Laura Russell here. I write contemporary and am not yet published. Unlike Amanda, I went through a horse-crazy phase. Some of my favorite books in 4th grade were by Maguerite Henry (Misty of Chincoteague).
I took riding lessons after college and studied classical dressage for two years but never owned a horse.
Living in Tucson, I occasionally ride but only Western!
I’ve written 3 ms set on ranches, partly based on my stepmom’s experience raising horses. My dad & she lived on a ranch for thirty years.
I’m working on a ms set in NYC with no horses yet but I think I’ll need to have my heroes rent horses for an outing in Central Park.
I have thousands of details I need to know! 😋 I look forward to the class.