We leave Florida at the end of April and head north with 3 trucks and trailers carrying 6 horses, 3 dogs and all our stuff! I'm looking forward to being in northern Virginia again - closer to our son, Josh in Philly! We will visit him and his girlfriend, Kate, the middle of May and also my retired horse, Sonny(left), in NJ. I'm so excited!!
A few of the planned events are below, and I'll add more as they are confirmed.
April 16 - Ocala Writer's Meeting: From 6:30 - 8 pm I'll be speaking about writing and getting published at the Ocala Writers meeting at the Marion County Public Library. This group is holding a special Author event in June, but I'll be up north then! So I offered to meet them before I leave. Laurie, the organizer for the events, works at my favorite Florida bookstore - Twice Read Tales - located just past the library. If you are in the area, join us! If not then, contact the library if you wish to join the group. Or visit the bookstore and talk to Laurie on the weekends!
Results: Ocala author Neal Tiffany joined me and spoke about his book, Bachelor Father Pioneer. He's pictured above with me at the meeting's end. You can purchase his book (and mine) at Infinity Publishing's site Buy Books On The Web - http://www.bbotw.com.
May 17 & 18 - Philadelphia Book Festival: (From the Web site) More than 60 of the nation's top writers will gather in Philadelphia for the second Philadelphia Book Festival, the Free Library's annual celebration of reading and literacy. The festival at the Parkway Central Library, 19th and Vine Streets offers two days of award-winning writers and poets in a lively atmosphere that combines stimulating book talks and celebrity signings with an eclectic blend of live music, children's entertainment, a new gaming gallery for all ages to enjoy, and a street fair with more than 80 literary exhibitors! The festival is a fun, free event that connects book lovers throughout the mid-Atlantic region.Legendary ABC news anchor and host Barbara Walters headlines the list of renowned authors with her new book, Audition: A Memoir.
With more than 80 exhibitors, the Book Festival's Street Fair is a book buyer's dream with an eclectic collection of publishers, bookstores, and independent authors showing and selling their latest books! I'll be doing readings and signings at the Infinity Publisher's booth - stop by and chat and collect free handouts!
Visit for more info: http://libwww.freelibrary.org/bookfestival/
October 18 - 21 - Keystone State Reading Association 41st Annual Conference: "Literacy: Food For Thought" will be held at the Valley Forge Convention Center, King of Prussia, PA. I will be conducting a few writing workshops and be featured during the Author's Breakfast & Teas. And of course, holding a book signing! My new book will be available then - a picture book featuring our Irish Terrier,Woogie!
For more info: http://ksra.org/Conference/2008_conference.htm