Courage is up and running!

For fans of the original series, as well as a whole new generation of readers, book 6 in the Bonnie Books series is now available on Amazon here!

Thank you for your patience, we’re back to work on books 3-5 of the original series and hope to have more for you soon!

Bonnie is back!

The Original Bonnie is back!

The first and second official re-releases of the original five books in The Bonnie Books series are now available through Amazon via the links below.

The Sweet Running Filly on Amazon

A Horse Called Bonnie on Amazon

Originally written in the early 70s, this series of YA horse books is being re-released for new generations as well as for its now-grown fans. Collectively, the series has sold over a million copies. Local Ocala-based artist Sally Ann Lyle [ www.sallylyle.com ] has helped to breath new life into these classic favorites.

If you would like to read more about the series and it’s author, Barbara Van Tuyl, you can follow us on Twitter @thebonniebooks. And don’t forget to leave a Like for us on Facebook!

Hoping for the winner’s circle

A Special Kind of Courage has been entered into the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards under the YA Fiction category. Their 7th contest, the grand prize and four 1st prizes are publishing contracts with advances. Winners will be notified in July after several rounds of judging and reviews. I’ll post when excerpts go up for public review so you can get involved.

Courage is also being entered into the Florida Authors and Publishers Association’s (FAPA) 2014 National FAPA President’s Awards in the YA Fiction category. Winners will be announced the first week of July and honored at a banquet in August.

Barbara and I have also confirmed to share a pavillion for the Authors in the Park event in Mount Dora, FL on March 29th. Barbara will have copies of Courage, and possibly The Sweet Running Filly and A Horse Called Bonnie, at the event. I will keep you posted, but set the date aside to come out and meet Barbara. You can pick up a free bookmark, too!

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The sweet filly is still running

Book One of the Bonnie book series, The Sweet Running Filly, originally released in 1971, is being re-released this month!

Barbara has been working through the original five books to make sure they are ready for release. Sally Ann Lyle, the cover artist for A Special Kind of Courage, will grace the covers of all five re-releases.

Here’s a sneak peek at the new cover for book one alongside the original 1971 cover…

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We are looking forward to rekindling (no pun intended) the series for a new generation of young adult horse lovers as well as adult fans all over the world.

And a special thank you to all of our UK customers who have been picking up copies of Courage on Kindle! Thank you for helping us get the word out.

 

Kindle your Courage!

Screen Shot 2013-12-08 at 4.28.57 PMThat’s right, A Special Kind of Courage is now available on Kindle in revisions and will be up soon. [Updated 0330/15]

Don’t have a Kindle? You can download the Kindle app to any your iOS or Android device. If you have the Kindle app on your mobile device, you won’t need the reader to enjoy the books.

You can also still get Courage in paperback.

And if you have already purchased the book in paperback, let us know. You could get the Kindle for .99! We are waiting for Amazon to connect the two on their system and will let you know when the discount is available for people who have purchased the paperback.