another really very nice blurb

winners of the costume class
Buddy as Bunny, me as his Carrot

The latest blurb of my book is from Barb Shoup, Executive Director of the Indiana Writers Center, and author of Looking for Jack Kerouac and An American Tune.

Still Life with Horses will make you fall in love…with the strength and silence of horses and learn to believe in the healing power of giving oneself fully to the care and pleasures of another living being. Honest, unflinching, it shimmers with the light of life unfolding.
So glad to have Barb’s generous words!
And, for your amusement, a photograph of Buddy and me, winners of the costume class, Earlham College, 2005.

horse language

Yesterday, we took our paint horse Cody to the vet clinic for his routine therapeutic shoeing appointment which periodically involves x-rays to see how he’s progressing.  Cody has “ringbone” which is a horse person’s term for osteoarthritis.  In Cody’s case, as the x-rays revealed yesterday, he has both high and low ringbone, which means the arthritis affects the coffin joint and the pastern.  Which means, for Cody, things hurt.  His new shoeing prescription should help, as will the injections of steroids he will soon receive.

Cody’s right front foot

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another blurb

One of my favorite writers just wrote a lovely blurb for my forthcoming book (Nov. 2017) Still Life with Horses.  Here it is:

“I loved this luminous and searingly honest story of love, loss, life and hope; and I loved how a horse served as metaphor for all of this.  The lesson I came away with is that in its best and purest form, love can only lead to more love.”

— Elizabeth Berg
author of The Dream Lover and The Story of Arthur Truluv

I feel very honored to have such a wonderful writer say such lovely things about my book.  Thank you Elizabeth Berg.

a first blurb

And now, go take a look at Mary Beth’s collection of stories.  They are wise, beautifully crafted, and deeply engaging.

So, it’s real

My second and next book, that is.  Coming out Fall 2017.  The lovely Howling Bird Press in Minnesota will be bringing  my nonfiction book Still Life with Horses into the world.  So happy to have these wonderful folks to work with, and that my book is going to be real.

I think I feel like a real writer now. Ta da!