I can’t help myself. I’m experiencing a proud mama moment and must brag on my youngest daughter Jennifer. One of her photographs has been used on a cover of a book by Dandi Daley Mackall. The novel is Pastureland, and it is a fantasy story that sounds absolutely fabulous.
It is Year Twelve of The Horse Wars that have left the earth scorched, depleted of electricity, oil, gas, and bullets. At the start of the war, babies and toddlers were sent underground. Now these teens populate the world. Horses are prized as modes of transportation and weapons of war. Their handlers move them through “Camps”: weaning camps, yearling camps, transportation camps, battle camps, and the much-feared Re-Make camps.
Read more about the book and its author here.
To make things even more interesting, Jennifer’s niece Shayla, who has loved horses since the cradle, used to read Dandi’s YA novels about horses all the time. The same way I devoured the horse stories written by Glenn Balch (oh, how I loved those books!). That’s my granddaughter at right in another photo taken by her wonderfully talented aunt Jennifer (says her completely unbiased mother).
Horse-loving genes run deep in this family.