I had a blast galloping around Prescott, Arizona for the Horse & Agriculture one-year anniversary party. Congratulations to Miriam and Michael, the owners of Horse & Agriculture Magazine! Thank you for supporting my books and having me at your party. My cowboy and I loved jamming to the music of Shari Rowe and touring Prescott, Arizona! Find my video recap from the event and our tour of this famous Arizona cowboy town at the bottom of this post. Happy viewing!
Can you hear my spurs jingling? I just attended the EQUUS Film Festival Tour Stop in Sedona, Arizona. I loved the film screenings and meet-and-greets with my readers! I had copies of my EQUUS Film Festival literary award-winning book, In the Reins, and it's sequel Cowboy Away on hand, too. Here's a little video recap from the event!
In this 26th Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow author Carrington Tyson. Carrington and I met at BreyerFest in Lexington, KY! Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn about her book series, The Isabelle Chronicles, set in the Medieval time period. The books feature Princess Isabelle, a rowdy, mischievous girl, who'd much rather be out racing her Friesian mare Phoenix, than studying her lessons and learning how to act like a proper lady. Sounds like fun, right? Happy reading!
I've been on a blogging/social media hiatus and am just returning from a cowgirlious vacay with my cowboy in Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific coast. I find unplugging every now and then is good for my creative soul. In this blog post, I'm sharing a little glimpse of my getaway and a peek at what I'm up to next.
In this 25th Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow author Debra Sue Brice. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn about her favorite horse movie and read about her visit to the very spot that inspired the film, as well as, what inspired the beautiful cover of her horse book called Crossing Boarders. Happy reading!
In this little recap video from the American Horse Publications Conference, I share some of my top spur jingling moments including being KNOCKED OVER by a pack of Foxhounds! A BIG THANK YOU to AHP and sponsors for this wonderful annual event!
Beat the heat with this spur jingling horse treat. Horse popsicles are super easy to make. Read on for my 'how to' video and get the horse popsicle recipe, too!
Can you hear my spurs jingling? As an American Horse Publications member, I was contacted by Straight Arrow Products, Inc. to sample their new Mane 'n Tail Ultimate Gloss Shampoo and Conditioner, as well as, a slew of their Exhibitor's Quic equine grooming products. Check out my VIDEO product reviews starring my horse Sissy!
In this 24th Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow author Dove Winters. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn what her favorite horse book is (hint ... it's a classic), as well as, what she thinks is the most difficult thing about being an author. Don't worry though she shares the best part about being a writer, too. Happy reading!
Are you a fan of romance movies about cowboys? If the answer is YES, then get ready to saddle up and tune in to the soundtrack songs to my cowboy love story! Let's giddy up 'cause here we go!
It makes my spurs jingle when internet friends finally meet. I had a blast galloping around AZ with fellow horse lover and equine author Amy Elizabeth! Did you know she was my first Equestrian Author Spotlight interview and is one of my favorite horse book authors?
In this 23rd Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow Arizonian and equine author Lauren Woodard. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn about her book on training a horse to perform "Curbside Service" and why she writes educational horse books. Happy reading!
Do you ever need a giggle to help get through the week? I know I do, so I created a Pinterest board made just for giggles! Humor helps heal and makes my spurs jingle. In this blog post, I'll take you through some of my favorite silly pins from my "Feelin' Funny Cowgirl Style" Pinterest board. I aim to leave fellow horse lovers and cowgirls with a good laugh or two!
In this 22nd Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with equine author Alyssa Knee. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth ... writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn about Lordosis and why she writes about how effects the horses who have it. Plus, she shares her favorite horse movie. I think you'll agree it's a solid choice! Happy reading!
Can you hear my spurs jingling? Audiobook fans this one's for you! I've found the perfect voice for In the Reins. Over the last few months, I've been reviewing the chapters AND they sound amazing! I'm proud to announce that the audiobook is available now. Please enjoy a preview in this blog post and sample the first FIVE chapters featuring the fabulous voice of Ms. Amanda Lamb. ❤️ Yeehaw!
It jingled my spurs to attend the Tucson Festival of Books on the University of Arizona Campus. It was an honor to give a Tent Talk and sign copies of 'In The Reins' and its sequel, 'Cowboy Away' for readers in the Indie Authors Pavilion. Here's a behind the scenes look at my cowgirlious adventures at this year's Fest. Happy viewing!
I've been invited (and so are you!) to attend TWO cowgirlious events this March to share about my journey writing the In The Reins horse book series.
Thank you to the Tucson Festival of Books for selecting me for an Indie Author Tent Talk (3/11) followed by a book signing, and the Desert Foothills Library (3/25) for inviting me to be one of your celebrity authors in Cave Creek! It's an honor to be a featured local Arizona author at these two charity events and to have an opportunity to share my writing journey. All the spur jingling details are below ...
In this 21st Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow equine author and American Horse Publications member Hope Ellis-Ashburn. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! You'll love to learn about the inspiration for the cover of her book because she still goes back to the old barn sometimes just to touch the stone walls and stay connected to it. Happy reading!
Seventy majestic horses, stars of the theatrical production Cavalia Odysseo, have officially taken up residence at their new home in Arizona to star in this equestrian extravaganza under the gigantic White Big Top in Scottsdale beginning February 21, with matinee and evening shows scheduled through March 18. I was lucky enough to attend TWO special Cavalia media sneak peeks. In the first recap, I shared footage of the horses arriving and walking the red carpet, liberty horse training demonstrations, and a tour of the stable. In this second recap, I'm sharing a video sneak peek of the performance featuring 70 horses, 50 riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, stilt walkers and musicians.
Can you hear my spurs jingling? I've been invited to attend TWO special media previews of Cavalia Odysseo in Scottsdale, Arizona. In this first recap, I've captured footage of the horses arriving and walking the red carpet, 'Liberty' horse training demonstrations, and a tour of the stable. In the second recap, I'll be sharing a sneak peek of the performance featuring 70 horses, 50 riders, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, stilt walkers and musicians. This is an equestrian show nothing short of spectacular!
You fell in love with Cowboy McKennon Kelly in In the Reins. Now his journey continues. Here’s your chance to win a copy of Cowboy Away, the sequel to In the Reins. Reviews are coming in on this cowboy romance, and readers are saying they can't put the page turner down. This is your chance to get the paperback for free. All you need to do is gallop over to Amazon to enter!
I've been having a blast horsing around with the equestrian community from #HorseBloggers. They have really fun challenges for horse bloggers to get involved in. This month's challenge is about photography and the power of using a hashtag to promote blog posts. The challenge asks us to choose one day in February and take five photos from that day to reflect a typical day in our life using the hashtag #5photos1day. I decided what better day than Valentine's Day to complete the challenge. Here are my five photos from one day highlighting things I love.
It's not always easy to love an equestrian (or an author for that matter), but my horse hubby does an amazing job, so rather than buy him the T-shirt below for Valentine's Day, I'm celebrating him with a blog post this month instead!
Looking for a horse book to fall in love with? Look no further! Here's twenty spur jingling equine authors to choose from. I'm celebrating the second ten authors featured in my Equestrian Author Spotlight series with a recap post.
When I was getting ready to publish my first horse book, In the Reins, I was in search of the right photographer who could capture the perfect author photo for the "About the Author" pages in my novels. It was very important to me to work with a local photographer who knew horses as well as the Arizona landscape. Every author needs a good bio photo, and I knew that mine had to include my horse, Sissy, because she was the inspiration for the lead horse in my horse book series. After some research, I contacted Melanie Elise Photography to schedule a photo session. And the rest is history!
Carly Kade writes for anyone who loves horses, handsome cowboys and a great romance. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
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