is the product of a one-night stand between her mother, who is a college English teacher, and another professor.

After some research, Natalie learns that people with dementia often have vivid memories of past events. Still not wanting to believe what her grandmother has told her, she finds her biological father online. The resemblance between them is undeniable. Not knowing what else to do, she shows his photo and website to her parents.

Natalie realizes she has some growing up to do. Scared and confused, she reaches out to her biological father, and they start corresponding.

Her younger sister, Sarah, senses their parents’ marital difficulties. At Thanksgiving, when she has an opportunity to see Santa Claus, she asks him to bring them together again. Can the jolly old elf grant her request?

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Guest Blogger Willow Rides Again #WordPressWednesday #Reblogs #Inspiration

Joy is a fluffy gray and white cat with a pink nose and pink paw pads. The fur is long and mostly gray with white paws, a white chest, nose and white down the middle of her head. Her ears are pointed up, and she lies with her paws sprawled out in front of her in an open formation. Her head looks to the right of the screen. She’s on a brown wooden table. Behind her is a white wall and a basket of fruit.

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Hi, I’m Joy, Abbie’s cat. Today, I get to introduce the blog post Abbie’s sharing for WordPress Wednesday. After hearing the voice on Abbie’s computer read this post, I’ve come to the conclusion that guide dogs have a lot more fun than us robotic cats. So, let’s see what Willow’s up to, huh?

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Alas! During these “dog days of summer,” My Alice is allowing me to have another paw at writing her blog post for this week. I cannot believe that only one week of August remains on the canine calendar! Where do these doggie days go?

 

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Aging #WordPressWednesday #Reblogs #Inspiration

Abbie wears a blue and white V-neck top with different shades of blue from sky to navy that swirl together with the white. She has short, brown hair and rosy cheeks and smiles at the camera against a black background.

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Today, fellow poet Carol Farnsworth shares her impressions on growing old. Be sure to check out my review of her collection, Leaf Memories here. Happy reading!

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Most of us are not consciously aware of passing time and how we are aging. We can see or hear the changes in our family and friends. Most of us don’t see the changes in ourselves.

 

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Oh Them Crazy Reviews… #WordPressWednesday #Reblogs #Inspiration

Abbie wears a blue and white V-neck top with different shades of blue from sky to navy that swirl together with the white. She has short, brown hair and rosy cheeks and smiles at the camera against a black background.

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Book reviews are important to authors because they can boost sales. In the post I’m sharing today, Paula talks about her positive reaction to a negative review. Enjoy!

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The thing I worried most about when I had my first novel published was the reviews I might receive. Being dyslexic and depending on others to proofread my manuscript makes me even more nervous about grammar and punctuation, if overlooked by editors. Being a reader myself, I often read reviews on other author’s books and knew reviewers were fond of highlighting grammatical issues, typos, and punctuation, along with problems they came across with plot, characters, historical facts etc.

 

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The Evergreen Journal #21 ~ Full Siren #WordPressWednesday #Reblogs #Inspiration

A photo of Abbie smiling in front of a white background. Her brown hair is cut short and frames her face. She is wearing a bright red shirt and a dark, flowy scarf swirled with hues of purple, pinks and blues.

If you’ve never ridden in an ambulance, you might think it fun to careen through city streets, strapped to a gurney, siren blaring. Several years ago, when fellow author Lynda McKinney Lambert needed an ambulance, she realized she didn’t want to ride that way. Here she is to tell you all about her experience in the post I’m sharing today. This piece was published in the current issue of The Writer’s Grapevine, which can be read here. Enjoy!

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In the late afternoon, Bob drove our car to our local mechanic’s garage. I saw this as an opportunity to go outside and do some yard work. I decided to cut down some volunteer trees and plants that were overgrown. The wild vegetation is out of control, I thought. I was on a mission to get this done before Bob arrived home.

 

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