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An interview with author and equestrian J.A. Campbell
An archived interview as seen in the
March 2016 issue of Florida Equine Athlete
by Gina McKnight
I joke that I got a horse so I could justify buying a truck,
I’d probably have a horse even if I didn’t have a truck.” J.A. Campbell
Julie A. Campbell has been many things
over the last few years, from college student, to bookstore clerk and an over
the road trucker. She’s worked as a 911 dispatcher and in computer tech
support, but through it all she’s been a writer, and when she’s not out riding
horses, she can usually be found sitting in front of her computer. She lives in
Colorado with her three cats, her vampire-hunting dog, Kira, her Arabian mare,
Triska, and her Irish Sailor. She is the author of many Vampire and
Ghost-Hunting Dog stories, the young adult fantasy series, Tales of the Travelers, and the young adult urban fantasy series The Clanless. She is also the editor of Steampunk Trails, an old west steampunk
fiction magazine and a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Dog
Writers of America Association.
GM: You have written many great books –
from Steampunk to vampires – of all of the books you have written, which is
JAC: That’s a really tough question to
answer because I have a couple I really adore. I think Sabaska’s Tale and Doc
are my two most favorite. Sabaska’s Tale
is both my first novel published, and one of the stories closest to my heart. I
came up with the story idea when I was out trail riding in the beautiful Rocky
Mountains with my first horse, Sabaska—Name should be familiar. I unashamedly
named the main equine character in the book after Sabaska, my inspiration. I
also love the idea of being able to teleport to other worlds on horseback.
Doc is my other
favorite. The novel isn’t published yet, but there are short stories with this
character and another series of weird westerns inspired by this character. Doc
is a border collie who hunts vampires and other creatures with his human,
Kevin. Writing an entire novel from a dog’s point of view is challenging, but
quite fun and rewarding and I love how the novel came out and I love border
collies and writing about animals in fun and different ways.
GM: To add to that, with so many
characters on paper, which character of your own creation do you feel most
JAC: Probably Sabaska. I based the
fictional character off of the real horse and she was my heart horse. I lost
her three and a half years ago and I’m glad she lives on in fiction.
J.A. and Sabaska
GM: You’ve an Arabian mare, Triska.
Tell us about your horse history, your adventures with Triska, and if horses
play a role in your writing…
JAC: Well, I think I’ve already
answered part of this above but I’ll go into it all now. It’s a lifelong story
so I’ll try and keep it somewhat brief. I don’t actually remember the first
time I was on a horse. My parents didn’t have horses, but they let me do pony
rides, trail rides and when I was old enough lessons. I went to college and got
a BS in Equine Science and also got Sabaska, my first horse. She was an Arabian
mare and I trained her myself. She taught me so much and we had so many
adventures. We even did endurance racing. After she died my significant other’s
folks helped me adopt Triska, a half-trained Arabian horse in Quarter Horse
country. She’d been in the rescue for a while just waiting for someone like me
to come along. I’ve had her for about three years now and we do lots of trail
riding together. She’s wonderful as well and I’m glad to have her.
They do influence my writing. As do my
dogs (border collies). They inspire my stories and help revitalize my
creativity. Triska shows up in my second Travelers
book and she’ll have a bigger part as the series progresses.
GM: Where do you like to ride?
JAC: I’m so spoiled. My favorite place
to ride is in the mountains, which are only about an hour to two-hour trailer
ride from where I live. I’ll ride on the grasslands nearby as well as some of
the cow fields near my home.
GM: Do you attend horse events, seminars,
JAC: Occasionally. If the opportunity
presents I do. However, I’ve been doing a lot of sheep herding with my dogs
recently so my seminars and activities have been focused on that. I used to
attend endurance races with Sabaska and the occasional local show.
GM: Describe your writing studio…
JAC: I have a corner desk that I have
stuffed with, well, stuff. Papers relevant to writing, some decorations, like
cool rocks, and an old 1940’s typewriter that does work when the ribbon isn’t
dried out. I use a laptop but I also have an external monitor which is useful
when I’m working in more than one document or have a chat screen up. I have a
cowriter for some of my other projects so chatting while I’m working is often
GM: Do you have a writing schedule, or
are you a sporadic writer, writing all hours?
JAC: I write whenever I can. I still
have a day job and I spend a lot of time with my animals, so I’ll write or edit
whenever I can fit it in, but I do write almost every day. I usually take
Monday’s and sometimes Tuesday’s off from writing just like I have a couple of
days off from my day job. On day’s I’m not working the day job, my writing
schedule is usually afternoon and evenings and I exercise the animals and clean
up after them in the mornings.
GM: What are you currently reading?
JAC: Right now I’m reading Jim
Butcher’s The Aeronaut’s Windlass. I
just finished Brandon Sanderson’s The
Words of Radiance.
GM: What are you currently writing?
JAC: Right now I’m working on the third
Legends of the Travelers book. It should be called Saga’s War, but that’s not
set in stone yet. The first one, Saga, is already out and the second book,
Jarl, will be out in June. I’m also working on edits for that with my
publisher. The Saga books are a trilogy
that are set up as a prequel to the Sabaska
(Tales of the Travelers) series. It’s
an epic fantasy setting up the big conflict that is dealt with in the Sabaska books.
GM: Who is your favorite author?
JAC: Kristen Britain who writes the Green Rider books. I love her writing
and her world. She helped inspire me to go ahead and write horse-based fantasy
even though there weren’t many out there.
GM: Do you have advice for novice
JAC: Write what you love, then find a
way to get it out to the world. Also…edit, edit, edit.
GM: List 10 things that your fans may
not know about you…
JAC: Oh, gosh…if you follow my facebook
you know the most important things. My dogs, my horse. Let’s see. I love
chocolate wine. I also love Irish whiskey. Bran, my puppy, is named after Fin
McCool’s legendary dog, Bran. Kira, my older dog is named after an explorer
named Kira. Sabaska decided we needed to do endurance racing and Kira decided
we needed to herd sheep—she’s a border collie. Sometimes I joke that I got a horse
so I could justify buying a truck, but I’d probably have a horse even if I
didn’t have a truck. I love big trucks. Hauling hay with my truck makes me
really happy, but hauling my horse is even better. I grew up learning to water
ski in the Mississippi river and I miss that, but not enough to move out of
Colorado because I love the mountains more.
Day Royal Prince Christof travels to Kentucky to woo the heart of a Texan woman
with the best racehorse!
just wants to raise horses. She also just happens to have a very rich uncle
that loves her. As a surprise gift he leaves her a thoroughbred horse with one
of the most expensive lineages in race horse history. She loves her animals
like family. Soon she and her horses are the talk of the town. She's got the
horses to beat and even rumored to have a Kentucky Derby contender. But Jody is
just a down to earth cowgirl inside and all this commotion has made her lose
her senses. She loves animals, blue sky and a true heart. Handsome regal
Christof is none of those honorable things.
is so enchanting that Jody can barely stop herself from wanting to grab and
kiss him! Jody of course hates him straight away! The truth is she should. Love
takes its twists and turns on the track of love, but somethings are destined to
happen. Modern day fairy-tales do happen. True love happens all the time. Sometimes, just sometimes that true love makes you a princess...
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Miracles: Jody is a down to earth
horse girl who rarely has time to date. She wasn't prepared for the charismatic
handsome young royal to gamble with her heart!
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Little Lawnmowers discover the Big Bad Combine has been rusting in a field and
decide to help him and teach him a better way of being. He learns compassion
and forgiveness and many other virtues...and by the end, needs an update to his
About the Author
Bruce is the mother of two who finds inspiration for her stories from her
children. Her son's love of all farm equipment, and "The Three Little
Pig's", influenced the story of the little lawnmowers, however, always in
teaching mode, she wanted to make sure an important lesson was learned in the
sequel. She has a bachelor's in education and a master's in school psychology,
and has conducted research to predict school drop-out for children with
learning disabilities. She works as a holistic self-awareness coach for
children, families and individuals. She has a passion for working with young
people, teaching them through stories and experiences, which helps to cultivate
positive behaviors leading to healthier relationships, happy and optimistic
attitudes, and purposeful living.
you experienced Divorce? Are you questioning what your future will
be after your vows of "I do" turn into "I do not" along
with the loss of all the dreams that never will be fulfilled? Divorced and Scared No More: Emotional
Support for the Newly Divorced is the first installment of the
three-part trilogy written to assist readers in post-divorce related matters
while providing you the motivation you need to move on.
Tasher speaks from personal experience; having gone through the many stages of
relationships. This includes denial of a failed marriage, expressiveness needed
to gain healing and how to remain emotionally grounded. You'll find ways
to embrace your new found freedom and turn the lemons life threw at you into a
Zesty Lemon Sorbet!
and clinical author Justin Nutt, LSCSW, LAC consulted as a technical advisor
for the series. Insuring everything presented be accurate and quality material
while still being a comforting, easy-to-read guide to surviving divorce.
Tony Haynes is a practitioner of Acrostic Poetry -poetry where the first, last
or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. At the end of
each chapter, you can look forward to reading a clever poem from words found
within the word DIVORCE.
are poetic thoughts that ask "How did I get here?" This
rite of passage has everything to do with life and our stories affect each
other because we are all connected. Now it's time to peek inside and see
how, where and why our lives intersect.
are so many insightful topics in the book, which will help you feel inspired to
look inward and become aware of your needs to help you live again. There
is still life after emotional death ... Isn't it time for you to be
happily divorced and Divorced and Scared
About the Authors
Tasherwas divorced on her 26th
wedding anniversary, and she embarked on a new life. Her marriage was broken
all to pieces, she was not going to let the divorce break her. Tasher quickly
discovered that single life was very different from all those years ago. One
case in point is dating; there was not an internet back then, and cell
phones didn’t exist. Like many, she initially was scared but
being a smart businessperson she set up a plan of how to date yet continue to
keep her and family safe.
has dyslexia yet always enjoyed writing and decided to share with others the
things she learned while rebuilding her life. The launch of Divorced and Scared
No More.com was November 2012 and quickly received a worldwide
following. As she started sharing her experiences, others in-turn shared some
of their stories. The intent of the site is for people to share without fear of
reprisals. The logo for the websites inspiration was a set of broken pilot
wings (her ex-husband is a pilot).
is not a professional therapist, rather she is sharing because she has “been
there and done that” and understands how it FEELS. No two people will have
identical situations, her hope is that the shared experiences will guide others
through this time in their life with the least amount of trepidation.
is single and a mother of three adult children and a proud Grammy to three
grandchildren. She lives in Houston, Texas with her daughter, two
grandchildren, two dogs, three cats, and the occasional rescue animal. You can
follow Tasher on FB Divorced
and Scared NO More and Twitter @Divorced_Scared.
Tony Haynes is a lyricist/songwriter/author/philosopher and
a practitioner of Acrostic Poetry. In less than a minute Tony can literally
pull words out of thin air. Give him the title of what you’d like to call your
poem, or song and he will create it for you on the spot. The catch is, he will
write your name in the air, and show you how the beginning of each line in the
work he’s creating spells the letters of your name downward. It’s an eloquent
combination of spontaneous penmanship & showmanship. He calls it
"Creativity in an Instant."
Tony realized he had this rare poetic talent, he was and still is a prolific
lyricist, songwriter, music publisher and record producer. In this capacity,
Tony has accomplished a great deal. "Send A Little Love," his first
song, was recorded by the Spinners in 1981. Since then, Tony’s songs have been
recorded on over 200 albums, selling in excess of 60 million copies worldwide.
These songs have earned him 60 gold and multi-platinum awards, as well as
several ASCAP Awards. He has collaborated with the most successful writers and
producers in the world. Rather than leave anyone out, feel free see Tony’s Wikipedia page for
more detail on this aspect of his creative life.
1993, Tony turned his considerable talents to the world of children’s
entertainment. He began producing audio products, writing books and creating
animated characters. Tony has authored 34 children's books based on the Baby
Looney Tunes characters. Tony is also the author of several books adults will
enjoy such as Reincarnation of Douglas Kavanaugh.
has added 'spoken word artist' to the hats he seems to juggle seamlessly. A
collaboration with French composer, Stephane d'Esposito; The Pianist and The
Poet is elegant and romantic production.
but certainly not least, Tony is also executive producing and creating original
programming for television. He has several shows in development based on
his novels and scripts.
April, 1935, and Tilly Carpenter is unhappy with her husband, Alex, who is
leading a campaign to oust Fire Chief Jake McCann from the Woodhill Fire
After two years in prison Bobby Darvey is obsessed with destroying Laura Darvey
and Jake. In Las Vegas, Bobby hires recently-widowed Nina Hernandez and her
daughter, 25-year-old Ramona to be a cook and maid for his Aunt Alma, who lives
in Woodhill. Since Ramona is a horsewoman, Bobby intends to use her to learn
the best time to torch Laura’s horse barn with all the horses—and Laura—in it.
Nina is told of the plan but Ramona knows nothing about it. Nina and Ramona are
driven to Woodhill by Bobby’s top man, Benjy Talbot, who on the trip, falls in
love with Nina. Several years earlier Benjy had a run-in with Jake so he is
apprehensive about meeting up with Jake in Woodhill, but his growing love for
Nina makes him willing to take the chance.
Just as his junior year in college is about to end, Alex and Tilly’s son, Bill,
goes to work for Bobby Darvey. At home for the summer, Bill and Tilly argue,
and Bill accidentally kills her. Bill calls his partner, Cooke, who arranges to
have Tilly’s body taken to a funeral home in Indiana, then it is made to appear
that Tilly, fed up with Alex and his plans, has left him.
Using a false name, Bobby finances Alex’s plan to oust Jake. As part of his
plan, Bobby hires men to buy sick horses from local auction barns and drop them
off at Laura’s farm so their infections will kill her horses. Instead of
bringing sick horses, the men bring starved horses to town, and Laura, Ramona,
and many Woodhill residents work to bring them back to health.
Bobby directs his men to call Alex with false leads as to where Tilly has been
spotted. Alex devotes his time to looking for her, but of course, with no
success, and that sends him into a deep depression so he no longer cares about
forcing Jake out. When Alex tells Bobby he will no longer try to get Jake
ousted, Bobby tells him that Bill killed Tilly and her body will not be
returned to Alex until Jake is fired. Alex is devastated.
Benjy and Jake finally have a confrontation, but it ends up that they can help
each other free themselves from Bobby. Since Benjy is trusted by Bobby, even
though the trust is beginning to erode, he is able to let Jake know of Bobby’s
plans to abduct Jake and Laura from Laura’s farm after shooting all the horses.
Benjy’s knowledge and Jake’s firefighters are able to thwart Bobby's plans. But
Bill and Cooke, having their own grudge against Laura, set Laura’s barn on
fire. Risking their lives, Ramona Hernandez and Eli Sheffler lead the horses to
About the Author
Loveman is an author, fire department officer, and a member of the National
Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Fire and Life Safety
in Animal Housing Facilities. She has a degree in Fire and Safety Engineering
Technology from the University of Cincinnati and is a consultant on fire safety
in equine facilities. With more than forty years experience in the horse
industry, Laurie has written many articles for equine and fire service
publications, and her novels, set in the 1930s, reflect her interest not just
in horses, but also on topics relevant to firefighting today, such as
firefighter stress, medical ethics, and arson. You can learn more about
Laurie's FIREHOUSE FAMILY SERIES: MEMORIES, THE QUARRY, and THE FARM FIRES, by
visiting her website at www.laurieloveman.com.
Hickleberry is a mischievous, devil may care, pixie from Brandydook Kingdom.
Much to her astonishment and dismay, she is selected to be Prince Morgan's
bride. In fear of losing her independence, she escapes to the land of humans
where adventure and terror lurk at every turn. While Buttercup battles deadly
spiders and gigantic birds, amongst other things, Brandydook and all the pixies
are catapulted into terrible danger and only she holds the key to its survival.
Prince Morgan must find Buttercup and return her to his homeland before it's
About the Author
O'Byrne was born in county Limerick, Ireland. Following two and a half
years in Dublin on a City & Guilds course in photography, she went on to
teach English in Colombia then spent a further six months in France as part of
her European Studies degree. Lorraine loved writing at a very young age and
felt that this was where her true passion lay. She underwent an intensive
creative writing course before embarking on her first novel "The Wrath of
Voodoo" (adult fiction) published in 2004 but since then has turned to
writing children's books. Her love of children's stories comes from the active
imagination she had as a child, Walt Disney Movies and the animals on her farm.
guide to setting up your garden for stress relief!
is going to help you from head to toe, inside out – and it won’t just be a
benefit to you personally, but to your loved ones as well.
spiritual nature is as important as your physical and mental state in your
overall well-being. Whether or not you belong to an organized religion or
belief system, you can find spiritual satisfaction in gardening by relieving
stress and allowing your mind to focus on something besides life’s many
in the soil has the same effect on your mind as athletic activity. It’s now
viewed by medical science as a way to get mental and spiritual therapy for
those who are depressed.
foliage, flowers, water, wildlife and smells all add to the harmonious nature
of a garden and can have many healing effects when you’re exposed. Gardening
has long been recommended to those recovering from surgery to gain optimism and
hope to nurture your life and your spiritual side.
miracle of growing living things provides us with a sense that life goes on no
matter what else may be happening. We sometimes forget that in a world where we
live by someone else’s schedules and wants and needs. Ralf Papenberg is a German and English Author and Blogger,
residing in France. Papenberg loves to write, cook, and garden.
This book was written
for junior high/high school age readers as well as all who are young at heart --
The Midwest lies in complete ruins after a catastrophic disaster kills tens of
thousands and leaves hundreds of thousands injured. Nicholas Keller emerges out
of the devastation as a shining light of hope for all. But his newfound fame
comes with a price that his aunt will not let him pay. They flee into the shadows
in order to protect his secret. However, as Nicholas begins his sophomore year
at his fifth school in five years, strange and unexpected things begin to
happen. He soon tumbles into a web of doomed love, extraordinary talents and a
secret past, which threatens the lives of everyone he cares about. It’s up to
Nicholas to confront the truth, even if it means his own death.
Available in eBook, paperback, and audiobook
Download your copies today!
About the Author
Tim Mettey serves as CEO at Matthew 25: Ministries, an international
humanitarian and disaster relief organization. Tim uses his many experiences
and expertise in responding to disasters around the world to set the background
for his The
Hero Chronicles series. Tim struggles with and has overcome multiple
learning disabilities with reading and writing to create this series. Tim
advocates for literacy and education worldwide and hopes his journey can be an
inspiration to others. He says, "Our disabilities do not define who we
are, they make us stronger." Tim is the father of four beautiful
daughters: Olivia, Cora, Noel and Ashlyn.
Schedule a Book
Interested in hosting author Tim Mettey at your own school, church, workplace?
Tim is available to schedule speaking engagements about his books, his life,
and his work with Matthew 25: Ministries. Please contact Katie Hallum at
Katie@m25m.org or 513-793-6256 to schedule an event.
Drift through the mind of Richard D. Brown as he takes you
on a journey through the different realms of the spirit and many to do with the
heavens. At the beginning of time, a boy awakens into a sanctuary of tranquillity
and light. He hears a lovely voice aloud the thin air that belongs to a matured
woman as he wanders through the garden while being guided by her. He then
begins to wonder, how will he be able to meet her if she remains unknown? At
that moment of curiosity, she speaks to him and says that he must journey to
the ends of existence through every heaven and hell within the universe. Only
then will he be able to step outside of time and space, where he will find out
her true identity. All in the form of short stories, these entries are
journal-like, poetic and are very descriptive experiences of his journey. They
attune you to the light and will make you want to evolve full throttle into the
divine nature of mankind.
About the Author
Music artist and lyricist Richard Brown took to writing in
his late teens. Journeying from the familiar realm of rhythms and melodies to
the written page, Richard had discovered a true passion for the art of story
writing and poetry. Already an avid blogger and published Author of the
acclaimed short story novella Waves of The Spirit, Brown continues to explore
new artistic forms of expression to sharpen and share his gifts. Though early
in his writing career, a promising future is forecasted for this flourishing
Leo Leighton has been pony crazy but pony-less since
When she wins a pony in a competition run by her favourite
pony magazine, it feels like all her dreams have come true. Now she can have her pick of dozens of
beautifully trained, well-bred ponies.
But when Leo sees No Name, a sad, scruffy pony waiting his turn at the
auctions, she knows that, for her, no other pony will do.
But what is No Name's true identity? There are sinister secrets in his past that
could cost him his life - unless Leo can save him.
And she will; whatever it takes!’
About the Author
Eve Paege totally
understands the frustration of being pony-crazy but pony-less. As a child, her weekends and school holidays
were spent helping out at the local riding stables in exchange for an
occasional lesson. After school, having
dashed off her homework, summer evenings were spent schooling her Space Hopper over
show jumps made from bamboo canes and flower pots in her parents’ back garden!
Eve finally bought her
own horse after she left college and started her first job. Despite many setbacks and competitive
calamities, she went on to become an accomplished event rider and show jumper
before finally gravitating to dressage as her specialism. She spent many happy years on the national
dressage circuit riding competitively and officiating as a knowledgeable and
highly respected dressage judge.
Her love of horses,
animals and the countryside shines through in her writing, as does her wealth
of experience and wonderfully warm sense of humour.
Eve lives in the wilds
of Cheshire with her dog and cat; surrounded of course by horses!
Heart is the compelling epic story of a
"starving" young Texan who sets out to follow his championship
dreams...and winds up winning a lot more. In this gripping tale of
self-discovery, a young rookie unexpectedly finds himself in a no-man's
land, poor and alone--until two eccentric old cowboys take him under their
wing. The action, adventure, and emotion that ensue, due in part to an unexpected
romance with an heiress to a fortune, come to a thrilling crescendo in Las
Vegas, where he competes for a world championship title and learns that the
greatest prizes of all are those you don't plan for. Readers everywhere
will resonate with the powerful message that life is truly all about "how
you play the game."
One reviewer writes… "It is refreshing to read a story without the common jargon that so many
writers succumb to which makes their stories resemble thousands of
others. This author breaths fresh air into a story that belongs
in many categories for people of all ages. The story and writing
style is different and mixes well with a vast number of scenarios. The twists
and turns give the reader a lot to look forward to. I wish we had more books
like this with deep emotions, action, failure, success and endings that bring
joy to the reader. It was nice for a change to read a good book without
vulgarity which has become too commonplace on TV and in print."
About the Author
Born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi Mike
Yarbro worked in the construction machinery import export business
most of his adult life and traveled throughout the world importing and
exporting, heavy road building equipment and working with road building
contractors on World Bank and local projects in developing countries and the
USA. After forming his company his travels took him to the far corners of the
earth buying, selling and shipping heavy machinery. Visiting foreign
countries and viewing various economic conditions and cultures made him
appreciate and love the United States even more. He has been married to Marilyn
Sue Childs Yarbro since 1968. Before and after college he was an avid horseman
involved in rodeo, showing, breeding, raising, racing and training quarter
and thoroughbred horses. He played violin for two years in the Jackson Junior
Symphony Orchestra before playing guitar, piano and violin in a rock and
roll band during college at Mississippi State University.
Packed with adventure,
action, intrigue, and romance sure to entice a broad range of readers,
Champion’s Heart is the compelling, page-turning story of the guts and glory of
one young man’s epic journey on the road to fulfilling his lifelong
championship dreams. With a victory at the National High School
Calf-Roping Championship under his belt, ambitious young Bobby Tucker is newly
empowered to follow his lifelong dream of winning a world championship calf
roping title. For a nineteen year old rookie like Bobby, competing with
the pros is no easy task—sleeping in the grass beside the highway, eating beef
jerky out of his back pocket, pushing his rusty Chevy pickup to its limit,
towing his horse Sampson in a trailer. With his blacksmithing tools in
tow, Bobby scrapes by on the meager pay he receives in exchange for shoeing
horses. Even so, Sampson eats better than he does.
Persevering through rain and shine, the determined
Bobby shows his stuff in roping events all across the Southwest. So far,
however, his quick hands and fast horse aren’t enough to qualify him for the
big leagues. While some see the definite possibility in Bobby’s inherent
skill, strong character, and easygoing nature; still others view the young man
as a threat to their own ambitions.
Two old cowboys, legends of the circuit, are
among those with an eye on Bobby Tucker. Big Ed Johnson and his sidekick
Grady Jones, a retiring rodeo clown, agree to take the eager Bobby under their
wings and show him some tricks of the trade. Their faith in Bobby, their
sound advice, and their willingness to demonstrate their techniques for the
young rookie both bolster Bobby’s confidence and help him to improve in the
area of his passions.
But Big Ed and Grady aren’t the only ones with a
particular penchant for Bobby. Enter beautiful, golden-haired heiress
Addi Reynolds—a hot-headed, barrel racing cowgirl who enjoys irritating her
overly protective parents. When Bobby meets Addi, sparks fly. The
young couple are immediately drawn to one another, though both are bound by
problems and secrets of their own. Difficulties escalate when Addi’s
parents get involved, unbeknownst to their daughter, in an attempt to monitor
her and to ensure that Bobby isn’t attracted to her merely for the staggering
sum she stands to inherit.
Bobby’s working relationship with Big Ed and
Grady invigorates him, and his newfound love of Addi brings fresh energy to his
life and goals. But, with a sudden monkey wrench thrown into his plans,
Bobby must suddenly seek the answers to questions of utmost importance: Will he
be able to keep his focus and become the world champion he’s always dreamed of
being? Can he trust his new friends through thick and thin? Or will
he end up losing both his girl and his championship dream?
Follow Bobby’s journey as it builds to a
thrilling crescendo beneath the dazzling lights of Las Vegas, where he competes
for a world championship title, encounters the challenge of a lifetime…and
emerges with so much more than he ever could have bargained for.
Whether or not you’re a fan of the rodeo, Champion’s Heart will keep your heart
pounding and your fingers flipping pages as you race to the climax of this
edge-of-your-seat novel that is thriller, adventure, romance, and suspense all