Sunday, December 1, 2013

BOGO December Sale on my Books!

If you love BOGO Sales then December is the time to shop for the book worm on your holiday list. Buy any of my books and receive The Delmarva Conspiracy for FREE with FREE shipping! This first edition hard cover novel is a story about a boy on a Maryland horse farm that learns about an evil plot to take over the Delmarva Peninsula (DE-MD-VA) and along the way, he discovers he's not a coward after all. Anyone eight years old through adult will enjoy this mystery adventure story. Because the publisher closed its doors, I am the only one with the remaining first editions. So order now while supplies last!

My 5 books in the Beloved Horses series are illustrated collections of true horse stories that will amaze, amuse and inspire reader of all ages. Those I've interviewed include international competitors such as Katie Prudent and Chester Weber, while some horse owners share the stories of their special bonds with their backyard buddies. In the latest book, a variety of disciples and breeds are featured, including mules, donkeys and zebras.

Our Irish Terrier, Woogie, has his own blog ( and two books about his travels. In one he's looking for a friend and the other he's searching for a place to swim! These make great bedtime stories or Beginner Reader books.

Visit my website at to read more about my books and what inspired me to write. As stated on my site, I take Visa/MC by e-mailing me at or calling me at 814-937-0704.

I will personally sign the book and ship your order free by the next day.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Find my Books & Booth at these Florida Events!

December Florida events:

Sunday December 1st
Bushnell Horse Show at Sumter Equestrian Center
Everglades Color Breed Show
6742 W C 476
Bushnell, FL 33513

Sunday December 8th 
Horsey Yard Sale at Tack Shack of Ocala
481 SW 60th Ave, Ocala, FL

Monday, November 18, 2013

Love the Attentive Students in Largo, FL!

I was invited to speak today during Career Week at the Oakhurst Elementary School in Largo, Florida. My audience was mostly second, fourth and fifth grades and they all were very excited to hear about my passions of horses, dogs and writing!

My Power Point presentation showed pictures of what type of horses I owned as a teen and how a special horse named Fawn began my first goal - to own a stable. She also inspired me to start writing and being a published author - my second goal.

I gave them tips on the Craft of Writing and answered questions about my horses, my dog Woogie and my books.

I give free School Visits & Writing Workshops for schools and libraries in Florida or any state when I'm in the area during my book tours.

See my site to learn more.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Photos from the Festival of Reading!

It was beautiful weather for the Tampa Times Festival of Reading in St. Petersburg, FL yesterday. Tampa Writers Alliance booth was kept busy with attendees at the festival where members of TWA displayed and sold their books and answered questions about the non-profit writers group.

Many thanks to all my fans for their purchases!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Dogtoberfest in Dunedin Florida

On November 9th I'll be talking with pet owners at the annual Dogtoberfest about grooming and trimming dog's nails for a $10 donation to Suncoast Animal League. Find me at the Paw Wash Plus mobile van.

This FREE event ($4 parking) is fun for the whole family, both two and four-legged! Dress up in a costume for the contest or browse the vendors.

Besides my grooming tips, ask me about my children's books - dog, horse and teen mystery novels. I'll have them available for a special sale price. Or have your child enjoy doing a craft - decorating a real horseshoe with bling!

The Saturday, November 9th event will be from 11:30 - 5pm at Highlander Park, 1920 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, FL.

The 6th Annual Dogtoberfest & Super Pet Adopt-a-Thon is the largest pet adopt-a-thon in North Pinellas County, Florida.

Schedule of Events
11:30am       6th Annual Dogtoberfest Festivities Begin
11:45 Blessing of the Animals
12:15 Doggie Project Runway (Doggie Costume Contest)
1:45 2014 Calendar Contest Winners
2:00 Crowning of King & Queen of Dogtoberfest
2:45 My Pet's Got Talent (Pet Talent Contest)
3:30 6th Annual Running of the Wieners
4:30 Pet Contest: TBD

Visit to learn more about the event:

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Festival of Reading in Tampa Bay!

Festival of Reading

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free Admission
Official Website:

I'll have my 10 books at the Tampa Writers Alliance Booth. All my books will be 20% off and The Delmarva Conspiracy (hardcover teen mystery) will be 50% off for the 20th Anniversary Sale!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

20th Anniversary Sale - The Delmarva Conspiracy!

OCTOBER 2013: I'm celebrating the 20th Anniversary of my Y/A novel, The Delmarva Conspiracy with a HALF PRICE SALE! Normally $14.95, now only $7.50 with FREE shipping! And personally autographed to you or whoever you want to send it as a gift. 
Just em me at with your order info. I accept money orders and Visa/MC. 
For a description, see my books at This hardcover is the first edition, now out of print but I still have the final box of books

Monday, September 9, 2013

Nashville Photos!

We love watching History Channel with Pawn Stars, American Pickers etc. When we are in the area we love to visit the shops. Last book tour we stopped at Gold & Silver Pawn in Las Vegas. This time we checked out Antique Archeology in Nashville.

While in Nashville, we had to visit Willy Nelson's store and WOW - there was the General Lee!

Photos From Tall Tales Book Shop in Atlanta!

It was a quiet Sunday afternoon at Tall Tales Book Shop in Atlanta, Georgia but I met a lovely lady who is a new new author. Paula Smith Broadnax is the proud author of her inspirational book, "Dreama, Hopes and Possibilities." It's her story of a dream come true after surviving breast cancer. Best wishes to Paula!

Tall Tales has a huge inventory of new books and a large, delightful children's section.

"Like" them on Facebook if you are a fan of Independent Bookshops!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Photos from Judy's Tack Shops in Tennessee!

Many thanks to MaryLisa and the rest of the gracious staff at both Judy's Tack Shop locations for hosting my events! Below are photos - the first ones are from the Germantown store where the kids had fun.

The other three are from their Franklin shop. There was a big horse show near their shop so we set up at her on site location on the showgrounds. The mini jumps are for kids, dogs and mini horses to jump!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Interesting Parks in GA & TN

Our first stop on my 2013 September Book Tour was in Decatur, Georgia for the huge annual book festival there where I met several children's authors. See my Facebook page of photos at

Then we enjoyed Amicalola Falls State Park in Dawsonville, GA. Lovely drive up and a spectacular waterfall. The start of the Appalachian Trail is also there - no, we did not walk it! (photos above)

Next (photos below) we visited Chickamauga National Military Park outside of Chattanooga, TN. Big Civil War Battlefield features a very educational Visitors Center with a movie, and a driving tour to see the statues and monuments honoring the military troops. Point Park and Lookout Mountain was also part in the war. There's a scary winding drive up the mountain but the view is amazing at the top! The second photo honors the Florida troop, and the third one is PA. I loved the riderless horse honoring WI.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tall Tales Book Shop in Atlanta

Our final stop on my 2013 September Book Tour will be in Atlanta, Georgia. I've been invited for an author visit to Tall Tales Book Shop, an independent book store that caters to children.

Stop by - with or without children - to hear my dog and horse stories, win door prizes, enjoy refreshments and learn more about writing and publishing.

Learn more about my books at

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Judy's Tack Shops Booksigning in Tennessee!

Join me for an informative, entertaining and inspiring afternoon at Judy's Tack Shop at their two locations in Tennessee while I'm on my September Book Tour

I'll be there from 3-6 pm: Thursday September 5th in Germantown and Friday September 6th in Franklin.

Besides selling and signing my 10 books, I'll be offering a creative craft of decorating a real horseshoe with Bling! All proceeds from the $5 fee for the craft supplies will be donated to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.

If you have questions about writing and publishing, including how to publish an e-book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, I'll be explaining the steps and have free handouts (while supplies last).

There will be FREE refreshments and Door Prizes! Please join us for an afternoon of FUN! 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Decatur Book Festival GA


Our first stop on my 2013 September Book Tour will be at the Decatur Book Festival in historic downtown Decatur, Georgia. See for more information. From their Facebook page: "We are the largest independent book festival in the country. Join us Labor Day weekend August 30 - September 1, 2013."

Friday, July 12, 2013

September Book Tour

Do you live near Norcroos, Atlanta or Calhoun Georgia? How about Chattanooga Tennessee? Or Memphis and Nashville?

I'll be available the first week of September in those locations for an author visit to your local book store, library or school. When in your area, I offer FREE Writing Workshops and Children's Programs.

I also can bring my Ponies & Puppies Booth to your fundraiser, especially perfect for horse and dog events. Besides selling and signing my horse and dog books, I offer advice on writing, pet and horse grooming and a fun craft of decorating a horseshoe with bling!

E-mail me at or visit my website to learn more about my books and events at

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Free Library Events: Writing Workshops and Children's Programs

Attention Libraries! Are you in need of a creative Summer Program? Or planning your fall school library events? I am available for inspiring Writing Workshops for teens and adults, as well as fun Children's Programs. See my site's Contact Page for details: archived events on this blog for samples. I have federal clearances and references are available upon request.

These programs are offered free of charge with only travel fees charged for locations two hours outside of Tampa Bay area in Florida. I'm flexible for times, set up and audience. My ten horse, dog and teen mystery books can be viewed on my site, and discounts are always given at these events for the library or the audience.

Contact me for details, questions and to make an appointment for an event at your public or school library.

Sharon Miner
5004 E. Fowler Ave, Ste C150
Tampa, FL 33617
Cell # 814-937-0704

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hospice Event Photos

The rain held off and the activities were numerous for all who attended the 5th Annual Ride for Hospice held at the beautiful Fair Haven Farm in Land 'O Lakes, FL.

Pasco County Sheriff Charities sponsored the fundraising event.Tim is riding Joey and Brenda is on Buster as they make their rounds among the vendors.

The Oakley Family Farm provided a Petting Zoo for the youngsters complete with goats, rabbits baby chicks and of course a pony!

The handsome team carted visitors around in the wagon!

 Many thanks to those who stopped by my booth!