I don't know about you, but I love talking about horses and books as much as I love riding and writing...well, almost. When I'm joined by talented authors who share my passions, there's no contest! Let the gab-fest begin!
This year's Equine Affaire is a special one for me. I've been asked to moderate two panel discussions focusing on horses and books.
I know! Pinch me, right?
Thursday, November 10 will kick things off with a discussion on what your favorite fictional horse says about you. Does the Black Stallion make you all dreamy? How about Joey in War Horse? Purple ponies and unicorns count as windows to your soul, too. Me? I always liked the bad boys, and Thunderhead captured my heart long before I thought breaking curfew could be so much fun. I'll be joined by Maggie Dana, author of the iconic Timber Ridge Riders series, Mara Dabrishus, YA equestrian book author, and Patti Brooks, Morgan Horse evangelist and thriller author.
But wait! There's more!
Friday's panel will feature award-winning and best-selling authors Laura Moore, Natalie Keller Reinert, and Holly Robinson discussing how using the essence of the horse in fiction creates better stories. Laura pens sultry romances set in Virginia's horse country. Natalie brings thoroughbred racing to life with such love and realism you can feel the horse grit under your nails as you turn the pages. And Holly? Her books unfold the complex emotional ties inside families. Her recently released Folly Cove features a sister who gave up a promising riding career to care for an overbearing mother.
After the panels, the authors will be meeting readers and signing books at Taborton Equine Books. Check out the signing schedule below for more times and authors.