Monday, June 14, 2010

Why We Ride Literary Contest

Verna Dreisbach sponsored the first ever non-fiction writing contest this year for the San Mateo County Fair, Literary Arts Division, in California. The Why We Ride contest was open to both men and women, all ages and ended on April 30th. On June 13th, the winner of the writing contest, Melanie Denman, received an autographed copy of Why We Ride and a cash prize of $100. While at the fair, Melanie read her winning piece "All There Is To It." Congratulations!
Verna will sponsor the Why We Ride writing contest again next year. Start writing!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Reading at Powell's Books

Five of the contributors met at Powell's Books in Portland on June 6th at 7:30 p.m. to read from the anthology, Why We Ride. Contributors included Samantha Ducloux Waltz, Janice Newton, Chansonette Buck, Valerie Riggs and Jill Widner.

Reading at The Elliott Bay Book Co.

Seven of the contributors to Why We Ride, from 4 different states, were able to attend the Seattle reading at The Elliott Bay Book Company on June 5th at 4 p.m. Contrubitors were: Samantha Ducloux Waltz, Janice Newton, Chansonette Buck, Valerie Riggs, Kathryn Hohmann, Diane Mapes and Jill Widner.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Why We Ride on Blogs and Websites

Lisa Romeo, one of the contributors to the anthology, posted an interview about Why We Ride to her blog. For the chance to win a free book, respond to her blog by Sunday, June 13.

You can also find Why We Ride on the following sites:

Equine Chronicle

Horse Girl TV

American Horse Publications

Michele Scott, contributor to Why We Ride, writes about the book on her blog at Professional's Choice

The Northwest Horse Source