Book Cover Reveal


Book Cover Reveal


Finally, two more books will be out soon in the Rescue Animal Series. Book #5, Flash: The Story of Me and Book #6, Taz & The Big Flappy Thing. These two will gallop straight into your heart!

Both books will be available in eBook and print formats, worldwide. Written in easy reader vocabulary for your emerging readers and featuring color photos, for ages 7-9.

My kids picked out their dogs from ASPCA and I thought that was very nice gesture on our part, and then I met a group of people who help rescue horses. It is an unbelievable commitment of time, energy and money. I hope these books bring an awareness to the work these people do.

FLASH is a registered Tennessee Walker who came from Dove Creek Equine Rescue in Canyon, Texas. The story follows his adoption, training to overcome fear of noises, his work in an outdoor musical drama, and the moment he learned to trust the human who loved him. Based on a true story.

TAZ is a registered Hackney, saved by the Sheriff’s Department and rehabilitated at Panhandle Safe Hayven Equine Rescue in Amarillo, Texas. His adopted owner trained him for a Mounted Search and Rescue Team and his story is also based on actual events. The book tells the story of his training for his first Veteran’s Day Parade through downtown Amarillo, Texas.

Be on the lookout for book signings this spring where you can meet these amazing rescue horses. We’ll be visiting several public libraries in the Texas Panhandle area. For details on upcoming events, check out my website , follow my Facebook page

and events will also be listed on my Amazon Author Page

Hope to see you at a book event sometime soon!

AuthorPreneur: That would be YOU!

AuthorPreneur: That would be YOU!

By Natalie Bright

Entrepreneur: the process of designing, launching and running a new business.

We are familiar with the term entrepreneurs as it relates to the business world. It reminds me of people who are identified as creators, designers, and innovators. As I define them, the person who brings people together to coordinate efforts towards a common outcome. As more and more opportunities are realized for writers to publish their own work, the Indie published Authorpreneur has emerged.

“Do first. Believe second.” SETH GODIN


As it relates to your writing, you are that key person. No one feels more passionately about your book than you. There’s not another person who cares more about your writing career or your readers than you. No one.

I’ve met so many writers with brilliant ideas, but they are afraid to take that first leap. They refuse to write the words that are burning a hole in their soul. “I’ve had this idea for many, many years. I’ll tell you, and you can write it.” NO! YOU write it.

Seriously. I’ve got more than enough ideas in my head, that I’ll never live long enough to write them all. I’ve come to the realization that I may never see them published either.


Authorpreneurs have the power to bring a creative team together.

I have discovered that the entire creative process is fun for me: from the first story spark to imagining the world of my characters, building files of research notes, writing, editing, coordinating photo shoots, designing promo materials, and finding markets. I love bringing together creative minds and realizing the results of our efforts.

Based on my experience, there are some parts of Indie Publishing that don’t appeal to me. What I don’t like is formatting. I don’t like being a book store and filling book orders. I’ve found the good news! In today’s publishing world there are people who I can hire to do the stuff I hate.

There are definitely some snags along the way; every entrepreneur has them. Successful business gurus don’t mind the bumps; they just keep going.


Six years ago, with a leap and a prayer, I pitched my idea for an historical middle grade novel at conferences. It was the scariest thing I’d ever done, but this character would not leave me alone. I wanted a wider audience than I could achieve on my own as a self-pub title. My dream was to see that book at Scholastic book fairs in schools across the country. I wrote a five book series, plus an extensive marketing plan, however that book did not sell to a traditional publishing house through a literary agent.

It’s time to move on to Plan B. I still feel passionate about this character, even after six years. I’m not giving up yet.

The next leap is alone as an Authorpreneur. Back to square one, but not really. I’ve learned so much along the way and I kept writing.

I am reminded of the first day of a creative writing course taught by NYTimes and USA Today bestselling author, Jodi Thomas. That was 13 years ago. She told us,

“A successful writer is willing to do that

which an unsuccessful writer is not willing to do.”

It’s a slight bend in the road and maybe a hill or two…the writing journey continues.