Sunday, May 29, 2011

June & July 2011 Events

Saturday, June 25th, 2 pm - 4 pm

My Irish Terrier, Woogie, will join me at the Gulf Beaches Library for the Kick Off Event for my Promoting Literacy Summer Book Tour. I'll talk about goal setting, and share my passions of horses, dogs, travel and writing. I'll give a Power Point presentation on Woogie's first book and a sneak peak about his next one. Also, we'll have fun with a craft project - decorating a real horseshoe with bling! Contact the library to sign up for this free family event: 727-391-2828. Location: 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach, Fl.

Saturday, July 16th, 10 am - 12 pm

I've been ask to speak at the Florida Writers Association monthly meeting. Topic: Self Publishing vs Traditional. FREE to attend! Free handouts! Location: Barnes and Nobles, 11802 N. Dale Mabry Highway (Carrollwood), Tampa, Florida.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fun at School!

I had a wonderful reception at the school in Jupiter, Florida. My niece, Rachael, and her 3rd grade reading teacher, Mary Alice Shepler, had invited me to speak to the 120 students about my passions of horses, dogs and writing.

I explained how my first goal (made when I was 11 years old) was to own a stable in 10 years. A special horse named Fawn, helped me achieve my dream. (That's me on Fawn on the screen, swimming in the Atlantic!)

I operated Unicorn Stables for 25 years and when Fawn died suddenly, she inspired me to make a second goal - write a book - so I could share her story.

So, I took writing courses and my first children's novel was published in 1993. Since then I've had seven other books released, including Beloved School Horses which includes heartwarming stories about some of the horses from my stable and how they impacted the lives of children and adults who learned to ride on them.

I also shared my dog book, Woogie's Travels - Looking for a Friend, and gave a preview about his next one. It will be about our Irish Terrier and our cross-country trip this summer visiting national parks and our author visits at libraries, therapy programs etc., as well as St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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Many thanks to Rachael, her mom, Ilde, Rachael's brother, Brandon, as well as Ms. Shepler and the Limestone Creek Elementary School!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Florida School Visit

I've been invited to speak about my experiences in writing at my niece's 3rd grade class at the Limestone Creek Elementary in Jupiter, Florida.
They'll enjoy Woogie's Travels!

I'll be staying with my sister-in-law and her children the night before and then visit the school on Monday, May 23rd.

I'll also stop by the local library and saddle shops.

Should be lots of fun!