Photo Contest

For the last part of my blog tour for Mother’s Curse and Daughter’s Justice we are having a photo contest!

Dollar reading Daughter's JusticeAll the blogger and fan support this week has been excellent!  And to say thank you, we are wrapping up things with a chance to win a Kindle Fire or one of two $50 Amazon Gift Cards.

The details can be found on Novel Publicity’s blog.

Just as an example, earlier this year, Dollar was caught reading the back of Daughter’s Justice.  He told me with carrot breath that he really liked it.

The Love of Good Sawdust

picture of Dollar, our horseIt was many years ago that I started riding horses.  My wife and I leased a mare for a while; she was barely bigger than a pony and my legs dangled down pretty far.  Then we started leasing Dollar (the “Big Guy”) and never really looked back.  He’s a solid 16.2 hands, which is pretty tall for a quarter horse, and he’s built like a bulldog.  His trot is like riding a pogo stick, but he has a nice canter and a pretty fast gallop.  His walk is incredibly slow if you don’t keep him moving with your seat (he doesn’t like to waste any extra energy), but if you get him interested in learning something new, he gives it his all.

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He likes the mares!

Our big boy, Dollar “The Scholar”, can charm a carrot out of most people’s hands.  He’s always (almost) been calm and mild-mannered.  However, a few years back, we had a summer of unusual behavior.  I’ll write it off as a midlife crisis, only he didn’t have the chance to go out and buy a fancy new automatic feed dispensing unit (he’s not into cars).

Wooded fence by a laneWe were boarding him at another barn and his stall window was looking out at the mare’s pasture.  It had looked out at the mares pasture for a number of years, but something that spring had set him off and one day, he just went crazy in his stall: constantly calling out to the mares, pacing, and generally trying to get out any way he could.  You would have thought he was a stallion by the way he was acting.  However, his original owners gelded him many years earlier because he showed no interest in the mares.

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