Interview with Michael Guerini

What are you working on next?
I am working on a new Horsemanship book that will present a variety of skills challenges to riders and horses alike. Along with this I have a draft of my second story in the Old Towne series (Veterinary Mystery) to compliment Old Towne: Beginnings that was released in 2011.
Who are your favorite authors?
J.R.R. Tolkein, David Baldacci, MaryAnn Myers, Arthur Conan Doyle.....I think I can safely say I have an eclectic taste.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
MY horses and dogs and wonderful life. Yes, there are times when things go wrong....but life is great. Each day I get to work with animals, write, edit, and in my spare time I get to play scientist.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I ride horses, coach people for good horsemanship, and work as a scientist. My horsemanship is all about natural methods that incorporate dressage and listening to the horse.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I just search and look until something catches my attention.
What is your writing process?
I tumble the ideas around in my brain for a few weeks or months and then I normally sit down and in a marathon session create the outline. Then I let that percolate for a few days and jump in and start writing along the outline and work as hard and fast as I can to finish the draft.
How do you approach cover design?
I seek out help. My artistic talents are horrible when it comes to graphics. A fellow author friend of mine is great at this and he helps me out (thanks Ken Howe!!!)
What do you read for pleasure?
Books about horses, sci-fi fantasy dealing with magic and swords, westerns, mysteries.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Right now I have a Kindle (the original version).
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Gilroy California on a small acreage. From the time I can remember I have been surrounded by horses, veterinarians, good horsemanship and so I write about these things because they are all a part of my life.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I developed a horsemanship manual for the clinics and lessons I teach and a friend of mine suggested in 2010 that I self-publish. Well I had no idea what that meant but I started down the path and now it almost seems addictive.
Published 2013-12-25.
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Books by This Author

Coach's Corral 5 Rides to Relaxation - Part I
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
This guide from Coach’s Corral shares ways that you as the rider can manage and improve the situation to help your horse achieve relaxation. With relaxation the horse and rider has improved safety, an enhanced ability to learn, and overall the ride is much more pleasurable.
Coach's Corral 5 Day Plan to Prepare your Horse for the Veterinarian or Farrier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
In this guide, the Coach’s Corral team outlines some safety precautions and provides a 5 day plan to help you be successful in preparing your horse for a visit from the veterinarian or farrier (this also works well for chiropractic and dental visits for your horse). It is a good idea that you repeat this program over the course of a few weeks, working your horse for five days.
Sensible & Sensitive Horsemanship - Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Guides
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 24,760. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
This is a combined work containing Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Ground Steps to Success, Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Responsive Riding, Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Riding Exercises, Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Horse Owner's Modern Keys for Success.
Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Horse Owner's Modern Keys for Success
Series: Dr. Mike's Horsemanship, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,430. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
A collection of Essays from many years of successful horsemanship. This book focuses on ideas to help new horse owners build a strong foundation of thoughts and ideas for success in owning, riding, and training horses.
Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Responsive Riding
Series: Dr. Mike's Horsemanship, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,600. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
In this book Dr. Mike provides numerous training exercises so that riders will gain a better feel of the horse. Each exercise is well described and shares with you the benefit of performing the exercise. The book includes multiple warm-up exercises for getting better directional control and the proper use of your legs when riding. Advanced exercises are included for enhanced responsiveness.
Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Riding Exercises
Series: Dr. Mike's Horsemanship, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
This book includes 12 easy to follow riding exercises complete with written instructions and diagrams. Great for warm-ups and giving you and your horse some new challenges. These exercises incorporate Classical and Western Dressage Elements.
Of Horses & Life
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
This is a collection of poems/free verse about life around horses, with horses and at the barn. These works are created to share the horse experience with all. The poems are entitled: Baby Horse; Cowhorse; Young Rider's First Lesson; My New Owner; Big Bad Cuttin Horse; Show Jumping; Horse Girl; A Visit from the Farrier; Feeding Time at the Barn and Old Horse.
Old Towne: Beginnings
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,260. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Veterinary medicine and biotechnology collide in this fictional account of Dr. Shep, a former scientist who now works as a veterinarian. He embarks on a new path in his career and must solve a mystery concerning a sick horse and a devious plan by others to make money. If you enjoyed the stories of James Herriot, this book brings you back into that world with the addition of forensic science.
Dr. Mike's Horsemanship Ground Steps to Success
Series: Dr. Mike's Horsemanship, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
This electronic book focuses on helping you work safely and effectively with your horse by building a strong training foundation. Information includes: 1) Preparation for Ground work and Riding 2) Understanding your Horse's body language 3) Pre-signal and preparatory commands, and 4) Ground Steps to Success (walk, whoa, disengage hips, back, go forward cue and other movements.