June 29th, 2015
The other day, I did one of my very favorite things. I signed two contracts which will bring two of my backlist books to three European countries. There’s nothing better than knowing a book you love will have another life, more readers, more influence, and give more pleasure to readers – unless it’s having TWO BOOKS being released!
I’m not sure of the dates yet, but ABANDONED and WINTER OF CRYSTAL DANCES will soon be released in Norway, Sweden, and Finland. I am so pleased and excited that these two special books will be having a second life!
And to all the future readers in Norway, Sweden, and Finland – my wish for you: may you never run out of amazing and awesome books!
June 16th, 2015
I was surfing around on the internet the other day and came across this awesome review about my book, FREEDOM.
“I was one of those girls who, when I was younger, was absolutely obsessed with horses so my mom signed me up to “The Pony Club” which honestly was one of the coolest things ever and still, in my adult mind, is. I also remember this book, because it was one of my favorites. I even had duplicates and when I managed to lose my one copy after giving my friend the other copy, my mom even had to buy it for me again.
This book, relying only on memory (trust me, I’m probably missing out on a lot of the story) is about a young girl who’s family move away to a new place. She hates it, she’s away from her friends and her school and is angry in a way only a young girl can be. Then she discovers the barn and in the barn, shed, whatever you want to call it, there’s the angry ghost of a horse had been wild, but had been badly misabused, to the point of the horse dying in the shed. After discovering this, the girl decides to help the horse become free and wild again. It’s a touching story and one of my favorites and I am totally buying it. On a level of how worth it the price is for this book for me is a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Buy it, you won’t regret it! It’s amazing!”
A big thank you to Misty-Day Samples, and I am so glad I could write a story that you love!!! It is a true honor!!!
January 13th, 2015
SUN SEEKER, the third book in the Sun Catcher series has just been released as an ebook!
Sun Catcher desperately wants to become a trusted scout for her tribe so she can prove that she’s worthy of keeping her beautiful mare, Sunshine. Unfortunately, on their very first scouting trip together – checking the mountain pass to their winter home – they are caught in a rockslide, and Sunshine disappears!
Sun Catcher searches for hours, and finally returns home, hoping the wind-drinker is there, but when she arrives, Sunshine is nowhere to be seen. Even worse, Strong Bull, a powerful man among the people, doesn’t believe her when she says the pass is ruined.
When the snow starts to fall, Sun Catcher realizes winter has come early! She must find her beloved horse before something bad happens to her – but how? Where?
SUN SEEKER is available on the Amazons and soon will be on other ebook sites as well. Click on your link below.
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And if you like my books, please put in a good reveiw! I’ll post them here too.
There’s one already for SUN SEEKER:
Another winner! I’m one of those adults who adores YA and MG stories), and Dorsey and Miller never disappoint. This is the third book in a series (Sun Catcher is Book 1, Sun Chaser is Book 2) that I’ve loved from the start, but that just keeps getting better and better–and I’m happy to say each book stands fully on its own, so don’t hesitate to jump in with whichever one you buy first.
Middle grade readers will race through the pages on their own, and younger children will enjoy the action-packed tale read aloud to them. Full of vivid put-you-right-in-the-middle-of-the-action details and the pure thrill of adventure, it’s also a story that talks about the challenges in trying to get people to respect you and see your strengths–and about how sometimes the toughest part of that goal is believing in your own ability and seeing hard things through to the end.
Thank you, Ev Bishop, for the awesome review!!!!
June 20th, 2014
What do you want to be when you grow up? An astronaut? Veterinarian? Detective? Scientist? Dancer? So many cool possibilities! What are your dreams?
When I was a kid, guess what I wanted to be. If you guessed writer, you’re right! But I also wanted to train horses, and be a vet. And be an explorer. And a scientist, and an artist, and to be constantly surrounded by furry friends of all sizes and species.
So hard to make a decision! And so I did everything. I hung out with animals every chance I got. I wrote stories and painted and sculpted and carved and drew. I rode my horse through the woods, searching for new trails and new creeks and new anythings! I did whatever gave me joy at the time. And you know what happened when I got older, and had to make that decision for real? It wasn’t hard to decide! I’d followed my passions so much as a kid that I knew where I belonged.
So my advice to everyone, young or old or in between, follow your passions. Do what thrills you! Explore everything that you think is cool and awesome, regardless of what anyone else thinks!
Oh, and one more thing. Read books!!! LOL!!!
March 4th, 2014
Free Ebooks! Available until March 8th at midnight! Use the code RW100 at checkout at Smashwords (click on the pics below to be taken to the right link for that book)!
When Lisa’s family was forced to sell their house and horses, life became hard enough – but then her dad finds out Lisa is going everyday to visit the horse that was once hers, her beloved Jupiter, and forbids her to go again.
But nothing is going to stop Lisa, not even the new owner’s nephew who threatens her.
And now the final blow, the nephew is abusing Jupiter! Lisa feels helpless and outnumbered. Only one thing is for certain: she will not abandon the horse she loves. She just has to find a way to solve all the problems.
And then the very bad situation becomes infinitely worse.
Sophie has lost count of all the foster homes she’s lived in. Finally, at Joel and Kalene’s ranch, she feels at home.
When she unwittingly puts their most valuable mare, Aria, in danger, she is terrified she’ll be sent away and conceals her mistake – and Aria – letting her foster parents believe the mare was stolen.
Then Sophie is hit by a car. She knows she must go to Aria as soon as she can, though she’s not sure how she’s going to carry hay with a broken arm.
But feeling hungry is not Aria’s biggest problem, for a terrible evil has found her and knows she is alone.
When Lost River’s tribe is attacked by a strange creature that seems half man and half beast, she is terrified believing it to be the mythical Sun God.
A deadly fire starts and soon Lost River is separated from her tribe. Confused and alone, she sees movement in the smoke. Maybe it’s someone from her tribe.
Desperate, she follows – and finds herself alone with the beast half of the Sun God!
But the beast seems afraid too. Maybe it’s not a god at all, but an animal, an animal as frightened as she is. An animal who is also running for its life.
Evy can telepathically understand horses, but she’s not sure if it’s a blessing or a curse. Her secret “gift” certainly seems to get her in a lot of trouble.
When some starving mustangs wander close to the wilderness cabin that she shares with her hermit mother, she knows she must help them.
Her act of kindness quickly snowballs into a series of events that forever changes her life and the life of a very special mustang filly.
Evy is out with her horses, Rusty and Twilight, when she comes across a dead moose. Things only get worse when she discovers a very young, now orphaned calf standing over his mother’s body.
She is determined to save the calf, but before she can, Twilight, her mustang filly, disappears. Evy sets out to rescue her, only to stumble upon even worse danger: illegal hunters who will do anything to keep their poaching a secret.
Will Evy be one of their victims?
At last, Evy’s over-protective, hermit mother is letting her go somewhere – to the rodeo in town! She plans on having tons of fun doing something normal for a change.
But as usual, adventures find her, this time in the form of an abused, drugged, and terrified mare who hates humans so much she refuses to trust even Evy.
As Evy tries to help her, Twilight, her intrepid filly, is miles away and in danger.
How can Evy save them both?
If you try any of these books, let me know what you think of them! Enjoy!
January 7th, 2014
My new book is now available at PennyGirl!
As you can see, this isn’t in English. This is the Finnish copy, but it is also being released right now in Norwegian, Swedish, German, Hungarian, and Czech!
I’m excited to see how fun and bright the cover is. This is one I hadn’t seen before it was published – but I felt confident they’d do an awesome job with it. PennyGirl always makes such fun covers!
So, if you like time travel, mysteries,?sassy ponies, and beautiful horses, I think you might like Twinkle and the Star (as it’s called in English)!
To all my readers over in Europe, ENJOY!
October 4th, 2013
I’d love to get together an AWESOME READER TEAM to help me get the word out about my books!
If you are into writing book reviews and putting them on the internet, send an email to me through Contacts, and let me know the following:
1) Which of my books you’d like to review. My books are listed under Books.
2) Where you will publish your internet review.
3) If you are a young person, confirmation that your parents or guardians know about the free book and promised online review.
Interested? Don’t leave a message below. Instead, write to me through Contacts!
September 17th, 2013
I’ve been writing the first book in a new series, Talismans of Thunder, the last few weeks, and the first horse character in that series is truly inspiring, so I went online today to try to find pictures of real horses that look similar to her.
Meet Terra, the red-gold horse, whose shares a name with our beautiful world.
And a close up:
What a kind face she has!
One of the best things about creating stories, is getting to know beautiful people and animals, both real and imaginary. And yes, by ‘real’ I mean you guys. My readers are some of my favourite people of all time. So many of you are so generous and brave and kind hearted, just like the humans and horses in my books!
September 4th, 2013
I just received two Angelica Moments from Ariell. Her Arabian gelding sounds amazing! What’s his name, Ariell?
Little Marshmello sounds adorable too. I’m looking forward to getting the picture you’re planning to send! I’ll post it on the blog and under Angelica Moments when I get it.
“My Arabian gelding and I share a special bond. We can lay down in the field together to nap (no halters or any way of forcing him to stay with me) and we even play what is essentially “tag” together. If anyone other than me rides him, he refuses to move unless I have him in a halter or lunge line. He’s a colorful character with intelligence to boot, and my best friend by far!”
“Going through some old photo albums and found a picture that brought a lot of memories. My first Angelica moment. When I was about 5 years old my grandmother would babysit me on her horse farm. She had (at least) 8 other grandchildren at the time and she and my aunt taught us all how to ride. One of the older (28-32 year old) ponies, Marshmello, a light palomino gelding, would wait for me , let me crawl onto his back and when I asked him, he stood and gave me a 10-20 minute slow walking ride around the farm. I could control him by just touching his neck and leaning a bit to either side. After he was tired of moseying about, he laid down and either napped or grazed while I sat on him a few more minutes before going to play somewhere else. One of my favorite memories and by far my favorite Angelica moment.”
Thanks for sending your Angelica Moments!
June 14th, 2013
I just got the following letter from Cheyenne from Texas:
Hi Angela! My name is Cheyenne and I got my hands onto one of your books a couple years ago, when I was in the PONY book club! The minute I started reading I was fascinated! I literally couldn’t put it down (it was addictive)! I stayed up until two in the morning to finish, and that’s how its been with all of your books! One of my favorite if your series “whinnies on the wind”! I currently have the first three in the series but intend to get the rest soon.
I just wanted to say that having the privilege to read your books has changed my life! I used to not read, at all (someone would have to force me to pick up a book) but after finding your books I love to read, and someone has to pull me away!
I wanted to say Thank You for your wonderful writing! You’re inspiring! Much like me, I believe kids around the world have been moved by your creative characters, that pop off the page, and drag you into the book! So well written, it feels as if you’re there (at least I know for me, it does) riding along into amazing adventures! Keep up the good work!
Thank you so much Cheyenne! You totally made my day – wait, no, my week – when you sent me this letter! It means so much to me to know my books helped you discover the wonderful world of stories!