THE WRITER’S GRAPEVINE FALLING INTO SPRING MARCH APRIL EDITION #WordPressWednesday #Magazines #Inspiration

 

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.

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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.

 

THE WRITER’S GRAPEVINE FALLING INTO SPRING MARCH APRIL EDITION 04/23/2022

 

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!

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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.

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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.

THE WRITER’S GRAPEVINE SPRINGS INTO FALL SEPTEMBER OCTOBER EDITION #SaturdaySurprise #Reblogs #Inspiration

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Thanks to fellow author and blogger Patty Fletcher for including my work in this edition of her great magazine. Not only will you find a poem and fictional story of mine, but there’s also an ad for my new book, Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me, with the front cover image beautifully presented and well described by Patty’s publishers. You’ll also discover other stories and poems plus ads for books and services and more. I can’t think of a better way to spend a lazy Saturday than to peruse this magazine. Enjoy!

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

 

Read the full issue on Patty’s Worlds.

 

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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