Episode 113: On Revisiting a Series, Awards & Dude Ranch Research Trips with Valerie Ormond (Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast)
Episode 113: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors, including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books, then you are in the right place!
In this Equestrian Author Spotlight, Valerie Ormond, author of the Believing in Horses series, returns to the show. Saddle up for a conversation on revisiting a series after a seven year break, the importance of winning awards, and how trips to various dude ranches inspired her to write her newest book, Believing in Horses Out West.
Watch Valerie Ormond's Interview on YouTube!
Or Listen to the Audio Version.
About Valerie Ormond
Valerie Ormond retired as a Navy Captain after a 25-year career as a Naval intelligence officer and then founded her own business, Veteran Writing Services, LLC, providing companies and organizations professional writing, editing, and consulting services.
Valerie’s first two novels, Believing In Horses, and Believing In Horses, Too, won eight national and international awards including Gold Medals in the Military Writers Society of America book awards. Her most recent novel, Believing In Horses Out West, won first place in the National Federation of Press Women’s at-large communication contest and is currently being judged in the national competition.
Her fiction and non-fiction stories and poems have been published in eight books, and her articles have appeared internationally in magazines, newspapers, and blogs.
About Believing in Horses Out West
Sadie Navarro rescued a mare from an auction accomplishing what she thought was the most important mission of her young life. Now, that mare is headed to a ranch in Montana and a home Sadie knows nothing about.
She wants to make sure the horse is in good hands, but Montana is far away and a different world from Maryland. Will fourteen-year-old Sadie need to stand up to rugged cowboys to protect her special rescue horse?
Read Valerie's article in Sidelines magazine about the young woman who inspired Believing in Horses: https://sidelinesmagazine.com/sidelines-feature/jessica-groen-a-lucky-call-to-serve.html
Believing in Horses Out West Book Trailer
Connect with Valerie Ormond
Listen to Valerie's First Interview on the Show!
Resources Mentioned in the Interview
Horsepower Technologies Braces
Rehabilitative Medical Device for Equine Lameness / Horsepower Technologies
Christine Horner – Open Book Design
Book Cover Design, Book Design, Self-Publishing - Open Book Design
Red Rock Ride
Red Rock Ride
AutoCrit Blog Post
Editing with AutoCrit – Valerie Ormond's Thoughts
Plottr Review (2021 Pros and Cons) – by P.J McNulty… – Valerie Ormond's Thoughts
Tim Cox Fine Art
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Carly Kade is an award-winning author, horse owner, creativity coach, and the host of the Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast. She helps fellow writers start, grow, and expand their author careers. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
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Books by Carly Kade
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