Equestrian Ink Blog Showcases Writer

Equestrian Ink Blog Showcases Writer

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When Sara learns that her beloved thoroughbred has been stolen, she relies on fellow horse trainer, Ryan, to help her locate the missing horse. As she struggles to trust Ryan’s true intention, she finds out that while Ryan is helping her find her stolen horse, he has managed to steal her heart as well.

Please enjoy this post where Patricia talks about her journey toward publication:

My journey with horses started years ago; too many if I’m worried about my age. As a teenager, I watched the red and black coats flying through the valley on horseback, jumping coops, following dogs in the chase for a nonexistent fox.  In late fall, the entire town turned out to watch the cavalry games on the lawn of the quintessential mansion. Ahh, the nostalgic memories of my youth!

Fast forward to a husband and three children in the Chicago suburb of LaGrange Park. Despite a busy life and a demanding career, horses were still there, lingering in the background. My six year old caught the bug. From where is a mystery, but she had it bad. We signed her up for riding lessons at a stable we found in our suburb. Horses were back in full force, Saturday morning riding lessons and the occasional schooling show. She thrived.

Another move. This time we moved to our forever home on the outskirts of Springfield, Illinois. Was our dream finally coming true? We bought land, a farm house, and a barn; a barn to house our very own horses. It was not the home of my youth, with the green valleys and rolling hills, but it had its own charm and purpose.  Wherever I looked golden fields of wheat, rows of corn and the yellow flowers of soy beans captured my eye. I loved the land.

Weekends were spent traveling to horse shows. Funny, when a horse is shared, the angst between mother and daughter disappears. In time, my youngest went off to college, but I had the horses to soothe me. She graduated, got married, blessed us with wonderful children and my life went on. Horses still lived in my barn. Where did I get the idea to breed my mare? Was I going through my mid-life crisis? Yes! I made arrangements to send her to a local breeding farm, the home of a World Champion.

Three hundred forty-two days later, we saw the miracle of life. We had a filly. The following year, we had our second.  As life happens, I lost my beloved broodmare, but to this day I treasure her foals. The girls are stabled in Nashville, Tennessee with my trainer. I go there often to visit. My barn may be empty, but horses will always be in my heart.

I was never a writer, there just wasn’t enough time. When I retired, I panicked. What am I going to do with my time? My children are gone, my horses are gone, and my husband leaves me every day to go to work. I was alone. It didn’t take long for me to think, I’ll write. I’ll write about strong women, horses, and the love they share. It will give me purpose, even if no one else reads it. My writing became my companion. I couldn’t wait to get up in the morning and hit the keys. As the story unfolded, I thought, maybe others will want to read my book? The day I sent it off to a publisher, excuse me for the cliché, I was as excited as a kid in a candy shop. My first fifty rejections broke my heart but taught me a lesson. Before you send your manuscript off, you need to polish it and polish it again.

My first book sits proudly displayed on my coffee table. Since then, I’ve written four others, all to be published in 2014. Three of them include my hero, my love, my passion, and my addiction – the horse.

To find Stolen Hearts on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Hearts-ebook/dp/BooE3LMF71

Author Websites:

www.twitter.com/AuthorPHudson

www.wordpress.com/patriciahudson

www.facebook.com/AuthorPHudson

http://smpauthors.wordpress.com/meet-patricia-hudson/

The Author’s Curve

Stolen Hearts

By Pat Hudson                

                                                                                   Patricia Hudson

Genre: Romance/Suspense

Heat Level: Medium

About the writer:

Patricia Hudson was born in Wales, UK. She currently lives Central Illinois with her husband, two dogs and four quarter horses. When she’s not writing or taking care of horses, she spends time with her three grown children and seven grandchildren.

                           

After seventeen years of marriage, Sara’s husband betrays her, leaving her for another woman.  Angry and humiliated, Sara moves to Florida with her daughter and her two show jumpers determined to make a new life for herself as a horse grainer.

Her new work is filled with horse shows, students, drams – and Ryan, a fellow trainer, who she meets at the Midland Equestrian Center.  Her life is perfect, except for Derrick and Marcy, who covet her promising show jumper, Denby.   They stop at nothing to own the promising four year old, including trying to get Ryan, the man she is falling in love with, to help persuade her to sell her beloved horse.

When Sara learns that her cherished thoroughbred has been stolen, she must rely on Ryan to help her find her beloved Denby.  Even as she struggles to trust Ryan’s true intentions, she discovers that while Ryan is helping her recover her stolen horse, he has managed to steal her heart, as well.

Amazon Website: http://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Hearts-Pat-Hudson/dp/0985894733

 

You may find Pat Hudson at one of the following websites:

Facebook:      www.facebook.com/BerylJenks

Twitter:          www.twitter.com@AuthorPHudson

Soul Mate Publishing: http://smpauthors.wordpress.com/meet-patricia-hudson/

Bullitt Publishing: http://www.bullittpublishing.com/index.html

Books by Pat Hudson to be released spring 2014:

Stolen Hearts: http://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Hearts-Pat-Hudson/dp/0985894733

Love on the Double T: http://smpauthors.wordpress.com/meet-patricia-hudson/love-on-the-double-t-by-patricia-hudson/

The Call: http://smpauthors.wordpress.com/meet-patricia-hudson/the-call-by-patricia-hudson/