October 31st, 2019
I will be signing my books there Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd, in the Parish Center, corner of North & Beaver Streets, downtown New Castle, PA. St. Vitus School has just announced that they will be selling their fantastic cavatelli & meatballs at the Festival, Take Out or Eat In. This is very good news, because my boy George LOVES those meatballs! The St. Vitus Parish Festival was the first place I took him after I brought him home July 21, 2018--the Festival started August 4th. And George had his first meatball!
This is George. George Arthur Harry Romeo. George is an English Shepherd, AKA the Farm Collie. A non AKC breed as the Border Collie used to be. I got George a year ago July, after my last rough coat white collie, Misty, passed. Can't believe I waited this long to tell you about him! (And it's thanks to Judith Sutherland, columnist for Farm & Dairy, that I know about English Shepherds--she has written about many of her dogs in her column, and I knew I had to seek one out.)
George for the patron saint of England, Arthur because, well, Arthur!, Harry for my grandfather, and Romeo was his litter name. George was bred in Ohio by Martins of Dry Creek. He was the last of 8 to go to a new home. His dad is a black & tan, his mom is a black and white. My George is an urban farm dog, and doing great! He goes to the Farmer's Market regularly, and moved a flock of Canada geese out of there without losing a single feather. In fact, he did not even bark, and I'm not sure he saw the geese--we exited the car and the geese put their heads down and quick-marched to the creek. What a dog!
Look What I Found!
In my mom's attic. I made this in the mid 1970s. A Stuffed Unicorn!
By way of saying, I will be signing Thistledown at the Holy Spirit Parish Christmas Festival, Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd in The Parish Center, corner of North & Beaver Streets, in the heart of downtown New Castle, PA.
The Christmas Craft Show is in support of St. Vitus School. The Pierogies for sale are made by the parish pinchers. The Nut Roll Sale is by Women of Faith. Local author Cathy Hester Seckman plans to join me on Saturday. She will have Ohio Day Trips with her. I'll have all of my books, but especially Thistledown, the story of an orphaned unicorn.
Writer of epic fantasy with a wry twist. Fond of horses, dogs, cats, canaries, falcons and draft cider. Dedicated multi-tasker, I also paint with chalk pastels.