Patricia L. Fletcher

Biography

About Patty L. Fletcher
March 2022

Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled
a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In the summer of 2021, Patty journeyed back to The Seeing
Eye® and on August 5, 2021, she returned home accompanied by a three-year-old bouncy black Labrador golden Retriever named Chief Blue.
PATTY’S BLINDNESS…

Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog.

WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS…

Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn.
She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast.

WRITING GOAL…

Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled.

HOBBIES…

Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom.

FAVORITE TUNES…

Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country.

FAVORITE READS…

Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series.

SPIRITUAL FAITH…

Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer.


CONTACT…

Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean everything to me. Without the fans who would I write for? Who would read me? I want to know every one of them. I want them to write to me and ask questions and learn from what I write. I don't just want them to read the book and go on their way. I want to know them, to help them if needed. To be their friend if they wish it. I am very much out there involved with lots of social media and very much enjoy it when those who have read my book or blog reach out to me. In my opinion if your fans aren't important then you're not doing your job as an entertainer, and in my case an educater.
What are you working on next?
I have successfully begun a monthly magazine called The Neighborhood News, and I am working on a second book called, The Raw Truth: Campbell's Rambles Book Two. It will be a follow-up to the first, and will be designed to answer questions not explained in Campbell's Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life. I also have a blog, called campbellsworld on Wordpress, and although I have some trouble accessing it, with the help of my editor I am able to share my challenges and triumphs. As well as help to educate the public all about those with multiple disAbilities.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Patricia L. Fletcher online

Where to buy in print

Books

Pathway to Freedom - Broken and Healed. How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life, Second Edition
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,230. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
In this, the first book in her memoir trilogy, Pathway to Freedom - Broken and Healed: Book One - How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life, Patty shares how her decision to gain complete independence with the help of 'The Seeing Eye Guide Dog' school in Morris Town, New Jersey, reveals to her a glimpse into worlds she had never before known existed.
Bubba Tails
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,560. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » General, Fiction » Educational
(5.00 from 1 review)
NOW INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK - A delightful Christmas tail... 'Wish of the Wee Golden One' is about a young puppy and her adventures with Santa Paws. Bubba Tails. In this magical and love-filled tail, King Campbell AKA Bubba travels to the puppy nursery at The Seeing Eye to help ready a group of puppies who are just about to embark on the fabulous journey of learning to become a Seeing Eye Dog.
Campbell's Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,090. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
How the author obtained her first guide dog, Campbell: what motivated her, the extensive training she had, the special relationship she developed with her trainer, and the good friends she made. Challenges awaited her back home, including domestic abuse. With honesty, courage, and humor, Patty Fletcher tells an inspiring and informative story of personal development.

Patricia L. Fletcher's favorite authors on Smashwords

Phyllis Campbell
Latest book: Out Of The Night.
Published February 5, 2014.

Smashwords book reviews by Patricia L. Fletcher

  • Jelena on Dec. 28, 2021

    Jelena, a Magnificent Read! Whilst reading, I found myself transported to the forest. Not only could I hear and feel everything as it was described, when Jelena found herself separated from her tree, I felt her pain and loss. Tori, as Ms. Zigler likes to be called, does an extraordinary job showing the import of allowing yourself to love again. I must say, I'm of two minds about this book. First, as I've stated, it is an excellent read. However, as it ended, I found myself asking, "But, what happened next? Did the family somehow learn a lesson? Did the tiny tree Jelena bonded with grow to be big and strong thus living many years in the forest as a wise old tree growing there to teach lessons to all who came upon its path?" The possibilities which ran through my imagination were and are endless and I hope maybe someday Tori's muse will take her back to the forest to continue this heartwarming tale. I totally recommend this book to all great and small.