Jackie Anton

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Jackie Anton is the author of the award-winning Backyard Horse Tales Series. The series is family friendly for ages 8 and up.
Backyard Horse Tales: Sox 2nd Edition received the prestigious Mom's Choice Award for Excellence. Sox: relates the story of a modern day horse.
BYHT2: Frosty and the Nightstalker, however, has a historical twist. The paperback version was released March of 2013 and in June was awarded the Mom's Choice Award for Historical Fiction. Frosty's e-book was one of four finalists for Fictional E-books in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and is listed in their catalog.

Uncharted Storms: Short Stories of Hearts at Risk is a collection of short stories that are suitable for Young Adults and entertaining enough to hold their attention as well as more mature adult readers.

ADULT CORNER: (18+)
Written as J.M.ANTON

“Fateful Waters” has been rewritten and has a new cover design. The 2015 version is Book One in the "Troubles in Love-Land Series." Look for "Panhandle Mayhem" on Smashwords in June 2015.

"Wind River Refuge" update: Wind River Refuge was named a winner by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Romance Category and is listed in their 2015 catalog.
This award-winning title is on Smashwords as an e-book and is also available at the above listed points of purchase as a paperback.

Signed paperbacks of all books authored as Jackie Anton or J.M. Anton are now available from the Anton's Online Square Market (US Only). Readers who acquire my paperbacks from a bookstore or from an online e-tailer and all e-books can get an autographed book cover of their choice sent to their e-mail.
Online Autographs: http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/backyardhorse there is a direct link to this on my blog listed here on Smashwords for fans to participate in special offers and contests.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your new release "Cassandra"?
The characters and story of Casey and JD in "Cassandra: Night Shades" had been created for a totally different timeline. The characters sat locked in my files for nearly a decade before they demanded to brought into the light and underwent a contemporary makeover. Folks from Cleveland's western suburbs will recognize the setting for Casey's formative years. Cassandra was released March 21, 2016 and will remain at the pre-order through April 30th. The introduction period will also apply to paperbacks ordered directly from the author or publisher.
How long did you work on Wind River Refuge? Are there any updates?
"Wind River Refuge" was released March of 2014. The refuge in the title was the result of finding safe harbor for a traumatized and abused young girl. This story was in the works for nearly five years. Jax's troubles follow her as she matures into a woman. Working out the characters complexities and motivations was challenging, and I had to abandon it for a while then come back at it with fresh eyes.
Today there are child advocacy groups in every state, and still children fall through the cracks. Jax was born in the 1950's before any of these protections were in place.
2015 Winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Romance Category. I can still be seen doing my happy dance when I put the gold winner stickers on a batch of new books. 2016 update: Wind River Refuge is February's Book of the Month. Check my writing blog for more information and special pricing.
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Fateful Waters: Troubles in Love-Land Book One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,940. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 by Jackie Anton. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
(4.50)
Do you ever wonder why some people avoid the online match services? Find out what happened to Melinda Potter when she travels half way across the country to meet her match.
Cassandra: Night Shades
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 74,000. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016 by Jackie Anton. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Cassandra Hoffman orphaned at the age of five was raised by her maternal grandmother. Two decades pass when she is confronted with a letter from her father’s Denver based attorney. She's shocked to learn that her dad lived through the car crash that took her mother and brothers in 1985.

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Backyard Horse Tales: Sox (2nd edition)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,240. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Excerpts of Emma's diary will helps us to understand a very special relationship as Sox grows from a foal to a colt and eventually a gelding. As time goes by, both horse and child have much to learn and share with the other. Growing up is not always easy... Despite the odds, both Sox and Emma dare to be different and eventually overcome their challenges!
Uncharted Storms: Short Stories of Hearts at Risk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,290. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
(4.00)
Weather is our constant companion, and when it behaves like a benevolent parent we pay little attention to it. Angry or out of control it becomes terrifying and can change the landscape as well as lives. So I asked my characters to take a ride on the wild side of weather. “Uncharted Storms” takes readers on a journey from a gentle summer rain to raging storms in the cosmos.
Backyard Horse Tales 2: Frosty and the Nightstalker
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,490. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.75)
Frosty is an Appaloosa colt who undergoes a life changing event the summer he turns two that triggers a strange out of body experience. Is he only having bad dreams or is his strange haunting a result of the collective memories of Appaloosas from a long ago past? Follow Frosty through the twilight between space and time where you will meet the Nightstalker. 2013 Multiple book award recipient.

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