Monday, October 24, 2011

HORSEFEST! in Clermont, FL


Brown's Family Horse Supplies, a new tack shop in Clermont, Florida, is hosting a special event for horse lovers young and old. HORSEFEST will be held on Saturday, December 4th, from noon until 4 pm at the store's location on Highway 27 in Clermont, across from the Twistee treat.

Featured guests include:

  • DreamCatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center (non-profit) - They will offer gift wrapping for a donation to their non-profit equine rescue program. The stable will also offer holiday photos taken with Jenny the donkey and Daisy the Miniature Paint Horse.
  • Brown’s will have special sales that day. Besides riding apparel and tack, Brown’s carries assorted gift items for children and adults. Horse themed Christmas cards and ornaments are also available.
  • I will have my Ponies & Puppies booth. My Beloved Horses series are illustrated collections of true short stories featuring a variety of horses and the special bonds with their riders. Several Florida horses are included. I also have three teen mystery novels and two Beginner Reader dog books. Besides selling and signing my books, I'll offer horse and dog novelties and a craft project – decorating a real horseshoe with sequins and bling.

There will also be a raffle with one of the Beloved Horses books, an equine gift from Brown’s and a free riding lesson or pony ride at DreamCatcher. There will be other raffle prizes as well, and all proceeds will benefit the DreamCatcher Rescue program.

For more information or directions for the event, contact Brown’s Family Horse Supplies at (352)241-4663.

For information on their products and services, visit their websites at:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Photos from St. Pete's

What a beautiful day for a street festival - sunny and 70's!

Great crowd, great conversations and great sales - what more can an author ask for?

Thanks to everyone for stopping by - even if it was to just raid the candy in the pumpkin!

Special thanks to Mike and the Tampa Writer's Alliance (TWA) for hosting the booth.

Photos from the top: my booth, Mike and other authors at TWA, young dog lover coloring and a young horse lover proud of her horseshoe!

Monday, October 10, 2011

St. Pete's Festival of Reading

I will be participating again this year at the St. Pete's Festival of Reading on Saturday, October 22, at the Tampa Writers Alliance booth. I'll be there at 10 am and probably stay until the end at 4pm. I'll be having my horse and dog books, novelties and horseshoe craft available, so stop by and say hello. My Beloved Horses series will be on sale for $50 for the 4 book set - that's like buying 3 and getting one free!

The downtown street closes down for the 50 plus booths. FREE admission! See the site for more info at

This annual event is a wonderful way to promote literacy, meet authors of both children and adult books, and hear speakers. Author signed books make wonderful holiday gifts, too!

So come join the fun!

See my books' info at