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May 18, Canyon 

Let’s talk writing: how to craft a story about a rescue horse named Flash! I’ll be talking to elementary kids about finding ideas, organizing thoughts, outlining ideas, and sharing secrets on how to let the words flow. We’ll cover the building blocks of story, how to write great beginnings, middles, and ends, and define point of view. Reeves-Hinger Elementary. All Day!

May 19, Amarillo

Safe Hayven Equine Rescue Meet & Greet!

Stop by and meet Stephanie and Taz, star of my newest book, TAZ & THE BIG FLAPPY THING. Meet some of the other rescue horses, riding demonstrations, food, face painting, and more. Get an autographed book! We are raising awareness of the people who dedicate their lives to giving horses a second chance.

 June 1, Canyon, Book Birthday Bash! 

Canyon Area Library. Announcing the release of my new Rescue Animal books and sign-ups for summer reading program!  10:00 AM to Noon. Meet the rescue horses and their trainers. Come celebrate with us!


June 19-25, Billings, Montana

Me in Billings for the Western Writers of America annual meeting. Such a great group of people!

June 26, Wellington

Library in Wellington at 10:00 AM for a program about the Rescue Horse books. Flash and Taz will be there too!

June 26,Canadian

Hemphill County Library. The fun begins at 2:00 PM! Featuring my newest books, easy readers about rescue horses Flash and Taz.

July 12-15 Shamrock

Texas Welcomes the World to Shamrock!

Joining my WordsmithSix Critique Group in Shamrock on Friday and Saturday. We’ll be autographing our newly released short story Anthology, OUR TIME ON ROUTE 66, featuring a collection of short stories set at the iconic U-Drop Inn in Shamrock, as well as our other publications. Vendor booths will be open Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-4 at the Shamrock Community Center. Live music with the Road Crew, car show, Texas Theatre, Silent Auction, Rodeo, and Dance. Come by our booth and say hey!


Saturday, July 21 Texas High Plains Writers

Traditional Publishing vs. Indie.

I’ll be moderating a panel of local Indie authors and owners of small independent presses:

Rory C Keel, author and owner of Carpe Diem Publshing

Ryan McSwain, Indie Author

Vicki Schoen, author and owner of Yellow City Publishing

And me as Moderator. Indie Author and owner, small independent press NKB Books, LLC.

Take off your funky creative cap and put on your business suit; publishing your book is a business. We will look at industry statistics and discuss the status of publishing in today’s environment. I’ll be asking our panel questions which will cover the entire process from idea spark to book-in-hand. We’ll find out why they went Indie, the parts they enjoy about this business, how to budget time, what they got right, and the worst mistakes made along the way. Join us for a lively discussion.

I hope to see you at 10:00 AM, at the Chase Tower (9th Floor Ed Davis Room), in downtown Amarillo, on July 21. Bring pen, notebook and all questions. Should be a fun and lively discussion.