Sasha’s love of horses has been the only constant during her turbulent life in care. When a failed adoption placement results in yet another move, she ends up at Kingfishers – a farm where Joe and Beth train troubled horses. To Sasha, this seems like the perfect place to live. But she can’t stay. Joe and Beth are adamant about that. They have only agreed to take her for a little while, and they only did that reluctantly.
Can Sasha persuade them to change their minds and let her stay forever? And can she do it before her social worker finds her another home – one without horses?
Targeted Age Group: middle grade/teen/young adult
Book Price: $0.99 from 8 August to 14 August 2013.
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I have loved horses for as long as I can remember so writing about them comes naturally. It’s a perfect excuse for spending time at the stables and pretending it is work.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
The more you write, the better you’ll get. Reading your work aloud is a good way to spot ways to improve it.
I concentrate on writing for children and have had more than 40 books published so far. At the moment, I mainly write novels but I also write picture books, non-fiction books and animation scripts. I live in the UK and my house is near the coast so I can enjoy my horse within sight of the sea.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
This book was triggered by requests from girls who had grown out of my Pony-Mad Princess series and wanted a longer book for older readers. I wanted to create a story about horse training and horse behavior so I started researching horse whispering. Then I learned about the way horses can help troubled children and the idea for Sasha was born.