Hornbeak author publishes new book
Posted: Friday, January 29, 2010 9:11 pm
By DONNA RYDER
Children will learn a lesson about not making fun of other people in Robbie Lamb Riley’s newest book, “Little White Pony.”
The Hornbeak author told the story to her children, Debbie Campbell and William M. Riley, and her granddaughter, Mollie Jewel Long, when they were growing up and recently decided to publish it in a 12-page paperback book.
The children’s book tells of a pony who thought he was better looking than others. The white pony unknowingly swims in different colored paints and, in his eyes, becomes uglier than the spotted pony he has made fun of.
Mrs. Riley said she had the book printed at Lanzer’s Printing and Office Supply in Union City because she can offer it for a better price. The book is available for purchase from the author, at Lanzer’s and at Hastings Books in Dyersburg. Hastings Books also sells her other five books. They include “Final Destination,” a book of poetry; “The Creaking Stair Step,” a love, murder mystery; “The Misty Valley” and “Chief Reelfoot,” both love stories; and “A Visitor in My Garden,” a Christian book.
She said “A Visitor in My Garden” is her personal favorite, though “Chief Reelfoot” is her best seller.
Mrs. Riley said she may publish another story she made up for her children, “Little Green Frog,” in the future.
Associate Editor Donna Ryder can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com.
Published in The Messenger 1.29.10