Monday, June 27, 2011

Promoting Literacy Book Tour Stops for August - UPDATED!

Woogie, The Book Buddy, will join me on our Book Tour!

With summer reading programs in full swing, young horse lovers can be persuaded to fulfill their requirements by perusing books about real horses, such as my expanding collection of true short stories in the Beloved Horses series. Each book describes a variety of breeds and disciplines and is sure to please even the reluctant readers.

I'll be promoting literacy as I travel cross-country in August with my husband, Bob, and our Irish Terrier, Woogie. My goal is to share my passions of horses and books with children of all ages during the month long book tour.

Besides talking about my life as a professional horsewoman, I explain how a special horse inspired me to begin writing. Beloved School Horses was published shortly after closing our Unicorn Stable in Pennsylvania, and I'm currently interviewing for the fifth book.

The Beloved Horses series is a collection of illustrated true short stories about the amazing bonds between horses and their riders. The first book is about the unsung heroes in the horse world – the school horse – based on the lesson mounts in my barn. As I traveled and marketed my books at horse events and tack shops, other horse owners wanted to share their stories. And so the series was born. Horse lovers of all ages enjoy the memories.

Besides talking about writing and horses at the events, I sell signed copies of my eight books, horse and dog novelties and offers a craft project – decorating a real horseshoe with sequins and bling. See my website at to learn more about the books and follow this blog to track my book tour.

I've been invited to the following events: UPDATED!

  • Aug. 4th Thu. 4-530 pm, Children’s Program, Round Top Family Library, 206 West Mill Rd, Round Top, TX
  • Aug. 6th & 7th Sat. 9-6 & Sun 9-5, Saxet Show, San Antonio Events Center, 8111 Meadow Leaf, San Antonio, TX

  • Aug. 20th Sat.10 am – 4 pm, Open House - Family Fun! Colorado Horse Rescue, 10386 N 65th St, Longmont, CO

  • Aug. 27th & 28th, Sat.8-5, Sun. 9-4, Grand American Show, OK State Fairgrounds, General Pershing Blvd, OK City, OK

  • Tues. Aug. 30th, 10-11 am, Horseshoe Craft Project, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN