Field of Dead Horses Author Visits Georgetown
Nick Allen Brown to discuss book at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, Scott County Public Library
GEORGETOWN, KY – SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 – Kentucky author Nick Allen Brown will visit Georgetown on the weekend of Oct. 5-7 to make two special appearances. The author of Field of Dead Horses, a page-turning mystery set in Georgetown, will discuss and read from his book at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm and at the Scott County Public Library.
From seed to feed to spectacular
Brown’s appearance at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm coincides with the Oct. 5 Seed to Feed Dinner. Hosted by Chef Justin Thompson of Georgetown’s Local Feed Seasonal Kitchen & Craft Bar, the four-course dinner features pairings with beer, wine and/or cocktails, live music and auctions with diners bidding on goodies from Georgetown shops, restaurants and attractions to benefit host sites’ upkeep and cares. Tickets: www.localfeedky.com/#dinnerSeries.
Guest chef for this memorable evening is Ouita Michel, a James Beard Foundation Award nominee as Outstanding Restaurateur and Best Chef Southeast known for her commitment to locally sourced foods. Michel’s family of Kentucky restaurants includes the Holly Hill Inn, Wallace Station Deli, Windy Corner Market and Restaurant, Smithtown Seafood, the Midway Bakery, Glenn’s Creek Café at Woodford Reserve Distillery where Michel is chef-in-residence, Honeywood and Smithtown at the Summit.
Field of Dead Horses concerns a nearly 80-year-old secret and its ties to Georgetown. Old Friends is particularly well-suited as the site for Brown’s readings as it is a living-history museum of horse racing, home to such equine celebrities as Kentucky Derby Winner, Silver Charm, and Popcorn Deelites, featured in the title role of the 2003 Academy Award-winning movie, “Seabiscuit.” Old Friends actually has two “fields of dead horses” on its 176 acres; the Memorial Gardens are the final resting places of Mixed Pleasure, a great-great grandson of the real Seabiscuit, and Williamstown, the son of Seattle Slew, among other legends of the turf.
Free: Meet, Greet & Eat author Nick Allen Brown
On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Scott County Public Library invites the public to come to a free Meet, Eat & Greet event when it hosts the author from 3-5 p.m. Sweetening the afternoon will be samples of delicious homemade pies provided by Fava’s, a local dining favorite featured in Brown’s novel. Pre-registration is highly-encouraged here, and all who pre-register will be entered to win a $100 gift basket (must be present to win).
At both events, Brown will discuss the inspiration behind his Georgetown-based novel and his personal experiences when visiting the area. A book discussion, excerpt readings and an informal book signing will also take place. In addition to the highly regarded Field of Dead Horses, Brown is the author of The Astronaut at Bear Creek and the soon-to-be released dramatic thriller, Grainger County Tomatoes.
All are strongly encouraged to purchase their books in advance. Books are sold through Amazon.com and a limited supply will be available for purchase at the events. Learn more about Nick Allen Brown and his Georgetown novel, Field of Dead Horses, at www.NickAllenBrown.com.
The author’s appearance is hosted by Georgetown/Scott County Tourism. For more information about this exceptional Seed to Feed Dinner experience and Nick Allen’s Brown appearances in Georgetown, visit www.GeorgetownKy.com.