Friday, September 23, 2011
The Great Back to School Book Giveaway
I've met Ruth several times and admire her dedication to her craft, and when Chance came out, I was excited to see her incredible interior art, which captured the setting, characters and, of course, the horses--I even bought one of her pictures! (See page 63)
Risky Chance is set in California during the Great Depression when Seabiscuit was king of the race track. Research for the book was terrific fun, especially looking at old photographs. During that era, racing was dangerous for jockeys and horses, and the story reflects this, but since it is a book for younger readers, I kept the violence PG.
So if you and your kids love a good horse story (or if you know a friend who loves one!), please leave a comment about your favorite horse book, which will enter you in The Great Back to School Book Giveaway. You just might be the winner of a copy of Risky Chance. I'll announce the winner October 4th (when I return from visiting family.) And don't forget to share this contest with others!