[DWJ] Horse fantasies

Jackie E Stallcup jstallcup at juno.com
Tue Jun 23 22:48:49 EDT 2009

oooh, no I haven't, but I just went and looked her up and her books look
interesting!  I'll have to check them out.

When I was about 17, I fell in love with K.M. Peyton's horse books, Fly
By Night and The Team, and devoured them in the library when I should
have been working and then grabbed up the "next" book in what I thought
was a series... only to find out that the horsegirl had abandoned her
horses (just about literally) and was obsessed with a boy--and an awful,
icky abusive boy no less.  I was, to put it mildly, horrified.  I felt

A bit tangential, I suppose, but the covers of the Monica Edwards books
made me think of the Peyton books.  

Erm.... any speculation as to whether or not dwj read either author? 
(can't think of a better obDwj, I'm afraid).

On Tue, 23 Jun 2009 16:18:22 -0700 "Helen Schinske" <hschinske at aol.com>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jackie E Stallcup" <jstallcup at juno.com>
> To: <dwj at suberic.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 3:21 PM
> Subject: Re: [DWJ] Horse fantasies
> >
> > It's funny how much you even become a kind of "in-group" 
> reader--if you
> > know horses, you can spot in a moment when a writer is faking it.
> > Although (as far as I know) dwj isn't a fellow horsegirl, she does 
> get a
> > lot of the details right in The Pinhoe Egg.
> Have you read any Monica Edwards? I assume she gets most stuff 
> right, but 
> have no way of knowing.
> Helen Schinske (who has sat on a horse while it walked around for a 
> very 
> expensive half an hour, but that's about it -- I did keep my heels 
> down, 
> just because I'd read about that admonishment so much, but sadly no 
> one 
> noticed) 
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