Announcing WyoPoets September Virtual Reading #TuesdayTidbit #Events #Inspiration

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ll again be participating in my state poetry society’s monthly virtual poetry reading, and you’re all invited. Even if you just want to listen to poetry, I hope you’ll come and join in the fun. The event will take place this Sunday, September 11th, at 5 p.m. Mountain Time. All the details are below. I hope to see you there.

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WyoPoets is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

This event is open to anyone who wants to share or listen to poetry. You don’t have to be a member of WyoPoets, you don’t even have to be in Wyoming to participate. So, feel free to invite your friends! If you haven’t already, please sign up to read and receive a Zoom invitation using this Google Form:  https://forms.gle/7VWJvfHWMUDCqeyYA

 

Topic: Virtual Poetry Night

Time: Sep 11, 2022 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

 

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 870 1979 9548

Passcode: 126128

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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.

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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Podcast, Poetry Reading, and Book Signing, Oh My! #Events #WednesdayWords #Inspiration

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I have three exciting announcements to share with you today. First of all, fellow author and blogger Patty Fletcher recently interviewed me for her podcast, Talk to TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD Marketing. We discussed my books, and I shared a bit of information about myself. You can click here to listen or access the podcast on your favorite app. Alternatively, you can do what I did and ask your Amazon smart speaker to play the latest episode of The Talk to TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD Marketing podcast.

Second, I’ll again be participating in the WyoPoets monthly virtual reading, and you’re invited. You can share a poem or two of your own or just listen. Here are the details.

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WyoPoets is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

 

This event is open to anyone who wants to share or listen to poetry. You
don’t have to be a member of WyoPoets. You don’t even have to be in Wyoming
to participate. So, feel free to invite your friends!

 

Please sign up to read using this Google Form:
https://forms.gle/aRFLvfXSxJn3FF5F8
The first twenty poets to sign up will get to read. Additional poets will be
allowed based on time.

Topic: Poetry Night
Time: Dec 12, 2021 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 815 2731 7416
Passcode: 813443
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Last but not least, this coming Saturday, December 4th, I’ll be signing copies of my new book, Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me

, from 1-3 p.m. at Sheridan Stationery Books and Gifts here in Sheridan, Wyoming. If you’re in my neck of the woods, please stop by. You can also visit the event’s Facebook page to learn more.

 

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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Virtual Poetry Reading #Events

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I’m pleased to announce that I plan to participate in the WyoPoets monthly virtual poetry reading on July 11th at 5 p.m. mountain time. All are welcome to attend and share a poem or two. You can visit the event’s Facebook page and click a link to be taken into the Zoom room. I’ll paste the pertinent details below. I hope to see you there.

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This is a poetry open mic for anyone who wants to listen or share poetry. You don’t have to be a member of WyoPoets or Cheyenne Writers Community, you don’t even have to be in Wyoming to participate or listen. Each poet gets 5 minutes to read their poems.

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85423286480

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And now, I’m pleased to announce that on Wednesday, July 7th, I’ll be playing the piano and singing in the dining room at The Hub on Smith, here in Sheridan, Wyoming. If you live in my neck of the woods, the facility is located at 211 Smith Street, and you can come and eat lunch while listening. The event will be broadcast live and recorded. You can click here to visit the event’s Facebook page.

Also, throughout the month of July, My Ideal Partner and The Red Dress are available from Smashwords ABSOLUTELY FREE as part of its annual summer/winter sale. You can visit my Smashwords author page to download these books. Happy reading!

By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.

 

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

Image 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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WyoPoets April Reading #Events

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be participating in a virtual poetry reading sponsored by my state poetry society this coming Sunday at 5 p.m. Mountain Standard time, and you’re all invited. You can just listen or share a poem. See below for details.

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WyoPoets is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

This event is open to anyone who wants to share or listen to poetry. You don’t have to be a member of WyoPoets or Cheyenne Writers Community. You don’t even have to be in Wyoming to participate or to listen. 

Please sign up using the Google Form at:  https://forms.gle/VSPNH7J3RhUD9Sxf6  to read for this event.

Topic: Poetry Night

Time: April 11, 2021 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 890 6342 8229

Passcode: 322438

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Meeting ID: 890 6342 8229

Passcode: 322438

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kd0Jtf0bYR

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By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.

 

New! The Red Dress

Copyright July 2019 by DLD Books

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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February Virtual Poetry Night #Events

Image contains: Abbie, smiling.

I can’t think of a better way to spend the evening of Valentine’s Day than to hear and share poetry. So, come one, come all, to a virtual poetry reading hosted by WyoPoets and the Cheyenne Writers Community. The details I copied from Facebook are below. See you there.

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Join us for Virtual Poetry Night on Sunday, Feb. 14 @ 5 p.m. MST.
This event is open to anyone who wants to share or listen to poetry. You don’t have to be a member of WyoPoets or Cheyenne Writers Community, you don’t even have to be in Wyoming to participate or to listen in.
Please sign up using the Google Form at https://forms.gle/Eunq9cfCkno5tQ8h7 to receive your Zoom invitation and to get on the list to read. The first 20 poets to sign up will get to read, additional poets will be allowed based on time.

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By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, The Red Dress is available for download from their site here. No matter how you read it, please be sure to review it wherever you can. That goes for all my books. Thank you for stopping by. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.

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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