Taking Chances: Equestrian Writers Who Collaborate Instead of Competing

This post originally appeared at Retired Racehorse Blog in 2013. I’m a huge proponent of independent publishing, not least because it has allowed horse books to enter a whole new level. Gone are the days when I could choose between a $5.99 paperback from the Thoroughbred series or a $35.95 hardcover tome on dressage principles if…

New Book Review at my Disney blog!

Good news if you’re looking for a good read over the holidays. How about slipping away to Disneyland? I just finished Kate Abbott’s delightful Young Adult debut, Disneylanders, and I am here to tell you and anyone that will listen: it’s a wonderful read for all ages. You can read the full review at my Disney blog,…

New “Ambition” Review Hones in on Main Character

The main character of Ambition, Jules, is a prickly young woman with a chip on her shoulder. Not the most endearing of characters, right? I was really worried about how Jules would be received by readers. After all, there were plenty of readers who told me that they wanted Alex, of the Alex and Alexander…

Exciting Reviews for “Ambition”

I’m so excited to share the first reviews for Ambition with you! When I read a review, I’m really finding out, at last, if I’ve accomplished what I wanted to with my story. Ambition, in particular, is a story that went through many, many incarnations as I tried to take it from a story that…

@ Retired Racehorse: Horse-Crazy Doesn’t Look at a Calendar

This book review is posted over at Retired Racehorse, where I have been posting equestrian reads for years now. But for all my new readers, here is my latest review, for Maggie Dana’s outstanding Turning on a Dime: I’m often struck by how much we share with the equestrians of the past. Our tack, our boots,…