Ep 37 Writing Works Wonders – Celebrating Authors – Books as Holiday Gifts

Show Notes, Episode 37, Celebrating Our Authors

Co-hosts: Cheryl McNeil Fisher and Kathy King

Need fresh ideas for your reading or shopping lists? We have the event for you! In this special Author Showcase episode, authors from our American Council of the Blind (ACB) Community, Behind Our Eyes, and beyond share their books and where to find them. Hear firsthand from many authors – all in one episode!

Books of all genres and formats make great holiday and special gifts. And how fun it is to give books of authors you know or have heard! From mystery to inspirational memoire, children’s books poetry, holiday books, and more, discover some new titles for your reading and shopping pleasure!

So make some hot chocolate, open your shopping list, and enjoy the Writing Works Wonders Holiday Author Celebration and Showcase.

Our Guest Authors (In order of Apperance)

Alice Jane-Marie Massa
Book title: The Christmas Carriage and Other Writings of the Holiday Season.
Spanning from Thanksgiving through January, this 101-page holiday book sparkles with short stories, poems, memoirs, essays, and even two “how-to” pieces.

Available in several formats
Audio from BARD as DBC 08305
Braille from Audio and Braille Literacy Enhancement (ABLE from Milwaukee, Wisconsin): http://www.ablenow.org
Print, with a festive cover, from Amazon.
Author web page-dldbooks.com/alicemassa/
Author weekly blog: http://alice13wordwalk.wordpress.com
e-mail: [email protected]


Ann Chiappetta, M.S.
Books available at
Amazon, Smashwords, Audible, NLS BARD and Bookshare links for books by title.
All titles are listed on Amazom and www.smashwords.com, additional formats and buying links below.

Upwelling:Poems © 2016 Poetry
ISBN 9781537464909
Available in all eBook formats and Amazon/Kindle editions ($2.99) and softcover ($7.95).
Audible link;
Bookshare link
NLS BARD catalog: DBC03812

Follow Your Dog: A Story of Love and Trust © 2017 nonfiction
ISBN 1978341679
Available in all eBook formats, and Amazon/Kindle editions ($ 3.99); softcover ($11.95).
Audible link;
Bookshare link
NLS BARD catalog: DBC11582

Words of Life: Poems and Essays © 2019 creative nonfiction
ISBN: 9781795513845
Available in all eBook formats, and Amazon/Kindle editions ($3.50); softcover ($9.95).
Audible link;
Bookshare link
NLS BARD catalog DBC03790

A String of Stories: from the heart to the future C 2020 Short Story Collection ISBN 9798613205684
Available in all eBook formats, and Amazon/Kindle editions ($3.50); softcover ($9.50).
Audible.com link;
Bookshare link
NLS BARD catalog DBC 03767

For reviews, interviews, audio, and video performances, go to
website www.annchiappetta.com
Contact me: [email protected]
mobile: 914.393.6605 (US)


Marlene Mesot
Poetry, Mystery Book Titles/Series:
Cat Stalker’s Sonnets
Edgey Poetry
4 Elements of Mystery – A four book series


Valerie Ries-Lerman
Book title “Between Two Worlds”
Poems, prose, and paintings with a message of hope.
From the author – Being born premature, I was not given much chances of survival. Despite challenges, sometimes daunting, I persevered and prospered. I would like this book to be an inspiration, reminding us all that there is always light that follows the darkest of nights.
Order your copy by emailing the author.
email: [email protected]


Carol Farnsworth
Chap book- Leaf Memories. Includes photos. The book includes photos.
Available on Smashnooks, Amazon ebook, and print
Amazon author’s page: https://www.amazon.com/Carol-Farnsworth/e/B09BMJ44YK%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
Author’s Blog: Blindontheliteside.com
Author email: [email protected]


Peter Altschul
Three nonfiction books – memoire, short essays, and self help.
Breaking Barriers, Working and Loving While Blind (2012)
Breaking It Down and Connecting the Dots: Creating Common Ground Where Contention Rules (2017)
Riding Elephants: Creating Common Group Where Contention Rules (2021)
Available on
Amazon – Kindle and print (all books)
NLS Talking Books/BARD (first two books)
Bookshare (all three books)
web: Dldbooks.com/peteraltschul
Peter’s Interview Episode 34 on Writing Works Wonders


Abbie Taylor
Why Grandma Doesn’t Know Me.
Her sixth book. A holiday season book which includes family coping with older adults’ changing health.
Available on
Amazon – Kindle,
Smashwords – audio books
NLS Talking Books/ BARD – soon
web: abbiejohnsontaylor.com


Cheryl McNeil Fisher
Children’s books, reading grades 1st-4th grades
Cindy and Sammy series – Fun adventures with her guide dog. Learning about guide dogs and visual impairment.

  • Sister series- Apple Batter Up
  • History mystery book coming summer 2022
  • Time Capsule- memoire of an older woman.
    Available through Audible
    Smashwords – some titles
    Print books best price, through author.
    web: https://www.cherylmcneilfisher.com


DeAnna Quietwater Noriega
Book title: Fifty Years of Walking with Friends.
Poetry and essays, memoire. Chronicle of my life with nine guide dogs.
Available at Amazon, & Smashwords com
web: dldbooks.com/dqnoriega/
Email: [email protected]

Patty Fletcher
Campbell’s Rambles: Pathway to Freedom, 2nd edition
Literary fiction.
Available on
Website: Pattysworld.com

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