Sunday, October 31, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Fri. Oct 22 6-8 pm CHA Conference (during Trail Encampment)
O'Connor Oaks Equestrian Center, Lake City, FL
I'll be speaking about my passions of horses and writing, and reading from my Beloved Horses series at the Certified Horseman's Assoc. (CHA) International Conference at O'Connor's Signature Facility, Lake City, Fl. My latest release, Beloved Horses in Second Careers, features Jamaica, the foundation horse for Chester C. Weber's International Combined Driving Team. He will autograph Jamaica's chapter.
Sat. Oct 23 10 am - 1 pm St. Petersburg Festival of Reading
140 Seventh Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL
Find me at the Tampa Writer's Booth at this annual book festival in downtown St. Petersburg.
Sat. Nov 6 9 am - 6 pm BellaDog Pet Extravaganza
Tampa Convention Ctr, 333 S. Franklin St, Tampa, Fl
This family event hosted by BellaDog Magazine allows dogs to join in the fun. I'll be signing my books, including the book about my Irish Terrier, Woogie. I'll also do readings with a power point presentation and have horse and dog novelties for sale. Kids can purchase real horseshoes and decorate them with bling!
Sun. Nov 14 2 - 4 pm Little Italian Pizza
Shoppes at Sand Key, Gulf Blvd, Clearwater, FL
Have pizza or other Italian food at Clearwater's BEST pizza place and then visit with me and Woogie out back on the deck! We'll both sign books and kids can buy other novelties including real horseshoes they can decorate with bling!
To read about my books, visit http://SharonMiner.com
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Monday, October 11, 2010
If you live in the southern Maryland area, you must visit the stable at Greenwell State Park. They have a riding stable with a wonderful handicapped riding program.
During my book tour on the east coast, Cara Fogarty (bottom photo) invited me to speak about my passions of horses and writing at the Greenwell Foundation program. After my talk, the crowd had fun decorating real horseshoes with "bling" and I signed many, many books!
A Paint Horse named Spot from Greenwell is featured on the cover of my new book, Beloved Horses in Second Careers. Gene (in the wheelchair above) is one of Spot's riders and Caitlyn (shown holding the book with me) was his original owner. Their stories are included with Spot's chapter. Of course, that book was the big seller of the day!
My heartfelt thanks to Cara and all the Greenwell people and visitors for a fantastic way to end my tour!
I was asked to conduct a Writing Workshop at the JT Lambert Middle School in East Stroudsburg, PA while I was in the area for my book tour. What a great class! I spoke about setting goals, why I began writing, a guide to help with writing called the A, B, D's and how to create a character. They had excellent questions for me like - "What was riding bareback like?" See the bio page of my site http://sharonminer.com/ for a photo of me swimming on a horse named Fawn in the Atlantic Ocean!
Many thanks to the reading teacher, Kerrie Symonies, and her team for setting it up!
For more photos of my trip, see previous blogs on this site as well as http://horsebookreviews.blogspot.com/ and http://woogiestravels.blogspot.com/
The Dutch Wonderland Reading Festival was held inside the amusement park, and we were close enough to the pony rides, so (of course) I had to visit them! Besides us authors (see previous blog), some of the participants from this fun event included the Lancaster Library, the Cat in the Hat and Llama the Pajama seen here in front of my booth.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The Reading Jamboree at Dutch Wonderland was fantastic for both authors and readers! We had beautiful weather for this outdoor event held the last weekend in September inside the Lancaster amusement park.
Visitors at my booth enjoyed checking out my horse and dog books and novelties, such as decorating real horseshoes with bling.