Whiskeytown hosts a book release and signing for local children’s author and park volunteer Sheila Heuer

Local author Sheila Heuer will have the formal release and signing of her newly published book Cowboy the Magic Horse at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area Visitor Center bookstore on Friday, June 10, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The visitor center is located at 14412 J.F. Kennedy Memorial Drive.  The public is invited to celebrate this amazing story of a young girl named Sophia and the very special relationship she has with her horse, Cowboy.  Based on a true story of the unconditional love and friendship between a girl and her loyal horse, this book is the first in a planned series.  The book’s illustrator, Jacki Goedert, will also be on hand and will display images from the book. There is a possibility that the main character from the book, Cowboy, will also make a cameo appearance!sophia-and-cowboy-the-magic-horse.jpg

In this heartwarming book, Sophia finds tenderness, hope, and devotion from her loving horse when she discovers she must have an operation.  A kidney cancer survivor herself, Heuer plans to donate free copies of this inspirational book to children’s hospitals throughout the country “One hospital at a time,” says Heuer.  Sheila lives in Redding with her husband Kurt Heuer, an officer with the California Highway Patrol.  She is the president of the Friends of Whiskeytown and volunteers at the Whiskeytown Visitor Center along with many other local organizations.

For more information, please contact the Whiskeytown Visitor Center bookstore manager, Sheila Edridge, at (530)-396-2353.  For more information on Whiskeytown, please stop by the visitor center daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or call (530) 246-1225.  You can also visit the park website at www.nps.gov/whis.