I think that I was a horse in another life! I understand them and have an empathy that is scary at times. My horses tell their own stories in my "Backyard Horse Tales" series.
Jackie Anton is an accomplished equestrian, with a lifetime of experience: as trainer, exhibitor, 4-H and youth club coach, as well as a horse show judge. The author brings many years of experience working with horses and young riders to her award winning “Backyard Horse Tales” series.
She writes short stories that are often posted on her blog. As author J.M. Anton she has written several adult novels, full of suspense, mystery, conflict, and a touch of romance.
Jackie’s first recognition as a writer came in the eighth grade, and scared the tar out or her. She had to hold on to the lectern in the auditorium to quell the shakes when her English teacher decided that the rest of the student body should hear the results.
Writing took a back seat to a busy life filled with children, horses, operating an in home ceramic art studio, filling custom orders, and gigs as guest instructor at other studios. During that time Jackie wrote for several saddle clubs that used the Horseman’s Corral as their newsletter. Most recently she wrote content, designed ads, and did layout for Central Ohio Reining Horse Association’s show series brochure between 2003 and 2008.
Writing became a way to escape, to relax, and let her imagination take over. Jackie went back to college as a grandmother, after an absence of thirty years, to bone up on English Composition, and Creative Writing.
The result is her “Backyard Horse Tales” series of family friendly stories narrated by the horse in each book. “Sox” was the first of the tales, and the second edition is receiving early rave reviews. Not to be out done, the second in the series "Frosty and the Nightstalker" is off to an impressive start, and Frosty is collecting some awsome reviews, and reader feedback. The third in the series “Don’t Call Me Love” is close to completion. This little gal is full of surprises. The first draft of Love’s tale is, a prelude containing the first four chapters, is available on Smashwords Free until Jan. 30th of 2014. The early teaser release was the result of requests from the real life horse’s fans that kept asking for her story. All Backyard Horse Tales are written for age 8 and up.
The author has a bookshelf full of notebooks with scribbled stories and ideas just waiting their turn to come to life.
Detroit, MI USA
Backyard Horse Tales Sox 2nd Edition has received the Mom's Choice Award of Excellence for Family-Friendly Media.
BYHT2 "Frosty and the Nightstalker" was one of four finalists in the fictional e-book category for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Frosty's Paperback was awarded the Mom's Choice Award for Juvenile Historical Fiction.
Backyard Horse Tales 3: "Don't Call Me Love" is near completion. Look for her beautiful new cover, as well for the completed, fully illustrated, tale in 2014.
Jackie Anton Author aka J.M. Anton
3864 Granger Road
Medina OH 44256