Episode 114: On Sgt. Reckless: The Mighty Marine & America's War Horse with Robin Hutton (Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast)
Episode 114: 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, you'll meet Robin Hutton, author of Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse. Saddle up for a conversation about animals in service, gratitude, and staying on the path toward our dreams.
Watch Robin Hutton's Interview on YouTube!
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About Robin Hutton
Robin Hutton has spent her adult life working in major event productions and the motion picture business. She was the writing and producing partner of Tom “Billy Jack” Laughlin for over thirty years until his death in 2013.
Currently she is President of Angels Without Wings, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation that spearheaded the development and dedication of six national monuments to Sgt. Reckless, the famous Korean War horse.
Her first book, Sgt. Reckless: America‘s War Horse, was a New York Times Bestseller, as well as the 2015 Equine Book of the Year from American Horse Publications, and a 2016 Gold Medal winner from Military Writers Society of America.
Her latest book, War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of World War II, was a 2019 Gold Medal winner from Military Writers Society of America. The heroes in this book inspired a new project, the Animals in War & Peace Medal of Bravery and Distinguished Service Medals.
The inaugural ceremony for this medal was held on November 14, 2019 in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill. This ceremony also launched the Animals In War & Peace Museum - a traveling museum to commemorate these war animals who fought side-by-side with our military war heroes.
About Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse
She wasn't a horse—she was a Marine.
She might not have been much to look at—a small "Mongolian mare," they called her—but she came from racing stock, and had the blood of a champion. Much more than that, Reckless became a war hero—in fact, she became a combat Marine, earning staff sergeant's stripes before her retirement to Camp Pendleton.
This once famous horse, recognized as late as 1997 by Life Magazine as one of America's greatest heroes—the greatest war horse in American history, in fact—has unfortunately now been largely forgotten. But author Robin Hutton is set to change all that.
Not only has she been the force behind recognizing Reckless with a monument at the National Museum of the Marine Corps and at Camp Pendleton, but she has now recorded the full story of this four-legged war hero who hauled ammunition to embattled Marines and inspired them with her relentless, and reckless, courage.
Watch the Sgt. Reckless Book Trailer
Connect with Robin Hutton
Watch Robin & Carly at the Equus Film Festival
I met such fabulous horse people at the EQUUS Film Festival, but most of all, I loved meeting fellow equestrian authors who I can now call friends. We had fun galloping around New York City together and exchanging writing/publishing/marketing tips for horse books during the fest!
Here's my top 5 moments: https://www.carlykadecreative.com/blog/the-equus-film-festival-top-5-moments
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About Host & Author Carly Kade
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!
Carly writes her novels with horse lovers in mind, no matter which discipline they ride. The horses are as vital to moving the story forward as the human characters are.
These books are the perfect escape for equestrians who love settling down with a good book at the beach, in the tub, or in bed after a day of horseback riding.
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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!
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