Hello everyone! Happy Fourth of July!
I was interviewed by UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources recently–I love talking about my books–and horses! Many thanks to Kim Colavito Markesich for a great interview. I felt like we could chat for hours…. Click on the link to read:
Naturally@UConn interview with Helen Scanlon
In the interview, I mention my final book in The Great Red Horse trilogy–The Great Red Horse: The Legacy– and I would like to share more of an update with you on my blog. The book is written (yay!), most of the illustrations are outlined(yay!)–I just need to break out the watercolors and the brushes and get to work. Not much is happening with that right now because Connecticut is in the middle of an epic heat wave, and my studio doesn’t have air conditioning (!). So, I am waiting (somewhat impatiently!) for fall to arrive. I am not much of a summer person, and my friends will tell you how much I complain during the dog days. Grumpy Cat becomes my spirit animal in the summer, I won’t shut up about the heat and general grossness until glorious October! But, I like fireflies. And watermelon and fresh corn.
Thank you all for enjoying my books and for your lovely words of support! And my dear overheated New Englanders, stay cool! Relief is on the way…
Oh, and by the way–tomorrow is my birthday and if anyone was thinking of getting me a horse, I have a soft spot for Morgans. 😉
Sending a refreshing breeze your way,
PS here is a selfie with my wonderful dressage partner, Nakita! Isn’t she beautiful? She is a Morgan/Andaulsian cross (I know, right?!), and wow–can she move! I recommend trying out a medium trot on this mare. You will channel Kate Winslet in Titanic: “I’m flying!”