Finally! My new book, “Dare To Dream”, is finished. After months of rewrites, I got it to a place where I was happy with it, and it has now been unleashed into the wider world to see if it can find a publisher.
I am cautiously optimistic about its chances, but keep your fingers crossed!
‘Dare To Dream’ is the story of 15 year old Marley Carmichael, who lives with her two older sisters and has spent her whole life training and selling ponies for other people. Marley has grand ambitions to jump in Pony of the Year, but every good pony she’s ever had has been sold out from underneath her to pay the bills. Finally it seems as though her dreams are about to come true, when her sisters promise not to sell her top pony until after the Horse of the Year show, but when Nimble is injured in a paddock accident, Marley is back at square one.
Then the most unlikely of ponies comes into her life, a half-wild pinto pony who was only supposed to be broken in and sold quickly, but whose willing attitude and incredible jumping ability reveals him to be the kind of superstar that Marley has always dreamed about. In no time at all, Marley and Cruise have risen to the top of their sport, and it seems as though Marley’s dreams of Pony of the Year might come true after all.
But money and time is running out, and as the countdown to Pony of the Year begins, Marley is forced to risk everything she has in the pursuit of her ultimate goal, and face the possibility of losing the pony she has come to love more than anything else in the world.