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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. 6/21/20 Covid-19 update Check out my reduced titles for young readers, YA, and adult offerings thru June 30, 2020. Happy reading and stay safe!

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.

"Don't Call Me Love" the third in the Backyard Horse Tales collection was released June 20, 2017 by Half Appy Press. Love' tale is slated to join the Backyard Horse Tales E-Books July of,2020

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.

Written as J.M.ANTON

"Wind River Refuge" update: Wind River Refuge the winner of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards Romance Category is in revision with added chapters and will be released before 8/30/20 as "Wind River
Refuge Transcendent" Is a Paranormal Thriller with a Romantic twist.
In the meantime If you're looking for a Romantic - Suspense read with plenty of action, while Wind River Refuge is undergoing a facelift, pick up a copy of Cassandra: Night Shades.

Don't miss the special prices on the Troubles in Love-Land series!
Signed paperbacks of all books authored as Jackie Anton or J.M. Anton are now available from https://www.halfappypressjanton.com (US Only).
Readers who acquire my paperbacks from a bookstore or from an online e-tailer.
E-book readers can get an autographed book cover of their choice sent to their e-mail at the link below.

Online Autographs: http://www.authorgraph.com/authors/backyardhorse there is also a direct link to this on my blog listed here on Smashwords for fans to participate in special offers and contests.

Smashwords Interview

What is the Cleveland and North East Ohio connection to your books?
Each of the heroines in my adult works begin their adventures near the shores of Lake Erie. Their adventures take readers to various locations throughout the US as mysteries or crimes are unraveled. The battle of the sexes adds some spice as well as a few surprising twists ans turns.
Are there any updates?
Wind River Refuge is under revision, The new version will have a couple of additional chapters. More on this transformation later.
Another update is to the Backyard Horse Tales collection: BYHT3 "Don't Call Me Love" was released in paperback 6/20/17 and will be in hard cover for the 2017 Christmas Season.
Read more of this interview.
Cassandra: Night Shades
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,000. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2016 by Jackie. 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.
Panhandle Mayhem: Troubles in Love-Land Book Two
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 47,430. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015 by Jackie. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Lexie would love to know how and when Cutter had convinced her mother that she should spend her Saturday playing tour guide for him while he checked out some farms near the Williams place. She’d protested, in vain, that the Williams boys would be better guides…
Fateful Waters: Troubles in Love-Land Book One
Price: Free! Words: 32,940. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 by Jackie. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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.


Backyard Horse Tales 3 Don't Call Me Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,800. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Love runs afoul of a gang of horse thieves and ends up thousands of miles from her Ohio home. Follow her hair raising adventures. Will she ever be able to get back to her family?
Backyard Horse Tales: Sox (2nd edition)
Price: Free! 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: Free! Words: 20,290. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
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: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,490. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
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.