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By Susan Richards

“Richards displays on how wealthy existence turns into whilst one travels her personal top course. . . . Richards writes extra courageously than she might be realizes, and every web page of this uplifting booklet will contact a chord in all people who loved her first book.”-- Booklist

“Charismatic. . . attractive writing by way of a decent self-explorer.”-- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Chosen by way of a Horse:

“An encouraged tale of what kin ability, and what the lack of you may do to us, and for us.”—The Boston Globe

“An tremendously relocating tale, fantastically written and insightful.”—The Roanoke Times

“Two kindred spirits locate one another during this fantastically written memoir.”—Temple Grandin, writer of Animals in Translation

When Susan Richards followed an abused horse rescued via the neighborhood SPCA, she didn’t understand how Lay Me Down’s loving nature might contact her heart—and switch her existence.

Susan, a writing instructor, had misplaced her mom on the age of 5 and been deserted by means of her father to uncaring kin; she had persisted an unsatisfied marriage finishing in divorce and had self-medicated for anxiousness and repressed anger with alcohol. For greater than a decade, she aspired to be released, however it was once simply with the memoir she wrote to honor Lay Me Down that she completed this aim.

The publication ended in a ebook travel, during which Susan reconnected with friends and family. yet much more joyously, on the moment analyzing on her travel she met the guy who had bought her his apartment twenty-four years previous, a world-famous photographer, Dennis inventory. and so they fell in love.

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Whilst my writer determined to ship me on a neighborhood e-book journey starting that spring, i used to be anxious and shy. Readings, ebook signings, newspaper and radio interviews—the public face of publishing used to be interesting yet tricky for me, as a person who had lived a comparatively solitary lifestyles tucked away on a small horse farm for thus decades. however the travel used to be a boon, bringing me again in contact with outdated neighbors and critical kinfolk with whom I had misplaced touch. The travel used to be a reminder that once you’re doing what you’re speculated to be doing during this lifestyles, striking issues can occur. { 1 } IHAD accomplished a primary novel in 1997. Then I’d labored not easy on writing a superb question letter. I placed as a lot attempt into it as I had into writing the manuscript. I saved it relatively short: a four-sentence synopsis of the publication, a brief paragraph approximately my expert history, and a one-sentence endorsement of the manuscript from a widely known writer who had learn it. I’d despatched out 100 of those question letters, all while. Twenty-five brokers spoke back, asking to determine the whole manuscript and of these, 4 had provided me illustration. All of this had taken greater than a 12 months, one lengthy yr of dealing with the weekly rejections. I had dreaded going to the mailbox. someday in the course of that 12 months the sleepless nights started, the nights of mendacity in a fetal place, then turning to stare on the ceiling. My animals saved me going, a pug tucked less than one arm, my Siamese cats less than one other, and my collie combine stretched around the foot of the mattress. If it hadn’t been for them and having to wake up to feed horses and visit paintings, I don’t comprehend what may became of me. i used to be in a position to get an excellent agent at a well-known business enterprise. I met the agent, whose acceptance overawed me, in her attractive big apple urban place of work, which was once embellished like an East Hampton summer time cottage with wicker furnishings and glowing hardwood flooring. She used to be surrounded via her authors, their books displayed on 3 partitions, each one of them a well known literary identify. This agent spoke to me as if my novel have been already successful, as if I have been already one of many elite gracing her partitions. “I count on to get approximately twenty thousand for this book,” she stated. “First novels are regularly the toughest. yet in your moment we’ll get even more and for the 3rd, good . . . ” She didn’t end yet i used to be correct up there within the clouds together with her, floating round during this rosy imaginative and prescient of my literary good fortune. The rejections from publishers started arriving virtually without delay. One, , 5, twelve. Thoughtfully, she’d enclose the rejection letter from the writer together with her personal reviews approximately why she suggestion the radical had failed at that specific apartment. I compelled myself to learn those letters, imagining that there has been anything to be discovered yet hating to profit it, hating this facts of my failure. i began a dossier for rejections and watched it thicken. After a few yr, the rejection letters got here much less usually after which not often in any respect after which they stopped. After months of silence, I labored up the nerve to name my agent and left a message that used to be by no means back.

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