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Nikki Tate’s Great Pony Express Adventure 2002

U.S. Book Festival Welcomes Canadian Children's Author

RENO, NV – Nikki Tate appeared at the sixth annual Great Basin Book Festival in Reno Saturday along with 24 other authors from around the world. Held at the picturesque Wingfield Park in downtown Reno, the Festival featured book readings, signings and performances by authors of a variety of genres.

Nikki, author of 11 novels for children, participated in a panel discussion which included Nigerian children’s writer Slade Njoku. Along with two other panelists, they explored the writing process, characters and settings as they apply to children’s literature. Nikki spoke to young aspiring writers at the Teen Tent, and then demonstrated her considerable acting skills as she assumed the persona of King Arthur’s chamber maid to deliver an energetic monologue at the Amphitheatre.

Fans, both young and old, took the opportunity to meet Nikki at the signing tent where she autographed her books and talked about her Pony Express adventures of the previous two weeks. She recounted her adventures of riding parts of the Pony Express trail in Nevada and visiting elementary schools across the State, talking to students about the historical events that inspired her latest novel, Jo’s Triumph (Orca Book Publishers).

Before returning to her home on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada, Nikki is travelling the west coast of California, talking with students and appearing at book signings in various locations.

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