Episode 74: On The Bookstore for Horse Lovers, Reuniting with a Horse & Self-Care with Heather Wallace (Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast)
Episode 74: 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 week's episode, Heather Wallace of The Timid Rider returns to the show. You'll learn ...
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About Heather Wallace of The Timid Rider
Heather Wallace writes about confidence, overcoming self-doubt and following her passion. She is the award-winning author of non-fiction titles Confessions of a Timid Rider, which details her insights about being an anxiety-ridden but passionate horse lover and Girl Forward: A Tale of One Woman's Unlikely Adventure in Mongolia.
Heather is well known for her blog, The Timid Rider, chronicling her journey as a returning adult equestrian with a lot more curves and a lot more determination. In 2020, she created The Bookstore for Horse Lovers, a website dedicated to featured equine authors across genres, both traditionally and independently-published.
By day, Heather is a Certified Equine and Canine Sports Massage Therapist dedicated to helping animals holistically. In her spare time, of which she has little, she spends her time with her husband, three children, two dogs, and pony in the wilds of New Jersey.
Heather Wallace Interview Excerpt
Carly: I have heard that there have been some exciting adventures in your horse life since we last talked. You've been reunited with the horse that was featured in Confessions of a Timid Rider. Tell us about your reunion with Delight.
Heather: The horse that I really fell in love with years ago when I was coming back into riding and who I wrote Confessions of a Timid Rider about
was never my horse and I always wanted him to be. It just never was meant to work out and he got sold away about a year ago. He stayed local so I still got to see him and visit him, but it did not work out the way anyone had intended.
The new owner basically just gave him away and the good news is that he didn't end up somewhere scary or somewhere where he didn't deserve to be because he ended up with me, so now he will always be a part of my life and it's just such a blessing.
Delight is an off-track Thoroughbred. He's been retrained as a hunter and I've known him since he was three. He's a 16.3 beautiful bay. When I found out about his situation, I did everything I could to make having him in my life again happen.
Carly: You are an author, a freelance writer, a blogger, a podcaster, you own your own animal bodywork business, a horse owner, a mother and now you have a new project! Tell listeners what they will find in The Bookstore for Horse Lovers.
Heather: The Bookstore for Horse Lovers is a virtual bookstore and a unique platform dedicated to highlighting authors of horse books and connecting with readers in their niche. Readers may search featured authors, fiction authors, and non-fiction authors, read their official biographies, follow them on social media and click through to the designated purchase site provided by the author.
Carly: How do horse book authors submit their books? What is the application process like?
Heather: I wanted to make it really easy to apply. Authors simply complete the application form to be considered for The Bookstore for Horse Lovers.
Whether you are independently or traditionally published, the virtual bookstore is dedicated to highlighting you as an author and connecting you with readers in your niche. Website visitors may search featured authors, fiction authors, and non-fiction authors, read your official biography, follow you on social media and click through to the designated purchase site provided by you during submission.
There are opportunities for giveaways, promotions, special releases, and more. Featured authors will be included on the home page for one month and their associated genre page.
Submit your author application to The Bookstore for Horse Lovers at thebookstoreforhorselovers.com, and join the author community on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/authorsofhorsebooks/.
Carly: Is there a cost to be involved with the bookstore?
Heather: Yes, there is small annual subscription fee for participating authors applying as members to the virtual bookstore.
Connect with Heather Wallace & the Bookstore
The Bookstore for Horse Lovers
Books by Heather Wallace
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About Host & Author Carly Kade
Carly Kade is an award-winning independent 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's In the Reins equestrian romance book series was written 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 perfect for poolside reading, taking to the beach, or settling down with after a day of horseback riding.
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!