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Cheval Bayard Release Party!

One girl. One horse. Who else is going to save the world?
If Sarah Reeves was a faery instead of a human, it would be a whole lot easier for her to get what she wants: to ride Cheval Bayard in an elite competition; to earn a spot on the Mundane Intervention Team; and for Brendan Greenwood to like her. But Regan, her archrival at the stables is doing everything she can to steal Cheval Bayard out from under Sarah. There are more students than spaces for the Mundane Intervention Team, and competition is fierce. And Brendan inexplicably likes mean-girl Dahlia. It’s enough to make Sarah wonder if she should leave the realm of Faerie and return to the Mundane world, where she might feel like less of a freak. After all, she seems to be the one person who is painfully ordinary in a place where everyone and everything is magic. But when she and her friends stumble upon a terrifying conspiracy, her humanity may be the only thing that can save both worlds.
Black Mare Books is teaming up with Blue Ribbon Equine Rescue to throw a party for the upcoming release of Cheval Bayard.
Where: Blue Ribbon Meadows, 25150 Beckendorf Road, Katy, Texas
When: Saturday, November 13 from 10:00 AM to Noon
What: Book signing, refreshments and silent auction
One of the items in the silent auction is YOUR NAME in an upcoming release from Black Mare Books.
100% of the silent auction proceeds and 15% of book sales will benefit Blue Ribbon Equine Rescue (a 501c). The rescue works extensively with the Houston SPCA to save abused and neglected horses. They normally average around 20 horses available for adoption at any given time. Please consider filling out an application and viewing the horses at the farm who are looking for forever homes.
Start on your holiday shopping early with great items from the silent auction. Autographed books make great presents!

Meador Library Event Yesterday

I had a great time at the library benefit event yesterday. Marianne Dyson did a fantastic job of coordinating this event. Per capita, I did very well – most of the people who visited my table bought something. Unfortunately, there weren’t many capitas. In spite of the disappointing turnout, I had fun talking to the people who did show up, as well as my fellow writers. On the up side, as this was my first event ever, it was a gentle introduction. I got many compliments on my (17th century Irish peasant) Úna costume. I took a few photos at the beginning, but somehow failed to get one of my tablemate, Margaret McManis’ inflatable ostrich costume. She convinced one of the teen volunteers to wear it around near the end of the event. The person’s legs go inside the ostrich’s legs and inflatable legs hang down the sides of the ostrich’s body, so it looks like the person is riding on the ostrich. Follow the link to see her modeling it on her Facebook page. Pam van Scoyoc had a great “your face on the character” photo board (you stand behind the display and poke your face through a hole to have a silly picture of you as a character). I was delighted to have been invited and I’m looking forward to doing more!
I believe the total raised was over $1,300 and a spring event is in the planning stages.

Also, I have set up a coupon code on Amazon so that anyone who purchases Earthbound will recieve a discount and I will donate $2.00 per sale to the library through October 31, 2010. Use this code:  VTSJM4V2

Meador Library Event

The Meador Library in Seabrook was destroyed by Hurricane Ike last year. On Sunday, September 26, the Friends of the Library are hosting an “Ice Cream and Authors” event from 2 – 5 PM. I will be reading an excerpt from Earthbound in the tent at 4:15. Come on out, support the library, get a jump on your Christmas shopping and meet a lot of talented local authors!
The first person who comes to my table and correctly identifies the Earthbound character I am impersonating wins a prize.