Jun 12, 2010

Who is Addie Andris?

In the novel, "Spirit of a Rare Breed" Addie is one of the main characters.
Addie is Sam's close friend and the owner of a Curly horse farm in Vermont. Not only does Addie breed and sell Curly horses but she owns and manages a therapeutic riding center. This program is a large part of who Addie is.
Addie's Curly horses have proved to be the ideal breed for her riding center. Their calm temperament and hypoallergenic hair trait made them ideal mounts for her special needs children and at risk youth program.
Addie is a fiercely independent and determined young woman. Since her husband died, she and her young daughter have worked hard to breed, train and sell the best Curly horses. She is dedicated to her family and to her friend, Sam. Together, they share their love for the rare breed and work diligently to bring them to the attention of horse lovers every where.
Addie's husband Andy died when her teen-age daughter was a young child. Although Addie always looks for romance, she never allows herself open up her heart to another man. There is no one who can replace Andy in her heart or in her mind.
Addie is a strong, adventuresome woman and readers will love to follow Sam and her as they work together to bring attention to their beloved Curly horses.

Jun 4, 2010

Ringo and Ranger

Ranger is now getting almost as big as Ringo. He is growing quickly and is a wonderful, happy pup!

The novel is now ready for shipping!

Books are in and ready to go! Yeah!! The orders are coming in and books are shipped as soon as orders are received. Positive feedback is pouring in and I am sooooo happy!

May 28, 2010

Who is Samantha Steele?

I am asked soooo many questions about my novel, "Spirit Of A Rare Breed" and I find it fun to answer them. First and foremost I am asked "Who is Samantha Steele?" I think it's time to give you some insight into this interesting woman.

Sam is a composite of many independent young women. She is forty.. or so.. divorced and has two children. Although strong and loyal she has a fear of commitment to anyone other than family, friends and horses. Since her children left the nest and are dorming at college, Sam now has time to concentrate on her farm and Curly horses.

Once Sam gets an idea, she moves forward with great gusto and determination. She always sees her plan to the end, even if it doesn't work out the way she envisioned. Once her path it set, she will not let anything stand in her way.

Samantha Steele is smitten with Curly horses and has the wherewithal and desire to bring them to the attention of the horse world. She takes on the challenge of breeding, showing and writing about her beloved Curlies and in doing so... she finds herself. Her journey with her friend Addie, is filled with fun and adventure and I am sure all women will find something in Samantha and Addie they can relate to.

Sam is a woman who finally understands that plans are not always set in stone and changes must be made. Nothing in life is certain, and flexibility and willingness to take risks are what life is all about. She is a woman who evolves and grows as she carves out a life for herself and her farm, and she brings her friends along for the ride.

I hope everyone enjoys Sam's story as much as I did writing it.

May 18, 2010

Book Cover

Here is a photo of the book cover of "Spirit Of A Rare Breed"

I am very excited and the novel should be ready for June.
Everything is now in order and we are ready to go!!

May 14, 2010


I love my new website. It was developed by my cousin Fred Pokrzywa and edited by my cousin Deb Koske. They are the best at what they do! Lucky to have them in my family.
Although it is still in its infant stages, I am sure I will have positive comments from all of you and some good ideas for any additions.
Thanks everyone ....for taking the journey with me. :-)

May 12, 2010

Novel ready for June

Well, my novel should be available during the first week of June!! I am sooo excited and i know my readers will enjoy my book. It has something for everyone. Curly Horses, friends, risk taking, a possible romance, and fun.

Apr 11, 2010

Spirit Of A Rare Breed

Just completed formatting and my book is now printer ready!! The completed book should be available for sale in June. I have received excellent feedback and reviews. I am now busy writing my mystery novel. A Samantha Steele mystery novel. The plot is running through my brain like a runaway train... Oops...off to write more.

Mar 23, 2010

Final Format

Almost to the Printer...Yeah! "Spirit of a Rare Breed."
The cover is being completed and the manuscript in the final formating stage...with hopes to be on the shelves by early summer..or sooner...
I'm still working on my latest novel. It's fun to write a mystery novel and more fun to continue the saga of Sam and friends.
More to come!!

Mar 1, 2010


I finally finished with all of the editing...and now i need to touch base with my editor...But it is done! Two years in the writing and Whew!!!! Now I can see it finally published..hopefully by early June!

Jan 12, 2010

Good Evening

It's a funny thing about writing. I was just completing a chapter about a rescue filly in my novel, Rare Breed, when I opened an email that asked for help with placement for some rescued Arab horses. It made me feel so sad to see how many of these horses needed homes. I went on-line and found the original article about the 75 or so Arabs that were taken from a farm in Texas. Then I heard about a farm in town and how they adopted one of the horses. The mare was very malnourished when she arrived but is now at a good weight and quite beautiful. Such a great story!