Welcome to Still Horse Crazy. I’ll be blogging about the two things I love most in this world (after my husband and sons): horses and words. Stay tuned for posts about the writing and riding life, and a daily report from the four-day Taylormade Clinic in early June.
If you’ve gotten here, you’ve probably been bitten by the horse bug, too. I am a horse-crazed woman beyond a certain age whose family has been lobbying hard to get me to take up bowling, gardening, bridge, race car driving, wing walking — anything that doesn’t involve 1200 pound animals who can (and unfortunately, at times, do) crush me like the 5’2″ bug that I am. I probably have more track jewelry than most race horses. A plate and five screws that look like they came out of the sheet rock dept at Lowes holds my arm together; a coordinating Titanium screw bolts my foot to my leg. You can actually see the outline of the screw head beneath my skin.
We won’t go into my other equine injuries. Suffice it to say I can hold my own when my fellow riders and I play Horse Injury-opoly. Despite the plates, screws, stitches, bruises, etc, my love for horses never wanes. To me, horses are the embodiment of magnificence and generosity. They are my Grand Passion. As are words. Lucky for me, I found a way to marry the two.
I am the author of the Nattie Gold equine mystery series, “Horse of Different Killer,” “Chestnut Mare, Beware,” and “In Colt Blood.” When I can force myself to stay inside, I’m busy working on the next book in the series, “Whoa Nellie,” told from the perspective of Nattie’s 16-year-old daughter, Nellie.
I also write a column for The Chronicle of The Horse. Here’s a sample:
Once again, welcome to Still Horse Crazy. Writing is a lonely business, so I would love to hear from you. Comments, questions, suggestions, rants. Whatever. Just knowing someone is on the other side of this computer screen is comforting in our way-too virtual world.