Wednesday, February 3, 2021
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!