Join The Writer’s Grapevine #WednesdayWords #Magazines #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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I recently became part of the editorial team of The Writer’s Grapevine, a magazine to which I’ve contributed for years. This publication includes stories, poems, articles, and more. The next issue will go out in December or January. Now’s the time to think about subscribing to this free periodical.

Below, you’ll find more information about the magazine and its Facebook and email groups from Patty Fletcher, owner and operator of TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD Marketing, who produces it. You can learn more about Patty and her work here. Don’t delay. Subscribe today!


The Writer’s Grapevine is a monthly news and literary magazine featuring writers, small businesses and nonprofits.

In each issue, you’ll find a variety of articles, essays, short stories, and poems for your enjoyment and education.

Along with the magazine comes a community to which you’re invited.

This group is an extension of The Writer’s Grapevine magazine and is a place where authors, bloggers, and business owners as well as nonprofits come to share tidbits about their personal and working lives etc.

Joining this group will allow you to…

                          • Receive monthly editions of the magazine and all things related.
                          • Be in direct contact with magazine contributors. And…
                          • Have conversations about what you read in the magazine and more.

There are only a few group rules, and they are…

                          • No flaming or racist comments and absolutely no bullying.

We will be respectful and kind to all who subscribe.

Just so you know how to correctly participate in the group, here’s some information you’ll need to know when you join and begin to post…

Group Topics…


Hashtags are like little foghorns blasting us out into the world. So, when you post into the Facebook group, make sure to include the correct Hashtag for your post.

If you’re on the email group, these Hashtags will go into the subject line.


You should also note how these are written. When you create a Hashtag the words you want tagged must be written together after the number sign. So please, screen reader users, use your reading keys to see how these are created.

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To join us via email, send a blank message to:

If email is not your thing, you may join us at:


Thanks for joining us.

May harmony find you.

Blessid be.


If you haven’t already done so, please subscribe to my email list to receive my twice-yearly newsletter and other announcements. This is a one-way announcements list, meaning the only messages you’ll receive will come from me. So, you can rest assured that this list is low-traffic. Send a blank email to:  You’ll receive a confirmation email. Reply to that with another blank message, and you should be good to go.


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.

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?











A photo of Abbie smiling in front of a white background. She has short brown hair which 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.

Thanks to fellow author Patty Fletcher for publishing a book review and short story of mine plus an ad for my new book here. Cuddle up with your favorite beverage and enjoy some wonderful fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and more.


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.




Sips of Wine from the Grapevine Presents! Winter Adventure (A Prose Poem) #Poetry Place #FridayFinds #Reblogs #Inspiration

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Thanks to fellow blogger Patty Fletcher for posting my poem on her site. “Winter Adventure” appears in my collection, How to Build a Better Mousetrap and was published in this year’s quarterly winter issue of The Avocet. Enjoy!


Sips of Wine from the Grapevine Presents! Winter Adventure (A Prose Poem) #Poetry Place #FridayFinds #Reblogs #Inspiration

Paws on the Street Part Twenty-Two – Chief Seeing Eye® Dog Blue Always on the Case #WordPressWednesday #Reblogs #Inspiration

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If you’re a dog person, this post is sure to please. Fellow blogger Patty Fletcher’s guide dog Blue gives us a glimpse of his life on the other end of the leash. Blue is not only a good dog but a good writer. Enjoy!


According to the lady in the little round thingy on top of mommy’s table named Alexa, mommy didn’t wake up until 8:00. Usually, she snuggles with me a few minutes but when she heard what time it was, she jumped up out of bed, started putting on her clothes and when Prince Edward meowed at her to hurry with his breakfast, for he was surely starving to death she said, “You just wait, I have to call KATS.”


Read the full post on Patty’s Worlds.

Accepting and Walking the Journey of a Committed Guide Dog Handler #WordPress Wednesday #Reblogs #Inspiration

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According to fellow author Patty Fletcher, who has written about her experiences with guide dogs, many people don’t understand that handling a guide dog is different from having a dog as a pet. In order for a blind handler to develop and continue a good working relationship with a dog, handler and dog must be inseparable at all times. The handler relies on the dog to help him/her navigate both indoors and outside.

Surely you wouldn’t ask a friend who depends on oxygen to leave his/her portable tank at home when you go out to eat. The same goes for guide dogs. Now, here’s Patty to elaborate.


Today, is forecast to be cloudy and a bit rainy but as I say, the sun is always shining behind the clouds.

Anyhow, this afternoon, I’m Pleased and Privileged to be going out with a friend for another birthday celebration. This makes two friends who have taken me out this year, which is kind of a new thing for me. It’s been many years since I had real friends. Let alone friends who wanted to be part of my life in such a way as to go out with me and my guide dogs.

Read the rest on Patty’s Worlds here.