Heather Wallace (The Timid Rider) and I moderated a meeting of the minds at the recent American Horse Publications conference for members who have published a book or ones who are interested in publishing a book. Go behind the scenes of the session to learn about tools, tips and insights on both traditional and independent publishing in this video. Scroll down for more equine author resource links!
Video: AHP Equine Author Meet-Up Session
Go behind the scenes of this meeting of author minds at the recent American Horse Publications conference. This session was designed to unite AHP members who have published a book or ones who are interested in publishing a book.
Equine Author Resources
Here are the links to topics discussed in the Equine Author Meet-Up video.
EQUUS Film Festival Literary Awards
The EQUUS film Festival is the leading showcase for domestic and international equestrian content including feature films, shorts, documentaries, music videos, commercials, training, educational materials, art and literature.
This year the EQUUS Film Festival will broaden its Literary Corral and focus on expanding the reach of our literary entries with a bright spotlight on equine authors as part of the event. Participating authors will be given time to brainstorm with each other as well as filmmakers, meet-and-greet with readers, sell books, and conduct book signings at the 2019 EQUUS Film Festival. During the festival, select authors will be invited to join in on Literary Discussion Panels. Click the button below to read the latest press release about the Literary Corral and follow the link to enter your book!
Facebook Group: Equine Author Community
A community and networking group for equine authors. Ask questions, mentor others, find advanced readers or collaborate with each other. Let's support each other!
Equestrian Author Spotlight Series
I LOVE HORSE BOOKS! If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Sharing about fellow horse book authors makes my spurs jingle! Visit my contact page to fill out a request.
If you're looking for a horse book to fall in love with. Look no further! Here are plenty of spur jingling equine authors to choose from. Just click the images above to check out my interview recaps and discover your next favorite horse book.
Equine Authors Unite!
It was exciting to have such strong attendance at the Equine Author Meet-Up! Everyone kept saying that they wished we had even more time to chat. It makes my spurs jingle when authors unite. Thank you to all the American Horse Publications members who attended. Let's do it again next year!
About AHP & Trafalgar Square Books
American Horse Publications (AHP) has held an annual conference for its members since the 70s. The three-day equine media event is jam-packed with educational sessions, special events, and the announcement of the AHP Equine Media Awards. Sessions cover publishing trends, journalism, sales and revenue building, marketing, and much more. The conference is the number one place in the equine industry to network with the equine media and members of AHP.
American Horse Publications is an association dedicated to promoting excellence in equine media. Members are equine publishing media, freelancers, businesses, organizations, colleges, and students.
American Horse Publications: https://www.americanhorsepubs.org/
Trafalgar Square published its first horse book in 1985. That book was Centered Riding by Sally Swift—a book that helped start an organization and revolutionized how to learn to ride and teach others to ride. Caroline and Ted had received lessons from Sally on their farm, so Caroline—who had spent many years prior in the publishing worlds of London and New York—was the natural choice to help bring Sally’s book to life.
Horses are still an integral part of Trafalgar Square Farm. They graze in the fields outside the office windows, and they are housed in stalls in the walk-in lower level below the offices. In addition, all others involved with creating the horse books and DVDs are still or have been involved with horses. They are owners, trainers, pleasure riders, and competitors. They’ve driven horses, jumped them, and ridden in Western, hunt seat, dressage, and saddle seat saddles. They’ve owned Morgans, Minis, Thoroughbreds, Hanoverians, Lusitanos, Appaloosas, and Quarter Horses, to name just a few.
Trafalgar Square Books: https://www.horseandriderbooks.com/
About the Moderators
Carly Kade Creative is a publisher of equestrian fiction founded by award-winning author Carly Kade. She partners with local, regional, and national equestrian influencers and fellow authors to highlight works of literature featuring the equestrian lifestyle.
Creative writing makes her spurs jingle! She writes fiction about horses, horse shows, Western pleasure and a handsome cowboy or two. Her books are for people just like her — crazy about reading, horses and cute cowboys!
Carly Kade Creative: https://www.carlykadecreative.com/
Heather Wallace is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT), Certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), and Aromatherapist.
An overachiever by nature, Heather is always seeking to learn more to help animals of all kinds. She has a keen sense for what each animal needs and communicates, especially the more sensitive horses and dogs.
As the writer and photographer for her blog, The Timid Rider, Heather is working diligently to reveal to the world the benefits natural therapies for animals. Her blog was started to address the variety of concerns had by her client’s owners and “fur parents”.
Heather Wallace/The Timid Rider: https://www.timidrider.com/
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Books by Carly Kade
Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing about horses makes her spurs jingle!