Tractor Mac Author and Illustrator Billy Steers to visit the Winter Farmers Market at Norfield Grange on February 18 for a book signing
Tractor Mac Book Signing
WHEN: 10 AM to 2 PM, Saturday, February 18, 2012
WHERE: Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston, CT 06883
Billy Steers, creator of the popular children’s book series Tractor Mac, will be at the Winter Farmers Market at Norfield Grange on February 18 for a book signing of his popular children’s book series Tractor Mac.
With nine titles now in the series, the books have sold over 150,000 copies. The books were inspired by bedtime stories Steers created for his sons when they were young, which told of the adventures of their red toy tractor. Characterized by brightly colored, detailed illustrations and absorbing stories that are ideal for young readers preschool to age 7, the Tractor Mac books now include a dynamic cast of characters: Tractor Mac; Sibley, the work horse; Farmer Bill; Sam, the ram; Fetch, the dog; Walter, the goat; Margot, the cow; and Plane Jane, the plane. Books in the series include Tractor Mac Arrives at the Farm, Tractor Mac Learns to Fly, Tractor Mac You’re a Winner, Tractor Mac Builds a Barn, Tractor Mac Harvest Time, Tractor Mac Saves Christmas, Tractor Mac Parade’s Best, Tractor Mac Farmer’s Market, and his latest Tractor Mac Tune Up.
At the Winter Farmers Market at Norfield Grange, families can defy winter while purchasing farm fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, maple syrup, goats milk cheese and yogurt, handmade soap and body products, natural beef and pork, wild-caught seafood, eggs, baked goods, prepared foods, and more. Visit our Crafters’ Corner, and support local artisans with beautiful hand-knit hats, hair accessories, boxwood wreaths and trees, live orchids, soy candles, pint-sized couture, artwork, pottery, jewelry, and much more! The Market is open every Saturday, from 10am to 2pm at the Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston, CT 06883.
About the Author
Mr. Steers, who grew up on a farm in Roxbury, Connecticut and has been a self-described “chronic doodler” since childhood, is now a commercial pilot with American Airlines. He studied geography and cartography at the University of Utah and was a cartoonist for the school newspaper. After serving as a pilot in the United States Air Force, Mr. Steers apprenticed with a well-known children’s book author and illustrator, where he contributed to more than 40 titles before he published his first Tractor Mac book with Golden Books. He has since taken over publishing his own books in Roxbury, where he lives with his wife and three sons.