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.

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