Sonrise Stable FAQ
Do you have ebook versions of the books?
The first book is available FREE at Smashwords in a variety of formats.
Are the events in the books true?
Many of the events really happened and most of the animals are real or based on real animals we had/have. They may be a combination of animals, in some cases. For specific details on the animals and people the stories are based on, check out Meet the Characters.
Are the books only for girls?
Not necessarily. It has been our family's experience that horse activities involve many more females than males. I'm the mother of three daughters and no sons. We belonged to a 4-H club where all the advisors and a good percentage of the members were female. Many of the judges at the shows were female also. Since I am writing from my own experience, there are a large number of female characters in the books, however Rosie's father plays a strong role in the series, as well as her cousin, Jared, and Billy King.
Is there any objectionable material?
As a conservative homeschool mother, I always scrutinized and filtered out a lot of the reading material available to my daughters as they were growing up. One of my purposes in creating this series is to provide good, wholesome fiction for horse-crazy children. There is no swearing, no divorce, no alcohol or drug use, and no boyfriend/girlfriend relationships. The children are polite and respectful to their elders and get along with their siblings. Since we homeschooled in real life, I wanted that to play an important role in the series. The main character, Rosie, and her cousins are homeschooled.
What do you do when you're not writing books?
I am the grandmother character in the books, however I'm still waiting on my first grandchild. All three of my daughters graduated from high school, as homeschoolers. I enjoy trail riding, photography, hiking, and playing guitar. My latest project is a mini mule colt that I am training. I hope to have him pulling a cart in a few years. I am also a web designer, computer programmer, and video course developer.
Can I purchase the books wholesale?
Yes, take a look at this page for more details. Wholesale purchases are not limited to book stores. If you have a homeschool, 4-H, youth group, etc. you could use the books as a fund-raising project! Minimum purchase is $100.