Oops! Two-for-one

Late nights are seldom conducive to accuracy, so everyone got a two-for-one last week when I posted about the new cover for book one. You got a look at the cover for the original The Sweet Running Filly, BUT the sneak peek was actually for book two, A Horse Called Bonnie. /facepalm

Now I could have swapped out the image and no one would have really known (except us), but I decided to go ahead and let both out of the bag instead. So here are the sneak peeks for both books, corrected!

Book One, The Sweet Running Filly, originally released in 1971 (with the REAL cover peek).

And Book Two, A Horse Called Bonnie, also originally released in 1971 (with the correct original cover).

We hope you are enjoying the behind the scenes peeks. I am a big fan of Sally Ann Lyle’s work, so it has been a pleasure sharing the new covers with you all. Stop by Sally’s site and take a look at her other work when you get a chance, she has some beautiful pieces.

And, if you are local, don’t forget to stop by the Authors in the Park event on March 29th in Mount Dora. Barbara and I will both be there with our books and we look forward to seeing you! (And don’t forget to pick up your free bookmark!)


Free to the first 100!

2013-11-13 08.24.40The bookmarks have arrived…and we are giving away 100 of them to all of you!

If you are an avid reader, you know all too well the value of a good bookmark. If you would like to add one to your collection, would like one to go with your copy of the new book, or just think it’s cool to get something free keep reading…

Our green-friendly*, 2″x6″ bookmarks feature Sally Ann Lyle‘s beautiful cover art on the front, while the back is an ode to the original five books in the series. Designing it was fun and I plan to create a new one for each of Barbara’s new books. We will be rereleasing the original books with new covers – Sally has consented to doing the cover art for all five books!


To claim one** of these beautiful new bookmarks for your very own, please send a single-stamped SASE to the following address and we will mail you one back!

The Bonnie Books
c/o Ana Maria Selvaggio
PO Box 830635
Ocala, FL 34483-0635

2013-11-13 11.54.05Make sure you include your complete address and include a note if you want to be added to our snail mail list if we do anything via mail in the future. We do not have plans currently for snail mail marketing as, honestly, it is more cost-effective to go digital, so you will not have to worry about receiving anything unsolicited. We do not sell your information. If you would, however, like to be included on our e-mailing list, please drop us an email at thebonniebooks (at) gmail (dot) com and we will make sure to keep you posted!

PS – If you live outside the US, that’s ok too! Send us enough postage to send you one and we will mail internationally.

In the saddle,

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* The company that makes our bookmarks uses recycled paper made from 100% post-consumer recycled fiber that is PCF (Processed Chlorine Free) and Green Seal™ Certified. They also utilize a “waterless printing” process that is less toxic than conventional printing.

**  Only one bookmark per mailing address.


Prepping for a big day tomorrow

2013-11-07 08.20.58We will be setting up a booth for Barbara to sign books in the morning at the 8th Annual Charity Auction and BBQ being held at United Hay Sales off Hwy 326 and Hwy 27 in Ocala.

Benefitting the local therapeutic riding program at Tomorrow’s Equestrian Center, we will be donating 20% of the proceeds of all sales at our booth to the program and hope to see you all there! Barbara will be on hand to sign her books, answer questions, and…::whispers:: we may even convince her to read part of a chapter.

(Shhh, don’t tell her I told you that.)

The event starts at 12noon with BBQ and a preview of the items that have been donated for the Silent Auction. And don’t forget, Bull Chip Bingo starts at 3pm so make sure to get your land deed before they let the bull out!

All the proceeds go to a good cause and it promises to be a lot of fun, so come out and spend the day with us! See you there.

Running down the checklist,