An Invitation to Join The Writer’s Grapevine #WednesdayWords #Magazines #Inspiration

I’m proud to be a contributor and one of the editors of The Writer’s Grapevine, a quarterly online publication featuring poetry, short stories, and more. But The Writer’s Grapevine isn’t just a magazine. It’s a community, where you can learn more about our contributors. The next issue will be out at the end of December or beginning of January. So, now’s the time to join the email list and/or Facebook group in order to receive the magazine and stay up to date. Here’s Patty Fletcher, owner and operator of TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD Marketing, who produces this awesome journal, to tell you more.

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The Writer’s Grapevine is a quarterly 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 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 quarterly 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…

*NOTE*

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.

*Begin Topic List*

#What’sUp

#NewsNuggets

#Tips

#BusinessCorner

#Author’sCorner

#ReadingWithTheAuthor

#PoetryPlace

#HealthWorld

#FavoriteLink

To join us via email, send a blank message to:  writersGV+subscribe@groups.io

If email is not your thing, you may join us at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/434175414555004

Download the magazine along with contributor specials.

Visit:  https://patreon.com/TellItToTheWorld?utm_medium=clipboard_copy&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=creatorshare_creator&utm_content=join_link

 

Thanks for joining us.

May harmony find you.

Blessid be.

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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.Photo Courtesy of Tess Anderson Photography

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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:  newsfrommycorner+subscribe@groups.io  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.Photo Resize and Description by

Two Pentacles Publishing.

 

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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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.

Photo Courtesy of Tess Anderson Photography

Photo Resize and Description by

Two Pentacles Publishing.

 

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!

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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…

*NOTE*

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.

*Begin Topic List*

 

#What’sUp

#NewsNuggets

#Tips

#BusinessCorner

#Author’sCorner

#ReadingWithTheAuthor

#PoetryPlace

#HealthWorld

#FavoriteLink

 

To join us via email, send a blank message to:  writersGV+subscribe@groups.io

If email is not your thing, you may join us at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/434175414555004

 

Thanks for joining us.

May harmony find you.

Blessid be.

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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:  newsfrommycorner+subscribe@groups.io  You’ll receive a confirmation email. Reply to that with another blank message, and you should be good to go.

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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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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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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE WRITER’S GRAPEVINE HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA! #SocialMediaMonday #Inspiration #Reblogs

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Now that you have perhaps read the September/October issue of The Writer’s Grapevine, which I posted here on Saturday, maybe you’d like to contribute something. This publication, produced by TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD Marketing, seeks poetry, fiction, and essays. The theme is holidays or the season where you live. The deadline is November 15th. So, open your word processor, think about holidays or seasons, and start writing. Good luck!

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Hello, it’s time to begin readying for The Writer’s Grapevine Holiday Extravaganza.

The following guidelines are new so make certain you read them carefully before submitting.

The Holiday Extravaganza will focus on the theme of the holidays you celebrate and the weather season you happen to be in.

 

Read the full guidelines on Patty’s World.

An Important Announcement About An Upcoming Promotional Event

Mark your calendar. I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be participating in a Zoom event on October 3rd, where authors and business owners can promote their work. You’re all invited to join us. Read on for more information from Patty Fletcher, owner of TELL-IT-TO-THE-WORLD Marketing. If you’d like to participate or want to know about guest registration and sponsorship, send email to: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com To subscribe to The Writers Grapevine the monthly magazine she produces, send a blank email to: writersGV+subscribe@groups.io I hope to see you at the event.

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On Saturday October 3RD from 3 to 6 P.M. Eastern time, Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist) will be putting on a live virtual Zoom event called, An October Book and Business Bonanza!

What will this event be like?

That my friends is going to be totally up to you, but to get you started here is the framework…

  1. On the appointed day and time, we will all gather in the Zoom room which author proofreader and editor Jo Elizabeth Pinto is graciously providing to tell the world all about our books, blogs, or business.
  2. Each participant will be allowed to do a brief presentation about themselves, what they do and how people may buy from or work with them in some way.
  3. After each presentation, the floor will be opened for questions from the audience.
  4. You the participant get to decide how you will present, what you might offer, Etc. Do you want to offer signed copies of your books? If yes, you’ll need to set a price including shipping to those who purchase copies from you. Do you want to offer a discounted or free eBook instead? Again, you’ll need to have a set price and know how that process works before the day of the event. Are you a business owner who offers a specific product or service? Want to offer a gift card or discounted price? Decide how that will work and you’re good to go. In short, whatever you want to offer is one hundred percent up to you.
  5. If you’re not for any reason able to attend, if you work out your details with me ahead of time, I will represent you. Guest participants may have me present on their behalf but the guest registration fee will apply.

***Event scheduling and structure Information.

  1. The event will begin promptly at 3 P.M. and the end time has been changed from 5 P.M. to 6 P.M. Eastern.
  2. Participants will need to gather 15 minutes early at: 2:45 P.M. Eastern for a quick organizational meeting.
  3. Rather than have specific time slots for everyone we’re going to go round robin style, which means I will do a brief opening and then go round the room one at a time allowing each person to present…

Thank you for your participation and have a great day.

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By the way, for those of you who use the National Library Services 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, and may you always have positive experiences.

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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