Shirley Stuby

Shirley Stuby of Schellsburg has penned her first children’s book, “Come Inside, Little Donkey.”

A retired banker from Schellsburg has penned her first book, a children’s tale titled “Come Inside Little Donkey.”

Published by Covenant Books, the book is described as a light-hearted tale that follows Sammy as he ponders bringing his donkey inside so that the little creature would not be lonely anymore.

Stuby will hold a book signing Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Bedford County Historical Society.

Stuby’s story is about a little boy named Sammy and his donkey, whose odd noise brought the child to think that the animal could be lonely and so, he took him out of the barn and into the house. Stuby commented that “Hee-haw is the odd noise that donkeys make as they ‘sound off’ each morning. Thinking his donkey was lonely, Sammy decides to bring his miniature donkey inside to sleep. This story tells why it is almost impossible to get a donkey to come inside.”

The book can be purchased the book at book stores, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Over the past few years, Stuby published several short stories in the local Hometown magazine.

past year she was also published in a national magazine, Country Magazine Extra.

Shirley lives in rural Pennsylvania with her husband of forty-nine years on a small “farmette” near Schellsburg. In 2004 they purchased a pair of miniature donkeys. When a baby donkey was born a few years later, he was so cute, cuddly, small, and fuzzy; they could have easily been tempted to bring him inside their home.

Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing housebased in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.

Contact Elizabeth Coyle at ecoyle@bedfordgazette.com; 623-1151, ext. 105.

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