This was the best of summer vacations and it was stacking up to be the worst of summer vacations. When Jackie’s dream of having a horse of her own came true, she wasn’t prepared for the reality. Charlie was far from the perfect horse she had envisioned. He had a mind of his own and a will that was stronger than hers. Vet exam? Disaster! Trail rides? Disaster! Sleepy summer days? Disaster! She was dragged and dumped and desperate. As Charlie left Jackie in the dust, she chased after him, watching his tail disappear down the road but couldn’t keep him trotting during a riding lesson. He was cute, and charming, and knew more about riding than she did. It was less a matter of her putting up with him and more about how Charlie put up with her as Jackie struggled to become a horsewoman worthy of Charlie.
I was born in New York City and but now live somewhere else. By now, I think of myself as a country girl and know more about gardening and animals than how to ride the subway. Writing always comes first. First after the animals, of course.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I grew up around horses and taught riding after graduating from college. I’ve seen it all. I’ve been dragged, stepped on, thrown into jumps, and love every minute of it.