Local Author Wins Awards at Prestigious Film Festival

December 11, 2019

For Immediate Release

El Dorado Hills, CA – Local children’s book author, Rae Rankin, won awards at the 7th Annual Equus Film and Arts Festival held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY December 5-8, 2019. The culmination of the event, the WINNIE awards, celebrates storytellers who show the rich history and diverse tapestry of horses in human culture through equestrian content.

Rankin’s book Cowgirl Lessons won Best Children’s Book – USA and her book Cowgirl Christmas won Best Children’s Holiday Book – USA.

“It’s a dream come true,” Rankin said. “I am honored to have my work recognized at such a prestigious event.”

Cowgirl Lessons celebrates the bond between a young girl and her lesson horse. It has been called a work of “love and heart.” Cowgirl Christmas continues the story celebrating sharing at the holidays.

The Equus Film and Arts Festival is the leading showcase for domestic and international equestrian content including feature films, shorts, documentaries, music videos, commercials, training, educational materials, art, and literature.

Cowgirl Christmas

Written by Rae Rankin

Illustrated by J-San

Age Range: 2-10

ISBN: 978-0-9994340-4-8

Paperback:  36 pages

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

Published by: Rankin Publishing

 

Cowgirl Lessons

Written by Rae Rankin

Illustrated by J-San

Age Range: 2-10

ISBN: 978-0999434000

Paperback:  36 pages

Publication Date: October 15, 2017

Published by: Rankin Publishing

About the Author

Rae Rankin is an independent marketing and graphic design consultant transplanted from El Dorado Hills, CA to the wilds of Utah. After two landlocked years, her family was transferred to the Pacific Northwest. Four years later, life brought them full circle back to El Dorado Hills.

Rankin has published four books, Cowgirl Lessons, Cowgirl Christmas, and Beach Day. Mountain Girl, celebrating the beauty of Plumas County, California was published in 2019.

All of her books are available online at www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and other online book retailers. Signed copies can be purchased at www.raerankin.com. She can be reached via email at raerankinauthor@gmail.com.