~~Winner: 2019 American Horse Publications Equine Media Award for Fiction and a Winnie from The Equus Film & Arts Festival, as well as the 2020 Feathered Quill Bronze for Animal-Adult and finalist in Mystery/Thriller~~
Gallop to the finish with Dream Horse Mystery #3
Vi's kept a job for nearly one year and is sure she's going ride off into the sunset with her trust fund, but ghost horse Wastrel has plans that put everything she's worked for in jeopardy...
Viola Parker knows old wounds can fester. What she doesn't know is how deeply they can cut or to what lengths people will go to recover. When she returns to her roots to solve her mentor's murder, nothing and no one is what they seem and no amount of whipped cream makes sense of it.
She should be able to trust her friends, her family, herself. She should know where she belongs, where home is. But with Malcolm and everyone she loves acting strangely, and everyone she hates even stranger, trust becomes elusive. Wastrel becomes her only confidant.
Has she been on the wrong lead all along? If Vi doesn't figure out Wastrel's clues in time, what she doesn't know could kill her.
Vi's in for a bumpy ride in this riveting and poignant wrap-up to the Dream Horse Mysteries.
˃˃ Check out the entire Dream Horse Mystery Series:
Cold Backed, the short Dream Horse Mystery prologue
On the Buckle, Dream Horse Mystery #1
Run Out, Dream Horse Mystery #2
Wrong Lead, Dream Horse Mystery #3
or get the entire set in the Dream Horse Mysteries Omnibus
About the Author
I have written stories and ridden horses--frequently simultaneously--for as long as I can remember. I grew up on Long Island and spent my formative years in the saddle--just imagining.
Not surprisingly, my stories are usually infused with the mystery and spirituality horses have brought to my life.
My philosophy, in brief :: (No, not in briefs, but that's a nice image, thank you very much.)
We are all immigrants in spirit, with our minds, hearts, and souls being the final frontier.
Yep, that's it.
I've discovered this is what happens to all my main characters--whether by choice or accident or design--they go somewhere else.
At first, this change is external--physical. Over time, their journeys lead to a place of discovery and growth that is within each individual alone. The final frontier to which we all can go.
Boldly go . . .
Awards and such
Raver -- Book One of the Horsecaller
First place, Sci-Fi/Fantasy novel, Oklahoma Writers Federation, 2003
First place, Paranormal, Toronto Romance Writers, 2005
Winterlight (now known as On the Buckle)
Third place, Single Title Contemporary, Toronto Romance Writers, 2005
A Farmer at Last
Second place, Essay, Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, 2003
Third place, Poetry Unrhymed Short, Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, 2003
Second place, Saturday Writers Poetry Contest