Posts Tagged ‘Christian Horse Book’

Happy New Year!

December 18, 2016

 

sunrise-and-i-on-farmHappy New Year!!

What an amazing and eventful year 2016 was—here are a few highlights:

Ever since I moved to this valley many years ago, I’ve leased some land with a little cottage while searching for a place to call my own. I finally found my dream piece of land and bought it in January—Wahoo! What a way to start the year.

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Before the end of January I was learning how to write with my left hand. That’s what happens when you break your right arm and have a titanium plate put in—it’s months before you can use your right hand, thus, lots of practice with your left.

I thank God that I was a part of Samaritan Ministries Health Share as every penny of the nearly $25,000 was paid for. My experience with Samaritan Ministries was exceptional.

Had I been on my previous insurance plan, I would have had to pay $24,000 out-of-network—for starters—because I chose a surgeon whom I considered to be the best, but was out of their network. Check out my x-ray—yikes! This was NOT the way to start the year.

cover-regularThe end of January a new book of mine was released—My Horse Diary for Girls: What I Love about Horses. Perfect for those horse-crazy girls.

April, May, and June: my physical therapy was picking rocks out of my new hayfield and putting them in a pile. I decided that from the time God created the earth—until April—I was sure that nobody had ever picked up one rock. My neighbors thought I was building Stonehenge. Yes, I live in the ROCKY Mountains. Through it all, God has blessed me with nearly 100% recovery of my arm. sleepy-sunrise

 

May through the end of August: while I flood irrigated my little farm, Sunrise, my golden retriever thought she was in heaven. I’m sure that she thinks every golden retriever needs 10 acres underwater. Many days she played so hard, she would barely be able to keep her eyes open on the way home (me too, from irrigating).

 

heavenly-horse-stories-cover-with-borderJuly: brimmed with excitement as I stepped back into the saddle with my new “bionic arm” and took in my first crop of hay. I also had a re-release come out with photos in it, which my readers had been asking to see. They’re loving it.

October: my literary agency had a conference in Monterey, CA where I hung out with incredible authors and learned about the latest trends in the industry.

November: Dad and I celebrated Thanksgiving together at his home in Minnesota.

What an incredible year I’ve had—and this is only a small sampling.

2017 brings fun ideas to the drawing board: I’m considering turning my books into audio books; I’m still writing away on a spec movie script; and my mind whirls with ideas of more books and movies.

I’m praying that your 2017 is abundantly blessed with His love, peace, and joy!

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Day 3 of 3 Days~21 Free Books!

July 15, 2016

Welcome to Day 3 of 3 Days~21 Free Books!

This is the last day of the 3 Days~21 Free books! And you’ll have a chance to win if you submit a correct answer to the question below.

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Below is a question and I will randomly choose 7 winners out of those who answered correctly. When you enter, you agree that you are of legal age, live within the US (or have a military APO), and that events like this are legal where you live. You will also be signing up for an occasional newsletter from me filled with fun tidbits. Only one winner per household per day–which means you can enter again today if you previously won! If you win, you’ll need to respond to my email announcing that you’ve won within 24 hours, or you’ll forfeit your book. You also understand that your first initial and your last name, as well as your state, may be announced if you win.

July 16th I’ll be giving away 7 autographed copies of my new re-release Heavenly Horse Stories

And here’s the question:

What is the name of my horse in the picture below? (You can find the answers in the beginning of Great Horse Stories and Great Horse Stories for Girls–look inside on Amazon.com) Photo by Deborah K. Hamilton

Click on this link to answer: https://forms.aweber.com/form/91/1003858591.htm

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Day 2 of 3 Days~21 Free Books

July 14, 2016

Welcome to Day 2 of 3 Days~21 Free Books!

During the next 2 Days I’ll be giving away 21 Free books! And you’ll have a chance to win if you submit a correct answer to the question below.

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Here’s how it works. Each day, July 15th-16th at 12:01 am Eastern I’ll post a question and I will randomly choose 7 winners out of those who answered correctly. When you enter, you agree that you are of legal age, live within the US (or have a military APO), and that events like this are legal where you live. You will also be signing up for an occasional newsletter from me filled with fun tidbits. Only one winner per household per day–which means you can enter again tomorrow if you win! If you win, you’ll need to respond to my email announcing that you’ve won within 24 hours, or you’ll forfeit your book. You also understand that your first initial and your last name, as well as your state, may be announced if you win.

July 15th I’ll be giving away 7 Kindle E-books of Great Horse Stories

July 16th I’ll be giving away 7 autographed copies of my new re-release Heavenly Horse Stories

And here’s the question:

 In one of my stories, what was frozen that I had a hard time wrestling through my tent door? (Hint: check out Horse Tales from Heaven on Amazon.com–Look Inside)

To answer click on this link: https://forms.aweber.com/form/93/1405575493.htm

 

3 Days~21 Free Books–Wahoo!

July 13, 2016

Heavenly Horse Sense email copyWelcome to 3 Days~21 Free Books!

During the next 3 Days I’ll be giving away 21 Free books! And you’ll have a chance to win if you submit a correct answer to the question below.

Here’s how it works. Each day, July 14th-16th at 12:01 am Eastern I’ll post a question and I will randomly choose 7 winners out of those who answered correctly. When you enter, you agree that you are of legal age, live within the US (or have a military APO), and that events like this are legal where you live. You will also be signing up for an occasional newsletter from me filled with fun tidbits. Only one winner per household per day–which means you can enter again tomorrow if you win! If you win, you’ll need to respond to my email announcing that you’ve won within 24 hours, or you’ll forfeit your book. You also understand that your first initial and your last name, as well as your state, may be announced if you win.

July 14th I’ll be giving away 7 autographed copies of Heavenly Horse Sense.

July 15th I’ll be giving away 7 Kindle E-books of Great Horse Stories

July 16th I’ll be giving away 7 autographed copies of my new re-release Heavenly Horse Stories

And here’s the question:

On the dedication page of one of my books it reads,

“By the way, remember all those prayers you said for me when I worked from the saddle? Good thing! In a few pages you’ll find out why.”

To whom was the book dedicated? (Check out Amazon.com–“Look Inside” feature for my book Horse Tales from Heaven.)

This giveaway has closed and we have some winners…wahoo!

 

Wishing You a Blessed Christmas!

December 17, 2015

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

I feel blessed to be surrounded by family and friends who made my year so special—thank you! I love catching up with you on Facebook, by email, and snail mail. And I want you to know that I pray for you in the mornings—that God pours out His peace, love, and blessings on you and your families.

Here are a couple highlights from my year:Me with fish q

In July I flew to Alaska with my brother Chuck and his wife Cindy, where we met with several friends and fished the salmon run on the Kenai Peninsula.

With fish everywhere you’d think it’d be a snap, but I was skunked a couple days before I finally got the hang of how to catch those illusive fish!

I was thrilled to bring home a box of salmon and am planning on smoking some for Christmas. See the grin? I was one happy girl that day.

20150728_112600Cindy and I had some great “sister time” hiking up to a glacier AFTER taking a Kenai Fjord tour where we learned that July in Alaska i20150728_191416t is only 30 below zero! Just kidding. But we did have to bundle up aboard the ship while we were entertained by the interesting sea animals and by the jaw-dropping scenery.

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In August I celebrated the release of the book of my heart, Great Horse Stories for Girls. The goal is through my true-story devotions my horses, to help the reader discover what a treasure God created them to be. Don’t be fooled by the title; I’ve got gals in the 60’s and 70’s who have fallen in love with the book.

 

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I’m excited that in February of 2016 my next book My Horse Diary for Girls launches—yes, it’s what the title says, it’s a fun diary for girls that has some horsey quotes in it.

I also have a re-release (with photos) of Heavenly Horse Stories coming up and I’m thrilled and honored to be one of the authors in the Daily Guideposts 2016.

 

Whew! It’s been an amazing year for which I give God all the glory and thanks.

Wishing you the very best Christmas ever–and an incredibly Happy 2016!

Rebecca

10 Days~10 Free Books-Day 10

December 6, 2015

Don’t Miss Out!

Today is the Last Chance to Win!
10 Days ~~ 10 Free Books

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The question for Day 10 is: What is the name of my all-time dream horse?

Enter your answer by clicking on the link below (make sure you read the directions from the first post “10 Days~10 Free Books” first.)

You can find the answers on my Website: http://rebeccaondov.com or in my books (hint: you can access a lot of the stories by going to my website and clicking on the “Books” tab, then click on the online retailer tabs where they show the books where you can look inside).

Click on the link below:

Click Here to Answer Day 10

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10 Days~10 Free Books-Day 9

December 5, 2015

Don’t Miss Out!
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The question for Day 9 is: What is it called when you make a pack that goes on a mule by wrapping your gear & duffel in a canvas tarp? (You _____ the load. The rope that’s used is called the same thing, a ______ rope.)

Enter your answer by clicking on the link below (make sure you read the directions from the first post “10 Days~10 Free Books” first.)

You can find the answers on my Website: http://rebeccaondov.com or in my books (hint: you can access a lot of the stories by going to my website and clicking on the “Books” tab, then click on the online retailer tabs where they show the books where you can look inside).

Click on the link below:

Click Here to Answer Day 9

 

Winner of 10 Days ~ 10 Free Books-Day 7

December 4, 2015

Wahoo! Ed A. of Wilmer, AL won a free copy of Great Horse Stories for Girls–congratulations Ed!

The answer to the question was Dazzle, my Tennessee walking horse.

Don’t miss out. In a few minutes another question will be posted–be sure to enter–You might be the next winner!

10 Days~10 Free Books-Day 7

December 3, 2015

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Don’t Miss Out! 10 Days ~ 10 Free Books

The question for Day 7 is: The day I drove to Missoula, MT to buy knobs for my kitchen cupboards but…I came home with (be specific–the first and most specific wins)?

Enter your answer by clicking on the link below (make sure you read the directions from the first post “10 Days~10 Free Books” first.)

You can find the answers on my Website: http://rebeccaondov.com or in my books (hint: you can access a lot of the stories by going to my website and clicking on the “Books” tab, then click on the online retailer tabs where they show the books where you can look inside).

Click on the link below:

Click Here to Answer Day 7

 

 

 

10 Days~10 Free Books-Day 6

December 2, 2015

Don’t Miss out! 10 Days~~10 Free Books

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The question for Day 6 is: What is the name of the mule I talked to while she was still in the womb?

Enter your answer by clicking on the link below (make sure you read the directions from the first post “10 Days~10 Free Books” first.)

You can find the answers on my Website: http://rebeccaondov.com or in my books (hint: you can access a lot of the stories by going to my website and clicking on the “Books” tab, then click on the online retailer tabs where they show the books where you can look inside).

Click on the link below:

Click Here to Answer Day 6