Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast
Episode 19: On Saddle Fit, Being a CEO and Ghostwriting with Sabine Schleese

Episode 19: On Saddle Fit, Being a CEO and Ghostwriting with Sabine Schleese

February 12, 2020
Episode 19: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!
 
In this week's episode, you'll meet Equine Author & Schleese Saddlery Executive Sabine Schleese. You'll learn ...
 
  • About saddle fit and why gender appropriate saddles matter more than you and your may horse know.
  • Why it is important to listen to your horse and signs to look for that might indicate your horse is in pain.
  • The responsibilities, challenges and rewards of being a CEO.
  • Thoughts on compiling articles for a book, working with a ghostwriter, and translating your work into different languages.
  • And MUCH more!
 
Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html where you can read the episode show notes and find the links and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.
 
Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom.html and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.
 
If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.
Episode 18: On Fox Hunting, Working with Brands & A Story of Reluctant Blogging with Susan Friedland

Episode 18: On Fox Hunting, Working with Brands & A Story of Reluctant Blogging with Susan Friedland

February 5, 2020

Episode 18: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!

In this week's episode, you'll meet Equine Author & Saddle Seeks Horse Founder Susan Friedland. You'll learn ...

  • About Knight, her off-the-track Thoroughbred, and how she handled his diagnosis of Kissing Spine. Psst ... they now enjoy Fox Hunting together.
  • How she reluctantly started a blog that ended up being the super successful Saddle Seeks Horse and how a lonely saddle inspired her blog's name.
  • What being an equestrian influencer means to Susan, how she works with brands, and why she thinks bloggers deserve to be paid for their work.
  • How the horses she's adored and the men she's endured helped her pen a successful equestrian memoir!
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://susanfriedlandsmith.com/

Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html where you can read the episode show notes and find the links to Raquel Lynn's sites and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show. Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors?

Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom.html and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.

If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.

Episode 17: On Being an Equestrian Influencer, Authenticity & Work/Life Integration with Raquel Lynn

Episode 17: On Being an Equestrian Influencer, Authenticity & Work/Life Integration with Raquel Lynn

January 29, 2020
Episode 17: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!
 
In this week's episode, you'll meet Horses & Heels and Stable Style Founder Raquel Lynn. You'll learn ...
  • What being an equestrian influencer means to Raquel, how she works with brands, and ways she uses affiliate marketing.
  • About the evolution of her very popular equestrian lifestyles sites — Horses & Heels and Stable Style as well as her thoughts on work/life integration and authenticity.
  • How she got into freelance writing for major horse publications including Horse Illustrated, the Paint Horse Journal, Chrome and more through her blogging.
  • About her book From Passion to Profit: A Step by Step Guide to Niche Blogging, her personal coaching sessions, and how you can work with Raquel one on one!
  • And MUCH more!
Websites:
 
Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html where you can read the episode show notes and find the links to Raquel Lynn's sites and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.
 
Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom.html and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.
 
If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.
Episode 16: On Pony Rescue, Turning Bad Reviews Good & Publisher Liquidation with Michelle Holland

Episode 16: On Pony Rescue, Turning Bad Reviews Good & Publisher Liquidation with Michelle Holland

January 22, 2020

Episode 16: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!

In this week's episode, you'll meet Children's Horse Book Author Michelle Holland. You'll learn ...

  • How Michelle started a sanctuary for New Forest Ponies and rescued over 57 ponies from slaughter.
  • About being an animal behaviorist and how working with canines translated to her connection with horses.
  • Why she decided to support charitable organizations through the sales of her children's books and how she manages the process.
  • How she turned a negative review into a positive learning opportunity and ended up creating a series of books that is making a difference in the equestrian community.
  • What happened when her traditional publisher went out of business and how that experience led her to independent publishing.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://www.michelleholland.co.uk/

Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast where you can read the episode show notes and find the links to Michelle Holland's sites and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.

Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.

If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.

Episode 15: On Writing Your Truth, Codependency & Finding Horses in Midlife with Susan E. Conley

Episode 15: On Writing Your Truth, Codependency & Finding Horses in Midlife with Susan E. Conley

January 15, 2020
Episode 15: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!
 
In this week's episode, you'll meet Many Brave Fools Author Susan E. Conley. You'll learn ...
 
  • About horses as biofeedback machines and how horses always scan their environment to make things better.
  • Advice on taking up horseback riding in midlife.
  • Why telling the truth is so important when writing a memoir even though you might be resisting it.
  • How horses helped her work through and deal with addiction, codependency, and dysfunction in her relationship.
  • How she uses Instagram and Instagram stories to share about her author and equestrian life.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://manybravefools.com/

Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast where you can read the episode show notes and find the links to Susan E. Conley's sites and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.
Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.

If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.

Episode 14: On Therapeutic Riding, Writing Non-Fiction and the History of Grand Prix with Betty Weibel

Episode 14: On Therapeutic Riding, Writing Non-Fiction and the History of Grand Prix with Betty Weibel

January 8, 2020
Episode 14: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!

In this week's episode, you'll meet Journalist, PR Professional and Author Betty Weibel. You'll learn ...

  • About therapeutic riding programs and the impact human/horse connection has on healing the soul.
  • About her work as a PR professional in the equine industry and how her background as a journalist has helped when writing her non-fiction books.
  • Advice on embracing life's opportunities and how saying yes can help you grow.
  • The history of show jumping in the U.S. and how American Grand Prix started in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Thoughts on her experience as both a traditionally and independently published author.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://bettyweibel.com/

Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast where you can read the episode show notes and find the links to Betty Weibel's sites and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.

Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.

If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.

Episode 13: On Self-Love, Dealing with Dyslexia & Writing a Real Life Love Story with Autumn Murray

Episode 13: On Self-Love, Dealing with Dyslexia & Writing a Real Life Love Story with Autumn Murray

January 1, 2020

Episode 13: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!

In this week's episode, you'll meet Equine Author Autumn Murray. You'll learn...

  • How Autumn developed a fictional romance based on her own second chance love story.
  • About how she overcomes dyslexia in her author career.
  • Advice for writers on developing self-love and seeing the good in others.
  • Tips for using Goodreads to engage your readers.
  • Thoughts on embracing your ancestry and choosing an editor to help you get terminology correct when writing about a location where you haven't lived.
  • And MUCH more!

Goodreads: 

https://www.goodreads.com/author/Autumn_Murray

Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast where you can read the episode show notes and find the links to Autumn Murray's sites and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.

Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom  and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.

If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.

Episode 12: On Romance, Hawaiian Horse Culture & Organizations for Authors with Katherine Kayne

Episode 12: On Romance, Hawaiian Horse Culture & Organizations for Authors with Katherine Kayne

December 25, 2019

Episode 12: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!

In this week's episode, you'll meet Equine Author Katherine Kayne. You'll learn ...

  • About the Hawaiian Ladies Riding Society series, women's role in Hawaii's horse culture, and the history of horses on the Hawaiian Islands.
  • The value of joining organizations for authors and attending their conferences.
  • Advice for writers when they feel stopped and encouragement to follow the story that is dancing in your head.
  • Tips on interviewing people to get to the real history of a place when researching a novel.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://katherinekayne.com/

Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html where you can read the episode show notes and find the links to Katherine Kayne's sites and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.

Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom.html and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.

If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.

Episode 11: On Conducting Research, Award Submissions & Taking a Book to Screenplay with M.J. Evans

Episode 11: On Conducting Research, Award Submissions & Taking a Book to Screenplay with M.J. Evans

December 11, 2019

Episode 11: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!

In this week's episode, you'll meet Award-winning Equine Author M.J. Evans. You'll learn ...

  • About conducting research and writing across genres as M.J. has written fourteen books including non-fiction, historical fiction, children's and fantasy.
  • The value of literary awards and how to submit your books.
  • Tips on writing to a market, knowing who your buyer is, where they look for your books, and how to reach them.
  • What it is like to work with a traditional publisher and why she decided to start her own independent publishing company.
  • The process of taking a book to screenplay.
  • And MUCH more!

M.J. Evans Website: http://www.dancinghorsepress.com/

Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html where you can read the episode show notes and find the links to M.J. Evan's sites and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.

Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom.html and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.

If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com to fill out a request.

Episode 10: On Starting a Freelance Writing Career, Grit & Arabian Horses with Hope Ellis-Ashburn

Episode 10: On Starting a Freelance Writing Career, Grit & Arabian Horses with Hope Ellis-Ashburn

December 4, 2019
Episode 10: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books then you are in the right place!
In this week's episode, you'll meet Freelance Writer, Author and Equestrian Blogger Hope Ellis-Ashburn.
 
You'll learn ...
  • What it takes to jumpstart a freelance writing career.
  • How being a member of American Horse Publications expanded her freelance writing opportunities and grew her professional development.
  • How growing up on a dairy farm helped her develop GRIT and the confidence to do anything she sets her mind to.
  • How writing a memoir requires soul searching and sensitivity.
  • Inventive ways to reach readers and understanding your book's demographic.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://redhorseonaredhill.com/

Visit https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast where you can read the episode show notes and find the links to Hope Ellis-Ashburn's sites and recommended resources. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS so you’ll never miss a show.

Want a free guide to secrets of horse book authors? Gallop over to https://www.carlykadecreative.com/wisdom and join the Equestrian Author Spotlight email list to have the author advice resource delivered instantly to your inbox.

If you are an author who writes about horses and would like to be spotlighted let me know. I’d be happy to include you, too. Visit my contact page at https://www.carlykadecreative.com/contact to fill out a request.