May you be warm and safe and your Christmas holidays filled with love and peace.
It has been a very busy year for my family and me. I am so grateful to all of the people who enjoyed my stories and left such lovely reviews on Amazon, Goodreads and Audible. The great big Universe brought me together was some very wonderful and talented people. I feel truly blessed.
With that, God bless wherever you are on this amazing planet.
Laura Hesse and family.
December 25th – Christmas Day – I thought this the perfect day to release the love story of Gus and Aslin. The Unicorn Wears Red is available for pre-order now on Amazon worldwide. Check it out here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LDW66VG?ref_=pe_3052080_276849420
Just in time for the holiday season – a trio of holiday stories to warm the heart.
The Holiday Series – The Complete River Bend Trilogy
This includes One Frosty Christmas, The Great Pumpkin Ride & A Filly Called Easter (Books 1 – 3 in The Holiday Series). It is a great gift for all seasons filled with inspiring stories of friendship, determination, and the power of horses to heal the world and overcome obstacles..plus action, adventure and mystery. Available in audio book around the world on Amazon and Audible. Narrated by the wonderful and very talented Leslie Howard.
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If you love horses, then you will love this Christmas line-up for horse lovers of all ages.
I am hard at working on the sequel to Gumboots, Gumshoes & Murder, which has proven to be a popular audio book this fall. The Dastardly Mr. Deeds is coming along nicely. I am about one-third of the way there. I find as a writer the first quarter of the book is the hardest to write. Because the clues to solving the mysteries of the feet in sneakers are within the pages of one of the character’s fictitious books of the name, I have to write two books in one. I am just starting to channel my inner, Tiffany. lol Hopefully, I shall complete the book before the end of January. That is my goal.
Sometime within the next couple of days, the new covers will appear on Amazon for Independence and One Frosty Christmas. I would have loved to have returned to One Frosty Christmas‘ original book cover, but due to the new specs on Amazon, it doesn’t meet their requirements and the artist has moved on. Thanks to my Facebook friends and readers I met at The Mane Event in Chilliwack and at my local farmer’s market in Qualicum Beach for taking the time to chat about everything horses and books. So….ta da!
NOTE TO LISTENERS OF THE AUDIO BOOKS: The Unicorn Daze Series is based on a series of short stories I performed at middle schools during school readings. I tried to capture the feel of my grandparents tall tales of storytelling when the whole family was gathered around the kitchen table playing cards at their summer cottage. I can still hear my grandfather’s voice in my head all these many, many years later reciting the tale of the Headless Horseman, Paul Bunyan, and his cavalry horse, Big Red.
The kids loved this series of short stories. The readings were made up of several classes from Grades 1 – 4, with special needs children also in attendance. This is what started me reading these stories in the play format so that the younger and older children as well as those with learning disabilities could follow along. It proved very successful and a couple of teachers urged me to publish them.
From some of my reviewers comments on Audible, children aged 3 – 5 are really hooked on this format, but adults may find it distracting. No problem though, just ask the kids to explain it. lol