Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast
Episode 90: On Aging as an Author, Facing Rejection & The Prison System with Karen S. Bennett

Episode 90: On Aging as an Author, Facing Rejection & The Prison System with Karen S. Bennett

October 18, 2021
Episode 90: 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 Karen S. Bennett. You'll learn ...
 
  • About Karen's thoughts on aging as an author, how she's handled rejection in her writing career, and what inspired her horse book Beautiful Horseflesh.
  • Why Karen decided to return to school to become a nurse practitioner: a career that lasted over three decades. As an NP, Karen worked in jails and prisons, including New York’s infamous Rikers Island Jail.
  • 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.
Episode 89: On Allowing Yourself Space, Finding Flow & Changing the Culture of Grief with Reagan J. Pasternak

Episode 89: On Allowing Yourself Space, Finding Flow & Changing the Culture of Grief with Reagan J. Pasternak

October 7, 2021
Episode 89: 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 Canadian-born actress, singer, and writer Reagan J. Pasternak. You'll learn ...
 
  • About Reagan's successful career in the entertainment industry, and what inspired her to start a dialogue about changing the culture of grief by adding "author" to her long list of accomplishments. 
  • Why Reagan decided to take a unique approach to healing in her book, Griffin’s Heart: Mourning Your Pet With No Apologies, through a hybrid format (part memoir, part journal, and part keepsake) to create a comprehensive resource for pet owners in grief.
  • 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.
Episode 88: On Hollywood to Horse Country & Conversations with Horse Racing Legends with Lenny Shulman

Episode 88: On Hollywood to Horse Country & Conversations with Horse Racing Legends with Lenny Shulman

September 14, 2021
Episode 88: 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 Emmy Award-winning writer Lenny Shulman. You'll learn ...
 
  • How writing for television and film, frequent contributions to magazines and newspapers, and serving as features editor for The Blood-Horse magazine prepared Lenny for the writing of his books.
  • About the art of the interview. Over the course of Lenny's twenty years covering the horse racing industry, he's been able to coax the innermost thoughts out of the sport’s most notable headline-makers, which led to his newest book Head to Head: Conversations with a Generation of Horse Racing Legends.
  • 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.
Episode 87: On Gypsy Vanner Horses, Random Acts of Kindness & Starting Local with Diana Hasen

Episode 87: On Gypsy Vanner Horses, Random Acts of Kindness & Starting Local with Diana Hasen

September 9, 2021

Episode 87: 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 Diana Hasen and discover the work she's doing with her Gypsy Vanner Horses. You'll learn ...

  • About Diana's horses — Stevie & Harley — and the book series they inspired. They are Gypsy Vanner horses, originally from the UK. The breed is known in the UK as Gypsy Cobs.
  • What inspired Diana's mission to enable her Gypsy Vanners to become horse ambassadors to unite people by fostering connections through acts of kindness. Her ultimate goal is to help people and bring them happiness by providing opportunities for adults and children to be around horses and ask questions by participating in acts of kindness. This includes efforts to unite communities and deliver gifts and donations to let people know they are not alone.
  • And MUCH more!

Episode show notes: https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html

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.

Episode 86: On Academic Publishing, Horses in History & Being an Active Reader with James C. Nicholson

Episode 86: On Academic Publishing, Horses in History & Being an Active Reader with James C. Nicholson

August 31, 2021

Episode 86: 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 James C. Nicholson. You'll learn ...

  • What compelled Jamie to write about Thoroughbred racing. He is the author of numerous books including The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event, Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry, The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course. His newest book is Racing for America: The Horse Race of the Century and the Redemption of a Sport.
  • About what it's like working with an academic press. Unlike traditional commercial presses, academic publishers require authors’ manuscripts to pass a peer review process.
  • And MUCH more!

Episode show notes: https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html

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.

Episode 85: On Being of Service, Thoroughbred Aftercare & Therapeutic Use of Horses with Joell Dunlap

Episode 85: On Being of Service, Thoroughbred Aftercare & Therapeutic Use of Horses with Joell Dunlap

August 18, 2021
Episode 85: 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 Joell Dunlap, Founder and Executive Director of Square Peg Foundation. You'll learn ...
 
  • What inspired Joell to start Square Peg Foundation, and about the work they do with autism families and a herd of repurposed horses - most of them former racehorses. She's presented at conferences worldwide on the subject of Thoroughbred Aftercare as well as the therapeutic use of horses for people with autism.
  • About Joell's new book. A Damn Fine Hand is a story about forgiveness and the grace that horses gift to us, even when we least deserve it. All proceeds for the book sales benefit the 501© 3 charity - Square Peg Foundation.
  • 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.
Episode 84: On Conscious Communication, Overcoming Limiting Beliefs & Empowerment with Nikki Porter

Episode 84: On Conscious Communication, Overcoming Limiting Beliefs & Empowerment with Nikki Porter

July 22, 2021
Episode 84: 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, equestrian mindset coach, and podcast host Nikki Porter. You'll learn ...
 
  • What inspired Nikki to write her book The Conscious Communicator and how writing the book led her to start her own business as an Equestrian Mindset Coach.
  • How Nikki, as an empowerer, uses her teaching experience from the classroom as well as the barn to access her client’s limiting beliefs and guide them to clear up their communication with themselves and others.
  • 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. 
Episode 83: On Riding Cross-Country Solo, Following Your Calling & Presence with Melissa A. Priblo Chapman

Episode 83: On Riding Cross-Country Solo, Following Your Calling & Presence with Melissa A. Priblo Chapman

July 15, 2021
Episode 83: 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 Distant Skies: An American Journey on Horseback Author Melissa A. Priblo Chapman. You'll learn ...
 
  • What inspired Melissa, at 23 years old, to embark on a solo cross-country horseback journey that would span over 2,600 miles, beginning in New York State and ending in California with no cell phone, no GPS, no support following with supplies.
  • How Melissa approached writing her memoir, Distant Skies: An American Journey on Horseback. The book is part American road trip, part coming-of-age adventure, and part uncommon love story.
  • 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.
Episode 82: On Writing Short Stories, Launch Strategies & Instagram Relationships with Sarah Hickner

Episode 82: On Writing Short Stories, Launch Strategies & Instagram Relationships with Sarah Hickner

July 1, 2021

Episode 82: 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 Stories from the Barn Aisle Author Sarah Hickner. You'll learn ...

  • What inspired Sarah's collection of short stories about her horse adventures and how she structures her short stories for showing and not telling.
  • How to reach readers using a book launch team. Sarah shares her entire launch strategy, which landed her in multiple Amazon bestseller categories when her book debuted.
  • Why building relationships on Instagram works. Sarah developed a Stories from the Barn Aisle Youth Writing Contest in collaboration with StreamHorseTV because she developed a relationship with them on Instagram.
  • And MUCH more!

Episode show notes: https://www.carlykadecreative.com/podcast.html

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.

Episode 81: On Nailing Your Novel, Finding Blind Spots & Artistic Integrity with Roz Morris

Episode 81: On Nailing Your Novel, Finding Blind Spots & Artistic Integrity with Roz Morris

June 24, 2021

Episode 81: 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 Roz Morris. She's a writer, journalist, fiction editor and the author of the Nail Your Novel series for writers. You'll learn ...

  • How to nail your novel and see blind spots. Roz shares advice on how to write and publish with artistic integrity.
  • How Roz transitioned to writing under her own name after selling over 4 million copies as a ghostwriter.
  • Why it is important to trust the process when self-doubt and writer anxiety sneaks in.
  • 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.
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