Friday, June 4, 2010

Rocky Mountain Author Spotlight: Irene Rawlings and her "Sisters on the Fly"

Irene Rawlings brought laughter, love and cowboy boots to Tattered Cover as a couple of dozen of her "sisters" brought themselves and some of their refurbished and much decorated trailers to the signing for the book about them, Sisters on the Fly.

The Sisters on the Fly know they're having more fun than anyone! Now you're invited to join them on their cross-country road trips as author Irene Rawlings takes you inside the Sisters' decorated vintage trailers. Each trailer reflects its owner's personality, and the Sisters share their individual stories behind their loving restorations--and a few of the wilder outdoor adventures they've experienced along the way.

The Sisters also share tips for buying and restoring vintage trailers because they know that once you see all the fun they're having fly-fishing, riding horses, camping, eating, laughing, and loving, you just might want to join their cowgirl caravan when it heads out for the next adventure.

Sisters on the Fly will inspire readers with charming and witty anecdotes from the Sisters as they experience the open road and some of the most beautiful places in the country. It is organized around fishing, food, friendship, love, and loss. And, of course, around beautiful vintage trailers that have been lovingly transformed from "trashed to treasured."

The book features dozens of engaging stories about the incredible women who buy and restore these trailers, as well as sidebars loaded with both practical and whimsical information for anyone who is ready to find her own trailer and join the caravan.

Author, editor, and art curator Irene Rawlings hosts an award-winning radio show syndicated throughout the Rocky Mountain West. She is also the author of Portable Houses and The Clothesline.

Here are some pictures from the TC event:

Irene with Sisters #1(right) and #2 (left)
More Sisters, chatting before the event
The Sisters generously allowed folks to climb into the trailers to check them out--much to everyone's delight!

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