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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