Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
Happy holidays! I teamed up with a whole herd of equestrian authors to bring you some virtual holiday cheer on the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast. In the special holiday episode, we share our favorite horsey holiday memories and some great christmas gift recommendations because horse books make great gifts. Plus, we are getting into the holiday spirit with a spur jingling giveaway for our readers!
Sunday, September 20, 2020
I'm excited to tell you that my historical fiction novel, "PINTO! Based Upon the True Story of the Longest Horseback Ride in History" received the first place award for middle-grade history from the Chanticleer Book Awards! If you love horse stories ala "Black Beauty," you will love PINTO!
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
In December I attended the Equus Film and Arts Festival at the Kentucky Horse park in Lexington, KY. My new book, "PINTO!" was a literary award recipient. Besides the lovely medal and trophy that I was given to honor the book, I was also given a Breyer horse statue of "Latigo Dun It."
Latigo Dun It, better known as "Hollywood," is a magnificent Quarter Horse stallion owned and exhibited by Charro artist Tomas Garcilazo. He has recently been immortalized by Breyer with his own statue.
A Charro is a Mexican horseman or cowboy. Tomas often appears in traditional dress: an embellished sombrero paired with embroidered pants and jacket, accented with a colorful necktie. Charro's traditionally compete in events similar to American rodeos.
Here is a video of Tomas riding Hollywood.
I think Breyer should make Pinto into a statue, too!
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
I am excited to attend the 2019 Equus Film and Arts festival. It will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park from December 5th through the 8th. Authors, artists and filmmakers who focus on the horse as their subject matter will be presenting their works. Lisa Diersen, Diana De Rosa, Carly Kade and Candace Wade have been in charge of getting all of us on the same page as we prepare to come and present our work. I will be presenting my new book: "PINTO!" as well as speaking on two author panels. The first will be on Friday where I will be speaking about turning your book into a screenplay. The second panel will be on Sunday when I will be speaking about researching for your novel.
Click here for a video about the featured authors and their titles! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQK-S01XqLA&feature=youtu.be
Here is a picture of the display that is currently up at the Kentucky Horse Park. Do you see "PINTO!"