Monday, November 21, 2016

Holiday Sale!

for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday!

 All my books are on sale for $12 with FREE shipping! 
Including my newest novel above!

Great Christmas gift 
for children, avid readers and horse/dog lovers!

 They will be personally autographed to your special someone, and shipped within 24 hrs after order placed to anywhere in U.S. via Priority Mail.

Information about my books can be found at my site:
Eleven of the thirteen books are available as print books; two are only as e-books at this time.

I accept Visa/Master Card - just call me at 814-937-0704 or email me at to place your order. If you have a youngster in mind, I can help you decide which book.

Sale from now until December 19th!

Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Schedule for NJ Family Pet Show

Scout and friends will be demo dogs!
See him with us at our booth and Dog Ring - Look for Groomer Sharon!
At our booth, my autographed children's books and selective grooming supplies will be available at discounted rates!

2016 NJ Family Pet Show Schedule - See their site at


11:00 AM     Gail Mirabella and the Dynamo Dogs
12:00 Noon   Sharon Miner – Pet Grooming 101
12:45 PM      Puppy Wuppy Obedience and Drill Team Demonstrations
1:30 PM       Gail Mirabella and the Dynamo Dogs
2:15 PM       Sally Morgan-  Tellington TTouch Method
3:00 PM       Sharon Miner- Simplify Grooming- making grooming easier
3:30 PM       Puppy Wuppy Drill Team Demonstration
4:30 PM       Parade of Breeds
5:15 PM      Gail Mirabella and the Dynamo Dogs
6:00 PM      Sharon Miner- Choosing a Breed from the Groomers Perspective

Canine Good Citizen Testing all day

10:30 AM     Rainforest Reptile Show
11:30 AM     Judy Morgan -Help for Senior Pets- How to make life easier for  them
12:30 PM     Rainforest Reptile Show
1:30 PM      Judy Morgan- Natural Flea and Tick Prevention
2:30 PM       Rainforest Reptile Show Rare and Endangered Program
4:00 PM      Judy Morgan- Vaccine Controversy
6:00 PM      Rainforest Reptile Show
Rabbit Hopping Demonstrations and Seminar Program in Rabbit Area
10:00 AM    We help you train your Bunny*
12:00 PM    Rabbit Hopping Competition
3:00 PM      Spectator Competition
5:30 PM      Meet The Adventure Bunny
6:30 PM      Demonstrations and Q&A
 *(You must wear sneakers and your rabbit must be healthy and wear an approved H-style with a leash)

Cat Agility 11am-4pm

11:00 AM         Somerset County K9 Police Unit Demonstration       
11:45 AM          Gail Mirabella and the Dynamo Dog
12:30 PM          Puppy Wuppy Drill Tream
1:15 PM           Sharon Miner-Pet Grooming 101
1:45 PM            Gail Mirabella and the Dynamo Dog
3:00PM             Sharon Miner- Simplify Grooming- making grooming easier
4:00 PM            Gail Mirabella and the Dynamo Dogs

Canine Good Citizen Testing  all day

 10:30   AM        Rainforest Reptile Show
 11:15  AM        Judy Morgan –Help for Senior Pets How to make life easier for them
 12:00 PM       Sally Morgan-Communicating with Animals
 12:30  PM         Rainforest Reptile Show
 1:15 PM          Judy Morgan- Natural Flea and Tick Prevention
 2:15 PM        Rainforest Reptile Show-Rare and Endangered Program
 3:00    PM        Judy Morgan- Vaccine Controversy
 4:30    PM       Rainforest Reptile Show

Rabbit Hopping Demonstrations and Seminar Program in Rabbit Area
                                                     10:00 a.m. – We Help You Train Your Bunny*
                                                     12:00 noon. - Rabbit Hopping Competition
                                                       2:00 p.m. – Spectator Competition
                                                       3:30 pm-Meet the Adventure Bunny
                                                       4:00 p.m. – Demonstrations and Q&A
*(You must wear sneakers and your rabbit must be healthy and wear an approved H-style with a leash)



Visit the Lonely Grey Rescue and see the birds, the  Illusion Ranch Alpacas, Pony Rides, and the Kids Area!
Check out the Vendors and the cool pet products!
Make sure you visit the rescue and association groups
For information on adoption and responsible pet ownership and care!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Join me at the NJ Family Pet Show!

The NJ Family Pet Show!

Are you an animal lover in the northeast NJ area? Then this event is for you!

I've been invited to speak three times a day at the Nov 5th & 6th show at The Garden State Expo Center on 50 Atrium Drive in Somerset, New Jersey. I'll also be holding Mini Grooming Sessions and having a booth to sell my books (signed copies will be on sale!) and a variety of grooming supplies.

My educational seminars are free and details can be found on the Special Attractions Page at

There will be many other demos and speakers, and lots of vendors. Fun for the whole family! Check out their Facebook page for updates:

If you attend, please stop by and say hello!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Update on The Wildcat Orphan and the Mysterious Box

My new middle grade adventure novel will be released in early October! Above is the new front and back covers created by a graphic artist on

Sneak peek:

Chapter 1
Temper Tantrum

            The moment after I smashed my violin over my teacher’s head I knew I was in big trouble. I was ten and told I behaved like a wildcat when provoked. And Miss Penelope had provoked me. She began my grueling lesson late and in a foul mood. It continued with constant disapproval.
            “No, no, no, Georgie,” shouted my petite but ruthless teacher over the squeaking of the violin. “The E string is all wrong! Do it again.”
            On that sweltering day in May, 1897, the open windows did little to cool the music room even if a rare breeze came along. I pushed my long, damp curls away from my eyes and proceeded to play the music piece again. It was a difficult one because all five of my fingers had to be on the strings at the same time and they ached, especially my pinkie. I had been taking violin lessons for more than two years. It was still torture for me to play as well as torture to listen to the horrid noise I made.
            “Again, Georgie. And again and again, until you get that E-string right. Now concentrate.”
            Miss Penelope’s face was getting apple red which matched her apple-shaped body. I didn’t like her after the first lesson, and I could tell she didn’t like me. But we had no choice, so we were stuck together in the music room three times a week.
I sighed as I stood with my child-size instrument resting on my shoulder. I glanced at the grandfather clock across the room. My lesson was almost over. I was looking forward to my afternoon ritual of visiting my secret swimming hole with my pony, Prince.
            Because I was not concentrating on the music, the violin screeched even louder than before. Miss Penelope shocked me with a harsh rap on my knuckles with a ruler she had hidden in the folds of her long skirt. It really stung but the smug look on her face hurt me more, like she had enjoyed smacking me.
            It was enough to let my firecracker temper loose. In an outburst of rage, I grabbed my violin by the neck and shattered the expensive instrument over my teacher’s head.
            “That does it,” shrieked Miss Penelope. “I’m through, you little wildcat!”
            Within a couple of weeks, I found myself shipped on a train to places unknown. I knew that Grandpa did not want to be proven wrong about his theories on child rearing. There were plenty of other children in the orphanage that he could experiment with his philosophies.