Wednesday, April 30, public relations expert and author Lynn Wiese Sneyd will join H. Alan Day, her client and coauthor of “The Horse Lover: A Cowboy’s Quest to Save the Wild Mustangs,” when they speak to the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers at the regular monthly meeting held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The two will lend insight into what to expect while writing, publishing and promoting a book.
“Lynn Wiese Sneyd has served our SSWW group members well as a speaker and a consultant in public relations on many occasions,” said founder/president Patricia L. Brooks. “We welcome her back to speak to us this year with her client and their new book to learn about their adventure in coauthoring.”
Published by the University of Nebraska Press, “The Horse Lover” has been called “an instant classic” by Booklist. Kirkus Reviews notes that the book “delivers a lively report of [Day’s] four years tending 1,500 unadoptable wild mustangs.”
Sneyd is the owner of LWS Literary Services, an agency that specializes in editing, ghostwriting, book proposals, query letters and book publicity. In addition to coauthoring the above-mentioned book, she is the author of “Holistic Parenting: Raising Children to a New Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being” and coauthor of “Healthy Solutions: A Guide to Simple Healing and Healthy Wisdom.” The latter received the Arizona Book Award for best health/nutrition/wellness book. A frequent presenter at writers’ conferences and workshops, Sneyd holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a recipient of a Ragdale residency.
Day grew up on the 200,000-acre Lazy B cattle ranch located in southern Arizona and New Mexico and returned to manage the ranch after graduating from the University of Arizona. In 1988 he purchased a 35,000-acre ranch in South Dakota’s Sand Hills and started the first government-sponsored wild horse sanctuary, which became home to 1,500 wild mustangs. He also coauthored the memoir “Lazy B: Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest” with his sister, Sandra Day O’Connor, who was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan and served from 1981 until 2006.
Meeting location is Chaparral Suites Scottsdale, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Ariz., and cost is $25 for members, $28 for guests. To attend, R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.