July 1, 2012
For Immediate Release
The day starts early at Long Road Farm, a breeding and training facility for racing Thoroughbreds and horses destined for the hunter-jumper ring.The fact that she’s up at 5am, hard at work at farm chores doesn’t stop author Julie White from also finding time to work on her next book. “Writing is a priority for me,” White says. “I schedule two-hour sessions after the chores and before I go to work at the library [White works part-time at the Okanagan Regional Library in Silver Creek].” Even commuting time isn’t wasted. “I think about the books I have on the go throughout the day, especially when I’m driving.”
Fans of White's earlier novels (Secret Pony and High Fences, both published by Sono Nis Press) will be happy to know two new horse novels have just been released by Sono Nis Press. Riding Through Fire is a companion novel to White's two earlier books and will also appeal to her established audience of 9-13 year-old horse nuts. Under the Wire is a novel for teens, which is set at a racetrack.
Given that Julie White and her husband (a former jockey who now concentrates on training) live and breathe all things horse, it’s no surprise that White draws her inspiration from the world she knows so well. But she is also inspired by the bonds of friendship and family, the community that thrives behind-the-scenes at the racetrack, and, in the case of Riding Through Fire, the Silver Creek fires of 1998 and 2003. “As the librarian of this tiny rural community, I’ve heard many tales of acts of bravery, big and little, performed during these two disasters. Riding Through Fire is a story about everyday heroes.” In fact, there are many ways that being part of small community flavours the stories White writes. “I’ve had books returned to the library on horseback,” White notes, a detail that could well find its way into a future novel.
To purchase copies of Julie White’s books, visit the Sono Nis Press website at www.sononis.com, place an order at your local independent bookstore, or order through Amazon.com.
To download additional information about Under the Wire, click here or follow the link from Julie White's author page.
To download hi res images and book covers, click here.
About the Books
Riding Through Fire
Suitable for ages 8+
Under the Wire
Suitable for ages 11+
About the Author
Julie White relies heavily on her family, friends, and coworkers to cover for her when she’s on a writing binge. Fortunately, her husband and daughters are willing to jump in and help out with chores on the family horse farm near Armstrong, BC. A dreamy, imaginative child, White began writing as soon as she could wield a pencil. Today she writes about the subjects she understands best; children and their horses and ponies, the world of horse shows and riding lessons, and the everyday challenges faced by children, family, and friends as they learn to muddle through life as best they can. White loves immersing herself in the lives of her characters and sometimes finds herself thinking that writing is more fun than real life.
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