Holding a trainer’s license since 1972,┬áBarbara Van Tuyl never thought to be a writer when she grew up. Inspired by books like the Black Stallion, her big break came when an author friend passed on a fiction gig and gave it to her. Asked to create an outline, she decided to create a second one to show that a series would be viable. From those two outlines came the first two books in what became the Bonnie series: The Sweet Running Filly and A Horse Called Bonnie.

Pat Johnson, a well known author at the time, believed in the project and lent her name to the first two books. Books 1 through 5 were published in the mid to early 70s. Almost 30 years later, Barbara wrote a 6th book, A Special Kind of Courage, soon to be released on Amazon’s CreateSpace in paperback and on Kindle.┬áBefore the end of the year, we will be releasing OFFICIAL versions of all of the original five titles from The Bonnie Books series, updated and revised by Barbara Van Tuyl.

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