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Writing Riding Horseback in Purple

Writing Riding Horseback in Purple

“Riding Horseback in Purple: Reawakening the dream of owning a horse” was one of those books that just had to be written. Friends pushed me into starting a draft, because they said I had learned so much about horses and horse ownership. At first, that made...
Why Purple?

Why Purple?

The title of Riding Horseback in Purple is inspired by the first line of Jenny Joseph’s cheerfully rebellious poem, “Warning”: “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple.” This book is written for women, like me, who are somewhat near what they think of as...
Riding Horseback in Purple Cover

Riding Horseback in Purple Cover

I knew I wanted a spectacular cover for my book: Riding Horseback in Purple. The book is about the beauty of relationships between humans and horses. When I see a beautiful horse, it still takes my breath away, just as it did when I was a child. I wanted the reader’s...
My Book: Riding Horseback in Purple

My Book: Riding Horseback in Purple

The Dream As a child, I dreamed of owning a horse.  But those dreams went dormant with the realities of life: making a living, raising children, feeling trapped in a city.  I set the dream aside.  But I also lived frugally and craved a life where I could hear frog and...