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Westport Farmers Market to feature 'Tractor Mac' author

Published 9:43 am, Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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  • Author Billy Steers, creator of the childrenís book series ìTractor Mac,î  will be appearing at the Westport Farmers' Market on March 8. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News
    Author Billy Steers, creator of the childrenís book series ìTractor Mac,î will be appearing at the Westport Farmers' Market on March 8. Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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The Westport Farmers Market will feature author Billy Steers, creator of the popular children's book series, "Tractor Mac," on March 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gilbertie's, the home of the winter farm market, 7 Sylvan Lane.

With 10 titles now in the series, the "Tractor Mac" books have sold more than 300,000 copies and were inspired by bedtime stories Steers created for his sons when they were young, which featured adventures of their red toy tractor.

Steers grew up on a farm in Roxbury, and is now a commercial pilot with American Airlines. After serving as a pilot in the Air Force, he apprenticed with a children's book author and illustrator and contributed to more than 40 titles before he published his first "Tractor Mac" book with Golden Books. Steers will be signing his books at the market.

For more information, contact Lori Cochran-Dougall at director@westportfarmersmarket.com.