Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast
Episode 26: On Passion, Diversity & Illustrating Your Own Children’s Books with Abriana Johnson

Episode 26: On Passion, Diversity & Illustrating Your Own Children’s Books with Abriana Johnson

April 1, 2020
Episode 26: 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 book author Abriana Johnson. You'll learn ...
  • Why she believes that when you feel like you have more questions than answers, you should put your passion first and you will find your way.
  • How she highlights diversity in the equestrian community thorough her children's books, 4-H club, podcast, and the Saddle Up and Read school book tour.
  • How she uses the program Procreate on her iPad to illustrate and format her Cowgirl Camryn children's book series.
  • 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 writing about horses? 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 25: On Writing Horse Racing History & Legal Considerations for Writers with Milton C. Toby

Episode 25: On Writing Horse Racing History & Legal Considerations for Writers with Milton C. Toby

March 25, 2020

Episode 25: 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 Milton C. Toby. He is an award-winning author, journalist, and attorney with more than forty years of experience researching and writing about Thoroughbred racing and equine law. You'll learn ...

  • About his contributions to horse racing's historical tapestry through the detailed research and deep work that goes into his books.
  • How advances work in traditional publishing and other legal considerations for writers.
  • The power of using a professional editor and the difference between editing and copy editing.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://miltonctoby.com/

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 writing about horses? 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 24: On Growing Your Book Business, Virtual Assistants & Marketing Ideas with April Hardeman

Episode 24: On Growing Your Book Business, Virtual Assistants & Marketing Ideas with April Hardeman

March 18, 2020

Episode 24: 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 Virtual Assistant and Owner of Make It Rein April Hardeman. You'll learn ...

  • Tips and techniques to help grow your business from Facebook groups, YouTube channels, podcasts, to blogs including an off-the-cuff brainstorm full of ideas on ways equine authors can market their books online.
  • How working with a virtual assistant can help you manage your online efforts, so you can free up time and focus on your writing.
  • Why she sees course building and membership programs as the future for equine businesses and authors.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://makeitrein.com/

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 23: On Warmbloods, Powerlifting & the Publishing Process with Joanne Verikios

Episode 23: On Warmbloods, Powerlifting & the Publishing Process with Joanne Verikios

March 11, 2020

Episode 23: 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 Warmblood classifier, judge and author Joanne Verikios. You'll learn ...

  • About her experience as a Warmblood stud manager, classifier, commentator and judge.
  • What it is like to be a powerlifter and how she got into the sport.
  • About her experience working with a publisher and how the process worked when it came to writing a book about the human-horse connection that is part memoir, part educational, and part self-help.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://www.winninghorsemanship.com/

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 22: On Thrillers, Being Active in the Writing Community & Editorial Feedback with Connie Johnson Hambley

Episode 22: On Thrillers, Being Active in the Writing Community & Editorial Feedback with Connie Johnson Hambley

March 4, 2020
Episode 22: 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 Thriller Author Connie Johnson Hambley. You'll learn ...
 
  • What happens when a Boston lawyer decides to chuck her career out the window to write fiction.
  • About her view on the writer's mind as a junk drawer and how she researches her works of fiction in order to capture the razor's edge between good and evil.
  • Why being an active member of the writing community elevates an author's career, how to prepare for a successful author event, and the value of listening to editorial feedback.
  • About her transformational experience volunteering at a therapeutic riding center and how the stories she has heard there have inspired her next book project.
  • 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 21: On the Rise of Equestrian Fiction & Embracing the Gig Economy w/ Natalie Keller Reinert

Episode 21: On the Rise of Equestrian Fiction & Embracing the Gig Economy w/ Natalie Keller Reinert

February 26, 2020

Episode 21: 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 Equestrian Fiction Author Natalie Keller Reinert. You'll learn ...

  • About the growth of Equestrian Fiction as a genre, how it has become more diverse over time, and what it was like being an author of horse books on the forefront of the movement.
  • Tips on how she consistently gets her books to the top of the charts in Amazon's Equestrian Fiction category.
  • How she embraces the gig economy, encourages the side hustle, enjoys the flexibility it provides, and uses Patreon in her creative life to generate an additional stream of income.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://www.nataliekreinert.com/

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 20: On Murder Mysteries, Thoroughbred Racing & Building Community with Sasscer Hill

Episode 20: On Murder Mysteries, Thoroughbred Racing & Building Community with Sasscer Hill

February 19, 2020

Episode 20: 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 Sasscer Hill. You'll learn ...

  • About her life as an amateur jockey and how it led to her breeding her own racehorses which inspired her to become an author of horse racing murder mystery and suspense thrillers.
  • What it was like working with small press, how she transitioned to independent publishing, and what to look out for in contracts.
  • How she combines what she knows about the horse world with input from legal and law enforcement professionals to develop her novels.
  • The emotional story of winning the Dr. Tony Ryan Best in Racing Literature Award and what she did with the $10,000 prize.
  • Thoughts on finding your herd through writing organizations, conferences and critique groups.
  • And MUCH more!

Website: https://www.sasscerhill.com/

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 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.