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…

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 Short Story at Equestrian Culture Magazine

I’m happy to announce a new short story has been published! Beginning today with the Holiday 2014 issue of Equestrian Culture Magazine, you’ll find an exclusive short story written especially for ECM’s readers. This issue’s story is Two Runaways, a story set at a horse rescue and adoption agency. I had such a wonderful time crafting the main character’s voice, trying to…

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 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…

@ 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 Kelpies Take Manhattan

We had an amazing opportunity yesterday — to see the Mini Kelpies, which are two 1/10 size maquettes of the full-size Kelpies statues in Scotland. In case you’re not familiar with The Kelpies, they are these giant horse-heads: Having never seen the full-size Kelpies, I can’t say with absolute certainty that they were no less…