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  1. ThealovesLondon
    12-07-2013 02:35 AM - permalink
    ThealovesLondon
    Hey! That's such a coincidence! I thought my name was so rare but it looks like its not as rare as I thought! Apparently I have been living on another planet because I haven't even read your 2 latest books yet! I'm going to get them right away! Can't wait to read them!:)
  2. ThealovesLondon
    07-25-2012 09:56 PM - permalink
    ThealovesLondon
    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I just finished your book and I LOVED it! I was glued to it for an entire day! I will be recommending it to all my friends! How's the sequel coming?! I'm so excited to get my hands on it! :)
  3. writer23
    10-15-2011 10:21 PM - permalink
    writer23
    Hi!

    Ah, I just got the message or else I would've contacted you earlier! It's lovely to meet other writers, especially horsey ones (rare indeed). What do you write? Do you keep a blog? I'm a novelist and also write short fiction. Whereabouts in Canada are you from? I'm in BC but moved here after living in Melbourne, Australia for 10 years.

    Thank you for the compliment on my avatar:) My gelding makes photo shoots relatively.
  4. mgarzon
    07-30-2011 03:09 PM - permalink
    mgarzon
    Thanks, SocietyJoe!! I have to say I'm really touched by your words. Not sure that I'm fit to be any kind of role model though, lol. As a single mom my days are mostly filled with decidedly unglamorous things :)

    As for becoming an author, all I can tell you is that it's a lot of work, like anything else, but it CAN be done. The publishing industry is undergoing a huge shift right now (much like digital music did a decade ago), with indie authors gaining in popularity, so in some ways it can be easier to get your story out there. I'd say, keep writing, get as good as you can (inspiration can't be learned, but most other aspects of writing can be, and that's great news for us), and write about subjects that you feel deeply about. Personally I think when authors are passionate about their stories, it shows, but that's just my opinion.

    What kind of riding do you do, and are you planning on going pro? I'll look for your story.

    Don't give up, and have fun along the way :)
  5. SocietyJoe
    07-30-2011 06:41 AM - permalink
    SocietyJoe
    Hey; welcome to the horse forum[:

    I saw your introduction, and thought WOW, what a great role model.

    An ex-professional rider and now a writer; two things I dream of being.

    Do you have any tips to help with becoming an author, I have written a little story that is unfinished in the Horse Stories & Poems section.


    You actually inspire me to keep dreaming, because it is possible!
  6. mgarzon
    07-24-2011 02:57 PM - permalink
    mgarzon
    I know what you mean!! I realized afterwards that i should've said 'North America', because here in Canada we have the same issue - everyone's using crest releases, which are great up to a point but I think people have forgotten that they're meant for riders who don't yet have the upper body/leg control for an automatic release. It is a hard habit to break, though - I struggled with it myself for years, while I was still riding :) But it's nice to see professionals like you who are setting a good example. Maybe we'll get away from that overly-stylized show hunter style (I rode mostly hunters, but I don't like the way the style has evolved very much).
  7. Allison Finch
    07-24-2011 01:57 PM - permalink
    Allison Finch
    Thank you for the compliment! I know what you mean about the releases. I have to try to wean my students from the crest release crutches they have used for years. I sometimes use a release, but it is low on the neck, not on the crest.

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  • About mgarzon
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    I've been a professional rider, a business consultant, a mom, and now a writer.
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    Canada
    Interests
    horses, all other animals, reading everything, and protecting our beautiful Earth.
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    mom, writer, and consultant
    Gender
    Female
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    Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace, and power in it. Goethe

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    mgarzon liked post by Cat On thread : how many years before no longer green?
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    mgarzon liked post by Tigerlily4 On thread : Black & white sketches needed for kid's book
    oh Ok, that's fine! Yes, Im not sure whether threads can be deleted either!!:-):D
    Liked On: 04-09-2014, 08:24 PM
    Posted On: 04-07-2014, 06:50 PM
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    mgarzon liked post by tinyliny On thread : Illustrating a book!
    Children's literature is THE most difficult do.
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    mgarzon liked post by horseluvr2524 On thread : Illustrating a book!
    OMG If only I could draw like that!!!!!!!! Those are SO beautiful!
    Liked On: 03-31-2014, 08:25 PM
    Posted On: 03-31-2014, 01:00 PM
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    love these, esp. The bunny and the boy! Posted via Mobile Device
    Liked On: 03-30-2014, 10:36 PM
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