Paris, KY, August 17, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Miranda N. Prather, author of "Blue Blue Sea Finds His Cape," and Hayley Mullins, illustrator of the work, will attend a book signing at The Secretariat Festival 2016 in Paris, Kentucky, on September 17, 2016. Books will be available to purchase, which Prather and Mullins will autograph. In addition, the popular festival celebrating the life of famous Thoroughbred Secretariat will feature tours of Claiborne Farm, celebrity signing events from the Secretariat team and special visits to the home of the only living Triple Crown winner, American Pharoah.
"Blue Blue Sea Finds His Cape," published by Shoofly View, tells the life story of a blue-collar racehorse who overcame a devastating illness to survive and inspire thousands around the globe who were facing their own struggles. It will be a homecoming of sorts for Team Blue Blue Sea, as the blue-collar racehorse was born in Paris, Kentucky, not France, as recounted in the book. The book features playful writing and delightful pictures, by Kentucky artist Hayley Mullins, that bring the tale of Blue Blue Sea to life. Blue Blue Sea was no American Pharoah, but he became a hero just the same!
Miranda N. Prather was born in Texas and grew up in Mississippi, Louisiana and Kentucky. The first horse she recalls following was Seattle Slew, who was born the same year she was, but it was Alydar that was her first horse racing love (and Blue Blue Sea’s great-grandsire). During her time in Kentucky, she took horseback riding lessons and owned an off-track Thoroughbred named Beble.
Hayley Mullins from Erlanger, Kentucky, attends college at Lipscomb University in her freshman year. She is a self-taught artist, who is gaining a following due to her natural talent for catching a subject in whimsical ways. She is studying Visual Development and Animation.
Secretariat needs no introduction. His legendary performances on the track earned him a following that stretched well beyond the ranks of horse racing fans. Owned by Penny Chenery and ridden by Ron Turcotte, the handsome chestnut ended the then longest drought of Triple Crown winners and ushered in the golden 1970's when no sport was more popular than horse racing. His Belmont Stakes victory remains one of the most storied wins of any sport. Chenery founded the Secretariat Foundation as a means of giving back to the community, and especially the amazing equine athletes of the sport.
Shoofly View seeks to give authors honest feedback, and if an author presents a well-written, interesting book, the chance at publication. In late 2015, they published "Blue Blue Sea Finds His Cape," their first book. They are currently looking at other book projects and plan an online journal to highlight the best in writing, art and photography.
Shoo-Fly View Publications