Hi, my name is Ash and I have two horses stabled in Epping Forest, Essex England. A 18h Irish Draught called Duke of Diamonds....Murphy to his friends....and a 16.3h cob X called Chestnut.
I am an Author and I work part time in education....but spend every moment I can when not writing out on one or the other of my two boys.
Murphy is nine and was a severe abuse case...hating everybody for what had been done to him. Chestnut is ten and the only form of abuse he has ever had is to be kept waiting for his next meal!
Working with ‘Murph’ was part of the reason for me taking up writing again, and now also training other peoples problem horses with the knowledge gained from working with him.
I thought there was a gap in the market for fiction aimed at the horse mad amongst us...especially the twelve to adult and so I wrote my first novel SHADOWKNIGHT. It seems to be selling okay so I am now half way through the second of what I have christened the Shadowtales trilogy: FOALSONG.
They are what I term rural fantasy....set in the real world of stables and horses but with a bit of dark fantasy thrown in to the mix.
Anyone interested can follow the links on my site http://www.shadowtales.co.uk
there are some chapters available to read to get a flavour of my work.
I will try and upload som pics of my boys later when I can work it out!
I look forward to chatting and swapping ideas with all you folks here