Monday, 5 November 2012

Horsing about

Jane Ayres was first published in a UK pony magazine aged 14. Since then she's written quite a few books, many of them involving horses. She says, 'horses have always inspired me to write'.

Jane has published three books on Kindle and will be donating the proceeds to the Redwings horse sanctuary.

I wonder if she likes horses ...

As I know some of my blog readers do, I thought you'd enjoy a few pictures. (All photos courtesy of Celebration Carriages.)


 I know plenty of you like a freebie, so I've got one of those for you too. Matty and the Problem Ponies (or here for US) will be free to download between 7th and 11th of November.

(apologies if you're suffering deja vu - I accidentally posted this a few days ago)

24 comments:

  1. Lovely photos. Redwings do fantastic work. I had a lovely day at their Oxhill centre last year. Well done Jane Ayres!

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    1. I confess I hadn't heard of them until Jane contacted me, Joanne but I looked them up and agree they're doing a good job.

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    2. Thank you Joanne. The photos are really great! Redwings do such vital work.

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  2. What gorgeous pictures.
    I'm going to buy Matty and the Moonlight Horse. I love horses and ponies and I think Redwings are wonderful. Thank you, Patsy, for pointing us towards Jane's books :-) x

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    1. My favourite is the snow one, Teresa. I get the feeling he's wondering why the wimpy human with the camera is shivering.

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    2. Thanks Teresa. And I am so grateful to Patsy for posting info about the books and her support.

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    1. Hi Alex - it's a way of saying thank you to all the many horses and ponies that I have encountered, especially as a teenager, and for giving me the inspiration to write the stories. I wanted to give something back.

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  4. I've adopted a donkey from the Ada Cole Sanctuary (now part of Redwings) so I say HOOOORAH to Jane for supporting such a fabulous wonderful charity!! Take care
    x

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    1. Donkeys are lovely, Kitty. I used to have one when I was little.

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    2. Thanks Kitty! I'm very happy to support Redwings.

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  5. That's so wonderful that she donates to the horse sanctuary. :) What a doll. As a horse woman myself, I love horse stories! I'll check them out.

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    1. It's a nice thing for her to do, Rachel.

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    2. Hi Rachel - thanks and I hope you like the stories!

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  6. Thank you for this. I love horses and ponies, and books, and pony books. (People's Friend have recently accepted a filler by me about my horse-mad teens when I used to spend all my pocket money on pony books as a substitute for the real thing!) But I don't have an e-reader :( Are they available in print?
    And you've reminded me I need to re-adopt a pony.
    Lilian B

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    1. Lillian, you don't need an e-reader to reader ebooks and stories as you can download an app from Amazon for stories you get there and other ebook retailers usually have a way for you to download them too.

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    2. Hi Lilian - I also used to spend my pocket money on pony books since my parents could never afford to buy and keep a pony. Although these 3 titles are e-books, it is possible to get a few second hand copies of some of my other pony books on Amazon and ebay, as they are now out of print. I hope to publish some of my other backlist out of print titles as e-books in the future.

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  7. They're all lovely pictures but the snow one is magical. I'm sure you will be doing a horse story yourself soon Patsy, and you've been so busy. Great on the nano, and keeping fingers crossed on the publishing one, and 5 minute fiction, can we read that anywhere? Keep up the good work...

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    1. The 5 minute fiction story is here, Suzy - http://www.5minutefiction.co.uk/seeing-the-truth.html

      I don't think I've ever included a horse in a story - perhaps I should. Or maybe a donkey?

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  8. Hi Patsy - thank you so much for posting info on the books, it is really generous of you and very much appreciated. I'm putting a link on my blog to yours. Thanks again!

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Thanks so much for commenting!