Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast
A Horsey Holiday Special: Equine Authors Share Their Merry Memories + Horse Books Make Great Gifts

A Horsey Holiday Special: Equine Authors Share Their Merry Memories + Horse Books Make Great Gifts

December 2, 2020
A Horsey Holiday Special: 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 episode, I teamed up with a whole herd of equestrian authors to bring you some virtual holiday cheer. We are sharing some of our favorite horsey holiday memories and some great holiday gift recommendations because horse books make great gifts. 
 
Plus, we are getting into the holiday spirit with a spur jingling GIVEAWAY!
 
 
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.

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Episode 60: On Developing a Trilogy, Dictation & the Horse’s Point Of View with Shane Ledyard

Episode 60: On Developing a Trilogy, Dictation & the Horse’s Point Of View with Shane Ledyard

November 25, 2020
Episode 60: 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 Shane Ledyard, the author of the Horse Gone Silent Trilogy. You'll learn ...
 
  • About the real life story (and horse) that led Shane, a rider, trainer, clinician and judge, to write Horse Gone Silent.
  • How Shane negotiated the learning curve at the beginning of his author career and turned those obstacles into a series of happy accidents.
  • How he used voice-to-text technology to get words on the page, and why he decided to write from the horse's point of view.
  • And MUCH more!
 
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 59: On The Grand Trek, The Cowboy Hat Test & Davenport Arabians with Kathleen Schmitt

Episode 59: On The Grand Trek, The Cowboy Hat Test & Davenport Arabians with Kathleen Schmitt

November 18, 2020
Episode 59: 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 The Best That Can Happen: The Grand Trek author Kathleen Schmitt. You'll learn ...
 
  • About her affinity for Davenport Arabians, her perspective on their unique personality, and how she ended up translating a book about the breed.
  • What inspired Kathleen to take her 7 month Grand Trek on horseback traveling from the East Coast to the West Coast and why she wrote a book about the journey.
  • About her experiences working with horses in Britain and Germany and what it was like training under Reiner Klimke, a German equestrian, who won six gold and two bronze medals in dressage at the Summer Olympics.
  • Why she decided to put together a detailed press kit about her book including an Author Bio, Book Bio, Book Excerpts, Interview Questions, Target Audience, Story Ideas for Reporters, Press Release, Contact Info, and Photos. 
  • And MUCH more!
 
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 58: On Horse Brains, Human Brains & Brain-Based Horsemanship with Janet Jones, PhD

Episode 58: On Horse Brains, Human Brains & Brain-Based Horsemanship with Janet Jones, PhD

November 11, 2020
Episode 58: 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 Horse Brain, Human Brain author Janet Jones. You'll learn ...
 
  • How a brain injury from a horseback riding fall led her to a Ph.D., and the study of human brain science which Janet then expanded to the study of the equine brain and brain-based horsemanship.
  • How freelance writing established a backbone for her research, built a readership for her work, and ended up being a platform for pitching her book, Horse Brain, Human Brain, to her publisher.
  • Insights into what the author life is really like and advice on writing and publishing well.
  • And MUCH more!
 
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 57: On Building The Plaid Horse, Co-Authoring a Book Series & Beating Burnout with Dr. Piper Klemm

Episode 57: On Building The Plaid Horse, Co-Authoring a Book Series & Beating Burnout with Dr. Piper Klemm

November 4, 2020
Episode 57: 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 Dr. Piper Klemm. She is the Publisher of The Plaid Horse Magazine, co-host of the weekly podcast, the #Plaidcast, a frequent contributor to theplaidhorse.com, and co-author of the Show Strides book series. You'll learn ...
 
  • About Stonewall Ponies, Piper's fleet of lease ponies with partner Emily Elek, and their business providing an immense selection of top quality pony hunters in the country available for sale or lease.
  • How Piper began her tenure as the Publisher of The Plaid Horse Magazine, where she plans to take her Show Strides book series, and what it's like working with a co-author.
  • Advice on stepping into the entrepreneurial arena. Piper shares her thoughts on avoiding burnout, why it is important to understand that failure is part of the process, and how she addresses shame in business and in the horse industry.
  • And MUCH more!
 
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 56: On Improving Your Marketing Game, LinkedIn & Authenticity with Jamie Samples

Episode 56: On Improving Your Marketing Game, LinkedIn & Authenticity with Jamie Samples

October 28, 2020
Episode 56: 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 Jamie Samples, a social media specialist, marketing professional, public speaker and founder of Yellow Barn Media. You'll learn ...
 
  • Advice on social media, marketing and branding, and why Jamie believes authenticity is the key to creating content that works.
  • Thoughts on using LinkedIn, a resource not being fully embraced by equestrian businesses, and tips on how authors and small businesses can better take advantage of the platform.
  • And MUCH more!
 
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 55: On User-Friendly Equine Law, Avoiding Liability & Horse Sense with Julie Fershtman

Episode 55: On User-Friendly Equine Law, Avoiding Liability & Horse Sense with Julie Fershtman

October 21, 2020
Episode 55: 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 Attorney at Law, Freelance Journalist and Author Julie Fershtman. You'll learn ...
 
  • About Julie's 34 year career as a lawyer in a practice that focuses primarily on business litigation, insurance litigation, and equine law.
  • Advice and information equestrians (and authors) can implement right now to protect themselves under the law. Julie dives deep on multiple topics from contracts to avoiding liability.
  • Why Julie decided to write a comprehensive, user-friendly, and down-to-earth equine law book. I guarantee you will want a copy of Equine Law and Horse Sense on your bookshelf after listening to this interview!
  • And MUCH more!
 
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 54: On Building Business & Growing from Broken to Branded with Kat Chrysostom

Episode 54: On Building Business & Growing from Broken to Branded with Kat Chrysostom

October 14, 2020
Episode 54: 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 Author, Entrepreneur, Public Speaker and BeneFab Products CEO Kat Chrysostom. You'll learn ...
 
  • How Kat, after fracturing her neck in a riding accident, channeled her passion— along with her newfound interest in health and wellness — into Benefab®, a business specializing in wearable therapeutic products for horses and people.
  • About her book, Broken to Branded, where Kat shares how she fought through adversity, restructured her life, and set about taking back her future by building a thriving and successful business.
  • How a misunderstood horse named Para came into her life and mentally healed her and allowed her to reconnect with herself.
  • And MUCH more!
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 53: On Spectacular Bid’s Hard-knock Life, Racehorse Research & Writing Muscle with Peter Lee

Episode 53: On Spectacular Bid’s Hard-knock Life, Racehorse Research & Writing Muscle with Peter Lee

October 7, 2020

Episode 53: 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 Spectacular Bid: The Last Superhorse of the Twentieth Century author Peter Lee. You'll learn ...

  • About Spectacular Bid, the $37,000 yearling purchase, who rose from the barn of Maryland's Buddy Delp to become one the greatest racehorses of all time.
  • How Peter researched the back story of Spectacular Bid and chronicled his development into what many call the 'perfect' racehorse, despite controversy and an ill-timed injury that cost him the Triple Crown.
  • Why it's important for authors to follow their passions and exercise those writing muscles, even when they aren't working on a book.
  • And MUCH more!
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 52: On Telling the Stories of Horsewomen Traveling Abroad with Krystal Kelly

Episode 52: On Telling the Stories of Horsewomen Traveling Abroad with Krystal Kelly

September 30, 2020
Episode 52: 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 Adventuress Krystal Kelly. You'll learn ...
  • About Krystal's career working abroad with horses. She's traveled to 60+ countries and has worked in over 20 countries on 6 continents with horses. 
  • How the idea for Equestrian Adventuresses was born and all about this tribe for women who love horses, travel and adventure.
  • What inspired Krystal's Equestrian Adventuresses book series and her Travel Guide Books for Equestrians.
  • And MUCH more!
 
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.

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