What inspired you to write your book?
I loved the “All Creatures Great and Small” series and I thought that the great stories I heard about when I was judging needed to be saved and savored.
About your Book:
The four volumes of For the Love of the Horse are collections of true stories about the bond between horse and human. The diverse stories cover a range from backyard ponies to Olympic and World competitors. They include all breeds and disciplines. Horses have been with us throughout history and have shared our work lives, brought milk, coal, and the doctor, served as willing athletic partners, and have been our friends, family members and therapists. My books honor horses for all they have contributed to the human race!
Book Genre: Pets/Animals
What formats are your books in
How do you see writing a book in the Pet Genre as different from writing other genres of books?
I’m not really sure as it’s the only book type I’ve written but it is definitely very emotional.
Advice to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a pet book
Just start writing! Get it all down and you can go back later and refine it.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I had a publisher who was going to publish my first book. My books are collections of short short stories (usually three to five pages) and he wanted me to change it. Instead of 30-40 stories, he wanted about eight long stories. I said no, I know my audience. Horse people don’t have a lot of time, and this is the way I want it. He told me to change or he wouldn’t publish it. So I said “Well then you’re not publishing it!”
I would go with self-publishing all the way! Everyone I know who went the “traditional” route bemoans the fact that they lost all control of their book. And you may think you get a lot of marketing support from a traditional publisher, but you get very little!