Fall festivals are my favorite time of year. The weather is cooling down, the leaves are turning colors, the pumpkins give me a happy feeling. Fall begins the holiday seasons of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For the next three months I get to read my holiday books at schools and Rod and I are practicing our Christmas songs
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In Octobter we kicked off the Fall Festivals at Scott’s Plantation Cotton Festival. That is where Rod and I met three years ago. He was playing music and I was selling my books. We have enjoyed getting to know each other, singing music everywhere together, and now writing children’s books together.
Pumpkins on a gate
Rod Ragsdale playing his guitar and harmonica at the Plantation Festival 2015
Scott Plantation Settlement Fall Festival
Rod Ragsdale and his book booth of The Adventures of Andrew on the Golf Course
Carol Dabney singing for the folks at the Scott’s fall festival
The Happy Pumpkin, Patch by Carol Dabbney. Great to read to young children every fall.
The Adventures of Andrew on the Golf Course by Rod Ragsdale
Rod spent 40 years developing and working on golf courses. His son is a golf pro at Disney world. Rod has been showing me how to play golf the last year as well. I illustrate his adventure books. Great for young children 10 and under. Rod has four books in his series now, including a Christmas special new this year 2016… The Adventures of Andrew on the Golf Course – book four – Golfing with Santa.
He read the first book at several libraries and showed the children how to putt. They loved golfing at the library.
The Good Earth annual Pooches and Pumpkins Festival. It’s my fourth year.
Pumpkins on a gate
My pup and pumpkin watercolor painting
The pilgrim, Jack, watching over his pumpkin seed to keep it safe from the weather was important. He carried buckets of water in the heat. Patch the pumpkin made a huge Jack-O-Lantern at Halloween and tasty pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. The book shares the value of hard work, patience and sharing.
my artwork. watercolor. I love painting. Very relaxing.
We hope you will go online to amazon and maybe purchase some of our books as Christmas gifts. Thank you for your support.
Rod and I will be singing and reading our stories at The Arkansas State Convention Center Saturday November 12 for the Holiday House Santa Event from 9-noon, where we will have our Christmas books for sell and will sign autographs.
Also: The Arkansas State Capital Saturday December 3, from 6-8pm for the annual Christmas tree lighting and Santa event. Saturday December 10 at 11:30 at the Maumelle Library. The Clinton Children’s Library Monday December 19 at 11am. Hope to see you there.