Friday, August 30, 2013

Fun Fictional Friday: Spotlighting Author, Connie Peck, her book THE BLACK PONY, and Girls & Horses

I'm excited to introduce you to my friend, fellow SCBWI member, and author, Connie Peck!

Connie's been writing stories since she was a child, and recently, she's published her first novel. THE BLACK PONY. It's the first book in a series called the Black Pony Adventures. 

Midnight is a highly skilled playday pony who specializes in the training of young riders. He thinks quite highly of himself and is offended at being left behind by his riders who favor their larger and faster horses. He escapes, but his adventures turn out to be deadly. He has wandered into an alfalfa field and has contracted a case of colic. Without intervention he will die.

When Annie finds Midnight the magic happens. Annie draws from the horsemanship lessons she remembers from her beloved grandfather to nurse the pony back to health and in return she discovers that she not only has 'the touch' but she has a telepathic connection with Midnight. Come ride with Annie and Midnight in their adventures.

Please visit Connie's website and blog. Give her a follow. If you have anyone in your family who adores horses, consider gifting them the story of Midnight and Annie. It's available in print and on Kindle. Also Connie's running a cool illustration contest for her books!

And Midnight's tail doesn't end there! The Black Pony Adventures continue in a second and third book.

Congratulations, Connie!

There's something about the bond between a girl and her horse. My daughter had the pleasure of spending most of her childhood with Jacky Bar Blue. Jessica lost her mare last fall. Jacky was 37 and lived a long, happy life. She definitely left hoof prints on my daughter's heart.

My daughter Jessica and her mare, Jacky Bar Blue

I think Templeton Thompson and her song Girls & Horses
says it all...


  1. Congratulations, Connie!
    And your daughter's horse lived a long time. Bet she has some great memories of her.

  2. Thanks for the visit, Alex! Oh yes, we still laugh and smile at the memories. She was a stubborn mare to everyone except my daughter. :)

  3. It looks great, Connie! Congratulations!
    Candilynn, I love the picture of your daughter and her horse! My daughter is learning to ride on a horse I've had since I was a kid. :) He's 23 now and I love that she's getting to have him in her life, too. :)

  4. So lovely, such special animals! Your daughter had a connection too. Congratulations to Connie!

  5. congrats to connie!

    and awww. for blue & your daughter. horses have such great names. i didnt know they lived that long. she's a lucky girl to have such fond memories.

  6. This sounds like such a sweet story.