It jingled my spurs to attend the Tucson Festival of Books on the University of Arizona Campus. It was an honor to give a Tent Talk and sign copies of 'In The Reins' and its sequel, 'Cowboy Away' for readers in the Indie Authors Pavilion. Here's a behind the scenes look at my cowgirlious adventures at this year's Fest. Happy viewing!
I've been invited (and so are you!) to attend TWO cowgirlious events this March to share about my journey writing the In The Reins horse book series.
Thank you to the Tucson Festival of Books for selecting me for an Indie Author Tent Talk (3/11) followed by a book signing, and the Desert Foothills Library (3/25) for inviting me to be one of your celebrity authors in Cave Creek! It's an honor to be a featured local Arizona author at these two charity events and to have an opportunity to share my writing journey. All the spur jingling details are below ...
In this 21st Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow equine author and American Horse Publications member Hope Ellis-Ashburn. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! You'll love to learn about the inspiration for the cover of her book because she still goes back to the old barn sometimes just to touch the stone walls and stay connected to it. Happy reading!
Seventy majestic horses, stars of the theatrical production Cavalia Odysseo, have officially taken up residence at their new home in Arizona to star in this equestrian extravaganza under the gigantic White Big Top in Scottsdale beginning February 21, with matinee and evening shows scheduled through March 18. I was lucky enough to attend TWO special Cavalia media sneak peeks. In the first recap, I shared footage of the horses arriving and walking the red carpet, liberty horse training demonstrations, and a tour of the stable. In this second recap, I'm sharing a video sneak peek of the performance featuring 70 horses, 50 riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, stilt walkers and musicians.
Can you hear my spurs jingling? I've been invited to attend TWO special media previews of Cavalia Odysseo in Scottsdale, Arizona. In this first recap, I've captured footage of the horses arriving and walking the red carpet, 'Liberty' horse training demonstrations, and a tour of the stable. In the second recap, I'll be sharing a sneak peek of the performance featuring 70 horses, 50 riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, stilt walkers and musicians. This is an equestrian show nothing short of spectacular!
You fell in love with Cowboy McKennon Kelly in In the Reins. Now his journey continues. Here’s your chance to win a copy of Cowboy Away, the sequel to In the Reins. Reviews are coming in on this cowboy romance, and readers are saying they can't put the page turner down. This is your chance to get the paperback for free. All you need to do is gallop over to Amazon to enter!
I've been having a blast horsing around with the equestrian community from #HorseBloggers. They have really fun challenges for horse bloggers to get involved in. This month's challenge is about photography and the power of using a hashtag to promote blog posts. The challenge asks us to choose one day in February and take five photos from that day to reflect a typical day in our life using the hashtag #5photos1day. I decided what better day than Valentine's Day to complete the challenge. Here are my five photos from one day highlighting things I love.
It's not always easy to love an equestrian (or an author for that matter), but my horse hubby does an amazing job, so rather than buy him the T-shirt below for Valentine's Day, I'm celebrating him with a blog post this month instead!
Looking for a horse book to fall in love with? Look no further! Here's twenty spur jingling equine authors to choose from. I'm celebrating the second ten authors featured in my Equestrian Author Spotlight series with a recap post.
When I was getting ready to publish my first horse book, In the Reins, I was in search of the right photographer who could capture the perfect author photo for the "About the Author" pages in my novels. It was very important to me to work with a local photographer who knew horses as well as the Arizona landscape. Every author needs a good bio photo, and I knew that mine had to include my horse, Sissy, because she was the inspiration for the lead horse in my horse book series. After some research, I contacted Melanie Elise Photography to schedule a photo session. And the rest is history!
In this twentieth Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow equine author and cowgirl, Carole T. Beers. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! Your spurs will jingle over Carole's advice for fellow authors, and you'll learn why she loves being an author and a horse owner. Happy reading!
It's true the book you write is the one that changes your life! As we gallop into the New Year, I am taking a moment to celebrate the outcomes of my labor of love! Reflecting back, 2017 was such an amazing year, and I wanted to share some of the cowgirlious highlights of my author journey in one place.
Happy New Year! I couldn't think of a better way to ring in 2018 than by partnering with the Arizona Paint Horse Club for the second year in a row at their Copper Country Paint-O-Rama. Horse shows just like this one (hosted at the fabulous Westworld in Scottsdale, Arizona) always find their way into the pages of my horse books so I made this fun little video while I was at the show. I wanted readers to have a glimpse of my horse world.
Meet my SISTERS! My lovely siblings hosted an In the Reins series book party for me in Washington D.C.! Here's a spur jingling video recap of the event featuring their TOP tips for book party success. If you have an author in your life make them feel loved by hosting a book party!
Podcast! A BIG thank you to The Freelance Remuda for having me on the show to talk about how I pursued my dream of becoming a freelance equine author by writing the In the Reins books series. I hope the interview inspires aspiring authors to go for it and write that book!
Are you looking for the perfect gift for the horse lover in your life? Look no further! Give the gift of a signed horse book! Try the In the Reins book series - novels for readers who love all things Western, horses and handsome cowboys. Go ahead and lasso these captivating love stories for the horse lovin' cowgirl in your life.
In this nineteenth Equestrian Author Spotlight, I am honored to talk with equine author and illustrator, Jean Abernethy of the Fergus the Horse series. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! This interview is FULL of helpful advice for fellow authors! You'll also learn that Jean has a dreamy trail guide job during the summer. She was even so kind to send along several hilarious Fergus the Horse comic strips to accompany the interview! Happy reading!
My spurs are jingling to announce the paperback and eBook release of Cowboy Away, the second book in the In the Reins horse book series. Cowboy Away is the sequel to the EQUUS Film Festival Best Western Fiction Literary Award winner & two-time Feathered Quill Book Award recipient, In the Reins.
The biggest HORSEY online holiday event of the year is happening on Cyber Monday, November 27th! I am excited to be a featured guest on the 3rd Annual 12 Hour Live Horse Radio Network Holiday Radiothon. Over $4,000 in equine related prizes will be given away on Nov. 27th including a Weatherbeeta Blanket Gift Pack and your choice of any Wintec Saddle.
In the sequel to In the Reins, readers start exactly where the first book left off, take a deep dive into the history of the Green Briar gang, meet some new characters, and follow the enigmatic Quarter Horse trainer McKennon Kelly into his tumultuous past. These video shorts are character sneak peeks from my "Meet the Characters from Cowboy Away" playlist on YouTube. I've compiled them in a single blog post for easy viewing. Enjoy!
It's beyond my wildest dreams to be featured in the Winter issue of Chrome Magazine. A BIG thank you to Rachel Florman for showing interest in me, my writing and my Paint horse so many months ago and to Delores Kuhlwein for writing such a beautiful article about my journey as the author of In the Reins horse book series.
The sequel to In the Reins is coming VERY soon, and I'm updating readers on the characters. Here's the final video in my "Meet the Characters from Cowboy Away" series on YouTube. This video introduces Sterling McCall, the newest addition to my cast of characters. Happy watching!
In this eighteenth Equestrian Author Spotlight, I am honored to talk with equine author Robin Hutton of the New York Times Bestseller Sgt Reckless: America’s War Horse. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! This interview is FULL of meaningful advice for fellow authors including her tip to "first and foremost remember this: Follow your passion. Follow your bliss. Follow your heart. This is what is going to keep you going when the going gets tough." Happy reading!
The sequel to In the Reins is coming soon, and I'm updating readers on the characters. Here's the fourth video in my "Meet the Characters from Cowboy Away" series on YouTube. This video introduces Green Briar's newest horse. The horses in the In the Reins series are just as important to the storyline as the leading lady and her mysterious cowboy. Happy watching!
The sequel to In the Reins is almost ready for release, so I'm updating readers on the characters. Here's the third video in my "Meet the Characters from Cowboy Away" series on my YouTube channel. This video is titled, "Meet Devon Brooke Then & Now." In this post, I address some frequently asked questions about Devon's character, too. Enjoy!
Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
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