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The Bookstore for Horse Lovers

I am so excited to announce that I am part of a new online bookstore showcasing horse books written by horse lovers – The Bookstore for Horse Lovers! To honor the global launch of The Bookstore for Horse Lovers, we are giving away a number of fiction and non-fiction horse books signed by the authors! […]

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 […]

Cowgirl

Recently I came across a review of my first book Cowgirl Lessons that I had not seen before. While favorable, it questioned my use of Cowgirl in the title. The reviewer questioned it as the story had noting to do with western riding (in the reviewers opinion – said it was English) or the cowgirl […]

I is for Inspiration

I recently read an article about the top ten things publishers don’t want to hear in query letters. I was struck by the author pointing out that publishers don’t want to hear what inspired you to write the story. They must hear it a lot, so much so that it has lost credibility with them. […]

H is for Horse

When we first moved to the PNW, Liz wanted to get back into riding. She had about two years off while we lived in Utah. After some research, I started her at a local ranch taking lessons once a week. Everything went well for the the first few months, then we flew back to California […]