Tates Great Pony Express Adventure 2002
Children's Author To Appear At Great Basin Book Festival
Tate, author of 11 childrens novels, will be at the Great
Basin Book Festival Saturday joining 24 other authors and literary
figures who have gathered for the event, now in its sixth year.
She will participate in a panel discussion on Childrens Literature
Saturday morning at 10:00 at the Molly Flagg Knudtsen Stage. In
the afternoon she will appear at the Teen Tent at Wingfield Park
where she will talk to young people about writing. She will then
be at the signing tent to autograph her books.
Canadian Children's Author Nikki Tate riding the Pony Express
talking about her novels and her life as a writer, Nikki is sure
to recount her adventures of the previous 18 days in Nevada. She
has been riding portions of the Pony Express trail and visiting
elementary schools, talking to students about the historical events
that inspired her latest novel, Jos Triumph (Orca Book Publishers).
She has also introduced her novels to new fans at book signings
along the way.
along with a support crew and a pony called "Breezy",
started her trip in Ely in eastern Nevada where her father, Colin
Williams, was the first muralist to paint a scene on the side of
one of the towns buildings. Her travels have included parts
of the Trail and schools at McGill, Egan Canyon, Eureka, Roberts
Creek, Austin, Battle Mountain, Winnemucca, Fallon, Sand Mountain,
Virginia City and Dayton. Leading up to the Festival she will be
visiting several schools in the Gardnerville/Reno/Sparks/Carson
City areas this week, delivering mail from Canadian school children
to Nevada students. Nikki brings history to life for students by
riding up to the schools on her pony, with a mochila (mail bag)
slung across the ponys back, inspiring many questions about
the events of 1860.
Nikki Tate's Pony Express Adventure on her website at www.stablemates.net.
PONY EXPRESS 2002 SPONSORS:
Books (Victoria, BC) Clearsilver Media (Victoria, BC) Horse Council
BC (Aldergrove, BC) Leisure Time Rentals (Victoria, BC) Orca Book
Publishers (Victoria, BC) Scrapbook Parade (Victoria, BC) Sono Nis
Press (Winlaw, BC) Theatre Row Auto Sales (Victoria, BC) Karl Schutz