New Stories & First Chapter of Show Barn Blues Sequel

If you're looking for new stories to read since you finished Luck (I know how quickly you people read!) then zip over to my Patreon page. I've posted several unpublished pieces, including a short story told by a racehorse, a deleted scene from Luck, and the first chapter of my upcoming sequel to Show Barn Blues.  Just join my … Continue reading New Stories & First Chapter of Show Barn Blues Sequel

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

Blogging Matters: So You Want to Write a Horse Book, Part 3

When you're getting ready to write a horse book, it's important to get one major hurdle out of the way first: Your thin skin. Look, we're all pretty tough. We're horse-people. We're used to getting beat up and dragged around -- both physically and mentally. But you have to be ready to take some heat … Continue reading Blogging Matters: So You Want to Write a Horse Book, Part 3

Authentic Settings: So You Want To Write A Horse Book, Part 2

For me, writing horse books is rooted in authenticity. (This is the 2nd post in the series, So You Want To Write A Horse Book. Read the first post here.) This can get tiresome for a writer, when you're trying to follow a plot thread and find that it leads to a dead end, or … Continue reading Authentic Settings: So You Want To Write A Horse Book, Part 2

So You Want to Write a Horse Book, Part 1

I've been writing horse books for the past six years, and every year I get emails from readers asking for advice on getting started in the genre. Now, to be fair, it's a pretty new genre. What we've started calling Equestrian Fiction didn't used to exist, and if you ask a big book retailer, it … Continue reading So You Want to Write a Horse Book, Part 1

Introducing new equestrian fiction in “Show Barn Blues”

originally posted at Horse Crossings Wow! I am really bad at editorial calendars! You're supposed to decide what you're going to write, write it, edit it, and release it, right? Simple. For normal people. Here's what I decided to do instead. Write a novel. Shelve it. Write another novel, using characters from the shelved novel. … Continue reading Introducing new equestrian fiction in “Show Barn Blues”