Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ocala Horsey Yard Sale at the Tack Shack in Dec!

If you love to shop for horses, join me at the famous Horsey Yard Sale at the Tack Shack in Ocala, FL the weekend of December 2, 2017! It's a huge outdoor venue for a variety of vendors as well as sales on items in the store.

I'll have my booth there on Saturday with a special sale price on my books - all will be priced at $12 each! And they will be signed of course! I'll also have dog items such as outfits, grooming tools and other supplies and gift items. And a fun horseshoe craft to decorate with bling and personalize! To see info about my Beloved Horses series, Woogie's Travels beginner reader books or teen adventure/mystery novels, see my site at

If you can't make it to this event, my online sale for the books will be the same plus $4 shipping for 1-4 books. Just email me at or call 814-937-0704.

If you need Holiday gifts for the horse lover you know ( or yourself!) stop by Dec 2 starting at 8 am & Dec 3 in Ocala, or contact me for a shipment. See Facebook page for event info at

Happy Holidays!

Monday, June 26, 2017

October Pet Fair

I will be selling my dog books and others at this event!

On Saturday, October 28, 2017, the Thonotosassa United Methodist Women will be hosting a Pet Fair to benefit the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. The Pet Fair will be held from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Thonotosassa United Methodist Church Hall on 11905 Fort King Highway, Thonotosassa, Florida. This family event will entertain and educate pet lovers, and pets are welcome to join in the fun! 

There will be a Blessing of the Animals in the morning, followed by Game Classes for pets including a Costume Class. Prizes will be given to all participants and Door Prizes will be handed out to all who sign up.

Next will be free demos and seminars provided by local dog trainers, pet groomer, veterinarian and K9 Police Dogs. Vendors and food provided by the church will be available for sale.

The mission of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home (FUMCH) is to empower children and families to experience God’s love as revealed in the ministry of Jesus Christ. It was established in 1908 to provide a home for orphans and other children that had nowhere else to live. Today it serves as a diverse ministry with two campuses – one in Tampa - that include residential, therapeutic group, foster and emergency shelter care. The Home also provides independent living assistance and a community child care center. The Equine Therapy program is held at the Madison Youth Ranch and began in 2014. It offers children a country setting in which they can roam, play, and heal. One of the outstanding programs at the Youth Ranch is the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) program with the assistance of Pinky and Sugar, the resident horses.

“The Tampa office serves 135 children in the Foster Care program,” says Cedric Davis, Director of Foster Care Services in Tampa. “These are children in crisis, including those who are victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment. A child’s length of stay depends on his or her needs, but no matter how long a child is in our care, we give them love, hope and a safe place to call home.”

For more information, visit or call Cedric Davis, Director of Foster Care Services in Tampa at 813-240-9980.

For more information and/or questions about the event, please contact the organizer, Sharon Miner at 814-937-0704 or

For vendor information and reservations, call Judy Caminiti at 813-625-6336.

Find the event on Facebook at and please join us this fall!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Upcoming Spring Events!

I'll be at local and east coast events for the Spring! All will feature my latest novel, The Wildcat Orphan. And the special sale price for all my books is $12!

Saturday, March 4, 9 am - 2 pm
Thonotosassa United Methodist Women Craft Show, Thonotosassa, FL
I'll have all my books available, some dog products and a horseshoe craft.

March 22- 29  
The Wildcat Orphan Book Tour
Columbia SC to Quakertown, PA
See previous post for stops!

Saturday, April 8, 10 am - 2 pm
Local Author Fair, Land O'Lakes Library,17964 Cunningham Ct, Land O'Lakes, FL

I'll be joining other local authors to discuss our books and sell signed copies, with a donation made to the Friends of the Library.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Wildcat Orphan Book Tour!

My newly released novel, The Wildcat Orphan, was inspired by family stories about my maternal grandfather, George Gibbons Hayes. As a seven-year-old orphan, he was shipped by train from NY to a small mining town west of Denver. The assigned family failed to meet him, so the town drunk who found the young boy at the train station the next morning took him home. George grew up there and became the self-proclaimed Rockhound of the Rockies - a mine assayer - as well as an author of non-fiction mining books, a rural postman and a WWI veteran.

In my novel for middle grade readers and up, George "Mac" McDill is sent by train in 1897 to Colorado due to his quick temper at his first foster home. He falls in love with the mountains, the cowboy lifestyle there and the kind family who take him in. But he in confronted by dangerous foes including a train robber and mountain lion, and a mysterious box to open.

During my spring Book Tour, all my 11 print books will be on sale for $12 when purchased directly from me or from the tack shops where I'll be holding book signings.

We'll be heading north on Wednesday March 22 with the first stop in Florence, SC. You can find me at dinner at FATZ Cafe next to the La Quinta!

On Thursday March 23 we'll be in Ocean City MD for the night. If you live in that area, contact me for a private book signing! Cell # 814-937-0704.

On Friday March 24, Chick's Saddlery in Harrington DE on Rt 13 is hosting a Meet & Greet and Book Signing for me from 10am - 12 noon. (thanks Toni!) They also carry my books if you miss this event, and I always make sure the copies on their shelf are signed.

Friday evening through Monday March 27 morning we'll be in Quakertown PA. Again, if you live in that area, contact me for a private book signing! Cell # 814-937-0704.

Monday March 27, we'll lay over in Lynchburg, VA visiting Western Ways Tack Shop while we're there.

Tuesday March 28 we'll stay at the La Quinta in Columbia SC on 7333 Garners Ferry Rd.

Wednesday March 29th HOME! 

Hope to meet my fans along the way of the spring book tour!

To learn more about my books, visit

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January Book Signing & Special Sale!

I'll have all my print books available for a special price - only $10 each! All signed to you or as a gift for a family member or friend.

I'll also have some grooming supplies for sale, and a horseshoe craft!

Find us at our site, Lot #150.

I accept cash, and Master Card or Visa.