Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dayton Book Expo

I will be attending the Dayton Book Expo on April 28th. in Dayton, OH. This will be at Sinclair Community College, Ponitz Center - Building 12, 444 West Third Street. The time is 11:00 am. to 4:00pm. Telephone number is 888.802.1802. This is a huge event for book lovers. Come and see all the authors who will be attending this Book Fair. I would enjoy meeting everyone from the Dayton, Ohio area. Come one, Come all!!! http://www.daytonbookexpo.com/

Monday, April 23, 2012

Why did I write this story?

I am asked many times why I wrote this story by children and some adults. My answer always reminds me of the times a horse has brought me peace and calmed my spirit. My stallion, Rockin' Dobbin, came into my life about eleven years ago. In all that time he was apart of my life, I felt a sense of contentment whenever I was around him. My husband, Mike, and I traveled with him for almost a year. He was a show horse whose competition took him to many states. We traveled as far as Florida, the Carolinas, and other states far from Indiana. He was on display at Horse Fairs and was a guest of many horse events. I remember there were always children around Dobbin. They were in awe of this big horse who was so gentle with them. He froze and would not move when the children would run around him. There were some children who would have a very serious illness or hanicapped children wanting to get close to him. Dobbin seemed to understand their plight, so he gave all he could to make them feel better. He would gently lower his head to them, so they could pet this gentle gaint. His soft nose against their faces would bring out a smile as wide as the ocean. Children would often close their eyes and sigh the moment Dobbin touched them. All of these magic moments, brought the story "Dobbin and the Stardust Trail" to be written. I can only hope that Dobbin can see from Heaven he is bringing those smiles to the children once again.

School Visit

Westwood Elementary Students

I visited Westwood Elementary School in New Castle, IN with my book. I asked the students if they wanted their picture on my blog and you can see the response. I think there are a few clowns in the crowd. Amanda Olson, the illustrator, was with me to discuss her paintings. Everyone agreed she should get an A in art. A teacher was admiring the paintings in the other picture. Each picture in this book is a painting. There are a total of 19 paintings in the book. Amanda and I signed books that were purchased. Many stated they were happy to get the author and illustrator to sign the book. I enjoyed this trip to the school.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Independent Book Blogger Awards

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dreams..............begin in your mind with a flow of images darting back and forth each time you close your eyes. You lay quietly and breathe slowly as your mind races to bring forth the desire of your soul. A feeling of happiness embraces your spirit as you travel to your heart's desire.

I wrote this in 2008 as a part of my book which I decided not in include. I think this saying still runs true.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I am talking with the Union City, IN Rotary Club about my book. Met many professional business people. Enjoyed a nice lunch and visiting with eveyone.