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!
June 13th, 2013
Coming next year! A new, exciting series!
TALISMANS OF THUNDER
Evil elves. Giant horse herds. Magic trees. A lost city. Enormous, ancient libraries. Catacombs. The dreaded Skitters.
And twin girls, Sola and Luna, who have no idea how important they are. Two special horses, Mari and Terra – without them, humankind is doomed.
Please join us on this wonderful adventure, coming in 2014!
May 21st, 2013
Just Released as Ebooks!!!
On the same day that Evy learns another of her mom’s secrets, she also discovers that they are almost out of money! And her mom has stopped painting, so there will be no more money coming in. How will they live?
Wanting to help, Evy enters a dangerous local race, hoping to win the prize money.
However, the Downhill Mountain Race isn’t the most important race Evy and Rusty will run – or the most perilous. At risk, not prize money, but innocent mustangs who have been forced from their wild homes. Can Evy save them?
Kestrel and Evy get a chance to investigate Evy’s mysterious history, but soon find themselves on the run from a terrifying adversary.
Then at long, long last, Evy gets all the answers to her questions. Her entire world is shaken.
But are the answers truthful? There’s only one way to know for sure: Evy and her mom must confront the people who have been hunting them her entire life.
But as Evy soon finds out, confronting someone is a lot easier than escaping their clutches afterward!
On a snowy ride, Evy, Kestrel, and the horses discover they have a tag along: a starving mustang colt. They have to save him. But before they can, they discover some humans in need. A car has gone over an embankment.
It seems everyone needs saving today!
Then Evy recognizes the occupants of the car: two people she hoped she’d never see again. How did they find her? And what do they want with her?
Unfortunately, she’s about to find out… the hard way!
These books are available on Kindle, and as soon as the separate ebook companies get them into their systems, they’ll be available on other websites too. And within a couple weeks – print books! Yay!
May 15th, 2013
The first release for Summer of Desperate Races has crossed the finish line – and it’s Smashwords! Check out the book by clicking on the link.
April 25th, 2013
Yesterday, I finished editing the last of the nine Whinnies books – Winter of the Whinnies Brigade. I teared up. Not because it was sad. The series ends well. But I was sad because as I read the last few pages, I knew it would be the last time that I would be in Evy, Twilight, and Rusty’s world.
And I’m not the only one that’ll miss them. The person who does the final edits on the books read it right after I finished (she couldn’t wait to see what happens!) and she said that the moment she finished the series, she wanted to start reading the books again, right from the beginning!
I really hope you all enjoy the Whinnies books as much as we have!
And just to whet your appetite for the upcoming stories, here is a sneak peek of the eighth Whinnies cover! I think this one is my favourite. So gorgeous!
Have a happy day!!!
April 16th, 2013
So here is the sneak peek of the seventh book in the Whinnies series, Summer of Desperate Races. This is the one that will be released in Canada, the USA, the UK, and Australia, plus a number of non-English speaking countries very soon.
Yay! I’m excited to finally have it out in English too!
The cover is so pretty, that it makes me want to read the book all over again – and I’m the one who wrote it! Is that crazy or what?
I hope you all like the story. I’ll put the blurb up soon too, so you can see what the story is about. But have no fear, there will be mustangs and adventure, and as you may have guessed, a race! Or more accurately, two races, because one is a desperate race to save the mustangs!
April 2nd, 2013
I just got back from Toronto, the city of sky scrapers, or that’s what it should be labelled, I think. Tall buildings were constantly towering over us!
Can you guess how many people live in Toronto? I’ll put the answer in the comments in a couple of days. I was shocked at how many.
I wasn’t surprised to not see any horses there though, not even carriage horses like we have in Victoria. Here’s a picture of a carriage horse in downtown Victoria. Maybe Toronto has horses on the streets during the summers though.
It was obvious that many Torontonians love animals. I saw quite a few dogs in the area where we stayed, which was right downtown. It was nice to see some furry, four-legged friends.