March, where did you go? March is usually on my favorite month short-list, because it's my birthday month, and because the clocks spring forward and we can actually ride again, instead of putting in some sad twenty-minute nonsense before the sun goes down and we have to trudge home with all our goals unmet, just so the … Continue reading Vacation makes me more ambitious
I can't believe Equine Affaire is only a couple of weeks away! Mid-November still sounds like months in the future, maybe because we've only just had our first cool spell here in central Florida - it's about sixty degrees this morning, guys! But it's true: Equine Affaire's Massachusetts expo, November 10th through 13th 2016, is … Continue reading Join Me at Equine Affaire 2016
So now you're blogging, right? You've read the first three parts of my series, and you're following all of my advice, not in a crazy follow-the-guru kind of way, but in a she's-been-down-this-road kind of way. You're thinking about the way you want to write, if you're going to write as true-to-life as you can, … Continue reading Making Writing a Habit: So You Want to Write a Horse Book, Part 4
Were we in Kentucky for 48 hours? We stayed three nights, so that isn't quite right. But we only had two full days to take in the Bluegrass region -- and believe me, it wasn't enough. We went to Lexington for the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award reception, held at Castleton Lyons, a stunning Thoroughbred … Continue reading 48 Hours in The Bluegrass: Part 1
A few weeks ago I had the good news that my book Turning For Home was a semi-finalist for the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, honoring literary works featuring horse racing. Well, now I have the very good news that my book is a finalist for the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, which can only mean one thing: we get to knock Keeneland … Continue reading We’re Going to Kentucky!
Well, for the second year, I have a novel up for the Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award! I couldn't be more proud of Turning For Home, the fourth novel in the Alex and Alexander series. Set in horse racing like the other novels in the series, Turning For Home deals more with retirement issues, including the dangers that rabid … Continue reading Book Award News
Well, it's been almost ten days since my last post here -- the one where I promised I'd write more, remember that? What happened in the meantime? Well, a little writing, and a whole lotta life... The goal was to get up every morning and write write every morning before I did anything else. Tea … Continue reading Updates: Book Reviews, Bestsellers, and Tacos