Twelve-year-old Kylie Hannigan loves life on her family's Montana horse ranch. She loves teasing her best friend Joey, barrel racing her favorite horse Kiwi, and helping her mom train horses. But now it's all disappearing. She doesn't understand why her mom has been acting so weird. She's either sleeping for days on end, or she has more energy than a hundred horses. Kylie used to feel loved and safe with her mom.
If her friends could see what goes on at home, Kylie would be totally embarrassed, so her secrets keep piling up, even from Joey. The time she used to enjoy training for barrel races has turned into more and more chores, and she misses spending time with her horses since lately they are the only ones who she feels really hear her. A strange-behaving horse with an even stranger name shows up for training but is only ignored by Kylie's mom. Training a difficult horse used to be a fun challenge Kylie could share with her mom.
Sometimes when she talks to God, she wonders if He has also disappeared like everything else she loves. What will it take for Kylie's secrets to be told and her old life to reappear? Kylie wonders if she'll ever feel safe again.
Check out book one in the Hope and Horses series, Only My Horses Know, and discover what happens when Kylie's life spins out of control. Will she get back on track?
About the Author
Flash forward to today, and she still loves children's books! After researching and much study; learning about writing and illustrating children's books, she joined the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and found her passion. Besides writing children's picture books and middle-grade novels, Cinda also creates with cut paper sculptures and paints in oil and acrylic. She loves iris flowers and the color purple.
Only My Horses Know is her debut middle-grade novel.