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…

Ambition is now available!

Today is the day! It’s the release of my new equestrian novel, Ambition. I’ll update this page as new sites come online. For now, Ambition is available at Amazon in the Kindle store and at Barnes & Noble. You can read the first few chapters and get your copy! *Update!* First review at Amazon: This…

Ambition is Coming

It’s been more than a year since my last equestrian novel — too long! But I’m happy to announce that on Tuesday, May 20th, I’ll be releasing my newest novel, Ambition, to readers everywhere. Still set in the rolling hills of Florida’s horse country, Ocala, Ambition leaps over to the sport-horse world and the sport…

@ 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,…

@ Equestrian Ink: It All Comes Down To This

I’ve read my new book about six times in the past two weeks. It’s not because I’m obsessed with my new book (maybe I am a little bit) but because I’m an obsessive editor, in general. So I’ve been reading and rereading, tweaking and changing and fixing word by word, line by line, trying to…

The Writing Process Blog Hop

My good friend Linda Benson, who writes lovely fiction for animal writers, was kind enough to tap me for this blog hop about writers and the writing process (which is why it’s named The Writing Process Blog Hop, and isn’t that just convenient! We are creative people, we writers.) Be sure to go say hello…

It’s the Kentucky Derby! Let’s Have an eBook Sale!

In honor of the First Saturday in May and the Run for the Roses, I’m having a sale — on eBooks! My Heroines on Horseback Historical Romance novels all feature unique characters — both male and female — who draw strength from their horsemanship. I’m immensely fond of these stories. The historical romance field is…

Other People’s Horses Selected as Semi-Finalist in Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

For a girl writing about racehorses, it doesn’t get much better than this. Yesterday, Castleton Lyons, home of the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, announced the eight semi-finalists for the 2013 competition. This unique award celebrates one common theme in full-length literary works: the racehorse. Imagine my delight I was thrilled to see I FREAKED…

New Books Released!

I’m so pleased to announce that my historical romance series, Heroines on Horseback, are now available in new editions and under my name. Previously published under the pen name Sydney Alexander, these three novels are particular favorites of mine, and I’m looking forward to sharing them with my readers. Each feature unique men and women…