Patty Ann is the creator of Patty Ann's Pet Project which is a 501(c)(3) for animal welfare. Please visit http://PattyAnn.net for details on the Pet Project and about Patty Ann's Passions.
When did you first get inspired to write?
My sixth grade teacher, a nun with bright red hair, was the first person who instilled in me a love for creating word structures to paint a narrative picture. From there I have written a variety of genres: educational, instructional, technical, nonfiction, and most recently, fiction.
What movitvated you to become an indie author?
This is a no contest question for this indie author. For one, it's the ability to forge my own corner. Years ago I wrote a group of life skills books and posted them on my own website. The site sold my books as online courses to schools. I was way before my time on this. The online books initially took off, but then 9-11 happened, and poof! school funding evaporated. It gutted my new industry in the making. I put the books away, waiting for a day when this type of platform gave birth permanently.
Over the years a few publishers got wind of my work and aimed to represent me, but promises faded. Some inquiry letters were sent out, but that was futile too. So I waited. The last few years with sites like Smashwords has opened up a huge market for those of us seeking our spot to be seen. It is a lot of work and dedication, but I love to write. The competition is fierce, yet readers make it an equal playing ground. The big plus is when your products sell, more of the proceeds go into your own pocket. What's not to like?
A seriously silly booklet with 35 Animal Cartoons to expand creative conscientiousness. A mind expanding product to foster unique conversations and generate new thoughts with students, friends, family and peers. Book can be used for: ~Thought Provoking Ideas ~Discussion Starters ~Ice Breakers ~Break Time Fun ~To Introduce Critical Thinking Skills ~Start Your Class, Workshop or Office Meetings.
This Communication Boundary Book is designed to: *Bring awareness to your greeting behaviors. *Help you build confidence when greeting others. *Assess your personal comfort level when greeting others. *Offer helpful suggestions and ideas for sharing a greeting.*Respect others behaviors, comfort levels and limits. *And Enable YOU to set personal boundaries when greeting others in any situation.
Have a Topic to Teach? No Organized Class Plan Yet? Here is a Template with START to FINISH STEP ACTIONS! Designed for creating Classes, Seminars, Workshops, and Presentations. Template Outlines:
** Class Intro > Where to Begin
** Topic Concepts > Actions for Learning
** Break to Redirect > To Refocus Next Steps
** Recap Highlights > Assessing Knowledge
** Final Wrap Up, Quick Closures + MORE!
Against all odds honorable Paige sets out to correct the impossible: Save a college program ill-fated for ruin at the hands of a manipulative chairman. Follow in her footsteps as she takes on the top administration. Fraught with corruption this true story reveals an uncommon climax: THE RARE TERMINATION OF A TENURED FACULTY ADMINISTRATOR. Learn how serendipity intervenes to hand down justice.
Admit it! There are times we need to express our angst—in writing. When a person's conduct, or a situation upsets us—an email can be your messenger of mercy. BUT, writing an emotional email can be challenging. This handbook offers examples, templates, word lists, and step-by step guidelines to write letters that work. Don't get personal -- go professional. Let this book show you how!
From suicide, relationships, dating, divorce, creativity, spirituality and mental health matters, plus much more. This 4-book bundle does not hold back! Candid conversations that challenge folks with bipolar-and their relations- are openly discussed.
Comprehensive info relates to anyone new to- or well acquainted with bipolar. Packed with tips, how-tos, and ideas for managing bipolar concerns.
We who strive to maintain a healthy mental state the balance is ongoing. But for those with diagnosed mental disorders this challenge is ultra demanding. This guide is aimed at three distinct audiences: (1) Folks who want ideas for balancing life stress; (2) Caregivers who cope with others who have mental disorders; (3) And those who have an mental illness and are seeking a better quality of life.
Bipolar Friend on Suicide is for those of you who are contemplating this act--AND for those who are left behind. Should you find yourself on either side of this ledge this book will lend perspective and guidance. Do not wait to educate yourself. If you know someone who has lost hope, or a friend who grieves their kin, this book provides many passages to help understanding, how to cope- and heal.
This COMMUNICATION CONNECTION 4 Pack is a unique bundle of communication secrets to enhance your relationships with others. Benefit by learning these essentials: effective listening skills, empathy development, dealing with passive aggressive behaviors, and how to paraphrase to understand. Every relationship uses these skill sets. Don't be left out. Get in the know - now!
This 4-pack is a must read for every parent AND adult child that is approaching- or is in the midst of an estrangement arrangement. Coping strategies, getting support, exploring options to life choices, and all topics concerning estrangement are discussed openly. From beginning to end read one woman's unforgettable journey to discover that lifetime dreams do come true.
Your friends will LOVE this flexible-intentional-ultra engaging party theme. It's far better than having a garage sale and lots more FUN! What are we talking about? A SWAP n SHOP PARTY EXCHANGE. RE-purpose all those things you bought, or got as gifts, and never used. This guide gives great ideas and templates for hosting this unique party theme. Be the hip talk within your social circles now!
Dreams to come true and my life is living proof of it. After 4 years of estrangement fate lent a hand to mend our broken fences. Follow in my footsteps to retrace this amazing year of surrender, serendipity, and second chances. Learn how intention along with good choices paved the way back to our family reconciliation. This story gives hope. If it happened to me it can happen to you~never give up!
Learn how to re-train your horse by introducing their natural fears calmly. understand horse logic and how they perceive unnatural environments. More importantly, learn what YOU can do to help your horse through such traumas! This is a TRUE STORY with training steps documented in pictures shown in this book!
This Goal Setting teacher guidebook will help students create and achieve classroom goals that are also applicable to life. Topics covered include: Goal Setting Steps; Measuring Outcomes; Planning & Monitoring; Activities, Discussions & Examples. This condensed book has lots of ideas! How to use this goal setting method during teacher-student conferences or for quarterly reviews. Plus much more!
S.T.A.R. is an acronym that stands for * Situation * Task * Action * Result.
The STAR TARGET GUIDE is aimed at learning goal oriented thinking in a quick tip format. This is a get-to-the-point guide. Included is an explanation of the STAR concept, practical examples and simple reference charts. Learn to apply the STAR method to any school or home project, on a job interview, or in a relationship.
You deserve to be happy. It's your birthright!
In just 9 steps—10 seconds at a time, find out how to change your thought patterns to become happy ALL the time. This very fun, fast-read guidebook is a wealth of ideas for reaching and maintaining a happy mental state. Discover simple techniques for living a happy, healthier life.
So, take 10 seconds—9 steps at a time, to find YOUR HAPPY SPOT.
Create appealing presentations for audiences that are easy to follow and engaging. Prepared in Powerpoint for group overhead viewing. Offered in a QUICK OUTLINE format. Highlights Include *Preparing Oral Speeches *9 Ways to Captivate an Audience *Using Graphics and Visuals *Presentation Enhancers *Overcoming Stage Fright. Add this tutorial as a supplemental resource to any workshop or seminar.
Written For Ebook Sellers Who Design Their Own Product Covers! And > Written by a Seasoned Seller!
Easy to understand guide packed with ideas, how-to-tips, and loaded with revealing BEFORE and AFTER examples. From perfecting a cover title and visuals to match its book contents, to creating ebook covers that $ell, this handbook will expedite your learning curve.For newbies and seasoned sellers.
The southwest lures Terra to return. Exactly 22 years earlier, she and her native flame made a promise to reunite. Now, Terra anxiously awaits where they first met. Her fingers ripple the water that was once their sensual bath. What finally meets Terra's eyes, breaks her heart. Nothing is as it seems, but everything is as it should be. Immerse yourself inside this magically spirited romance!
At a significant crossroads in life Yelapa called her name.
Tantalizing. Indigenous. Juicy. Enticing lures. Tempting provocations. Vortex intuition. Undisguised discoveries. Heightened sensuality. Captivating vibrations. Beckoning calls. Barefoot jungle journey. Twilight night. Shamanic induction. Soul retrieval. Contemplative reflections.
Yelapa once found, remains in your heart forever more.
Eccentric Lessons is a mixture of interesting perspectives on a variety of subjects. Chapters reflect an eclectic, up lifting view on age old subjects.
Agnostics and spiritualist alike will be sure to delight in these not so unusual, but rather forthright viewpoints presented herein. If you like to challenge yourself to outside-of-the-box thinking this creative collection is waiting for you!
Bipolar brilliance is about its genetic attributes of magical moments and sacred spaces. Celebrate and be awe inspired by vibrant aspects of creativity and spirituality. Topics such as spiritual awakenings, soul source alignment, plus creating conscious conditions to access the creative dimensions are disclosed. Plus, techniques for tapping into alternative frequency zones to increase awareness.
From ordinary to extraordinaire, the spotlight is focused on one family’s very graphic estrangement. Openly shared, their plight gives a new twist to public performance. Their fate thereafter is an encore to stir your soul. Walk the path of one estranged mother and your parental views will be forever challenged. This true story is an evolution in triumph. The reward? Valuable lessons well earned.
A serious online relationship quickly turns tempestuous once Cairn meets Cliff. His home sits deep inside rugged terrain of central eastern Oregon. Cowboy country challenges the city girl in Cairn, but she is determined to prove herself tough. When a drastic happenstance brings Cairn’s best friend Kelly, to this tantalizing outback, serendipity unfolds. Riveting. A tale filled with second chances.
M is for Marketing compiles 6 Marketing Books previously created for high school & junior college marketing programs. Simple to read and understand this comprehensive guidebook delivers all the essentials of marketing expertise. Designed with a readable outline format, many visuals also aid in prompt comprehension. Use this as a complete textbook, or get specific knowledge for your immediate use.
Patty Ann's 50 TiPs 4 Page Design is a FUN way to gain QUICK, EASY & BASIC page design knowledge. This book is a must have reference guide for ANY layout and design project. You will learn visually pleasing page formatting for type fonts, content, and photo element arrangements. Applicable for designing a website, e book, PDF, Power point, or print book. All sorts of great visuals are included.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? Learn Lasting Listening Skills! is a guidebook for developing your proactive listening skills. Communication is not only about talking. Listening is equally as important toward maintaining great interpersonal relationships. Topics in this book include: Why listening is challenging; How poor listening habits develop; Reasons to listen; and How to develop good listening habits.
Discover Through A DOG’s WORLD Includes:
** A Picture Book of One Puppy Dog’s DISCOVERIES
** A Variety of Environment Themes & Adventures
** LARGE Type Font for EASY Reading
** Chapter Associated Ideas, Discussions & Activities
Discovery is a key ingredient for life and is an essential message to foster in young minds for discovery is fun!
Passive Aggressive Communication is one of the most prevalent communication disorders. Passive-aggressive messages are not only challenging, but can be extremely difficult to recognize and rectify. Learn new behaviors so you can discover how easy it is to communicate successfully. This guide shares many examples for winning solutions so you can cope with conflict and succeed.
Empathy Recognition Training is designed to create empathy awareness across all platforms and environments. It is SIMPLE, EASY, QUICK, and FUN without taking precious time away from classroom or work place projects. A short introductory training quickly incorporates the program into your daily plan without disruption. In fact this game is so fun and rewarding that everybody loves to participate!
No more misunderstandings! No more confusing language barriers! Learn how to straight talk and clarify statements easily. Get results NOW with this simple exercise that helps communication in all environments: school, work, home and anywhere people talk.
The Paraphrase 2 Understand learning activity is designed to teach awareness and restructure statements by practicing how to paraphrase.
Manifestation is the power our minds have to create something out of our thoughts. Manifestation Maker ~ 8 Easy Steps to Create Your Destiny presents the essence of the manifestation technique. It shows you the step by step process of how to acquire exactly what you want in this life. Learn the specific guidelines that will tell you exactly how it is done easily and quickly.
What happens when children estrange themselves from parents? Find out in this collection of openly shared stories told by many (grand)parents. This book shares ideas for tackling the dynamics of this very real relationship issue that rips families apart. The primary focus of this book is to give strategies for managing your happiness while overcoming what seems to be an insurmountable obstacle.
Communicating effectively is key to every successful relationship. Bipolar personalities can create unique challenges. This book provides awareness, perspective, tips and strategies to enable healthy interactions. Written for the bipolar person, their family and friends. Top topics include: Boundary setting. Overcoming stigmas. Dating obstacles. Divorce triggers. And resolutions. Engaging honesty!
Graphic Arts Teachers if you need a straight forward, beginning Graphic Arts lesson plan, this it is! This book is packed with easy, yet challenging assignment ideas for high school or college students. Offering a customizable lesson outline it's formatted as an idea generator. From thumbnail sketches to project completion this lesson guide encourages students to explore and use creativity.
No one is born a natural communicator. What we learned was taught to us by our collective surroundings. So give yourself a head start with Essential Communication Skills: Secrets 4 Successful Relationships. Hint! There are no secrets for paving your way to successful relationships because learning how to communicate with others is found right inside this book!
This guide is geared for teens through adults who are searching or reinventing a career path for themselves. Topics are simple to understand. Reading format is easy with highlights and quick tips. Completely self guided this book offers assessments to define your skills and interest for targeting a job fit for you. This book was written from a recruiter's perception, so advice is insightful.
First time job hunters will appreciate this book's timely pointers and quick tips for preparing for an in-person job interview. Timely advice is targeted for success.
Written for the high school student entering the work force for their first time, it is also a great refresher for the veteran job seeker. Important to note, this guide offers the unique perspective from a recruiter's standpoint.
A JOB FIT 4 YOU is a quick guide that will help you to evaluate your skills AND interests when targeting a career. Included is a unique critique at how work environments determine on the job success. Suitable job placement is typically measured by natural abilities, tolerances, and experience. This guide will easily walk you through the steps in finding a career fit for you!
Re-invent and re-energize your life! ~Brainstorm resolutions. ~Get suggestions & feedback. ~Receive critiques. ~Create a life path. ~Plan for projects and get great input. Ask and receive targeted answers for your issues with an iDeA PaRtY. Let this guide show you how this upbeat, proven party format works. An iDeA PaRtY blends brainstorming and playing with ideas in a party environment = FUN!
When a spirit reaches out from the other side, it's yearning for something—acknowledgment, attention, freedom, or just to tell its story. Visit a special property where an estranged spirit disrupts its new family. A series of intriguing encounters and curiosity drove one person to seek the truth. Discover the events inside this true tale that led two souls to meet across the veil and find resolve.
Around 40% of Americans look online for love! And men outnumber women for online profiles! Of the 20% of committed relationships that start online, almost half get an email, or text, that ends it. Social media breakups can bite. Statistics aside, online profiling captivates and titillates our sensibilities. From fast hook ups to luring a lifetime partner finding our next dream date is addicting.
Obsession with another-to-become a lover is likened to an addiction of discovery. Multifaceted and seductive two mesmerized friends take their disclosures beyond the physical limits. Their all encompassing relationship consumes a psychic prowess that turns provocatively enticing. Encounter two old souls who seduce each other to satisfy their own whims of validation. And see what happens!
Abba's story is not just about a beloved horse, rather it's about the challenges of love, loss and letting go that we all must face in life.
Abba's history is reflected in his final hours as his owner must come to terms with her own destiny. This story questions choices and explores the soul. And, in the end it reveals that life and death are a mirror; a complement to worlds not so far apart.
30 YEARS to 30 DAYS is a journey that echos many divorces. The story of decay is familiar. Of reappearing family dysfunctions. Of children who ostracize their mom, at their fathers hand. Of a cantankerous legal system. These common scenarios become bizarre in resolve. Follow the twists of one mother's unexpected fate. Outcomes will surprise you. This is a MUST READ for every upcoming divorcee.