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" -