Monthly Archives: May 2020

My mission to solve the mystery of Nearctic began as a casual question: where was Nearctic when the other horses were entering the starting gate for the 1957 Queen’s Plate?  He was, after-all, the most regally-bred horse in the country.  … Continue reading

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Dark horse: story behind the story

The seeds that grew into Dark Horse took root when I was presented with two distinct challenges:  a young horse, and an old mystery.  The two entered my life almost in tandem.  Initially I thought I would solve both reasonably quickly.  … Continue reading

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Great horses, great books, and the story behind the story

There are many, many stages in the writing and the publishing of books: the glimmer of an idea; research; more research; the first draft; second draft; third draft.  This afternoon my latest book, Secret life of horses, entered the next … Continue reading

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