Hilary Walker

Biography

Hilary Walker is English, and lives in Maryland with her three horses, four dogs, crazy cat, normal American husband and typical teenage son. She recently became a U.S. citizen.

She writes horse-related articles for ezinearticles.com and the DC examiner.com, freelances, and publishes equine non-fiction.

Her humorous memoir "The Horse Bumbler" and equestrian self-help book "A Step-by-Step Guide to Entering Your First Dressage Competition" are now available in Smashword editions.

Her light-hearted short stories are published as 'Pithy Pieces for a Palmy Penman' and available at Lulu.com and Amazon.com.

Hilary competes at First Level dressage on Cruz Bay (see bio picture) the young horse she bred and trained, and spends the rest of her time avoiding household chores.

Where to find Hilary Walker online


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Books

The Dog with Two Lives
By Hilary Walker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Nonfiction
Scamp is a Jack Russell of dubious breeding and unconventional colors who doesn’t let that stop him from being determined to come home with us. Once ensconced in our hearts, he embarks on a series of hair-raising adventures, one of which results in his premature first death.
The Horse Inside
By Hilary Walker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction
Low-level rider Catherine and her ex-racing mare don’t fit in at the dressage barn. She gets laughed at by the other boarders when she hopes to be chosen to ride on a team at the upcoming dressage show. But the day of the show proves a total surprise to everyone, especially Catherine.
Optimism Made Simple
By Hilary Walker
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Nonfiction
This is a short anthology of five true, inspirational stories which illustrate the amazing power of optimism. Coupled with forgiveness and charitable thinking towards those who wish us evil, positive thoughts can resolve the toughest of situations to produce a happy result.
Invalid Argument
By Hilary Walker
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction
Shoppers mob a large man trying in vain to get out of his ostentatious vehicle, which he’s parked in a disabled parking space without a disabled sticker. But they’re in for a big surprise when they discover the truth.
Gloves
By Hilary Walker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction
Stunning Kirstin thinks physical perfection is essential to gain the true love. Losing a finger in an accident makes her feel imperfect and therefore unlovable. When the handsome Gordon falls for her on the Austrian ski slopes, Kirstin is quick to dismiss his feelings as fake. But in doing so, she risks losing more than her finger ...
Bridled Passion: A Horse Trilogy
By Hilary Walker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,370. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Nonfiction
Three true stories. Two of them are about an old ex-racehorse who sheds her bad habits and serious behavioral issues to become a consistent winner, the author’s equine soul-mate and a teenage girl’s savior. The third follows the change in her son Cruz Bay from a rejected, accident-prone foal to winner of blue ribbons.
Hillie's Story
By Hilary Walker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Nonfiction
Living in Germany made it difficult to find a Golden Retriever, a rare breed over there. My husband and I had to fly to Hanover to check out a new litter of puppies. Over the next fourteen years Hillie shared horse trail rides with us, skied with us in Austria, traveled to Italy and America and got arrested in England. She was a truly international family member!
How Not to Rescue a Racehorse
By Hilary Walker
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Nonfiction
The tale of an attempted racehorse rescue behind a not-so-dumb husband’s back!
Unfairly Ewesed
By Hilary Walker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction
A family’s mission to clear their Golden Retriever’s reputation as a vicious sheep-killer has an unexpected outcome!
The Ulu Blues
By Hilary Walker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction
The family goes on a fabulous Alaskan cruise. But far from being interested in seaplane tours, jumping whales, and seals basking on ice floes bathed in the glow of sunset, Grandmum has one thought -- and one though only: finding and purchasing a ulu. What exactly is a ‘ulu’ and why does Grandmum want one so badly?
A Dog Named Blue
By Hilary Walker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction
When the author sets out to find a big companion dog, little does she expect to take home a huge Great Dane who knocks her over! As a beloved family member, Blue creates colorful memories and captures her four year old son’s youth in an unforgettable sunset tableau.
Cracklin' Ginger
By Hilary Walker
Price: Free! Words: 1,890. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction
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Working for a school project at a horse rescue facility, Nelson falls for the one horse which can’t be found a new home. Several years later, he visits the rescue center to see the mare who stole his heart -- only to find that Toscana is gone. What does ‘gone’ mean?
Felicity's Show Flair
By Hilary Walker
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction
After Felicity's groom ran off with her husband, the last thing she needs is the series of unfortunate riding incidents that befall her at a local horse show. So many things go so badly wrong in full view of the foul Caroline Smigean-Smythe, local reporter, who will take full advantage of the situation to make Felicity’s life even more embarrassing. But who’ll have the last laugh?
Bird Feathers and Horse Tails
By Hilary Walker
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,230. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction
This enchanting collection contains three short flash stories and one poem designed to be read while curled up in a comfy chair. Enjoy the romance of a stranger communing with a wild bird in Lugano, Switzerland. A governess cart ride through the snow to Midnight Mass at Christmas. The antics of a foal as he encounters snow for the first time. And dastardly deeds at the local horse barn!
Sam's Silver Lining
By Hilary Walker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction
In this humorous tale, devout Catholic Sam gets into bad scrapes without meaning to. Now he’s done something which threatens to destroy not only his career but also his chances with a particularly lovely coworker. His only hope is to confess to his understanding priest and place himself in God’s hands. With the priest’s help, God is looking out for the hapless Sam.
Brittle Diamonds
By Hilary Walker
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 76,960. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction
Father Peter, parish priest in England, is accused of sexual abuse. Against Catholic teaching, his sister pays a local girl to be her surrogate mother, and a fellow priest commits suicide rather than face his own abuse allegations. Matt, an egotistical atheist, befriends Fr. Peter, who is terminally ill. Will he succeed in proving the priest's innocence before the pastor dies?
The Naga of Lyon
By Hilary Walker
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Fiction
An executive’s wife sees a camel running down the highway towards Lyon, a big city in France. Yet her husband refuses to believe her. That night she and the camel embark on a series of unforeseen and humorous adventures, but still her husband refuses to believe the animal exists. That is, until she gets the last laugh.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Entering Your First Dressage Competition
By Hilary Walker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,250. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2011 by JMS Books LLC admin@jms-books.com. Category: Nonfiction
If you’re entering a dressage show for the first time, this handy book will steer you through the entire process. This new version has been revised to reflect the 2011 tests. Hilary Walker has ridden dressage in four different countries, and her relaxed, step-by-step approach takes the stress out of entering a dressage competition for the first time.

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