Bonnie Marlewski-Probert

Biography

Bonnie Marlewski-Probert is the author of more than 20 books and more than 1000 magazine articles. She is a national speaker, a horsewoman, a teacher and a big supporter of animal-related non-profits. She is NOT political. She is NOT an activist. She is a girl from the Midwest who owes her career to her work with animals and does everything she can to pay that forward. As a result, we works with dog & cat shelters and Therapeutic Riding Centers across the USA, helping to educate them on how to be more successful so they can expand the important work they are already doing.
Bonnie started her career in writing as a how-to magazine writer who taught "riding lessons" through her two syndicated columns in more than 30 horse publications across North America. From there, she branched out to mainstream magazines, writing on a wide variety of topics outside of the animal world. That led to book deals, how-to videos, TV/Radio and National speaking engagements, which all, ultimately led to her starting her own book publishing firm in the early 90's. Since then, Bonnie has published the writings of hundreds of authors from around the globe and continues to do so today. She balances her time between publishing, helping animal-related non-profits and her newest guilty pleasure, writing novels.

Smashwords Interview

How did you start your writing career?
I started writing after owning my own horse farm in my 20’s. I was forever frustrated that I could only work with a small number of riders per day. One day, I was at a large horse show with my clients and students who were showing and having a great time. While standing at the rail watching a little girl riding her pony around the course, she fell off and rather than her trainer or her mother encouraging her to proceed, the trainer screamed at the top of her lungs, berating the child for having embarrassed the trainer in front of all these people. That was the moment when it dawned on me that the way I taught my students was 180 different than the way others did it. My students were winning blue ribbons all day long and having the time of their life while others were terrified of their trainers and being yelled at. My frustration over only being able to work with a small number of students grew after that day and eventually led to me writing how-to magazine articles for major horse magazines. I realized that by writing articles for horse publications, I could reach hundreds of thousands of riders through my writing. That realization led to syndicated columns, book deals, how-to videos, speaking engagements and many opportunities outside of the horse world. And it all started the day I watched that little girl come off her pony on a hunt course.
Describe your desk
My desk reflects how my brain works. It is usually difficult to tell what color the wood is on my desk because every square inch is covered in papers and books. I am forever working on dozens of projects at the same time. While some would find that problematic, I appreciate the idea that my brain can juggle dozens of projects at the same time which ensures I will never be bored!
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Where to find Bonnie Marlewski-Probert online


Where to buy in print


Books

Horse Tales for the Soul, Volume 1
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,820. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
45 true, heartwarming stories from horse lovers around the world. This is the first of seven books in the series.
Horse Tales for the Soul, Volume 2
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,540. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Horse Tales for the Soul, Volume 2 brings you 46 true stories of fun, adventure, sorrow and life lessons from horse lovers around the globe.
Horse Tales for the Soul, Volume 4
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,910. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
54 amazing, true horse-related stories that are sure to remind you of why you love horses so much! Volume 4 opens with an amazing, true story written by the book's cover designer who was diagnosed with cancer at a young age. Although she was not a horsemen, she quickly discovered that the entire Horse Tales for the Soul family of authors came together to support her through her amazing journey.
Horse Tales for the Soul, Volume 5
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,280. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Volume 5 brings you 46 new, true stories from horse lovers around the globe, including Deb Granger's funny, heart warming story of how she went to a dude ranch with some girlfriends in her 50s after not riding a horse for decades. It is a funny story with a touching ending you will love!
Horse Tales for the Soul, Volume 6
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,330. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Among the other 42 stories in this volume is one called Good on Cows by Laine Raia. This is a hysterically funny story about taking a cow horse for a ride on the beach and the funny and surprising things that happened on that ride.
Horse Tales for the Soul, Volume 7
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,010. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
This is the final book in the series of 7 Horse Tales for the Soul. 44 true, heartwarming stories from horse lovers around the globe are sure to touch your heart.
Horse Tales for the Soul, Volume 3
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,190. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Volume 3 in the series brings you 58 new, true heart warming stories from horse lovers around the globe. Also, the amazing story of Elizabeth and Ginger is completed in this volume. This very true story has an ending you could never have imagined!

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