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Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Madtown Author Daze
Madtown Author Daze - 11AM to 4PM
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
Madison, WI

Even if it is tax day, come to Madison, Wisconsin's Madtown Author Daze. Author Mary Gover Gray will be introducing her two titles of the Dixie Doodle series to all curious readers. Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle fans can buy the second title, Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle ( or the first title, too!) during this first time event. The event planners were excited that this day coincides with the opening of Madison's renown Farmer's Market.See you there!

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Book World
Book World Signing - 12 noon to 2:00PM
10920 N. Port Washington Road
Mequon, WI 53092
262-240-9839
Price: free

April's Fools Day but this is no joke! Come meet author Mary Gover Gray. She will have copies of Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle and Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle. These two children's books offer visual delight from illustrator Denver Wagner. The reader is guided through the adventures of a frolicking standard poodle who seems to get in the way. All ends well for Dixie and smiles are all around. Come see if you can find the missing paw prints in each book! 

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Wisconsin Author Festival
Wisconsin Author Festival - 10-4 PM
7421 W. National Ave.
West Allis, WI 53213
414-302-8540
Price: free

Come meet authors from the great state of Wisconsin!  This is the second annual event to be held by the West Allis Public Library.

Can't wait to meet Wisconsin writers and readers of all ages.

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Book World Store
Holiday Book Signing - Noon to 2:00PM
10920 N.Port Washington Rd.
Mequon, WI 53092
Price: free

Just in time for holiday shopping! This year brings two books in the Dixie Doodle series. If you already have the first title, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle, come and see Mary Gover Gray's second title, Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle.  It is always nice to meet the readers of the Dixie Doodle adventures! Happy Holidays to all!

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Milwaukee County Sports Complex
Holiday Art, Craft & Gift Expo - Friday 9-5,Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4PM
6000 W. Ryan Rd.
Franklin, WI 53132

Come one come all!! This THREE DAY event will be Nov. 25, 26, 27th 2016 in Franklin, Wisconsin. Mary Gover Gray is very pleased to attend this craft fair. The author's  teaching experiences were in this town so she will be returning to the scene where Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle takes place. Of course, the first title, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle will be for sale as well. Happy Holidays !

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Avalon Square Art & Craft Fair
Avalon Square Craft Fair - 9:00 AM -3:00 PM
222 Park Place
Waukesha, WI 53186
262-446-9300
Price: free

It is the season for craft fairs and creative works for sale!! Come see what folks have been doing this past year. Author, Mary Gover Gray, has released a second children's book, Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle. Both titles will be available so please stop by and get an autographed copy for your children's book shelf.

Saturday, November 5th, 2016

SE Wisconsin Festival of Books
Writer Marketplace - Saturday 9:00AM to 4:00 PM
1500 University Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53188
262-521-5201
Price: free

Writers will be able to sell and autograph their books  at tables in the Commons hallway. The Marketplace will be open Saturday, 9-4PM at the UW-Waukesha Waukesha Campus on University Drive. Children's author Mary Gover Gray will be signing both titles, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle and newly released in 2016, Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle.  Panel discussions, area authors, new stories of various  topics - come see for yourself!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

The Virginia Health & Rehab Center
2016 Authumn Craft Fair - 10:00 AM to 4:30PM
1451 Cleveland Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
262-547-2123
Price: free

This will be the 3rd Annual Harvest Craft Fair at the Virginia. Come visit to select your holiday gifts. See what the area crafters have to share this year at the fair. Children's author, Mary Gover Gray, has released a second children's story, Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle. Every book shelf needs a Dixie story!!

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Threshold
Third Annual Showcase of Authors - TBA
2380 W. Washington Avenue
West Bend, Wisconsin 53090
Price: free

Meet and greet area authors for the third year in a row! Many different topics included. Mary Gover Gray will be signing her second children's picture book, Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle. The story takes place in an elementary school holding its annual field day event. The friendly standard poodle becomes involved and is everyone's smiling pup in the end.

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Petlicious Pier Dogs
10:00AM
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Price: free

Come to watch energetic dogs jump and dive into a trough of water, diving off a pier. Great fun and competition! Games, food, friendly vendors and a book signing of Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle, and Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle by Mary Gover Gray . See you there at the parking lot of the Petlicious Bakery and Petlicious Spa for dogs.

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Book Nook
Dixie Doodle Signing - 10AM-11:00AM
1821 Broadway
Mattoon, Illinois 61938
217-234-2277
Price: free

Come meet and greet the author Mary Gover Gray, Saturday morning at Mattoon's Book Nook bookstore. This is the second story in the Dixie Doodle series.  The author is pleased to share another adventure of her standard poodle, Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle. Dixie visits an elementary school and becomes involved with an outside Field Day event. Readers get in on some fun by searching for 14 paw prints in this colorful children's picture book. See you there!

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Beachside Authorfest
Beachside Authorfest - 10AM
Lake Geneva Library
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147
Price: free

Second year in a row! Come meet and greet area authors and get a book signed.

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Bragi Cafe
Book Signing by Children's Author - 1Pm-3PM
80 N. Walworth Ave. No. 1
William's Bay, WI 53191
262-686-8016
Price: free

Come and see a café full of graphic art, wearable art, and published work. Bragi is a great place to meet for a cup of coffee and more. If you come June 25, 2016 you can purchase a copy of Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle or author Mary Gover Gray's latest story, Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle. She will be pleased to autograph a copy for you!As long as you are this close, you could drive to Fontana, WI and see the historic Fontana Frog!

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Book World Stores
Independent Bookseller's Day - 11:00AM-12:00PM
10920 N. Port Washington Road
Mequon, WI 53092
262-240-9839
Price: free

Come to the Book World Store in Mequon, Saturday, April 30th. In celebration of Independent Bookseller's Day visitors will get to meet and greet Mary Gover Gray and other children's authors. Authors will be reading from their books as well as signing purchased copies. There will be fun activities for children and family members at this event, too!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Mukwonago Library Storytime
Children's Storytime - 10:00 AM-11:00AM
511 Division Street
Mukwonago, Wisconsin 53149
262-363-6411
Price: free

Author Mary Gover Gray returns to read her second children's picture book, Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle. The room is cozy and a pleasant setting for the young to listen to Dixie Doodle's second adventure. The friendly standard poodle visits an elementary school this time which involves a dog entering the contests during Field Day. It will be a fine morning to share a funny tale, or is that tail?

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

The Learning Shop - Mequon
"Save Some Green Sale" - 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11043 N. Port Washington Road
Mequon, Wisconsin
262-478-0227
Price: free

March is the month to celebrate St. Patrick's Day - come to the Learning Shop during their "Save Some Green Sale." Author Mary Gover Gray will be signing her children's picture books, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle and newly released Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle. The Dixie series offer adventures a standard poodle pup can have whether in a senior center or an elementary school. Readers of all ages enjoy searching for the hidden paw prints in both books. See you there!

Saturday, March 12th, 2016

The Breadloaf Book Shop
Book Signing - 1:00-3:00 PM
727 Geneva Street
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147
262-248-9446
Price: free

Come meet Mary Gover Gray, author of the two Dixie Doodle stories. In  Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle the fluffy poodle prances her way through the senior center trying to help. In the newly released Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle the author takes you to an elementary school where the standard poodle is a by-stander at Field Day. This smiling poodle doesn't stay there long before she bounces her way amongst the childlren. Both books have hidden paw prints throughout for the reader to find. Good Luck!

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

The Learning Shop-Brookfield
Book Signing Event - 11:00AM to 2:00PM
17435 W. Bluemound Road
Brookfield, WI
262-789-6994
Price: free

The Learning Shop encourages everyone to take part in a book promotion held at their store the month of February. Books can be purchased from their store or brought in for drop off. The books collected will then be donated to an area hospital's children's unit. Author Mary Gover Gray will donate her two titles in the Dixie Doodle series. Saturday, Feb.27th she will be available to sign her newly released book, Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle as well as her first book, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle.  See you there!

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Waukesha's Jammin' Janboree
Waukesha Jammin' JanBoree - signing 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Martha Merrells Bookstore, 231 W. Main
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
262-547-1060
Price: free

Another story about Dixie Doodle has just arrived! Author Mary Gray will be signing her second book, Dixie Doodle the Happy Poodle, Saturday afternoon during the Waukesha winter Janboree. Check the website for more info about the winter celebration: janboree.org. Stop by the bookstore to visit and find activities to do during a Wisconsin winter!

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Avalon Square Art & Craft Fair
Avalon Square Art & Craft Fair - 9:00AM to 3:00PM
222 Park Place
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
262-446-9300
Price: free

It's that time again - the annual Avalon Square Art & Craft Fair. Author, Mary Gover Gray will be there for the first time with her children's book, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle. Please come see all of the fine crafts and art displayed and for sale at this event!

Sunday, November 8th, 2015

Waukesha Floral Holiday Open House
Holiday Open House - 10AM -4PM
319 S. Prairie Ave.
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
262-542-8152
Price: free

Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse once again will offer an opportunity to purchase a copy of Mary Gover Gray's children's book, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle. Ms. Gray will be signing books on Sunday, November 9, 2015 from 10AM to 2PM. The event begins Saturday, Nov. 9th from 8AM-5PM. Come to experience the shop - flowers and much, much, more during this annual event! There will be barrels available to hold any food donations brought in for the Waukesha Food Pantry.

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Author's Marketplace - 8:30AM-12:00PM
1500 N. University Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
Price: free

Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle will be on sale during the 2015 SE Wisconsin Book Festival. Come during the Saturday allotted time to visit with Mary Gover Gray and many other authors at the Author's Marketplace. See the website,

http://waukesha.uwc.edu/about/overview/campus-map

to learn of other activities offered during Nov.6-7,2015. See you there!

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Virginia Health Rehabilitation Center
2015 Autumn Craft Fair - 9:30AM-5:30PM
1451 Cleveland Ave.
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
Price: free

The Virginia Health & Rehabilitation Center will have their second annual craft fair! Ms. Gray will be there ready to sign her children's picture book, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle. Come see a variety of crafters and must have items!!

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

The Learning Shop
Sale day at the Learning Shop! - 10:00AM to 1:00PM
17435 W. Bluemound Road
Brookfield, Wisconsin 53045
262-789-6994
Price: free

The Learning Shop is a great place to find "a zillion toyful wonders" as written on the business card. Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles can find that special gift for children of all ages. Teachers know of this specialty store already. Come and take advantage of the sale at the Learning Shop and meet local (Waukesha) author, Mary Gover Gray. She will be signing her children's picture book, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle.

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

End of the Leash
End of the Leash - 10:00AM to 12:00PM
325 Bay View Road
Mukwonago, Wisconsin 53149
262-363-3338
Price: free

A lot of splashing will be happening at this event! Come to see the "pier pups" and pick up a signed copy of Mary Gover Gray's , Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle, Author will be at the Mukwonago End of the Leash store, Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 10AM to 12:00PM.

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Beachside Authorfest
Beachside Authorfest - 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Lake Geneva Library Park
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147
262-248-9446 Breadloaf Bookshop
Price: free

Lake Geneva Library and the Breadloaf Bookshop present your local authors at the Beachside Authorfest. There will be activities and book sales and signings at the library park in downtown Lake Geneva. An alternate location will be the Breadloaf Bookshop on 727 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva. Come and meet J.D.Brown, Janet Burroway, Robb Chase, Carol DeMarco, Roy Diblik, Ferenze & Brookes, Mary Gover Gray, Sue Mydliak, Katie Sullivan, Charlene A. Wilson, Donn Ziebell and many others!See you there!!

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

End of Leash
11:00AM to 1:30PM
115 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Pewaukee, WI 53072
262-696-6052
Price: free

It's summertime in Pewaukee! There's a Kiwanis Beach Party happening Friday and Saturday. Come visit the pet store, End of the Leash, and get a signed copy of Mary Gover Gray's children's book, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle. She will be signing books on Saturday from 11-1:30, June 27, 2015.

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Martha Merrell's Book Store
Friday Nite Live! - 6:30PM to 9:00PM
231 W. Main Street
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
262-547-1060
Price: free

Summer 2015 in Waukesha, Wisconsin means Friday Nite Live!  Come and bring a chair to enjoy several bands set up on the streets throughout the downtown area. Local author, Mary Gover Gray, will be available to autograph her children's book, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle. See you there, Friday June 12th!!

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Book Nook Book Signing
11:30 AM to 12:30PM
1821 Broadway
Mattoon, Illinois 61938
USA
Price: free

Former Mattoon resident, Mary Gover Gray, will be signing copies of her children's book, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle. The story is written for children ages 4-8 years old although holds an interest level for all ages. Dixie, was Ms.Gray's black standard poodle who accompanied her as a therapy dog to nursing homes. Dixie's personality brought smiles to folks back then and continues to spread pleasure to readers now. The book is for sale at The Book Nook 217-234-2277 or email: booknook@consolidated.net.

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Second Annual Showcase of Authors
Second Annual Showcase of Authors - 10:00AM to 2:00PM
2380 W. Washington St.
West Bend, Wisconsin
Price: Free

Step over the THRESHOLD and meet the authors, hear presentations, purchase a new book, and have it signed by the author. The proceeds from author fees will help support the THRESHOLD, an organization creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities to live fulfilling lives. Mary Gover Gray, author of Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle will be attending this event. Hope to see some Dixie fans in West Bend that Saturday!

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Author Mania
Author Mania at Martha Merrells - Noon - 4PM
231 W. Main Street
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
262-547-1060
Price: FREE

Martha Merrells is hosting a book signing event in the afternoon before the Waukesha Christmas parade. Come to meet and greet many authors at this warm and cozy bookstore! Mary Gover Gray will be there with her children's book, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle.

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Southeast Wis.Festival of Books
SE Wisconsin Festival of Books - Friday afternoon through Saturday
1500 University Drive
Waukesha, Wis 53188
Price: free

Come to see and greet authors ! Listen to presentations and panel discussions! Mary Gover Gray will be signing her children's book, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle.

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

Waukesha Floral
Waukesha Floral Open House - 10:00 AM
319 S. Prairie Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186
262-542-8152
Price: free

Local author, Mary Gover Gray, will be having a book signing for her children's book, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle. Waukesha Floral will be having an Open House Nov.1st and Nov.2nd. Admission is free.Thank you Waukesha Floral for supporting my book!

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Breadloaf Bookshop
Author Book Signing - Saturday, 1:30PM to 3:30PM
727 Geneva Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
262-248-9446
Price: free

Author, Mary Gover Gray, will be signing her children's book at Breadloaf Bookshop. The book is available for purchase prior to the signing event.

Thank you to Breadloaf Bookshop for this opportunity for the readers of Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle.

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Waukesha Kennel Club Dog Show
WKC Dog Show and Combined Specialty Show
Waukesha County Expo 1000 Northview Rd.
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188
USA

Please view Waukesha Kennel Club's website for details about the event. www.waukeshakennelclub.org/event_summershows

Sales of the children's book will be morning of Friday(July 25th), and all day Saturday and Sunday(July 26, 27th). Come to see the dog show and additional special events planned.

Friday, July 25th, 2014

End of Leash Book Signing
Book Signing of Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle - 4:30PM to 7:00PM
115 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Pewaukee, Wisconsin 53072
262-696-6052

Come Friday, July 25, 2014 and take part in Positively Pewaukee's "Taste of Lake Country" by visiting the End of the Leash. Author, Mary Gover Gray, will be signing her new children's book, Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle, from 4:30PM to 7PM.

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

HAWS 31st Annual Pet Walk
HAWS 31st Annual Pet Walk - 9AM-2PM
Sussex Village Park
Sussex, Wisconsin
262-542-8851

HAWS day long festival for pets and their people. Book signing of Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle, by Mary Gover Gray will take place from 9AM to 2PM.

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Poodle Club of America
82nd National Specialty Show
Wicomico Youth & Civic Center
Salisbury, Maryland 21804

Book signing of Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle, April 21 through April 25.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Mukwonago Public Library
Preschool Storytime Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
511 Division Street
Mukwonago, Wisconsin 53149
262-363-6411
Price: free

Friday, April 11th, 2014

End of Leash Book Signing
Book Signing of Dixie Doodle the Helper Poodle - 1:00PM to 4:30PM
214 S. Rochester St.
Mukwonago, Wisconsin 53149
262-363-3338

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

HAWS
Fabulous Makeover - 11 AM - 3:30 PM
701 Northview Road
Waukesha, WI 53188
262-542-8851

Grooming competition at HAWS facility.  Book signing.

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Martha Merrell's Books
Book Signing - 1 - 3 PM
231 West Main Street
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53186
262-547-1060

Martha Merrell's Books

231 West Main Street

Waukesha, WI

Books are available as of Dec.19,2013.