On Friday, October 19 at 4 PM we will host author Toni Leland at the Delaware (Main) Library, as she discusses “Animals in Fiction,” a discussion of the various ways fiction writers incorporate animals into their stories. Read a synopsis of her newest book Double Exposure and come hear her talk about how Delaware County inspired the story.
Ms. Leland’s professional background is firmly based in the equine industry. After establishing an advertising/graphics company in 1986, she moved quickly into the publishing sector, and designed and produced annual regional directories for several International Arabian Horse divisions, the NEW ENGLAND NUTMEG HORSE BULLETIN (a yearly events calendar), two bi-monthly breed magazines, and a horse-awareness promotion for a national association. She has published two non-fiction titles which continue to be top sellers in the industry: SHOW YOUR MINI (an exhibitor’s handbook) and SO YOU’RE EXPECTING A FOAL (a guidebook for mare owners). Since 1989, she has written many articles for the Miniature Horse industry, and continues to work as the editor for her publishing group.
She began her serious fiction career in 1999 with two juvenile chapter-books. To date, she has published seven adult contemporary novels, one paranormal romance, and a Young Adult novella. Her fiction has appeared in several anthologies, magazines, and various writing newsletters. She keeps up with the writing community through her Facebook page, as well as membership in Sisters In Crime and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association.
Ms. Leland’s books will be available for purchase and autographing.