“Two Proud to Ride a Cow” and “Woody and Maggie” Author Appearances for Bernie Harberts

Book signings, programs and interviews are a great way for me to meet my readers. They’ve taken me all over the nation and sometimes, my mules even join me. Here’s a sample of some of the signings and programs I gave to promote my first two books.

Polly eyes up another child bearing cookies
Border Books and Gifts
Rapid City, SD
Product Review
Mule Polly checking out “Two Proud to Ride a Cow”
Hill City, SD

*Saturday, April 25, 2009
NC Transportation Museum
Spencer, North Carolina
1:00 pm
“Hoofing it By Mule Across North Carolina”
Brought to the Transportation Museum in association with the N.C. Humanities Council. Come learn about Flour Burgers, Pin Hook – and why Hell Town has nothing to do with the devil. Yes, Woody the mule will be on hand to greet the audience.
Click here to visit the NC Transportation Museum’s calendar.

Other 2009 Appearances


*Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Floydada Elementary School
Floydada, Texas
2:30 pm

Lost in a sea of questions: mule Polly, the Lost Sea Expedition wagon and I visit Floydada students to discuss wagon travel, Polly’s birthday and my wagon-board souvenir collection. My favorite Lost Sea relic? A Montana buffalo stone.

*Monday, January 12, 2009
Silverton Elementary
Silverton, Texas
1:00 pm

*2008

*Monday, November 17, 2008
Keyes School
Keyes, Oklahoma
8:30 – 11:00 am
Bernie visits Keyes students and staff to explain why he ended up in town. And what’s with that Lost Sea he’s chasing…? Also on tap, mule braying tips (Tip #1: Bray Loud. Volume trumps technical perfection every time.)
*Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Plainview School
Sheridan Lake, Colorado
10:30 – 11:15 am
Sure, it’s Election Day 2008. It’s also the day mule Polly visits Plainview school to talk budget (cost of feed for a month: not much in corn-rich Colorado) and good public relations (always clean up after your mule).

Enjoying a chat


*Thursday, October 30, 2008
“Who’s Talking” with D.G. Martin
WCHL 1360 Chapel Hill, NC
6:00 PM
Bernie visits with DG Martin to discuss the “Too Proud to Ride a Cow” voyage, Bernie’s coast to coast mule ride. To listen to the interview online, click on the link below to get to DG Martin’s podcasts. Then search “Harberts”.

Click here to get to DG’s podcasts.


*Tuesday, October 28, 2008
“Who’s Talking” with D.G. Martin
WCHL 1360 Chapel Hill, NC
6:00 PM
Bernie checks in with DG from Logan County, Kansas, to discuss life in a wagon at the bottom of the Lost Sea – and why it needs black-footed ferrets. To listen to the interview online, click on the link below to get to DG Martin’s podcasts. Then search “Harberts”.

Click here to get to DG’s podcasts.


*October 16, 2008
8:00 – 8:45 AM
Healy, Kansas
Healy Elementary School


Bernie, in coveralls, explains to kids, some in t-shirts, how he keeps warm
(Denise York photo)

Nothing like a brisk Kansas morning to prove that chili peppers and olive oil keeps you warm. Then again, youth helps. Bernie explains how young and old can travel across America by mule – without freezing…
To learn more about Healy,Kansas, or “Our Village on the Prairie” as its residents call it,click here to go to the Healy website.

*October 7, 2008
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Hays, Kansas
Washington Elementary School

Bernie visits Washington Elementary School to discuss Kansas fossils and how to turn a mule pulling a wagon.

Bernie asks, “How do you turn a mule?”

Students teach Bernie about mule handling. Here, during the question answer session, is what Bernie learned.
Bernie: “How do you turn a mule using your voice?”
Student” “Say turn?”
Bernie: “That’s a good start. But what do you say to a mule when you really, really, want it to turn?
Student: “PLEASE turn…

*September 25, 2008
8:20 – 9:00 AM
Logan, Kansas
Logan Middle and High School

The Logan Trojans boast a heck of an 8-man football team. What questions will they ask Bernie and mule Polly?


Trojans want to know: “Is your wagon road legal?”

Drop by to learn what Bernie and Polly eat, how they shower and where they do laundry. And yes, the Lost Sea wagon boasts an orange slow moving vehicle sign making it street legal.

For more about Logan and Logan’s schools,click here.)


*September 15, 2008
7:00 – 7:45 AM
Phillipsburg Fairground
Phillipsburg, Kansas

It’s called “Kansas’ Biggest Fairground”. It’s also where the Speed Speedliners 4-H group meets.


Bernie (center with hat) and the Speed Speedliners
(Mark Conn photo)

Join the Speedliners, Bernie and mule Polly to learn more about wagon living, the Lost Sea Expedition – and why mule Polly rolls each time Bernie pulls off her harness


Mule Polly demonstrating her Post-Harness roll
(Mark Conn photo)

For more on Phillipsburg, Kansas, just click here.

*September 17, 2008
8:20 – 9:00 AM
Bernie and mule Polly drop by the Hildreth, Nebraska Secondary School, home of the Falcons. Bernie explains grass mileage, Wi Fi for mule wagons and why it pays to study math before you go mule voyaging.


Students learn that mule Polly, half horse and half donkey, is actually a hybrid vehicle

To learn more about Hildreth, Nebraska, click here to go to the Hildreth website.

Friday, Aug 29 9:30 PM
Join UNC-TV host DG Martin and Bernie for a televised discussion of the Bernie’s Atlantic to Pacific mule voyage – and how the “Too Proud to Ride a Cow” book came into being.
Channel: UNC-TV

Sunday, Aug 31 5:00 PM
Join UNC-TV host DG Martin and Bernie for a televised discussion of the Bernie’s Atlantic to Pacific mule voyage – and how the “Too Proud to Ride a Cow” book came into being.
Channel: UNC-TV

*Saturday, February 16
Randolph Arts Guild
Asheboro, NC
“Seekers of the Lost Adventure”
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Interested in the role of imagination in writing children’s books? Ever wondered how to turn tornadoes into Skyworms? Then this is the program for you. Free and open to the public, you’ll learn how to turn a notion into print. Mule or sailing experience not required.

Contact:
Donna Beck
Program Director
Randolph Arts Guild
336.629.0399


Mule Woody meets the Randolph Arts Guild crowd (Donna Beck photo)
Asheboro, NC

2007 Appearances

*Saturday, December 15
11:00 am
Southern Pines Christmas Parade
Yep, mule Polly tows the Lost Sea wagon through town again. Last time, in true nautical spirit, we lined up behind the Sardine Queen….

*Sunday, December 9
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Croaker Town
Oriental, NC
Contact Lynn Friedman
252 249 0990

*Saturday, December 8
10:00 – 4:00
Downtown Oriental Book signing and Lost Sea Wagon tour
Corner of Hodges and South Water Streets
Tennessee Ronnie’s cooking the pig. Grab a side and come on down for a bite of pork. Mule Polly and the Lost Sea wagon will be on display.


Tennessee Ronnie checks the grill.
Details at TownDock.net.
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Oriental Spirit of Christmas Christmas Parade
Oriental, NC
Yep, we’re back in Oriental, the coastal village that launched mule Woody and pony Maggie on their journey across America. Come join the Parade. The theme this year is “The 12 Days Of Christmas.” RiverEarth.com plans to enter the “Partridge in the Lost Sea” entry. Now we just have to find those feathers for Polly the mule…. Want to enter the parade? Call perennial parade organizer Paul Fairbank (252-249-0023).

*Friday, December 7
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Inland Waterway Provision Company
Oriental, NC
252 249 1797


Woody and Maggie enjoy the view from the Oriental Town Dock, just
down the street from the Inland Waterway Provision Company.
While you’re here, drop by the Provision Company. They spliced the anchor that held Sea Bird at anchor on her journey around the world.

*Saturday, December 1
World Premier of the “Lost Sea Expedition” program
Caldwell County Public Library
11:00 am / Conference Room 6
Lenoir, NC
Info: (828) 757 1270


Mule Polly and the Lost Sea Wagon
Neptune, Saskatchewan, Canada

Welcome to the first-ever “Lost Sea” library program! Come learn about the ancient ocean that submerged the Great Plains and much of coastal North Carolina – and how you can navigate it in a mule wagon.

Lost Sea Bonus: Mule Polly and the Lost Sea Wagon will be on display (weather permitting). Come out and peek into the world’s first wi-fi rigged mule wagon – and pet the mule that pulls it.

*Friday, November 31
Downtown Statesville Christmas Festival
Statesville, NC
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Come visit mule Polly and the Lost Sea wagon, the Official RiverEarth.com headquarters, in downtown Statesville. This will the be the first solar powered, wi-fi rigged mule wagon to visit the Historic District. Come on out. We’ll sign books and blog. Then you can go ice skating.


Pony Maggie relieves Santa of another candy cane

*Saturday, November 24
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Star United Methodist Church
Star, NC
“Woody and Maggie Walk Across America” program and booksigning.


Woody welcomes you to Star
Star, NC

Star, NC is where Woody straddled, and scratched, the survey marker pin-pointing the Official Center of North Carolina. We were only trying to polish it… Come out to get the full story.

Woody at the Geographic Center of North Carolina
Star, NC

Woody and Maggie will be coming back for this presentation. Come out and see them – then hang around for the annual Star christmas tree lighting ceremony

*Friday, November 23
Literary Book Post
119 South Main Street
Salisbury, NC
4:00 – 9:00 pm
Contact: Deal Safrit / (704) 630-9788

Woody and Maggie as seen through Mr. Coffee’s front window

Woody and Maggie will be visiting the Literary Book Post at this signing. Drop by for a visit. It’s a guaranteed way to shake off those Thanksgiving left-overs sleepies and stock up on candy canes. Santa will be attending…

*Sunday, November 18
1:00 – 5:00 pm
Cameron Antique Dealer’s Christmas Open House
Cameron, NC
Cameron, NC, voted Best Antique Area in North Carolina by Our State Magazine (and home of Miss Belle’s teahouse) host Woody and Maggie at the Cameron Antique Dealer’s Christmas Open House. Come on out to shop for that hundred-year old pie safe, vintage Christmas ornament – or a personalized copy of “Woody and Maggie” or “Too Proud to Ride a Cow“. Woody and Maggie will be there. We hope to have Maggie’s reindeer antlers in place by then.

*Saturday, November 17
2:00 – 5:00 pm
“Too Proud to Ride a Cow” discussion and book signing
The Country Bookshop
140 NW Broad Street
Southern Pines, NC


Bernie reads from “Too Proud”. The audience wonders when he’ll swallow the chili peppers.
(Paula Wald photo)

Bring the family out to meet Woody and Maggie in the heart of RiverEarth Country (“Too Proud to Ride a Cow” was written two doors down from the Bookshop). Yes, you can pat the same mule that ran off with meteoric effect in “Too Proud”.


Woody kisses women while Bernie signs books
Country Bookshop program and book signing for new book “Too Proud”.
Southern Pines, NC
(Paula Wald photo)

*Friday, November 16
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
“Woody and Maggie Walk Across America” discussion and book signing
Fort Bragg PX
Fort Bragg, NC

*Thursday, November 15
4:00 – 7:00 pm
Fall Festival
Pope Air Force Base Elementary School
Pope Air Force Base
Fayetteville, NC
Yes, Woody and Maggie will be there to greet students – and let them judge who has the gnarlier teeth – mule or pony.

*Tuesday,November13
Oak Hill Elementary School
Oak Hill Community, NC

*Sunday, November 11
“Too Proud to Ride a Cow” program and book signing
Frame Gallery and Gifts
110 W Broad Statesville, NC 28677
Contact: Gloria Hager / (704) 873 6097
1:00 – 5:00 pm
The only thing traditional about this event is that Woody and Maggie are scheduled to appear. Anything could happen. Last year the Parrot Man showed up. Come see who drops by in 2007. Parrots, carrots and gypsy souls welcome.


The Parrot Man
Frame Gallery and Gifts
Statesville, NC

*Saturday, September 29
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo
Mueller Civic Center
Hot Springs, SD

Come listen to cowboys share poetry about modern life on the range – from the high and lonesome coyote note to the guy passing through town in the yellow mule wagon. Oh, right, that’s me. Fear not, Polly and I will be there with the Lost Sea wagon – and a special poem of our own.
*Friday, September 28
10:00 – 5:00 pm
Black Hills Books & Treasures

Diane Gross, Polly and Bernie at Black Hills Books and Treasures
112 South Chicago Street
Hot Springs, South Dakota 57747
Contact: Diane Gross (605)745 5545

Story time
Hot Springs, SD
*Saturday, September 22
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Borders Books and Gifts
2130 Haines Ave
Rapid City, SD
Polly and the Lost Sea wagon will be there. Come check out how they’ve weathered life on the Lost Sea.
Contact Tammy Barrow
(605) 394-5334 / tbarrow1@bordersstores.com


Polly eyes up another child bearing cookies
Border Books and Gifts
Rapid City, SD

Wednesday, July 11
Summer Reading Program
Hulett, Wyoming
2:30 – 3:30 pm


Reading Break
Hulett, Wyoming

Saturday, June 30
Dahl Memorial
Ekalaka, MT
8:00 – 9:00 pm
Come visit mule Polly and me at Dahl Memorial, just down the street from the famed Ekalaka Musuem (where, in addition to a T. Rex skull, you can also see the two-headed lamb skull).


Double Ewe
Ekalaka, MT

In a World Mule-skinning Premier (darkness permitting) slides from Bernie and Polly’s voyage will be shown on a sail hung from the Lost Sea wagon’s side.
Kids, fossils and double-headed life stock welcome.

*Saturday, June 9
Historic Bijou Theater

Bijou owner Emanuel Culman with theater hound Lucy
Beach, ND
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Program: The Lost Sea Expedition- by Mule Across America
Yes, mule Polly will haul the Lost Sea wagon into downtown Beach for your inspection


The chair I’m saving you


Manly popcorn
Bijour Theater
Beach, ND

*Thursday, June 7
Lincoln Elementary School
Beach, ND
10:00 – 11:00 am

Bernie explains
Lincoln Elementary School
Beach, ND

*Wednesday, June 6
Beach Public Library
Beach, ND
10:00 – 11:00 am
Story Hour reading of “Woody and Maggie Walk Across America”
After the reading, come visit Polly, the Lost Sea wagon and find out what the hammer’s for (it’s for whacking on Polly’s rubber boots).

*Friday, May 9
2:00 – 3:0 pm
Plentywood Public School
Plentywood, Montana
Mule Polly visits first through fourth graders and, in addition to shedding light on the Lost Sea, shows the answer to, “What do that mule’s teeth look like…?”

*Tuesday, May 1
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Radville, Saskatchewan
Barbecue hosted by the Radville Chamber of Commerce
Radville Civic Center
Come meet mule Polly, tour the Lost Sea Wagon and get to know some mighty friendly Prairie People

Radville Train Station (Circa 1913)

*Saturday, March 31
11:00 – 3:00 pm
Earth Fling
Carolina Lakes
Sanford, NC

*Thursday, March 29
5:30 – 7:00 pm
Pope Air Force Base Elementary School
Pope Air Force Base,
Fayetteville, NC
Yes, Woody and Maggie will be there.

*Saturday, March 19
8:45 – 10:00 am
Cameron Elementary School
Cameron, NC
Woody and Maggie will be attending.

*Saturday, March 10
2:00 – 4:00 pm
The Country Bookshop
140 NW Broad St
Southern Pines, NC
Contact: (910) 692 3211
Come visit the bookshop two doors down from where “Woody and Maggie” was written.
Yes, Woody and Maggie will be hanging out with us.

*Tuesday, February 25 – Saturday, March 3
Woody, Maggie and Bernie head to Washington, DC to visit schools in our nation’s capital.

* Wednesday, February 21
The Frame Gallery and Gifts
110 W Broad St
Statesville, NC 28677
(704) 873 6097
Yes, somehow we’ll try to sneak Woody and Maggie in for an appearance…

*Thursday, February 22
Literary Book Post
119 S. Main St.
119 South Main Street, Salisbury, NC 28144
Contact: Deal Safrit / (704) 630-9788

*Sunday, February 25
Iredell Country Public Library
Statesville, NC
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Woody and Maggie will also be joining me, weather permitting.
Come on out and take part in the Rocky Mountain Red Hots Experiment.
I’m always looking for volunteers.
Contact: Peggy Carter / (704) 873 0181

*Wednesday, February 8
Woodlake Country Club
Luncheon Speaker
Topic: Mule Meals: Poke Salad to Electrified Quail

*Tuesday, January 23
7:00 – 8:00 pm
Presentation of the children’s book
“Woody and Maggie Walk Across America”.
Woody and Maggie will be making an appearance (if it’s not too cold).
Southern Pines Elementary School
Southern Pines, NC

*Thursday, January 19
Ocracoke School
9:30 – 11:00 am
Ocracoke, NC
“Woody and Maggie Walk Across America” presentation.

*Saturday, January 6
Presentation of Childrens book “Woody and Maggie Walk Across America”
Woody and Maggie will be attending (weather permitting).
Caldwell County Public Library
11:00 AM
Lenoir, NC

*Thursday, January 4
The Cardinal Book Club
Aberdeen, NC

2006 Appearances

*Sunday, December 17
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Gallery display “The Paintings Behind “Woody and Maggie Walk Across
America”“
Presented by Bernie Harberts, illustrator Danila Devins and the
Campbell House Gallery at Weymouth Woods

Southern Pines, NC
See below for details.

*Saturday, December 16
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Gallery display “The Paintings Behind “Woody and Maggie Walk Across America”“
Presented by Bernie Harberts, illustrator Danila Devins and the Campell House Gallery at Weymouth Woods
Southern Pines, NC

The children’s geography book “Woody and Maggie Walk Across America”

Come on out and discover how 28 days of rain turned Bernie’s tipi into a Grumpy Mushroom- well, according to Woody and Maggie. Refreshments will be served and a matted print signed by Harberts and Devins will be given away as a door prize.
Signed copies of “Woody and Maggie” will be available. Can’t join us? Drop by the RiverEarth.com General Store and order a copy of “Woody and Maggie” dedicated to anyone you have in mind.

*Saturday, December 16
Southern Pines Christmas Parade
11:00 am
Come meet Woody and Maggie as they walk behind the Lost Sea wagon pulled by Polly – or catch them if the fire department is the entry behind us…

*Wednesday, December 17
Rick Lamb “The Horse Show” on RFD-TV
8:00 am

*Tuesday, November 14
The O’Neal School
Southern Pines, NC
Woody and Maggie will be attending
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

*Wednesday, December 13
Rick Lamb “The Horse Show” on RFD-TV
9:00 am

*Tuesday, December 11
Rick Lamb “The Horse Show” on RFD-TV
5:00 pm

*Sunday, December 10
Malcolm Blue Farm
Southern Pines, NC
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Woody and Maggie will be attending
See below for details.

*Saturday, December 9
Malcolm Blue Farm
1177 Bethesda Road
Aberdeen, NC
11:oo AM – 4:00 PM
Woody and Maggie will be attending. Come on out and meet them. Don’t forget the carrots. Experience an Early American Christmas at the Malcolm Blue Farm. Sample traditional Christmas cooking, early American children’s games and yes, there’ll even be mule wagon rides. Not with mule Woody, though. You already know about the time he crashed into a tree.
910 944 7558

*Friday, December 8
Inland Waterway Provision Company
Oriental, NC
1:30 – 3:30 pm
252 249 1797

*Friday, December 8
Croaker Town USA
Oriental, NC
252 249 0990
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

*Sunday, November 5
Cumberland County Public Library
Woody and Maggie will be attending.
301 Maiden Ln
Fayetteville, NC 28301-5000
2:30 – 3:30 PM
910 483 7727

*Saturday, October 28
Oriental, NC
Village Barbecue and Apple Pie Contest
Woody and Maggie will be attending
5:00 – 7:00 pm

*Thursday, October 19
Beaufort Public Library
Beaufort, NC
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Our talk will be part of the “Afternoon Adventures” series. Come learn how Bernie got his head stuck in a stock – and how Woody met the blue mule Equinox…

*Tuesday, October 17
Cape Carteret Public Library
Cape Carteret, NC
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Come learn what happened to that Tabasco bottle I filled with sea water on Emerald Isle

The day Woody touched the Atlantic Ocean on Emerald Isle, NC
five miles from where we’re speaking at the Cape Carteret Public
Library.

*Monday, October 16
Oriental Rotary Club
7:15 PM
Oriental, NC
“65 Days at Sea” Presentation

*Sunday, October 15
Southern Pines Area Horse Farm Tour Presented by
Prancing Horse Center for Therapeutic Riding North Carolina State
University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Equine Health Center
Southern Pines, NC
Directions: On US 1 just north of Southern Pines.
For more information on the signing and Barn Tour, call 910 245-3220.

*Friday, October 13
Literary Bookpost
Woody and Maggie will be attending.
6:30 – 8:30 PM
119 South Main Street Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: (704)630-978

*Saturday, September 30
Official Book Release for “Woody and Maggie Walk Across America”
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Foxtrack Training Center
625 Valley View Rd
Southern Pines, NC
Here’s your chance to see what a year on the road with Woody and
Maggie is like. Bernie will have his tipi pitched and companions
saddled. Refreshments will be served and you can check out the Lost
Sea Wagon. Yes – you can pick up a personalized copy of “Woody and Maggie”.

Maggie checks out Copy Number
One of her new book “Woody and Maggie Walk Across America”

*Tuesday, September 28
Woody and Maggie will be making an appearance.
Lee County Agricultural Center
2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford, NC
7:00 – 8:00 PM

*Saturday, September 16
Thelma Dingus Public Library
Wallace, NC
11:00 AM – 12:00 noon

*Sunday, September 10
Rowan Public Library
Salisbury, NC
2:00 – 3:00 PM
For more info contact:
Melody Moxley / Rowan Public Library
704 216 8230

*Tuesday, August 22
Woody and Maggie will be making an appearance.
Aberdeen Community Center
Aberdeen, NC
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

*Saturday, August 19
Woody and Maggie will be making an appearance.
Caldwell County Public Library
Lenoir, NC
10:00 – 11:00 AM: Presentation of Childrens book “Woody and Maggie
Walk Across America”

*Tuesday, August 8
Woody and Maggie will be making an appearance.
Southern Pines Public Library
Southern Pines, NC
11:00 AM – 12:00 noon
Final presentation in the 2006 Summer Reading Program “Paws, Claws,
Scales and Tales”
Come preview the new children’s book “Woody and Maggie Walk Across
America”


Meeting Woody and Maggie
Southern Pines Public Library
Alice Thomas photo

*Wednesday, July 26
Foxtrack Training Center
Woody and Maggie will be making an appearance.
Southern Pines, NC
11:00 AM – 12:00 noon

*Wednesday, June 14

Foxtrack Training Center
Woody and Maggie will be making an appearance.
Southern Pines, NC
11:00 AM – 12:00 noon


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