The Story Behind My Short Story “On Like Donkey Kong”

Introducing myself in the conference presentation with the book and branding. A version of this post ran in author Dorothy Callahan's newsletter. Enjoy! I’m a horse blogger who’s also writing a series of horse mysteries, but my first published crime story features donkeys. (more…)

Celebrating Sasscer Hill’s FLAMINGO ROAD

No horses in this photo, but stay tuned.  Photo courtesy Rhonda Lane I'm celebrating the debut of writer pal Sasscer Hill's first Fia McKee mystery novel FLAMINGO ROAD, published by St. Martin's Press, with posts here and over on my other blog. Each of my blog posts contain different stories, so you have to go ...

Upstaged in the Backstretch

On the backstretch of Saratoga's Oklahoma Training Track is Gary Contessa's training stable. On Tuesdays in August 2016, thoroughbred racehorse trainer Gary Contessa presented clinics on different aspects of horse racing. I attended his recent talk at his barn on the Oklahoma Training Track backstretch on Horse Psychology. A rapt audience soaked up his stories about ...

Four In Hand: Author Connie Johnson Hambley

Connie and her late beloved friend Imp. Our Four In Hand "driver" today is thriller author Connie Johnson Hambley. The author of THE CHARITY and the recently released sequel THE TROUBLES, Connie has a lot to tell us about her past and present life with horses. Her experience adds depth and drama to the equestrian ...

Ways to stay cool in the heat? Part 2

  Cowgirl of Seven J’s Farm and I after our lesson on an evening in late June 2015. I have to rely on the following: Mens wicking/cooling golf shirt from Ocean State Job Lot. Cooling scarf from REI. Cooling cuff and cap under the hard hat from now-defunct CoolMedics. Lighterweight breeches by StickySeats. Photo by ...