We've talked about this a little on this blog before, and some of you, including our own Laura Crum, are kind enough to keep and care for their horses throughout their lives. Recently, I've been introduced to Melanie and Jim Bowles, who run Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary in Lincolnton, GA. For over twenty years, they've been devoted to taking in these equine cast-offs, and providing them not only shelter and food and a great life, but room to run and be a horse in a herd - to live out their lives as naturally as possible.
I'm running a promotion during the month of February 2013 to help feed these horses. (Melanie and Jim are currently caring for 52 horses, as well as an assortment of dogs and other critters that need help.) Purchase a copy of THE GIRL WHO REMEMBERED HORSES anytime during February and my publisher will hold back my royalties to be donated to Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary.
In a world that has forgotten the ancient bond between horses and humans, can one girl's dreams make people remember?
Part of the inspiration for this book was the fate of not only modern horses, but wondering what would happen to all equines in the event of a huge, apocalyptic event, caused by either nature or man. The Girl Who Remembered Horses is a fictional account of what might happen in the future.
But Melanie and Jim Bowles are two very real people who have devoted their lives, day in and day out, to helping horses in dire predicaments.
So if you've had a hankering to read The Girl Who Remembered Horses, now is a great time! Any February sales worldwide from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Musa Publishing, iTunes, Smashwords, Kobo, or any other legitimate outlet will count, and my royalties will go to feeding the horses of Proud Spirit.