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About Susan Count
Susan Count writes for the joy and entertainment of young readers. She is a best-selling, award-winning author of the Dream Horse Adventures Series and Texas Boys Adventures.
She prefers to create stories in a quiet zone. Out her window, her mind wanders through the forest and keeps her in a grateful, contented state of being. She writes at a fabulous antique desk that has secret compartments filled with memories, mysteries, and story ideas.
As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and American Christian Fiction Writers, Susan takes studying the craft of writing seriously. Susan confesses to being overly fond of brownies and horseback riding on forest trails. She is a lifelong equestrian and is owned by a Rocky Mountain Horse. You are invited to saddle up and ride along.
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A young artist falls in love with a foal that is lame, just like her. The expensive surgery the foal needs has little chance to correct the problem. Still Mary plots and conspires to raise money to save the horse, even as time runs out. She sacrifices what she holds dear - the trust of her papa, to gain her heart's desire. But she could lose everything in her struggle to save the foal.
Wholesome read for young readers 9 to 12.
Feathered Quill - GOLD Award
Purple Dragonfly - First Place
TxAuthors Best Book Award
Literary Classics - Silver Award
The strain intensifies when the pony is injured requiring expensive treatment. Even if Lily could afford it, China might never walk again.
Is mild-mannered Lily strong enough to make the difficult choices? What if that means letting go of her adored pony?
Desperate to be near horses, a hopeful girl with no horse experience begs for a job at a stable. Then she falls in love with a beautiful but mischievous pony, only to have it bought by another family. Abby’s heart aches when her barn job becomes helping the new owner learn to ride the best pony ever. Can her faithful heart let go of what never belonged to her?
must buckle on her spurs to persuade Grandpa she should live at the farm
or give up her dreams and her horse.
Purple Dragonfly Award - 2018 First Place - Family Matters
Literary Classics - 2019 Silver Award - Coming of Age
Readers Favorites - 2019 Silver Award - Coming of Age
If you like the classic horse books; don't miss this action packed read.
When an ordinary girl rescues a lost horse, she dreams of becoming an equestrian superstar. Twelve-year-old Selah trains with a fierce determination, but the mare is wild and defiant. Selah must gather her courage or watch her dreams gallop away.
American Horse Publications - FIRST PLACE
Feathered Quill - GOLD Award
Readers Favorite - GOLD Award
EQUUS Film Festival - Finalist
2nd Place Award - Angel Book Awards - Youth Fiction
3rd Place Award - Moonbeam - Pre-Teen Fiction
One girl’s victory is another’s tragic defeat. Thirteen-year-old Selah’s perfect life unravels when her beloved horse is stolen. Then ten-year-old Emma buys the dream of a lifetime at a horse auction. When she learns the horse was stolen, even removing her hearing aid won’t drown out the voice telling her to make it right. But two girls can’t divide the horse they both adore. So will life surprise them with an answered prayer?
It's engaging, inspiring, full of angst and suspense plus exuberant joy.
Mary's Song - A girl with grit. A lame foal destined for destruction.
Selah's Sweet Dream - A girl with big dreams. A horse with a big attitude.
Selah's Painted Dream - A girl on a mission. A painted horse is the answer.
Selah's Stolen Dream - One girls victory is another's tragic defeat.
When a mysterious light entices twelve-year-old Davy and his bothersome cousin, Anderson, into the woods, they discover the forest is alive with wonder. Firefly magic dazzles the boys, and they vow to save the insects from destruction.Then a fire rages in the forest. Despite the cousins’ creative efforts to help the firefighters, the situation for the fireflies plummets from grim to dire. As the blaze consumes the fireflies’ habitat, the young warriors despair.They enlist the support of the neighboring farms to protect and save the habitat of the magical treasures. If only there was—even one left.