My Favorite Books of 2017 – Equestrian and Otherwise

It’s a little premature to list my favorite books of 2017 – after all, we have two more (three more? I’m bad at dates) weeks in the year, and I have a few titles on the shelf that I’m still really excited to get to in the next couple of weeks. But I’m thinking about it right now, and that’s really the absolute best impetus to getting words down on paper, or in a blog… you have to do it while it’s on your mind.

And I read a decent number of books this year. I kind of devoted my weekends to sleeping and reading for a while.

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My Goodreads account says I’ve read 44 books this year, and that doesn’t count all the re-reads I’ve squeezed in. One night last week I dug out¬†All Creatures Great and Small¬†and devoured it over the course of two happy days. I realized that my love for the English novel’s gently comic, self-ridiculing style began when I first read this book in elementary school, right about when Herriot wrote, “even the cow was smiling,” about his lying veterinary textbook’s picture-perfect calving photograph.

I went on an L.M. Montgomery tear, as I seem to do every year, and devoured everything from¬†Rilla of Ingleside¬†to¬†Emily of New Moon¬†to my beloved, desert-island read¬†The Blue Castle.¬†I wrote an essay about¬†The Blue Castle,¬†back-to-nature movements and 2017 folk music, and no, you can’t read it.

But for new reads, I stopped reading so many ARCs and instead developed a long-term relationship with my library. (We’re really happy, thanks!) Every time I go inside and see all those books, and every time I walk out with a canvas tote brimming with hardcovers, I think how completely astonishing it is that our government funds us with as many books as we could ever want to read… completely free. Libraries seem like the direct opposite of what our elected officials want for us these days — education, and ideas, which could all be sold but instead are handed out to whoever wants them, for two weeks at a time, at the taxpayer’s expense. Thank goodness.

Anyway, here are a few of my favorite books of 2017.

Favorite Fantasy Book of 2017

I don’t read a lot of fantasy, but that’s because I have very high requirements for it. I’m actually deeply devoted to Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Lev Grossman’s¬†The Magicians.¬†And if we’re counting, I’ve read all the Harry Potter books at least four times each, and I think¬†His Dark Materials¬†is one of the most important series of all time. So it’s funny that Pullman’s¬†The Book of Dust¬†didn’t make my list, but that’s only because I haven’t read it yet. It’s sitting on my bookshelf, waiting for the right moment.

Screen Shot 2017-12-09 at 6.59.37 PMWhat I did read was an interesting trilogy by Erika Johansen: The Queen of the Tearling, The Invasion of the Tearling, and The Fate of the Tearling. 

These books are big, fat high fantasy with a twist — Johansen gave her fantasy world a dystopian future background. Yes, they’re high fantasy set in the future, and for a long time it’s hard to tell if the Tear (a really odd naming structure for a region or nation) is set in this dimension or another one, what its connection to 21st-century Earth is, etc. It’s… complicated. I commend Johansen for giving it a go, though, and if it isn’t written with the careful hand of a master at work — I’m talking a Tolkien or a Martin here, let’s be real — it’s a bloody good try and I was fascinated enough to read them all in quick succession.

Favorite Airplane Read of 2017

Screen Shot 2017-12-09 at 6.52.25 PMI traveled a ton in 2017 and I fell in love with Amy Stewart’s spunky heroine of¬†Girl Waits With Gun.¬†I never read anything related to crime but the cover and title were just irresistible and so were the characters. I read this on the way to New York one day and on the way to L.A. a few days later. It’s light on the eyes and tightly-written, with a gorgeously slow reveal of the main character’s secret.

I picked up the sequel,¬†Lady Cop Makes Trouble,¬†for a flight to London and while I still liked it, the second volume lacks some of the lovely writing and suspense elements introduced in the first. That’s inevitable considering some of the first title’s appeal comes from its slow reveal, and of course by this time we already know… so it’s a completely linear story, lacking the beguiling mystery.

Favorite Michael Chabon Masterpiece of 2017

Every time I read a Michael Chabon novel I figure I should just pack in any pretensions of writing a literary novel, because I’ll never write like him, and so what’s the point in living?

Screen Shot 2017-12-09 at 7.00.13 PMAnyway this year I reread one of my favorite books of all time,¬†The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay,¬†and then I read¬†The Yiddish Policemen’s Union,¬†which for some reason I hadn’t read yet, and then I read his new release,¬†Moonglow,¬†and it’s probably no coincidence that my own new novel is behind schedule. He’s just so unreasonably good, it takes the wind out of my sails considerably.

I wouldn’t dare actually choose a favorite, but if you’re seeing¬†Moonglow¬†on end of year lists and are wondering if you should read it, the answer is WHAT IN GOD’S NAME ARE YOU WAITING FOR, GO READ IT. The book has Chabon’s incredible knack for weaving a story in and out of a first-person narrative (it reminds me of the style¬†The Princess Bride¬†film was made in, getting distracted from the story, then going back to it). The narrator is recounting his grandfather’s life, and the Moonglow in question is the space race itself.

Favorite Random Used Bookstore Find of 2017

Screen Shot 2017-12-09 at 6.51.51 PMI was in Hollywood for a work conference and wasn’t exactly in love with the area, but I made myself get out for a walk and wandered down to Amoeba Records. I decided against trying to keep a vinyl record alive in my carry-on and drifted over to their book section, where I picked up and put down a beautiful little F. Scott Fitzgerald story collection which I really, really, wish I’d bought. What I did end up with was a lovely fat trade paperback called¬†Crossing California,¬†by Adam Langer, which was so engrossing I read it all the way from LAX to MCO (that’s about six hours) without pausing.

It’s a hugely satisfying coming-of-age story about a bunch of people, all ages, kids and adults alike, growing up and having affairs and doing drugs and working odd jobs and doing everything they can to fit in, stand out, piss people off or suck up to them. It’s set in Chicago — the California in the title is a street that divides two neighborhoods — in the late 1970s, which was a pretty confusing time. I’ll definitely be rereading this one.

Favorite Confusing-as-Hell Soap Opera Novels of 2017

Beatriz Williams, your interconnected families and plots in your novels will never not confound me. That will not stop me from reading them. And Along the Infinite Sea was spectacular. That ending!! Are you kidding me with that?!? Thank you.

Favorite Equestrian Novel of 2017

Screen Shot 2017-12-09 at 6.55.50 PMThis is a bit brutal, because I read three equestrian novels in 2017 and I loved them all very much. I read Mary Pagones’ fantastic eventing novel,¬†Stars Hide Your Fires;¬†Kim Ablon Whitney’s excellent horse show novel,¬†Summer Circuit;¬†and Tudor Robins’ 2013 YA equestrian,¬†Objects in Mirror.

And of the three, I have to give the nod to Robins. I’m used to equestrian novels reflecting the lifestyle I know so well, but Robins did something different: she wrote about anorexia in a way that made me stop and take notice.

Objects in Mirror¬†is a graceful and empathetic novel, and totally different from everything else I’ve read in the genre. They’re all worth reading, of course!

Favorite Book I Can’t Get Out of My Head of 2017

Screen Shot 2017-12-09 at 6.53.04 PMI listened to Radio Girls on my long drives home from the barn for about six weeks, and I miss all the characters in it like old friends. The historical novel by Sarah-Jane Stratford is about the early days of the BBC and a couple of spunky ladies who keep the Fascists out of their beloved radio programmes.

The main character is a mousy young woman who finds herself in the stimulating world of radio production; she works for a powerful female producer who is based upon a real character with a very fascinating real story. Yes, you’ll find yourself reading up on her after you finish this book!

I didn’t love the audiobook reader’s interpretation of Stratford’s sentences, but it was such a good story that it didn’t matter. This is one I’ll end up purchasing a nice hardcover of to keep, admire and re-read.

Favorite Book, Absolute Favorite Book, of 2017

I read two books by Chris Cleave this year, and neither of them were Little Bee, his book which was distributed about three per subway car during the summer the paperback came out.

One was Gold, which was tremendously important to me as an equestrian writer. Gold is about cycling, but its look at sports psychology and two women striving to achieve Olympic gold really made me think about my own characters.

Screen Shot 2017-12-09 at 6.54.33 PMThe other was¬†Everyone Brave is Forgiven,¬†and I don’t even know what to say about this book. It astonished me. It made me cry. It made me stop and think about everything, about my writing, about love, about history, about the streets I walked on, everything.

After I finished it, I bought a gorgeous hardcover edition from the U.K., just to have it forever, although I haven’t been brave enough to crack it open again.

I took a look back to see if I’d written anything more insightful in my Goodreads review, back in May. Here’s what I wrote:

I don’t have adequate words to describe how much I loved this book. It’s beautiful. It’s horrifying. It takes slow, leisurely strolls through cities and seas. It demands page-flipping, breathless, fierce attention. Read it only when you have the time to devote yourself to it entirely. But please read it.

That’s all entirely correct. If you really want to know,¬†Everyone Brave is Forgiven¬†is about three people during World War II, some in London, some fighting, and it’s about love and loss and human spirit and just how much a person can take. It has some of the most breathlessly terrifying, yet calm and resigned, writing I’ve ever enjoyed. It kept me up at night. Do read it.

I read a load of other really good books in 2017, like these:

  • The Animators,¬†by Kayla Rae Whitaker
  • Sweetbitter,¬†by Stephanie Danler
  • Villa America,¬†by Liza Klaussman
  • Perfect Little World,¬†by Kevin Wilson

It was a really good year. What were your favorites?

Order Your Limited-Edition, Personalized Courage Box

UPDATE: The COURAGE box is sold out! Thank you so much for your interest. For autographed copies, please send me an email at natalie at nataliekreinert.com.

Excited for the release of my newest novel,¬†Courage? The latest addition to my bestselling Eventing Series has already hit number one on the Amazon equestrian bestseller list, and it’s still only in pre-orders! I can’t wait to share this new story of Jules, Pete, and the eventing life with you.

Get your paperback edition of COURAGE with handwritten notes and special equestrian extras!

Get your paperback edition of COURAGE with handwritten notes and special equestrian extras!

Because I wanted to add a little something extra for fans, for¬†Courage¬†I’m creating an exclusive, limited-edition box which you can only order from me directly. ¬†If you’re interested in the creation of The Eventing Series, this box contains a few items which will give you some insight into my writing process. There will be hand-written notes for¬†Courage,¬†plus one of the novels I read during the writing process which in turn helped inspire and shape the story.

In these limited-edition boxes you’ll receive:

-A signed paperback edition of¬†Courage¬†with hand-written notes from me about the story’s development and writing.

-A paperback copy of an¬†equestrian-themed novel¬†I found inspiring in the writing of¬†Courage,¬†which I’d love to share with you.

-An equestrian gift to make your reading time a little more special.

It’s not always easy to connect with readers on a personal level and I¬†hope with these boxes I’m able to share with you some of the inspiration and background on this story’s creation.¬†Courage¬†was an intensely emotional experience for me to write and edit, and I want to share some of those emotions with you, the readers who have made all these books possible.

Each box is $40 and includes shipping in the continental United States. (International orders are not available at this time). I’m only creating a handful of these boxes and personalizing each annotation of Courage, so please¬†email me right away to reserve yours!

To order, please email me at natalie@nataliekreinert.com

Cost: $40, payable through PayPal

Shipping Date: March 1st, 2017

Cover Reveal: Courage, Book 3 of The Eventing Series

Are you ready for the latest update on Jules, Pete, and the horses of Briar Hill Farm? Good news – Courage is coming! I have details for you on the story-line, release date, when you can pre-order your Kindle edition, and, of course, the gorgeous cover!

Cover Reveal for Courage: Book 3 of The Eventing Series

We last saw Jules and Pete at the end of a long hard summer of apprenticeships. Pete spent the summer in England; Jules at a show barn outside of Orlando. Neither of them came back exactly the same as when they’d left, and now, they’re not sure where they stand with one another.

There’s also the looming question of who owns Briar Hill Farm, the sprawling eventing wonderland where they’ve been training under the not-so-gracious permission of Pete’s grandmother. With her sudden passing, there are legal questions about how binding her arrangement with her grandson was, leaving Pete and Jules wondering if they and their horses are on the edge of eviction. At the same time, they’re on the hook for the enormous upkeep bill of the property for the first time.

Still, there are always horses to ride, always events on the horizon. In Ocala, there’s one surefire way to make money when you’re facing insurmountable bills: racehorses. One thing though… training racehorses is not like training ex-racehorses.  And Jules isn’t so sure this galloping lark is going to work out–until she meets Alex.

From the back cover of Courage: 
For three-day event rider Jules Thornton, courage means riding her horses forward through the most daunting cross-country courses in the sport. She’s already proven she’s willing to whatever it takes to make her name as an eventer, even spending the summer in an intense dressage program.

Now she’s back in Ocala and ready to tackle the winter eventing with her usual bravado, but neither she nor her partner, Pete are ready for the next struggle the eventing gods have cooked up. Their farm is locked in a legal battle, their income depends on galloping racehorses, and Amanda the Hunter Princess is way too friendly with Pete for Jules’ tastes.

This fall, Jules has to learn courage goes deeper than kicking on through sticky situations. Courage means hanging on for dear life, and knowing when to let go.

You can add Courage to your GoodReads to-read list by clicking here.

Courage will be released on February 21st. You can preorder the Kindle edition here. A paperback will also be available. Paperbacks purchased through Amazon will include a free download of the Kindle edition. 

Watch here for an exciting new way to experience my books,  or make things easy and subscribe to my mailing list for details in your in-box.

Oh… and here’s the cover. What do you think?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34043647-courage

Last chance to benefit retired racehorses with Deck the Stalls

If you haven’t yet downloaded your copy of¬†Deck the Stalls: Horse Stories for the Holidays,¬†I have two compelling reasons why you should do it today… It goes off sale in two weeks!

Deck the Stalls: Horse Stories for the Holidays

Deck the Stalls: Horse Stories for the Holidays

Together with Jessica Burkhart, author of the best-selling Canterwood Crest¬†series, we gathered together some of the hottest names in equestrian fiction to share holiday stories set in the stable, perfect for all ages. All proceeds from this collection are going to¬†Old Friends,¬†the retirement farm where some of horse racing’s heroes go to live out their days in peace and green grass.

In addition to an exclusive Canterwood Crest story from Jessica and an exclusive Eventing Series story from me, you can also find stories from:

-Mary Pagones – with an exclusive¬†Fortune’s Fool¬†story

Mara Dabrishus Рwith an exclusive Stay the Distance story

Kate Lattey Рwith an evocative New Zealand setting

Maggie Dana Рwith an all-new story from the author of Timber Ridge Riders

Brittney Joy Рwith an all-new story from the author Red Rocks Ranch

Kim Ablon Whitney Рwith an all-new story from the author of The Circuit

Reviews:

“As a horse lover I devour any horse related stories. These short stories really put you in the horsey holiday mood. This book was highly enjoyable. I think I found some new authors to look up as well.”

“Very enjoyable stories about young women striving to be great equestrians. It’s a nice holiday read and easy to put down and pick up.”

The ebook is available through January 31st from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, and other retailers. (You can use the universal ebook link for all sites except Amazon by clicking here.)

Watch out for a new edition of horse stories for the holidays, plus a paperback version, for Holiday 2017!

Thanks for supporting retired racehorses and equestrian fiction!

Getting Feedback: So You Want to Write a Horse Book, Part 5

I was going to title this installment, “Feedback Sucks.” I mean, I want to be honest with you, and, for at least the first few books, feedback really, really sucks.

But it’s also kind of awesome (once you get used to it) and it’s completely indispensable, so it’s time to talk about feedback: soliciting it, accepting it, and putting it to work.

The fact is, we all have a massive blind spot when it comes to our writing. It’s ours, and because it’s ours, we love some parts beyond all sense, and we hate other parts with a blinding passion, but can’t quite figure out how to do without them. This is probably true of most things we have immense emotional attachment to.

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The best turn-out in the world can always be a little better. Feedback: it sucks, but it’s so necessary.

Like: you love your horse to bits, and your horse has the best gaits you’ve ever ridden, but you could really do without the cribbing thing. If your horse were a book, you’d lend him out to five other riders. Some of them would come back to let you know you’re right about his trot, you’re dead wrong about his canter but here’s how to fix it, and oh by the way–the cribbing isn’t so bad, just put a collar on him and forget about it. Plus, bonus, you really need to teach him to ground-tie, even though you ride dressage and that’s literally never come up before… for¬†you.¬†

That’s what feedback on your book is like. Some things you thought were perfect aren’t, some things you thought were awful are just fine, some things are lovely, and some things you never even considered.

Who should you ask for feedback? 

This is different for everyone. You might find it easier to ask people you’ve never met IRL, like an online writer’s group. That way, you don’t have to cringe while they’re in the other room reading it. Or you might give it to your best friend, and just deal with the cringing.

No matter who you choose, I think it’s best if that person shares some of your sensibilities about reading and writing. If you’ve written a torrid romance, don’t hand it off to a friend who rereads¬†The Saddle Club¬†over and over. If you’ve written a contemporary fiction, your friend with the vampire obsession might find your prose lacks teeth. (HAH DID YOU SEE WHAT I DID THERE– you saw, I’ll stop.)

I say this because I’ve made the mistake of giving a manuscript to someone who had completely different sensibilities than me. This person gave me back thorough and well-meaning feedback which simply tore my novel to shreds. I didn’t agree with any of it. And there were pages of recommendations. I was beside myself, because they didn’t make any sense to me, but I respected the reader and wanted to take their advice.

Ultimately, I realized I couldn’t work with their suggestions and released the novel anyway, only taking two or three of the suggestions. As it turns¬†out, the book was incredibly well-received by my readers. The disconnect had been¬†between myself and the beta-reader, who didn’t typically read my style of writing. The feedback, generously given, worked for their genre, but not for mine.

My beta-reading group includes authors who write similarly to me, readers of my previous books, and my husband. Now, a lot of people will say that loved ones make for bad editors, but my husband and I share both a similar¬†taste in books and viciously¬†judgmental attitudes. It makes for a good team. He removes some of my favorite sentences and tells me to fill plot holes, and I scowl at him for weeks. It’s how our marriage works. Your results may vary.

Once you’ve asked, be two things. Be patient, and be grateful. It’s not easy to read critically, especially if you’re not a professional,¬†especially¬†if you’re someone’s friend. And chances are decent that at some point you’ll be asking a friend. It can take some time, and it can make people nervous to decide what to point out. Let them know how much you appreciate their time and their feedback.

What should you do with feedback?

When you get back the email that says, “I really liked it, but I think…” you should pause, pour yourself something soothing, and make sure you have time to read carefully and think about what’s being said. Remember that this is not an attack on your writing–unless you chose a beta-reader who is secretly your nemesis–but an honest assessment of how your writing¬†works¬†for someone else.

Nothing works for everybody.¬†There are books out there you despise that other people adore. That the¬†majority¬†of people adore. They re-read them over and over, rather than read other books. And you can’t get through two pages.¬†Reading fiction is never objective.

But if you want your novel to work for more than just you, beta reader feedback can be a clue as to how the wider world will receive your novel. Does the storyline work? Do your readers care about your characters? Do you close up your plot neatly by the end? Are there confusing sentences? Contradictions?

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This might be an excellent time to chat over a cup of coffee. Or, you know, something a little stronger.

Chances are, you’ll hit the scoreboard on each of those questions. No book is ready for publication as soon as you’ve finished writing it–I don’t care if you’re on your third draft. You’re too close to it. You need someone removed. You need fresh eyes. Ever work in retail? Ever count a register¬†three or four times and it just won’t come out even, so you ask a coworker to count it, and they have no problems? It’s the same thing. Whatever mistake you were making, you were destined to just keep making it until someone else stepped in and took a look.

It’s okay to set your book aside for a while after you’ve received feedback. You might not want to look at any of it for a little bit. That’s okay. Get removed from it. Start to miss your characters a little bit. Get yourself revved up again to power through the next round of edits. Then read the feedback and decide your next course of action. Are you going to make changes? Go for it. Do you need clarification? Email or set up a meeting to discuss the feedback in more depth.

Once you’ve put your book out there for feedback, take heart. Someone else has read it. Things are getting very real! You’re getting closer to a finished novel. And thanks to your beta readers’ feedback, it’s going to be even better than you thought.

 

 

New Horse Stories for the Holidays!

It’s time for some holiday spirit!

I’m excited to announce that¬†Deck the Stalls,¬†a holiday anthology written especially for horse lovers, is now available for pre-order on Amazon! And not just because it includes an all-new story about Jules of¬†The Eventing Series¬†fame, but for all the other writers as well.

Deck the Stalls: Horse Stories for the Holidays

Deck the Stalls: Horse Stories for the Holidays

Plus, it’s for a great cause: all proceeds go to benefit Old Friends, the retirement organization¬†for racehorses, where you can meet heroes of the turf like Silver Charm, and more than one hundred fifty other horses, including the largest population of stakes winners in the Bluegrass. We’re so thrilled to be able to help this wonderful cause.

Here’s more about the book!

From the cover:

Deck the Stalls

Get in the holiday spirit with this Christmas-themed set of short stories from some of your favorite equestrian writers!

Some of the top authors in the genre have banded together to share Christmas stories from the heart. Look for best-selling authors Maggie Dana, Mary Pagones, Mara Dabrishus, Brittney Joy, Kim Ablon Whitney, Kate Lattey, and Natalie Keller Reinert — plus an all-new Canterwood Crest holiday short story from Jessica Burkhart! And in the true spirit of the holidays, all proceeds will go to benefit Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement home providing life-long homes for former racehorses.

Inside, you’ll find stories from some favorite characters and new ones:

– Jessica Burkhart returns to Canterwood Crest with an all-new holiday story.
– Mara Dabrishus takes us back to Saratoga with July from “Stay the Distance.”
– Natalie Keller Reinert visits her best-selling Eventing Series with a peek into Jules’ early days as a working student.
– Brittney Joy offers a warm-hearted holiday tale with characters from her Red Rock Ranch series.
– Mary Pagones contributes the prequel to “The Horse is Never Wrong” and “Fortune’s Fool.”
– Kate Lattey revisits Pip from “Flying Changes,” along with a new friend.
– Maggie Dana, author of Timber Ridge Riders, writes an all-new holiday story, “The Ticket.”
– Kim Ablon Whitney, author of hunter/jumper series The Circuit, shares a Christmas story in “The Barn Party.”

With prequels, new stories of old friends, and brand new characters to fall in love with, “Deck the Stalls” is a Christmas gift from your favorite authors that you’ll want to read again and again.

Not reading on Kindle? Look for an edition to be released for iTunes and Kobo soon. Looking for a paperback? Due to time constraints, we don’t expect to release a paperback before Christmas 2016. We are looking at our options for Christmas 2017, however.

Join Me at Equine Affaire 2016

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 in less than three weeks.

(And I only own sleeveless dresses, so please pray to the weather gods it’s unseasonably warm. Last time I went to Equine Affaire, it SNOWED.)

Join me at Equine Affaire 2016 - presentations, book-signings, or just a good chat about horses and books!

Join me at Equine Affaire 2016 – presentations, book-signings, or just a good chat about horses and books! Friday, Nov. 11 at 10 AM.

This year I’ll be on an author panel discussion about the importance of horses in fiction. If you’re here reading this, you know that horse books are the best books! What makes it that way, though? Is it just a mirror to the lives we love? Or is there something about horses that just makes any book better?

I’ll be in conversation with authors Laura Moore (who has a beautiful romance,¬†Remember Me,¬†set on a Thoroughbred farm in Virginia) and Holly Robinson (whose new novel,¬†Folly Cove,¬†features horses in a coastal northeastern town. Maybe she has some winter clothing advice for me). Our moderator is the talented Connie Johnson Hambley, whose novelsThe Troubles¬†and¬†The Charity¬†are set in the horse world. It’s going to be a (slightly nerdy) amazing time.

Add our panel to your schedule:¬†‚ÄúCapturing the Essence of Horse in Fiction: How authors use horses to tell you a better story‚ÄĚ on Friday, November 11th at 10:00 AM

And Hambley will be presenting with some of my favorite writers in another panel, as well! Mara Dabrishus, author of the remarkable and amazing (can you tell I love them) horse racing novels Staying the Distance and All Heart (among others) will be alongside also remarkable and amazing Maggie Dana, author of Timber Ridge Riders, and (also remarkable and talented) equestrian thriller writer, Patti Brooks.

Add their panel to your schedule: ‚ÄúFavorite Fictional Horses: From the Black Stallion to My Little Pony – What our favorites say about us‚ÄĚ on Thursday, November 10th at 11:00 AM.¬†

Natalie Keller Reinert at Tampa Bay Downs.

Here’s a helpful photo of me looking intense and writerly so that I’m easy for you to spot and avoid – I mean spot and chat with – at Equine Affaire

Along with these panels, there will be plenty of chat-time at the best booth in all of Equine Affaire,¬†Taborton Equine Books.¬†I’ll be at the book-signing table, daring you to come talk to me, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

There will be paperbacks of my novels for sale, or bring your own!

If you’re on the fence about attending Equine Affaire, go visit the website and see all the other incredible presentations available. Then come see me. Because I can’t wait to meet you!

 

 

 

Join Natalie Keller Reinert at Equine Affaire 2016:

At the Seminar Stage

Friday, November 11, 2016: 10 AM

At Taborton Equine Books

Thursday, November 10, 2016: 3 PM – 5 PM

Friday, Nov. 11: 1 PM – 4 PM

Saturday, Nov. 12: 10 AM – 12 PM