Life is good. It is snowing. Enjoying Elderhood. #WordPressWednesday #Reblogs #Inspiration

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Fellow author and blogger Glenda Beall has been recuperating from COVID while visiting her sister and brother-in-law. In this post, she shares her experiences and recommends an interesting book. Enjoy!

 

Here I am recovering from COVID and watching the snow falling beautifully. I have survived the virus thanks to having been vaccinated and having taken a booster shot. Gay, Stu, and I tested negative tonight and I am so relieved. With Gay taking care of me and being with me so much, I have been afraid she would catch it, but she has had her shots, too.

 

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TTW Asks What’s Up with You in 2022 #Events #Inspiration #WednesdayWords

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I’m pleased to announce that on Monday, January 3rd, I’ll be participating in a promotion sponsored by TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD Marketing. In this Zoom event, authors and businesses can strut their stuff, so to speak. If you’re a writer or business owner, you’re invited to do the same. See below for details.

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Are you an author with a new book on your publishing schedule or shelf?

Maybe you’ve got some older work that needs a bit of a bump back to the top of the market.

What about you creatures of business or nonprofit?

Got a product or service you’d like to share?

Whoever you are, and whatever you do, Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing asks, “What’s Up with You In 2022?”

If you’d like to know how to register to participate in this event, please email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com with “What’s Up With You In 2022?” in the subject line.

Please note, if you don’t use that subject line, you may not get a response before the deadline.

Registration is 10.00 dollars and includes a reservation for a live appearance as well as a spot in the recorded sponsor ads to be used in the podcast recording.

Registration closes at 5 PM Eastern on December 31, 2021.

 

What? Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Asks, “What’s Up with You In 2022?”

When? Live and In Person January 3RD 2022 4 PM Eastern.

Where? Zoom around the world.

Don’t delay, sign up today!

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Now, I have one exciting event to announce, and I hope you’ll be able to take advantage of it. Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me, The Red Dress, and My Ideal Partner are now absolutely free as part of the Smashwords end-of-year sale, which will run until December 31st. You can click here for more information and to download these books.

 

New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.

Independently published with the help of DLD Books.

Front cover image contains: elderly woman in red sweater sitting next to a window.

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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THE WRITER’S GRAPEVINE NOVEMBER – DECEMBER HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA EDITION #SocialMediaMonday #Reblogs #Inspiration

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I’m pleased to announce that some of my work, including an excerpt from my latest book, appears in this wonderful magazine. So, while recuperating from Christmas, I hope you’ll take some time to read some great fiction, poetry, and nonfiction and peruse advertisements for some awesome businesses. Enjoy!

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Hello everyone, happy holidays, 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 down into your most comfortable reading nest, and ready yourself for some great discoveries.

 

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NOVEMBER 2021 SELF-PROMOTION PARTY! #WordPressWednesday #Inspiration #Reblogs

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Blogger Charles French offers an opportunity for writers to promote their books. If you’re an author, check out this post and leave information about your book in the comment field. If you’re looking for a good read or two, you’ll find all kinds of suggestions in the comment field. Happy reading!

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Hello to all the writers out there and reading this blog! It is well into the month of November, so it is time for a shameless self-promotion party; Please do not be shy about your work.

 

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A Name Honoring my Family and Husband #OpenBookBlogHop #WednesdayWords #Inspiration

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Welcome to another edition of Open Book Blog Hop. This week’s question is: “Did you write under a pseudonym? Why?

 

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I’ve never written under a pseudonym per se, but the name under which my books are published is slightly different from my legal name. When I was single, my work was published in magazines and anthologies under the name of Abigail L. Johnson. After I got married in 2005, I didn’t want to abandon my maiden name altogether. One of my favorite children’s book authors has always been Laura Ingalls Wilder, who used both her maiden and married names when publishing her work. So, I saw no reason why I couldn’t be Abbie Johnson Taylor.

My late husband Bill supported me in my decision. After his paralyzing strokes, when he couldn’t always control his emotions, he would often say, while wearing what he call his shit-eating grin, “My wife, Abbie Johnson Taylor, the published author.” So, that is why the byline for my books and articles always says, “by Abbie Johnson Taylor,” paying homage to the family who raised me and the loving husband who supported my writing endeavors for years until his death.

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How about you authors out there? Have you ever written under a pseudonym? Why? You can sound off in the comment field below or click here to participate in this week’s hop and read what other bloggers have to say.

 

New! Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

Copyright 2021 by Abbie Johnson Taylor.

Independently published with the help of DLD Books.

Front cover image contains: elderly woman in red sweater sitting next to a window.

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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Books

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