As we gallop into the New Year, I am pausing in my pursuit of happiness to just be happy for a moment. I think it's so important for us all to celebrate last year's successes before settling in to tackle 2019's goals! Reflecting back, 2018 was another amazing year, and I wanted to share with readers some of the spur jingling highlights of my author journey, as well as, let you know what to expect in the year to come. So, in no particular order, because they were all awesome, here are my favorite moments of 2018, and where I plan to go in 2019.
In this 31st Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow equine author and EQUUS Film Festival Literary Award Winner F.J. Thomas. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn that she is a self-proclaimed horse geek, horse show judge, equine author and a complete cowgirl. Plus, she just won the Best Equine Screenplay at the EQUUS Film Festival in New York City. Happy reading!
BREAKING NEWS! Cowboy Away wins the 2018 EQUUS Film Festival Literary WINNIE Award for Best Equine Romance. Can you hear my spurs jingling?
I LOVE HORSES and nothing jingles my spurs more than books about horses, so since we are in the thick of the holiday shopping season, I thought I'd share some holiday-themed horse books with a good dose of the warm and fuzzies along with plenty of horsey co-stars. Saddle up for some holiday horse reads to get you feeling festive! Whether you're 5 or 95, there's a holiday horse book on this list for you.
Ho, ho, ho! Is there any better way to celebrate the holiday season than by watching some hilarious (and sweet) holiday horse commercials? I think not! So here's 6 of my favorites. I hope YULE love them too! Happy viewing and Merry Christmas from Carly Kade Creative!
RECAP: I'm celebrating 30 author interviews in my Equestrian Author Spotlight series. I love discussing the best topics on earth with fellow equine authors — writing, books and horses! Happy reading.
In this 30th Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow equine author Heather Wallace. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn about this fascinating woman, author and equestrian entrepreneur. Her passions run deep — running her own business, being a mom, owning a horse, practicing equine/canine massage and aromatherapy, commitment to her blog The Timid Rider, adventures in Mongolia for the Gobi Desert Cup, and writing non-fiction horse books. You'll find the inspiration for her award nominated Equestrian Handbook of Excuses and bestselling Confessions of a Timid Rider honest, real and inspiring. Happy reading!
I'm biting my nails to get the third installment of the In the Reins series back from my editor for my final edits, but she's informed me it won't be until the end of November. So, what's an anxious author to do during the down time? I guess I should write. Ha, ha. To keep my fingers out of my mouth, I decided to keep them busy on the keyboard and take on my first ever NaNoWriMo to write the fourth book in the In the Reins book series.
Then I got worried ...
I started to wonder what will keep me moving forward when (not if) I get stuck trying to make the daily word count, so I decided to pull together quotes of inspiration on "why I write" to reflect on when I'm stopped. My hopes are reviewing these quotes will help me push through, and I hope this post help inspire fellow NaNoWriMo authors, too! Here are my nine quotes to inspire writing during NaNoWriMo ...
Can you hear my spurs jingling? I'm proud to announce that Cowboy Away is available NOW on audiobook featuring the fabulous voice of Ms. Amanda Lamb. ❤️
PSSST ... If you've never tried Audible, now is a great time to start a free trial because for 30 days you can listen to 2 audiobooks absolutely free! Just use the link in this blog post to listen to In the Reins and Cowboy Away at no cost.
In this 29th Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow equine author Genevieve Mckay. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn about the inspiration behind her Defining Gravity horse book series. As a fellow horse lover, I love that her current horse is her DREAM HORSE and really enjoyed the message she hopes to deliver to readers through her novels. Hint ... It's about partnering with our horses. Happy reading!
I've redesigned my Readers' Group email, so I wanted to share a little preview of what you can expect to see when you join the herd.
As a special welcome, I'll offer anyone who signs up for my new Readers' Group the first book in the In the Reins horse book series on me (for a limited time). Details on how you can rope a FREE copy of In the Reins are at the bottom of this post.
Can you hear my spurs jingling? I'm proud to share with you that book three in the In the Reins horse book series is finished. Now that the manuscript to the third book is complete, here's what comes next ...
In this 28th Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow western romance author Julie Lence. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn about the inspiration behind her Jackson Creek book series. As a fellow author, I particularly enjoyed her comments on good/bad reviews and how she gets the ideas for her covers. Happy reading!
Do you like audiobooks? I'm looking for reviewers of In the Reins on Audible. Be one of the first 25 people to join my new Readers' Group by October 1, 2018, and I'll send you a promo code for a FULL review copy of the audiobook for FREE (US and UK only). Here's how ...
In this 27th Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with equine author Emma Bradley. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn about her horse book series, Windy Mill Farm, the home for stray humans as well as stray horses. Emma's interview is educational and humorous. As a fellow author, I particularly enjoyed her comments on good/bad reviews and her advice for aspiring writers. Happy reading!
I had a blast galloping around Prescott, Arizona for the Horse & Agriculture one-year anniversary party. Congratulations to Miriam and Michael, the owners of Horse & Agriculture Magazine! Thank you for supporting my books and having me at your party. My cowboy and I loved jamming to the music of Shari Rowe and touring Prescott, Arizona! Find my video recap from the event and our tour of this famous Arizona cowboy town at the bottom of this post. Happy viewing!
Can you hear my spurs jingling? I just attended the EQUUS Film Festival Tour Stop in Sedona, Arizona. I loved the film screenings and meet-and-greets with my readers! I had copies of my EQUUS Film Festival literary award-winning book, In the Reins, and it's sequel Cowboy Away on hand, too. Here's a little video recap from the event!
In this 26th Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow author Carrington Tyson. Carrington and I met at BreyerFest in Lexington, KY! Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn about her book series, The Isabelle Chronicles, set in the Medieval time period. The books feature Princess Isabelle, a rowdy, mischievous girl, who'd much rather be out racing her Friesian mare Phoenix, than studying her lessons and learning how to act like a proper lady. Sounds like fun, right? Happy reading!
I've been on a blogging/social media hiatus and am just returning from a cowgirlious vacay with my cowboy in Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific coast. I find unplugging every now and then is good for my creative soul. In this blog post, I'm sharing a little glimpse of my getaway and a peek at what I'm up to next.
In this 25th Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow author Debra Sue Brice. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn about her favorite horse movie and read about her visit to the very spot that inspired the film, as well as, what inspired the beautiful cover of her horse book called Crossing Boarders. Happy reading!
In this little recap video from the American Horse Publications Conference, I share some of my top spur jingling moments including being KNOCKED OVER by a pack of Foxhounds! A BIG THANK YOU to AHP and sponsors for this wonderful annual event!
Beat the heat with this spur jingling horse treat. Horse popsicles are super easy to make. Read on for my 'how to' video and get the horse popsicle recipe, too!
Can you hear my spurs jingling? As an American Horse Publications member, I was contacted by Straight Arrow Products, Inc. to sample their new Mane 'n Tail Ultimate Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as, a slew of their Exhibitor's Quic equine grooming products. Check out my VIDEO product reviews starring my horse Sissy!
In this 24th Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow author Dove Winters. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn what her favorite horse book is (hint ... it's a classic), as well as, what she thinks is the most difficult thing about being an author. Don't worry though she shares the best part about being a writer, too. Happy reading!
Are you a fan of romance movies about cowboys? If the answer is YES, then get ready to saddle up and tune in to the soundtrack songs to my cowboy love story! Let's giddy up 'cause here we go!
Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
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