Carly Kade Creative


I had a chance to visit in person with Carly Kade during the American Horse Publications 2018 Conference, and I don’t think I know of anyone with a more appropriate business name than “Carly Kade Creative.” She does it all – writes, creates videos, does graphic design, takes photographs, and has amazing marketing talent.

I first met Carly virtually when I featured her post on book reviews, which then led me to learn more about her award-winning equine romance novels. Here is my review of her first book, In the Reins.

“A woman on a fresh start, a new horse, a mysterious cowboy, quirky friends – what better combination for a romance novel? Carly Kade takes riders on a galloping ride through the eyes of Devon Brooke. Devon has a great sense of humor, and she experiences a new self-awareness through her adventures in this story. The author’s character development allows readers to get to know each one, while still leaving questions about what they don’t know about them. I highly recommend this book as a fun and entertaining read for everyone – not just horse lovers.”

Carly didn’t sit still for long before penning a sequel to In the Reins. For a sneak peek, see the Cowboy Away book trailer here.

She is currently writing her third book, which will conclude the series. But she is also working on a spin-off about one of the characters who readers have responded well to. Authors love readers’ feedback!

To find out more about Carly and her books, please see her website at www.carlykadecreative.com.

While there, you can also follow her, see her fun videos, and read her entertaining blog. Keep creating, Carly!

 

 

 

 

 

Horses on the Move – Go, Fight, Win!

Today I’m sharing a video from my wildly talented friend and graphic artist, Brittany Klein. I’ve hired Brittany’s  business, Radiant Resolution, LLC, for a variety of projects, and I highly recommend her services. Brittany also happens to be a horse girl, and my husband, Jaime Navarro’s, teammate for their hunter pace team – Go, Fight, Win (GFW)! Nina DuFour completes the trio. Nina contributed GoPro footage also and  fun commentary in the outtakes. I enjoy being their groom and participating in their adventures. I think you’ll see why!

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Enjoy the Magic Equestrian Moments of 2017

Relive the wonderful equestrian moments of 2017 through these photos and videos of horses in freedom, training, competition, and in their natural habitat. Thank you to Arnd Bronkhorst Photography for this beautiful gift to share with Believing In Horses blog readers.

Watch the video here: https://vimeo.com/247117227

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Tips for Writing a Book

I hope you enjoy this video and interview as much as I did. Carrie Green, Founder and Director of the Female Entrepreneur Association International, generously allowed me to share this with my readers because so many people tell me they are overwhelmed with the prospect of writing a book.

Please watch this short video if you’d like to see the process broken down into four easy steps – no strings attached! Morgan Gist MacDonald makes it seem so easy and manageable that I may just write another book. 

Here is the full blog post with additional details and a giveaway, too.

I hope these talented entrepreneurs inspire at least one person out there to start writing a book – now go do it!

Learning Something New Every Day

Being Secretary of the Maryland Horse Council is not always that secretarial. Take for instance, this past weekend’s Maryland Horse Council Annual Barbeque, when I had the opportunity to play polo on the Maryland Horse Council Executive Committee’s team.

Valerie Ormond (left), Grace Fulton (center), and Jaime Navarro (right). Photo by Sue O'Donnell.

Valerie Ormond (left), Grace Fulton (center), and Jaime Navarro (right). Photos and videos by Sue O’Donnell.

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Quick Video – On Feedback

Today I’d like to share with you advice for writers from Jon Bard, co-founder of Children’s Book Insider.   Although the four-minute video speaks to children’s writers, I believe the advice applies to any writer.

In Jon’s words –

“[This] deals with one of the toughest things for writers to come to terms with:

The need for honest, objective feedback — and the right attitude for
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