When I started writing IRISH LUCK, I’d simply intended it to give Dan’s backstory. Keeley inserted herself into the story too, and I wrote the first few chapters thinking that this book, with protagonists aged 12 and 8, was going to end up aimed slightly younger than the rest of the PJ series. But what… Continue reading Excerpt from Pony Jumpers Special Edition #2 – IRISH LUCK (2)
1 THE TALK OF THE TOWN Dan leaned against the rail and watched the ponies canter around the collecting ring. Hairy-legged cobs were being overtaken by high-strung blood ponies, straining at the bit, barely held with tight martingales. Cresty Welsh Cobs pinned their ears and turned their faces out of the rain as athletic Connemaras… Continue reading Excerpt from PONY JUMPERS: Special Edition #2 – IRISH LUCK
Chapter 1 – Departure The morning dew was heavy on the grass outside my bedroom window, and the clear sky above promised a sunny day to come. Not that I would be here to see it. I leaned my forehead against the window pane and stared out at the unkempt garden, overgrown with weeds because… Continue reading Excerpt from Pony Jumpers #10: TOP TEN
Before I could say anything else, the front door swung open and my brothers came in. Aidan was first into the kitchen, making a natural beeline towards the fridge. “Sorry we’re late. Took longer than I thought to go through the place.” “How was it?” I asked, because I knew that Mum wouldn’t. She was… Continue reading Excerpt from Pony Jumpers #9: NINE LIVES
From the upcoming PONY JUMPERS novel – Special Edition 1: JONTY. “I’ll do it Nate, I swear to God. I’ll take the kids and leave you behind!” I jumped up onto the front step of the cottage and froze at the sound of my mother’s voice. It was mid-August, had been raining all day, and was… Continue reading Sneak peek: JONTY
Pony of the Year is approaching fast, and everyone in Tess’s family is determined to see her compete in the prestigious event – everyone, that is, except Tess herself. She has never liked riding the exuberant show jumper Misty Magic, and a crashing fall during training leaves Tess bruised, battered…and terrified of getting back into… Continue reading Equine Excerpt : Eight Away (Pony Jumpers #8)
I’m 23,684 words into Special Edition #1 (or Book #8.5, whichever you prefer) in the PONY JUMPERS series – JONTY. This is Jonty’s backstory, starting when he’s eleven and gets his ugly, feral little black pony Taniwha for his birthday, and following him through the next four years, up until he joined the story at the beginning… Continue reading JONTY – Sneak Peek!