Friday, August 22, 2008

Upcoming Events - Join Me!

Customer Appreciation Day at Wolf Creek Tack & Feed
Sat. Aug. 30, 10 am - 2 pm
My Book Signing and Interviews for Horse Stories
Janelle Weast holds this annual event every year and I've been invited to participate! Located on Rt. 460 just east of Appomattox, Va. Wolf Creek carries supplies and feed for horses as well as hunting/fishing supplies. Call for details: 434-352-9653

Writing Workshop at Madison Heights Library
Wed. Sept 3, 6:30 - 8 pm
I'm speaking at this educational event for teens and adults.
Located on Rt. 29 business just north of Lynchburg, Va, this FREE event will help all writers with articles, manuscripts and school reports. Register at the library with Judy or e-mail:
Book signing afterwards.

The Keystone State Reading Association Writing Conference
Oct. 18 - 21 at Valley Forge Convention Center, King of Prussia, Pa
I'll be conducting seminars on Sun. & Mon. and signing books those days. Registration required. Visit: and click on annual conference.

My new children's book, "Woogie's Travels," will be available in October. This picture book (with lots of fun photos!) features our Irish Terrier and his adventures as he looks for a friend while we travel in our RV. Great for a bedtime story or early reader. Check my site for its release.

On another note:
Read a good horse book lately? If so, e-mail me the title, author and a short review and I will post it on my Blog:

E-mail me at:

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Photos & Author Info From Hanover Book Festival

PHOTOS: From top to bottom: A young reader with me enjoyed coloring pages from "Woogie's Travels," an early reader book to be released in October. Visit my site at

Ann Babel, my table mate, with her children's book, "His Lamb I Am." It's available at

Two other children's author across from us: Left - Tammy Belcher and her book, "Jasper." Visit and Greta Ward with several cute children's books. Visit

Jean Keating and her dog Puff stole the show! Visit this mystery writer's site at

I had a wonderful time at Hanover Book Festival yesterday held in Mechanicsville, Va. This annual event organized by the Hanover Writer's Club gave me the opportunity to meet numerous readers and authors. I sold several of my books and swapped several more with other authors.

I'm always looking for reviewers for my young adult and horse books (authors, teachers, parents, avid readers and even children) and I made several contacts while there. I also made connections with people who knew equestrians with horse stories to be included in the next edition of the Beloved Horses series. I give complimentary copies of my books to all the reviewers and submitters for that book upon its release. If interested, e-mail me at

I want to personally thank Joanne Liggan, who chaired the event, for all her efforts to make it a successful and well organized day - Kudos to Joanne!

As an author of books published both with a traditional press and a Print On Demand company, I enjoyed sharing my experience with several writers. I explained how extremely pleased I am with Infinity Publishing and how they are more "author friendly" than many other P.O.D. publishers. Visit their site to learn more: They have a referral program that financially benefits both you and I if you want to pursue publishing your book with them! They have an online book catalog at and I send any customers of my books there if they want to make a purchase with a credit card.

Here's a list of some of the other authors I met:
Thomas Banks - Children's Books -
Teresa Bettino - Children's books & more -
Beth Brown - "Haunted Battlefields" -
Ellen Cartwright - suspense novel -
Richard Corwin - Short Story Collection -
Sandra Dean - "A Garden in My Heart" -
Joseph Guion - "Stolen Votes" -
Alicia Jones - "Blessings of Purpose"
Naana Kyereboah - "Soul Name" -
Joanne Liggan - "Air of Truth"
Kathleen Mix - Romance Novels & more -
Elizabeth Nicholas - Time Travel novels -
Sarah Norkus - "Eleventh Summer"
Yvonne Ortega - "Hope For the Journey Through Cancer"
Harvey Tate - "As the Wind Walks" -
Mary Williams - "The Girl on the Hill"
Willie Williams - "Sinkhole Justice" -
Saxon Wrenn - "An American Saga" -

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Photo from Lynchburg Writing Seminar

I had a very enjoyable lunch at the Golden Corral in Lynchburg, Virginia with two aspiring writers this past Wednesday - Wanda Davis (left) and Norma Eldridge. It was a pleasure hearing their stories and future goals. Write on, ladies!