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‘Rosie the Pig’ author visits Breckenridge for book signing

‘Rosie the Pig’ author visits Breckenridge for book signing
May 11
17:25 2018

Dr. Rebekah Hartfield and her husband, Preston Hartfield, were in Breckenridge Friday so that she could sign copies of her children’s book “Rosie the Pig.”

Dr. Rebekah Hartfield had a booth set up at Pit Stop Bar-B-Q on Friday, signing copies of her book, “Rosie the Pig.” (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Dr. Hartfield, a veterinarian, is the daughter-in-law of Rodney Hartfield, owner of Breckenridge’s Pit Stop Bar-B-Q, where the book signing was held. Copies of the book will be available at Pit Stop, as well as on Dr. Hartfield’s website,, and on

The book is the first in a series about a veterinarian and the animals she treats. Her next book, “Pistol the Horse,” will be out soon. Future books will feature a goat, a cow, a dog and a cat.

“I think kids like it because it’s colorful,” Dr. Hartfield said Friday about her first book. “It’s based off of a true story. All of my books are based on true stories.”

“Rosie the Pig” is illustrated by Sarah Haug, Dr. Hartfield’s sister.

A native of Bridgeport, Texas, Dr. Hartfield lives on a ranch just outside of Cushing, Oklahoma, with her husband and eight horses, 30 cows, two bulls, 20 dogs, three cats, two goats and one pig. She is a 2016 graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences and cares for large breed animals at a clinic in Cushing.

For more information about Dr. Hartfield or her books, visit her professional Facebook page (@doctorhartfield) or website/blog (


Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: Dr. Rebekah Hartfield, right, signs a copy of “Rosie the Pig” for Marilyn Kieke of Breckenridge. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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