Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast

Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast

The Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast features interviews with equine authors who love all things horses and writing about them. If you are an author, aspire to be an author writing about horses, or simply love horse books, then you are in the right place!

Episodes

November 25, 2022 62 min
Episode 114: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight, you'll meet Robin Hutton, author of Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse.   Robin Hutton has spent her adult life working in major event productions and the motion picture business. She was the writing and producing partner of Tom “Billy Jack” Laughlin for over thirty years until his death in 2013. Currently she is President of Angels Without Wings, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-prof...
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In this Equestrian Author Spotlight, Valerie Ormond, author of the Believing in Horses series, returns to the show. Saddle up for a conversation on revisiting a series after a seven year break, the importance of winning awards, and how trips to various dude ranches inspired her to write her newest book, Believing in Horses Out West.   Valerie Ormond retired as a Navy Captain after a 25-year career as a Naval intelligence officer an...
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Episode 112: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight, you'll meet Mary Perdue, author of Landaluce: The Story of Seattle Slew's First Champion.   In Landaluce: The Story of Seattle Slew's First Champion, Mary Perdue tells the story of a horse whose short but meteoric career could have changed racing history forever. Sparking comparisons to Ruffian, Landaluce helped elevate California horse racing to the national stage and c...
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Episode 111: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast episode, you'll meet Karen Gross, author of the Lady Lucy's Quest book series.   Karen Gross is an educator, author and artist. A former professor, college president and senior policy advisor to the US Dept. of Education, she currently teaches at Rutgers School of Social Work. She specializes in trauma and its impact on individuals and organizations with an emphasis ...
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Episode 110: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast episode, you'll meet Lisa D. Stewart.   Lisa discusses the 500-mile solo horseback trip she undertook at the age of 54 on her horse, Chief. As a woman alone, with one horse, traveling through the Midwest, she was forced to face the pain of her past, embrace the beauty of the present, and envision an empowered future for herself.   Lisa's epic journey of self-discover...
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Episode 109: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast episode, you'll meet Linda Ballou, author of Cowgirl Jumped Over the Moon and Embrace of the Wild.   Saddle up for a conversation about travel writing, finding salvation in nature, and romancing the soul. Linda shares her love of travel, horses and writing while taking us on an epic journey from the volcanoes of Hawaii to the majestic mountains of Colorado.   She discuss...
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Episode 108: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast episode, you'll meet Noche Miller, author of Understanding Horse Whorls. Noche walks us through the meaning of horse whorls and the benefits of trick training horses.

With whorls, her analysis goes beyond the forehead whorl and considers head shape as well as all the other whorls that appear on a horse's body. She paints a clear picture of what we can tell of the inn...

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Episode 107: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast episode, you'll meet Brett Wilson of SkyDance Mountain Audiobooks.   Brett is in the business of audiobook production from start to finish. His company, SkyDance Mountain Audiobooks, helps authors design, create, produce, publish, market and sell their audiobooks.   Saddle up for a conversation about the audio revolution, audiobook production best practices, and what an...
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Episode 106: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast episode, you'll meet Valerie Power, Author of the Fairy Glen Suspense Series.   Valerie is a lifelong horse lover and a California native. She has had a varied career that includes photographing pearl farms in Asia, and running an underground performance art circus. She now lives with her husband at their off-grid homestead in the high desert of San Diego County.   Valer...
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Episode 105: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight, you'll meet Chad Oldfather, author of A Man Walks Into A Barn. Saddle up for a conversation with Chad about why he chose to write a personal memoir about his life, his daughters, and their experience with horses.

You'll be moved by his dedication to his daughter’s equestrian dreams, glean tips on parenting equestrians, including how to manage expectations in the sport, as w...

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Episode 104: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast episode, you'll meet Laura Holt-Haslam of River Pony Press.   Saddle up for a conversation about:
  • Laura's spokesPONIES, Max and Dusty, who inspired her book series while she was dealing with an empty nest. How she's building up her confidence as an author, including a few true confessions of stumbling blocks she faced starting out.
  • Why she chooses to write books wi...
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    Episode 103: Tune in for an eye-opening conversation with Beth Anstandig, a licensed psychotherapist; leadership, culture and well-being consultant; and owner of The Circle Up experience at Take a Chance Ranch.

    Beth shares how we can work with horses to better address issues within the human herd as well as what we can do to embrace our innate mammal skills, in order to deal with pressure and find a state of ease.

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    Episode 102: In this week's information packed episode, Rebecca Didier, Managing Editor and Graphic Designer at Trafalgar Square Books, returns to the show.    Saddle up for details about the first annual Buy A Horse Book Day sponsored by Trafalgar Square Books and Heels Down Media. Learn how horse book lovers and authors can participate as well as take advantage of deals, sales, and prizes on Buy A Horse Book Day. Show note...
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    Episode 101: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight with Mandee Flanders, Host of the Leadline Podcast, you'll learn ...  
  • About relationship marketing, the power of networking, and tips for networking success.
  • What led Mandee to return to the horse industry and successfully develop a podcast and community for equestrian business owners.
  • Why she always makes important decisions using the rule of three.
  • And MUCH more!
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    Episode 100: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight, I'm turning the tables. I've invited my hubby to return to the show and interview me. We did this a couple years ago for the very first episode. While I was producing this episode, we celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. 

    Tune in to get a peek at our relationship, how we survived the pandemic together, how our new horse is fitting into the herd, where I'm heading with...

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    Episode 99: In this week's information packed episode, Brittney Joy, author of sweet stories full of hope, heart, and happily-ever-afters, returns to the show. You'll learn ...

  • What a sweet/clean adult romance includes (and doesn’t include), and why Brittney was inspired to write a sweet romance series for adults after writing for young adults with the Red Rock Ranch and Overruled series.
  • Why Brittney decided to write to ma...
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    Episode 98: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight, award-winning, bestselling author, M.J. Evans, returns to the show. You'll learn ...  
  • About M.J.'s twentieth book, The Sand Pounder, a Young Adult historical fiction set during World War II, and what she thinks the key is to longevity in a writing career.
  • How she targets the right audience for her books and other solid advice for authors. M.J. regularly presents to audiences ...
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    Episode 97: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight, you'll meet Author and Michigan American Saddlebred Historian Heidi Madsen. You'll learn ...

  • About Heidi's lifelong love of horses and history, which led her to take a deep dive into Michigan’s role with the American Saddlebred Horse and write the book, Gaited In The Great Lakes.
  • How she rebounded and got her manuscript back after her first publisher went under, including ...
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    Episode 96: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight, you'll meet Carly Heath. You'll learn ...  
  • About what led Carly to write her debut YA novel, The Reckless Kind, which BuzzFeed named as one of 16 LGBTQIA and Young Adult novels to devour.
  • Why she thinks diversity and representation are so important in historical fiction, and how she researched for this book.
  • How she found the courage to stay the course with the long traditiona...
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    Episode 95: In this Equestrian Author Spotlight, you'll meet Lesley Baumann. You'll learn ...

  • About Lesley's work as a graphic designer, nationally-known animal portrait artist, and entrepreneur.
  • What inspired Lesley to write, illustrate, and design a children's book. J is for Justify is an alphabet book featuring 26 famous racehorses.
  • How Lesley came to fall in love with the American Saddlebred breed.
  • And MUCH more!
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