My writing life by pony book author Olivia Tuffin

Hello! Today I bring you the fifth in my series of exclusive Q&As with my fellow pony book authors. This time it's the turn of established writer Olivia Tuffin, author of two popular pony book series, The Palomino Pony and A Pony Called Secret. Olivia's latest book, A Ride to Freedom, the third book in the A Pony Called Secret series, was released just last month. Read on to find out what inspires Olivia, what pony books she devoured as a child and why everything always comes back to Exmoor ponies. So Olivia, when did you first realise you wanted to be a writer? I’ve always written stories, right from the word go. I used to spend hours at home carefully constructing my own books. I

Author Rachael Eliker on how a personal tragedy was the catalyst for her writing career

Hello! For the fourth in my series of Q&As with pony book authors I am taking a quick trip across the Atlantic to quiz Rachael Eliker. Rachael, who lives with her husband and five children in Indiana, is the author of the Nadia and Winny books, Headed for the Win and Road to the Regalia. I love these books because Rachael has given the modern horse story a brilliant new twist. Horse-mad Nadia and her mare Winny switch places, giving readers a rare chance to understand how horses think. And who doesn't want to know what goes on in the mind of their own four-legged friends?! So without further ado, let's find out what inspires Rachael and how a personal tragedy was the catalyst for her

Horses, writing and me, by Monica Fulford

Hello! Today I bring you the third interview in my series of exclusive Q&As with my fellow pony book authors. This time I shine the spotlight on Monica Fulford, who writes the Forest Adventures series of books under the pen name of Mica Ford. I bumped into Monica at Hickstead a couple of months ago and it was lovely to hear her writing story. Set in the New Forest in the UK, Monica's books are already proving to be a firm favourite with middle grade readers. So without further ado, let's find out what kick-started her writing career, what inspires her and how she deals with the dreaded writer's block. What do you call a trio of pony book authors - a herd?! Here I am with Monica Fu

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