We’re still having a great run with “Secretariat’s Meadow” as we begin the new year! On Amazon, our book ranks #1 in Art and Photography books about the South; #3 in History books about Virginia (just behind the national best-seller “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”); and #5 in Books about Horse Racing. Ahead of us in Horse Racing books are the Kindle and paperback versions of “Seabiscuit” and “Secretariat – the Making of a Champion.” Good company to be in! We sold out our first printing and the second run has moved very well over the holidays.
We have lots of new book events planned for 2011. The major highlight for the first quarter will be MARCH 27, the date for the second annual birthday celebration for Secretariat at his Virginia birthplace, The Meadow, in Doswell. We’re planning some very exciting activities with the Meadow Event Park staff, Caroline County Tourism and the town of Ashland merchants. Please check this blog, our website and Facebook page for updates.
Here’s a quick rundown of our January – March book event schedule:
Jan 6 – National Western Stock Show Parade, Denver CO, Kate rides with Penny in open surrey
Jan 8-9 and 22-23 – National Western Stock Show, Kate signs books at Colo. Horse Rescue Booth,
Jan 16-18 – North American Veterinary Conference, Kate signs at McLeod Booth, Orlando FL; TRF benefit
Jan. 19 – Westover Hills Library, Leeanne gives talk, 7 pm
Jan. 27 – Kate is keynote speaker at Goochalnd County Chamber dinner
Feb. 4 – Richmond Public Library – First Fridays, Leeanne gives talk
Feb 21-23 – Western Veterinary Conference, Kate signs at McLeod Booth, Las Vegas; TRF benefit
Feb 26 -VA Horse Council annual mtg, Blue Ridge Community College, Leeanne keynote speaker
Mar 5 – Writers Workshop at Chesterfield Central Library – Leeanne
Mar 10 – Swedish Medical Center, Kate speaks toSeniors Health Group, Englewood CO
Mar 11-13 – Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, Kate signs at CHR Benefit
Mar 16-20 – VA Festival of the Book , Charlottesville, Leeanne presenter
Mar 26 – Louisiana Derby, Kate signs at Fairgrounds Race Course, New Orleans
Mar 27 – Secretariat’s Birthday party, The Meadow
While it is great to sell a lot of books, one of the most rewarding things about this book tour is meeting all the Secretariat fans and hearing their stories and memories of Big Red. We can’t wait for more!
Leeanne Meadows Ladin