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!
In this seventeenth Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with equine author Ann Hunter of the North Oak horse book series. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth ... writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn about her favorite horse movie(s). She couldn't just pick one! And I'm sure you'll agree it's a solid choice. Also, you'll love how her first story came to be published. Psst ... she was twelve!
Welcome to my "Meet the Characters from Cowboy Away" video series. As I prepare to publish the In the Reins sequel, I'll be sharing more short video intros. I can't wait to introduce you to the newest additions in my cast of characters. Enjoy video #2!
Here we go! The sequel to In the Reins is currently being formatted for release, so it's time to update you on the characters you already know and start introducing you to NEW characters, too. You may be familiar with the "Meet the Characters" video series on my YouTube channel. As I prepare to publish the sequel, I'll be bringing you more short video intros on the newest additions to my cast of characters. The first video in the series is titled, "Meet McKennon Kelly Then & Now." Happy viewing!
I've got the FALL feels! It's finally starting to cool down in Arizona, and I'm celebrating the season with a blog post. I've compiled some hilarious (and sweet) horse videos for horse lovers to FALL in love with. Here's six of my favorites. I hope you FALL in love them, too! Happy Autumn from Carly Kade Creative.
In this sixteenth Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with equine author, Rachael Eliker. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth ... writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn about her favorite horse book (besides her own of course). I think you'll agree it's a solid choice! Also, you'll love learning about the moral of her stories, get a kick out of her commentary on a favorite quote, and want to join her while she researches her equestrian fiction novels. Happy reading!
I can easily recall counting horses (from a backseat window that I could barely see out of) on family road trips, frantically scribbling numbers in notebooks. Of course, that was back when horses in roadside pastures were more commonplace than strip malls or office complexes.
I spent my days lying on the floor surrounded by crayons and colored pencils writing about (and drawing) my four-legged pals over and over again. I had them all – every My Little Pony, all the Breyer Horses. I never wanted to play with the dolls. I only wanted their loyal equine friends.
Until everything changed on my 10th birthday ...
In this fifteenth Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with Catherine Louise Birmingham. She is an internationally acclaimed Dressage rider and trainer, her career spans Germany, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Jakarta – Indonesia. She is the author of Ride for Life - The Three Golden Principles for Riders. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth ... writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn what she thinks makes a book stand out, and how she researches her topics. Happy reading.
It's COVER REVEAL time! I have my manuscript back from my editor and am hard at work on the final revisions. I can't wait get Cowboy Away into reader's hands this year. So, in celebration of this next step in the process, I'm revealing the cover to the second book in the In the Reins series. The book cover is so cowgirlious. I made sure there's a horse (of course) on the cover, too. Can you hear my spurs jingling?
When it's too hot to hit the saddle, I seek some shade and saddle up with my favorite cowboy movies. If your idea of a summer action flick involves cowboys and horses then, boy oh boy, do I have a list for you.
In this fourteenth Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with Nicole Moore. She is the author of the Shade Break Farm equestrian fiction series. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth ... writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn that her favorite equine memory is of a snowy bareback ride on Christmas Day! As a writer, I completely understand and agree with her answer to my question, "What's the hardest part about being an author?" Happy reading.
My spurs are still jingling from attending my very FIRST BreyerFest at the Kentucky Horse Park! I loved meeting readers, fellow authors and all the Breyer Model Horse enthusiasts who attended this awesome event for horse lovers! Go behind the scenes at the festival in this fun little video from my cowgirlious adventures in Lexington, Kentucky. Happy viewing!
We've had record temperatures this summer in Arizona so I am always looking for ways to keep my horse (Sissy) cool. I knew I had to give these a whirl when a family member (Thanks, Uncle Tim!) shared a post from a fellow horse lover on Facebook who had just tried out horsey popsicles. I took some fun video footage of Sissy giving her first horse popsicle a taste. Read on to see the video and get the recipe, too!
In this thirteenth Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with L.R. Trovillion. She is the author of the equestrian novel, False Gods. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth ... writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn about her favorite horse book authors and that her favorite equine memory involves Santa Claus delivering a pony! As a writer, I absolutely fell in love with the motivational quote that is hanging over her desk and her answer to my question, "Why do you write?" I think you will appreciate the words of wisdom she offers in this spur jingling interview, too! Happy Reading.
Can you hear my spurs jingling? I've just heard from my editor. She has finished the first round of reviews to the sequel AND the feedback is positive. I can't wait to get back to work on the manuscript so I can get it into reader's hands this year. In celebration of this next step in the editing process, I thought I would reveal the title to the second book in the In the Reins series. Are you ready for the sequel title reveal? I can't wait!
Can you hear my spurs jingling? I am so excited to share that my equestrian romance, In the Reins, is featured as a recommended honeymoon read in the Wedding Issue of Horse & Style Magazine!
In this post, I share a list of resources that have helped me as a self-published equine author. Whether you're new to self-publishing, have already self-published, are looking for creative ways to network or want to excel at marketing your horse book, there's something for everyone on this list. So, if you're self-publishing your horse book, here's four equine author resources you'll want to gallop over to!
In this twelfth Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with Grace Marshall. She is the author of the Horse Haven book series. Of course, Grace and I discuss the best topics on earth ... writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn that she volunteers at a local horse stable, she loves the movie Dreamer, and that her favorite horsey memory involves having her childhood horse step on her foot! Happy Reading.
Seth Godin once said, "The book that will most change your life is the book that you write." Boy, was he right about that! I didn't make the decision to self-publish lightly. When I decided to release my own horse book series, I knew it would be a major commitment but I've found that being responsible for how everything goes is the VERY best part of being a self-published author. In this post, I share why being a self-published author jingles my spurs. Happy reading!
My most favorite Sundays are when I have horsey adventures scheduled where I can get my cowgirl on! Here are three of my favorite videos from some of my cowgirlious Sunday Fundays. Watch along as I gallop around a Professional Bull Riders (PBR) event, attend the 40th Anniversary of Cave Creek's Rodeo Days, and meet In the Reins readers at a Blue Ribbon Horse Show! Happy Viewing!
It jingles my spurs to now be able to offer signed eBooks through Authorgraph! If you have a e-version of In the Reins I'd be very happy to sign it for you. Here's the great part! There's no need to repurchase in order to get it signed. Authorgraph makes it possible for me to sign e-books for readers! Here's how it works ...
In this eleventh Equestrian Author Spotlight, my spurs are really jingling because I talk with Jan Ruth. She is the author of the Midnight Sky Series. I am a HUGE fan of her horse book series for adults! Of course, Jan and I discuss the best topics on earth ... writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll find out what inspired her equestrian fiction series, learn where the inspiration for her beautiful book cover designs come from, and hear why she left traditional publishing to return to the indie world last year (psst ... she prefers creative freedom over any perceived prestige!) What a spur jingling way to honor your creativity, Jan!
Happy Reading, Everyone!
Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
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