M. P. Barker and other New England authors will be meeting with students at Winchester, MA public schools for Winchester’s Authorfest. Author presentations will take place in the morning. In the afternoon, authors will sign and sell their books from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Winchester Town Hall.
On Saturday, February 27, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. An Unlikely Story Bookstore and Café will be partnering with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators to present “Leap into Reading,” a special event featuring eleven authors and illustrators of children’s books. Featured authors are: M.P. Barker, Lisa Rose Bauer, Mark Binder Linda Crotta Brennan, Joan Duris , Cathren Housley, Heather Lang, Nancy Tupper Ling, Ammi-Joan Paquette, Nicole Tadgell, and Jean Taft.
Young readers and their parents, as well as aspiring writers and illustrators, are invited to meet authors and artists who represent a range of genres from fiction to nonfiction, picture books to young-adult novels. The event will include a scavenger hunt for young readers, and a “Writing for Kids 101” table with information for aspiring children’s book writers. Authors’ books will be available for purchase and autographing.
Join authors M.P. Barker, Navya LaShay, Arthur Rasell, Coralie H. Jensen, Katie Li, Lauren Muscarella, Steve Carter, Peggy Kornegger, Rachel Hyde, and Shelby June at the Arlington Center for the Arts for an evening of author readings, book signings and sales, and live music from local musicians.
Author M.P. Barker will be talking about research, writing, and publishing, and will read an excerpt from Mending Horses. This event is free and open to the public. Mending Horses M. P. Barker (mpbarker)
Find out how a novelist turns fact into historical fiction as author M.P. Barker shares the research behind her historical novel, Mending Horses. Set in 1830s New England, the novel involves three misfits—a peddler, a young runaway, and an Irish horse whisperer—who mend each other’s broken lives as they heal a traveling circus’s mistreated ponies. The topics Barker delved into while writing the book ranged from circuses to Irish shanty towns to the arrival of the railroad in Western Massachusetts. M. p. barkermending horses(mpbarker)… (more)