Thursday, April 7, 2011

Frosty - The Adventures of a Morgan Horse - Ellen Feld


Award-winning author Ellen Feld began her career in a field far removed from horses. Receiving a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts with a double major of Russian and Soviet and Eastern European Studies, Ms. Feld continued her studies with graduate work at Georgetown University where she focused on Russian Studies.
Ms. Feld began writing about horses more than twenty years ago. At first, she wrote for small, regional publications, but within a few short years her work began to appear regularly in large, national publications. Her articles have appeared in publications such as The Morgan Horse, Stable Management, Equestrian, Young Rider, Just About Horses, Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar, Tri-State Horse, and The Appaloosa Journal.
Ms. Feld's stories are noted for their realistic portrayal of horses, their behaviors, and the experiences of young riders. To attain this believability, Ms. Feld uses her horses as the basis for the animal characters within her books. Many of the experiences that Heather has with her horses evolve from adventures that either Ms. Feld or one of her friends has had with their horses. The plots in her books reflect the reality of working with horses, and it is this down to earth quality, combined with fast-moving, fun horse action, that keeps the stories authentic and attracts so many readers.

Product description:

The Morgan Horse series consists of six paperback books written for the pre-teen reader, ages 9-12, and a hardcover, 32-page color book, "Shadow" for younger (age 7) readers.  The focus of this blog tour is the second book in the series, "Frosty: The Adventures of a Morgan Horse."

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?  N/A

Q: Why did you go indie?

Originally it was because I couldn't find a mainstream publisher to pick up my first book, "Blackjack."  But because that first book did so well, I never considered trying to find a publisher for the second book.  Indie is the way to go!  To date, I've sold over 50,000 copies of my books and would be hard pressed to go traditional.  I enjoy the freedom and being able to tell my stories the way I want to, not the way some publisher in a big city far removed might require I write them.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

My favorites are the authors of yester-year - Marguerite Henry, Walter Farley, C.W. Anderson

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