Stanhope Diana Tuorto of Stanhope will debut her latest children’s novel, “My Desert Sun,” at two book local signings during May. On Saturday, May 9 at 11:30 a.m., Tuorto will appear at the Northern New Jersey Pet Expo (Sussex County/NJ State Fairgrounds, Augusta) reading from her newest novel and answering visitors’ questions on writing and the charities that she supports. At noon, a book signing will follow for her three children’s horse novels, “My Desert Sun,” “Luck of the Draw,” and “Janie’s New Legs.” Tuorto’s book proceeds will benefit Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue, Return to Freedom, ReRun, Inc., and Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center. For more information on the Northern New Jersey Pet Expo, visit www.nnjpetexpo.com or call 973-383-1500. On Sunday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuorto will sign her novels during Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center’s annual horse show (83 Old Turnpike Road, Oldwick). The show is free to the public and 50 percent of the day’s book proceeds will benefit Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center (SHHRC). For more information on SHHRC and ther horse show, visit www.shhrc.org or call 908-439-9636.