GAP author Mary Jean Kelso and GAP Illustrator K.C. Snider have several events planned over the next few months. Here is a current list:
OCTOBER 15, 2011 - Saturday -11:00 am to 1:00 pm
The Fernley Branch Library in Fernley, NV will be hosting Mary Jean at a signing in their meeting room. 575 Silver Lace Blvd., Fernley, NV. 775-575-3366.
OCTOBER 31, 2011 - Monday -5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Mary Jean will be signing books at Zoo'n Around Learning Center on Crimson Street in Fernley, NV. Zoo'n is offering a safe place for children to trick-or-treat indoors.
NOVEMBER 4 and 5, 2011 - Friday, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
KC will be signing books at the Snowflake Show at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. She has several new books out this year that she illustrated. Some new introductions include hardback covers available on some editions.
NOVEMBER 4 AND 5, 2011 - FRIDAY 4-8 and SATURDAY 10 TO 4
Mary Jean will be signing books at the HOLIDAY ART MART at 312 Ben's Way, Fernley, NV. 14 selected artists will have art work available as well.
NOVEMBER 19, 2011 - Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
Mary Jean will be signing books at the Fernley Intermediate School PTA Craft Faire in the gymnasium off Highway 95A behind Quick Stop in Fernley, NV.
NOVEMBER 25, 2011 - Nine days - Friday 11/25/2011 thru Saturday 12/3/2011
KC will be signing books at the Art of Christmas Botique at Urban and Sixth Street under the Arch in downtown Redmond, OR. Shopping hour details to come.
DECEMBER 3, 2011 - Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Mary Jean will be signingbooks at a Made In Nevada event at The Flag Store, 155 Glendale Ave., Sparks, NV. Plans are to have the hardbound edition of The Christmas Angel available as well as all other childrens', YA and Adult books.
JANUARY 14, 2012 - Saturday starting at 11:30 am
Mary Jean will be signing books at GRASSROOTS BOOK STORE in Reno, NV.
Mary Jean Kelso is a multi-genre’ author. Besides RV Mouse, The Christmas Angel, and its sequel, One Family’s Christmas, and the Andy & the Albino Horse series (Andy and the Albion Horse, Andy and Spirit Go to the Fair, Andy and Spirit in the Big Rescue and Andy and Spirit Meet the Rodeo Queen--with many more to come). The Adventures of Andy and Spirit and Cowboy James are scheduled for release soon. She is also the author of the young adult Lynne Garrett series:
Goodbye Is Forever, Abducted!, and Sierra Summer. Also Kat’s Cradle, Blue Coat, and The Homesteader series (The Homesteader, The Homesteader's Legacy, Back to the Homestead and Life on the Homestead) and is working on the next--The Homesteader Chronicles--Annabel's Story.
Mary Jean wrote for many newspapers and magazines and was an Asst. Editor prior to concentrating on fiction for children, young adults and adults. Mary Jean recently received awards from The Nevada Press Assn. and The National Press Assn. as a correspondent for The Lahontan Valley News.
She is a member of Made in Nevada--http://www.madeinnv.com/
Visit Mary on the Web at www.authorsden.com/maryjeankelso or
K.C.’s paintings incorporate horses of all breeds, majestic wolves and buffalo herds, as well as eagles and other native birds of prey, in their rustic natural habitats. The western terrain in her art is not only very detailed, but it also transcends time. Now a resident of Redmond, Oregon, K.C. is inspired by the natural beauty of the high desert of Central Oregon.
K.C.’s artwork has won many awards during her long career. Her rainbow collection of prize ribbons from all over the Northwest is as colorful as her work. Recently, K.C. has won plaques from the 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Western Art Roundup at Winnemucca, Nevada. She has won prizes in several categories, as well as the prestigious Snaffle Bit Award for her authentic Western Art, the Pioneer Award for the depiction of life on the High Desert, and the Indian Heritage Award for her piece titled, “Hope of the White Buffalo.”
In 2006, K.C. illustrated two children’s’ books, The Christmas Angel, with author Mary Jean Kelso and The Magic Violin, with Mayra Calvani. Both books were published by Guardian Angel Publishing and are also available as e-Books. The Christmas Angel has been an instant success with children, teachers and grandmothers alike. It tells the tale of a young girl who travels with her family to Oregon in the 1830’s on the Oregon Trail and protects a very precious possession, the family’s Christmas tree topper, a porcelain angel. She has now finished illustrations for Andy And The Albino Horse, the first book in a series about an albino horse named “Spirit” and the special children who get to know her. The Andy and Spirit books have a number of sequels already in print. And the sequel to The Christmas Angel titled One Family's Christmas is now available along with K.C.’s first collaboration with author Marilee Crow called Does Heaven Get Mail?
K.C. has been married for 49 years to Fred who is retired from Weyerhauser and is K.C.’s biggest supporter. He does all her framing and some very vital computer work so that K.C. can stay in the studio. They live with their dachshund mix, Jack, in Redmond, Oregon. K.C. and Fred have two children and two grandchildren.
Visit K.C. online at http://www.kcsniderart.com/ or her blog at http://blog.kcsniderart.com/.