Secretariat’s Meadow Book Events 2011

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

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4 Responses to Secretariat’s Meadow Book Events 2011

  1. Mary Ardito says:

    Will you be coming to So. Calif. to promote your book?

    • freereinwriting says:

      Hi Mary. Kate is coming to Santa Anita on Feb 5. That’s the only Calif date we have so far. Thanks for writing!

  2. Bernie Peto says:

    Our 11 year old Grandaughter who lives in Atlanta, fell in love with Secretariat, the movie. It would make us so happy to give her an autographed copy of your book. We live in Richmond and see that you will be here on February 4, 2011. Will there be a book signing ?
    Thank you for your help in this matter.
    Regards, Bernie & Bobbie Peto

    • freereinwriting says:

      Hi and thanks for writing! We are especially happy to sign books for horse-crazy young girls. I will be signing books after my talk on Feb 4 at the Richmond Main Library. The program starts at 7 pm and should last about 30 min. I hope to see you there.

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