I have a book signing planned in a couple weeks at Parker Gardens’ Pet Fair Weekend. No, I didn’t write a pet book, but my foster cats will be there, and I was asked so once I also knew the other author in the group who actually wrote a children’s book about cats was invited, I said ‘sure’. I am the chauffer for my ninja cat attack squad (most of my fosters are black cats), or maybe a better description is I drive the getaway car.
Parker Gardens is located at 1325 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains, NJ. The Pet Fair is 11am – 3pm on October 20 and 21. There will be hay rides, a hay slide, and a maze. Also, I have been to Parker Gardens before, and they have a huge selection of fall decorations besides plants. For the Pet Fair itself, there’s the cat rescue group I’m involved with on-site both days with cats taking applications for adoptions, and I believe there will be one dog group there on Saturday, and a second one on Sunday. There are information sessions such as pet CPR, a pet communicator, and ‘Ask the Vet’. There will be a bake sale fundraiser for us too.
My delay in posting this here, since I was asked in September, is I’m trying to get my hands on the flyer. That would be nice, and the Pet Fair’s not about me signing my book and talking about National Novel Writing Month and the Young Writer’s Program (under 17, can do less than 50,000 words). The Pet Fair was not ideally timed to get anyone fired up about writing in November – it’s just a happy coincidence.
There is another event in November with the NJ Greyhound Rescue group at the Westfield Armory (in New Jersey). I’m not iffy about attending it, but I need coming-home info from my daughter in college, in case I’m driving to pick her up. That’s 10 hours for one round-trip – in November – during National Novel Writing Month. Not to lay any guilt on her because if it’s when I would be at a pet adoption event, I can’t say I get much writing done at those either.