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Award-winning Author H. Alan Day to Present at Tucson Festival of Books
Arizona author will share information about ranching, wild horses, and writing at 4th largest book festival in the country.
By: H. Alan Day
Winner of the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, Arizona Author’s Book Award and Feathered Quill Award, The Horse Lover (University of Nebraska Press) is Day’s memoir about starting the first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary, located on 35,000 acres in the Sand Hills of South Dakota, and caring for 1500 wild horses. His deep connection with the animals is clear from the outset, as is his maverick philosophy of horse-whispering, which he used to train the entire herd. The memoir reveals the Herculean task of balancing the requirements of the government with the needs of the wild horses.
The Arizona Daily Star chose The Horse Lover as one of ten outstanding books published in 2014. Day’s first book, Lazy B (Random House), co-authored with his sister, Sandra Day O’Connor, was the New York Times bestselling memoir about their life growing up on a southwestern cattle ranch.
The non-profit Tucson Festival of Books draws over 100,000 attendees. Proceeds support literacy programs in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Since its launch in 2009, the Festival has contributed $1,050,000 to local programs including Reach Out and Read Southern Arizona, Reading Seed, Stories that Soar!, and Literacy Volunteers of Tucson.
For information about the Tucson Festival of Books and H. Alan Day’s presentation schedule, visit http://www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org. For more information about H. Alan Day and The Horse Lover, visit http://www.thehorselover.com.
About the Author: H. Alan Day’s upbringing branded him a cowboy from the day he was born. He was part of the third generation to grow up on the 200,000-acre Lazy B cattle ranch straddling the high deserts of southern Arizona and New Mexico. The ranching and cowboy lifestyle appealed to him so greatly that after graduating from the University of Arizona, he returned to manage Lazy B for the next 40 years. During his career, he received numerous awards for his dedicated stewardship of the land. Now retired, he divides his time between Tucson and Pinetop, AZ.
Lynn Wiese Sneyd