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5 Day Writing Workshop in Woodstock, NY

July 16th - 20th, 2012
Woodstock, NY

Designed to inspire both novice and seasoned writers to bring their own stories, fiction or non-fiction, to life. Participants will have the chance to read their own work (by submitting 15 pages in advance) for feedback from the group. In addition, participants will get feedback about their writing with one-on-one sessions with Susan. We will also plumb the depths of specific experiences or imaginings through guided writing exercises. Click here for more information.


Wet Mountain Valley Writing Workshop with Susan Richards

September 30th - October 6th, 2012
Coyote Moon Lodge
Westcliffe, Colorado
719 783-9740

6-Day writing workshop set in a former ski lodge high in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains. Three hours southwest of Denver, this small workshop for no more than 10, is for anyone who is writing a book or wants to start one. Participants can send up to 10 pages in advance for peer feedback. Please click here for more information. Registration will begin on April 1, 2012.



SUSAN RICHARDS   SADDLED
Available now from the bestselling author of Chosen By A Horse

This is a memoir about the restorative gifts from taking care of an animal — the importance of constancy, the beauty of quiet, steadfast love, the way loving a good (and sometimes bad!) animal can keep you going. And it's a wonderful story for Susan's (and Georgia's) fans, and for anyone who has ever loved an animal enough to keep on living.

Order your copy today at HMHBooks.com

Susan's readings schedule is posted here.
Reviews coming soon.



SUSAN RICHARDS   CHOSEN BY A HORSE
A tender lesson in courage and dependence

FROM THE PRESS ABOUT CHOSEN BY A HORSE

"This is an inspirational story of what family means, and what the loss of one can do to us, and for us." Naomi Rand, author, most recently, of It's Raining Men for The Boston Globe

"...this is a bracing and likable book, highly recommended for backyard horsewomen and their admirers." Publishers Weekly

"The lessons of love come in many different forms. Fascinated by the affection [her horse, Lay Me Down,] accords a stranger, Richards notes the mare's courage and slowly begins to emulate it in her own life, opening up to a love affair and its aftermath and proving to herself that she will not run when life pushes hard against her heart." Pamela Crossland for Booklist from the American Library Association.


SUSAN RICHARDS   CHOSEN FOREVER
A Memoir of a Horse, a Book, and Finding Love

Now available in paperback from your favorite book seller.
$13.95   256 pages   5 5/16 x 8   ISBN-13: 978-0-15-603302-2

In the heartwarming sequel to New York Times bestseller Chosen by a Horse, Susan Richards tells of the continuing gifts brought to her life by her beloved horse, Lay Me Down. Readers cried with Richards when, at the end of Chosen by a Horse, her beloved mare was laid to rest in the paddock where she had met her herd — Hot Shot, Tempo, and Georgia. Now they will cheer as Richards recounts the further wonders that came into her life as part of Lay Me Down's legacy: a bestselling book, a tour to support that book, the reconnection to friends and family who come to celebrate her success, and love--unexpected, complicated, and true.

 

"When you're doing what you're supposed to be doing in this life, amazing things can happen."

And so Chosen Forever works its magic as a sequel of self-discovery, as Susan continues to grow into her new life. Told in charming prose with her familiar and disarming sense of humor, and featuring a new supporting cast of animal characters (a Siamese cat, two pugs, two Labs, and of course, horses), this is another moving tale for readers facing their own challenges at recreating their lives. Chosen Forever is the story of what happens the day after all of your dreams come true — how you learn to accept that you deserve to be happy, and how those we love continue to offer us gifts long after they are gone.

"Richards writes more courageously than she perhaps realizes, and each page of this uplifting book will touch a chord in everyone who enjoyed her first book."
– Booklist

Read more reviews here...


"Horses have enriched my life immeasurably, not the least of which was to show me how better to love people."

Read Susan's bio here...



SADDLED
Available now at these fine book sellers:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Borders
Indiebound
Powells
HMH Books



CHOSEN BY A HORSE
"A tender lesson in courage and dependence."
-Kirkus Reviews

Available at these fine book sellers:

Amazon
Borders
Barnes & Noble
Indiebound
Powells
HMH Books



CHOSEN FOREVER
Available at these fine book sellers:

Amazon
Borders
Barnes & Noble
Indiebound
Powells
HMH Books

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