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!

Ria

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.

 

Revisiting an old friend, The Sweet Running Filly

cover_sweetrunningBook 6 out and available on Amazon now, Barbara and I are already reviewing The Sweet Running Filly for rerelease through Amazon’s CreateSpace in both print and Kindle formats.

The first of five in the original Bonnie books series,The Sweet Running Filly sold over 210,000 copies when it was released in 1971 by Signet, and was translated into several languages.

Looking to rerelease all five books in the series, we will have a better idea of what our release schedule will look like after this weekend. We are also thrilled to mention that our new cover artist, the incredibly talented Sally Ann Lyle, will be doing all five books to go with Barbara’s newest release.

We will keep you posted on our progress and might even give you a peek behind the process along the way. Till then, keep calm and Bonnie on!

In the saddle,
Ria