Don’t Hate the Side-Hustle

The side-hustle is getting a lot of grief these days. Having a side-gig is getting blamed for everything from millennial burn-out to the accusation that we’re turning our hobbies into jobs because of online/offline peer pressure (and thus hating our hobbies for being our jobs). And while it’s true the entrepreneurial mood right now is…

5 Questions with Equestrian Author L.R. Trovillion

So, here’s the thing. I love social media, because it’s given me a chance to meet wonderful people (like you, probably!) but we have to admit it, there’s a flaw in its design. All of those short sentences and catchy captions don’t give us nearly enough time to really get to know each other! For…

Why Blogging Matters – So You Want to Write a Horse Book: Part Three

When you’re getting ready to write a horse book, it’s important to get one major hurdle out of the way first: Your thin skin. Look, we’re all pretty tough. We’re horse-people. We’re used to getting beat up and dragged around — both physically and mentally. But you have to be ready to take some heat…

So You Want to Write a Horse Book: Part One

Updated March 17, 2019 by Natalie Keller Reinert I’ve been writing horse books for the past eight years. It started out as a wish: I wish there were more horse books I wanted to read! It turned into a project: I’m going to write a book I’d like to read. It ended up as a career: in 2019,…

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…

Launching the 4th Book: Turning For Home

Launching Turning For Home was my most challenging book launch to date. The fourth book in a series — how do you share that with readers who are new to the series? Compared to Ambition, I barely did any promotional work at all. I just plain didn’t know what to do. After all, I couldn’t exactly send it to…

Now Available: Turning For Home Continues “Horse Books for Grown-Ups”

I’m happy to announce that Turning For Home (Alex and Alexander Book 4) is now available for download at a variety of online retailers, with a paperback to follow soon! This new installment of these “Horse Books for Grown-ups,” which began back in 2011 with the publication of The Head and Not The Heart, then continued with the 2014 Dr. Tony…

First Read: Chapter 1 of Turning For Home

Are you ready for the first chapter of the newest Alex and Alexander novel, Turning For Home? Well, I have it here for you! Here’s the story: Every racehorse must one day retire from the track, and for Tiger, that day has arrived. Alex isn’t ready for Tiger’s racing days to end, but planning his next career…

New Release! Turning For Home – Alex and Alexander Book 4

The long-awaited update to the Alex and Alexander horse-racing series is almost here! You can now pre-order the Kindle edition of Turning For Home (Alex and Alexander Book 4) from Amazon, with the digital edition releasing wherever ebooks are sold on March 3rd, 2015. If you’ve been impatient to read what happens next with Alex, Alexander, and the Thoroughbreds of Cotswold…