Sandra J. Howell
SANDRA J. HOWELL is a college professor and an avid horse enthusiast. She was the first breeder of the American Curly horse in Massachusetts. Her life-long passion for the breed led her to pen the Samantha Steele Adventures and Mysteries, Spirit of a Rare Breed, Saving Gigi, Golden Horse and Lost Legacy. Her novels are speckled with humor, sage advice, light romance, intriguing women, and, of course, horses. While Curly horses star in each book, other breeds also take center stage.
She also pens the diverse and motivational award winning Angels Club Series with co-author Courtney Vail, teaching readers of all ages about the benefits of therapeutic riding and horse rescue while tackling current social issues such as bullying and how being kind in our everyday life can make a difference in some one elses. Her novels are showcased at the Taborton Equine Book kiosk located at all Equine Affairs. Look for her in West Springfield, MA at the Annual November Equine Affaire where she is available for book signings.
Sandy has been a contributing writer featuring the American Curly Horse for equine journals and magazines. She has been featured on television, radio talk shows and newspapers, and has received numerous letters from Native Americans thanking her for promoting the Great Plains Curly horses that played such a vital role in the history of our country.
COURTNEY VAIL has authored the twisty Royal Blood mystery thrillers, Kings & Queens and Sapphire Reign through Little Prince Publishing. She also works from home as a graphic designer and book formatter. She's married to a should-be-famous comedian and has three kids who make her house LOUD and messy and do things like turn her veggie garden into Jurassic Park, but she thoroughly loves her life.
Courtney is a major sports junky and loves to run, visit amusement parks (and ride all the roller coasters first), skate, cook, and watch standup or anything that cracks her up or makes her heart race or neck tingle.
Angels Club is her series for kids. She thoroughly enjoys tag-teaming with Sandy to put out their inspirational books for horse lovers of all ages.