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- Victor Herman, Horizon Books' founder, Celebrating the Third Place


AUTHOR SIGNING: Diane Tracey with her book

Sensational Sydney: The Circus Horse

Friday, August 1st, 10AM to 1PM 

SENSATIONAL SYDNEY is an adaptation of a true story her father told Diane many times in her childhood. It is a tale that is sure


AUTHOR SIGNING: Maggie van Galen with her book

The Adventures of Keeno and Ernest: The Diamond Mine

Friday, August 1st, 1PM to 3PM 

Keeno and Ernest are the best of friends living in the jungle. Keeno, a very mischievous monkey, wants to give his mom a beautiful diamond for Mother's day. His plan is to swap his river rock at the diamond mine. Ernest explains that this would be stealing, but Keeno decides it's just a trade. Follow the adventure as Keeno finds himself in great danger and relies on Ernest to rescue him. In the end, Keeno learns two very valuable lessons about friendship and asking before taking.


AUTHOR SIGNING: Richard Allen Hall with his book

Seldom as they Seem

Friday, August 1st, 3PM to 5PM 

Stanley and the "usual suspects" return to immerse the reader into their lives -- their loves, losses, spiritual journeys, and enduring friendships. Sprinkled into the mix are some new and enduring faces and souls, as well as some high profile contemporary figures. Thoroughly engaging, this second novel of Hall's brings to the reader laughs and tears and the resulting message that we are all connected to one another and, of course, the Eternal Daddy. A delightful "read" from beginning to end!

Seldom as They Seem

AUTHOR SIGNING: Kenneth Kerr with his book

The First Madam President

Friday, August 1st, 6PM to 8PM 

The United States has not elected a woman President in 238 years. Mr. Kerr has written a fictional novel about the first woman President. He delves into the atmosphere in Washington and many of the domestic issues. And, there is a scandal and a terrorist threat. Welcome to Washington, Madam President.

AUTHOR SIGNING: Dr. Elliot Greenspan with his book

The Revenge of Daisy

Saturday, August 2nd, 11AM to 1PM 

Easy to read and entertaining, Greenspan’s book is great for children and parents. Yet, he also presents a message of love and responsibility. As a potential pet owner, it is important for children to learn to take charge of the care and well-being for a beloved furry friend.
The Revenge of Daisy

AUTHOR SIGNING: Julia Gibson with her book

Copper Magic

Saturday, August 2nd, 1PM to 3PM 

In COPPER MAGIC, land and waters are alive with memories, intentions, and impulses. Magic alters Violet and brings her gifts—but not always the kind she thinks she needs. First-time author Julia Mary Gibson brings Violet and her community to life in this impressive and assured debut.

AUTHOR SIGNING: L.B. Dunbar with his book

Sound Advice

Saturday, August 2nd, 3PM to 5PM 

I was busy and I didn’t have time for a vacation, let alone a weekend away. When a frantic phone call from an old neighbor brought me to my grandmother’s summer home, I wasn’t prepared for an extended stay. And I especially wasn’t prepared for the man holding the door open to the radio repair shop who made a lasting first impression. In attempts at a relationship, a gentleman should always make the first move. Calling Jess Carter’s clenched jaw and denim-colored eyes part of his standoffish manner was an understatement. From the moment I bumped into him, quite literally, our lives began to intertwine in a way that made me question what I wanted. Jess had secrets and I was determined to get to the bottom of them. Even he didn’t know the solutions to all his problems, I wanted to help. In doing so, I might have drawn too close to the truth, forcing Jess to risk something he wasn’t sure he could chance again. I had decisions to make for myself and it’s hard to know whose advice to take when so many questions remain unanswered.
Sound Advice


STORY HOUR: Monday, August 4, DOREEN CRONIN books

Every Monday at 10:00 am, Horizon Books offers Story Hour.  Come in to hear some stories, do some activities and do a craft




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