Past and Present Events
WRITING WORKSHOPS as part of the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) Write Your Story Program for veterans, military, and their families from 2017 – present.
CAREER DAY at Monarch Academy, Annapolis, May 25, 2023
PRESENTER at Military Writers Society of America (MWSA) conference with Kathleen M. Rodgers – Writing Through Doubts and Discovering Available Resources, Aug. 25 – 27, 2022 New Orleans
AUTHOR VISIT at Centennial Middle School, Chandler, AZ, Tues., Feb. 1, 2022
Valerie Ormond has appeared at a variety of venues including large book festivals, major speaking engagements, professional seminars, and personally-requested book signings. Following are a sampling of past events, with clickable links for more information:
Loftmar Stables Summer Camp – Facilitator, Horse Story Writing Workshops
Nantucket Elementary School Horse Book Club
Desire Ministries Horse Club – Book Discussions
Book signings at bookstores, Calvert County Library Local Authors’ Festival, Muddy Creek Artists’ Guild, Maryland Therapeutic Riding Center’s Urban Roedown, the Maryland State Fair, Pomona Horse Expo, and more
Tailored book signings for Girl Scout Troops, Brownies, and other small groups
EVENTS AND APPEARANCES
READ ACROSS AMERICA DAY CELEBRATION WITH SENATOR ED REILLY
BETTER HORSES RADIO NETWORK NATIONAL AND WORLD WIDE PROGRAMS
LISTED WITH BOOK CLUB READING LIST FOR BOOK CLUB VISITS
Valerie is available for school visits throughout the year. Please see a sample program (including Read-Alouds from the book and “Closure Tickets“) and an Author’s Interview for a school visit. Shebra Evans, Harmony Hills Elementary School PTA President, had the following to say about a visit to her school’s Book Fair:
“Valerie Ormond, the author of Believing in Horses, gave a wonderful presentation along with her brother, Edward Ormond. The audience was captivated as the two brought the book to life with their interactive presentation.”
Please contact Valerie if you are interested.
The Discussion Guides and Activities included in this web site are highly recommended to enrich your reading experience. Linda Barnhart, an educator with over 25 years of experience, had the following to say about them:
“The planning guides are tiered and structured to allow educators and the home schooled the time to enjoy the instruction effortlessly. The interdisciplinary activities extend the students’ abilities across all curriculum areas.”
These are provided free of charge under the Discussion Guides/Activities page.
Due to popular demand, a teacher’s guide, Teacher’s Tack for Believing In Horses, is now also available for purchase. For more information, please click here.