Carly Kade

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Carly Kade is an award-winning equestrian author from Arizona. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle! She writes fiction about horses, horse shows, western pleasure and a handsome cowboy or two! Her books are for people just like her ... crazy about reading, horses and cute cowboys!

For more information please visit my website at www.carlykadecreative.com or join the herd on facebook.com/carlykadecreative ... I'd love to have you run wild with me!

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Carly Kade My first instinct was to (of course!) answer this question with McKennon Kelly and Devon Brooke from 'In The Reins' because I created them.

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My first instinct was to (of course!) answer this question with McKennon Kelly and Devon Brooke from 'In The Reins' because I created them.

The leading man, McKennon Kelly, is all the things I think women wish men could be then sprinkled with a little bit of what I imagined a cowboy who can make the eight on the back of a raging bull would be like.

The leading lady, Devon Brooke, represents all the mixed emotions that make up a woman; strength, independence, uncertainty, desire to find love and that little bit of neurosis I think a woman can harbor when her fantasies don’t exactly match up with reality. Devon’s judgment certainly becomes impaired (Bridget Jones style!) over a cute guy in cowboy boots!

But ... I have many other favorite fictional couples too! Edward Cullen and Bella Swan from the Twilight series come to mind right away ;)

Right now, I am completely crushing on Laura Brown and James Morgan-Jones from Jan Ruth's Midnight Sky series. Jan weaves a beautiful tale of love, struggle and overcoming the odds with a good dose of the beauty found in human-horse bonds. I felt the joy and the pain of her characters. I even laughed along with them. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in her series when it comes out this year!
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Carly Kade It takes commitment to make the time to write but you must make the time! You have to create the space so the words can show up. I recommend setting a…moreIt takes commitment to make the time to write but you must make the time! You have to create the space so the words can show up. I recommend setting a goal like writing for 60 minutes uninterrupted or not stopping until you’ve reached a thousand words.

I often wonder if I'll have anything to say when I sit down to my writing sessions but then I JUST DO IT and the words magically come. If I had one piece of advice to offer writers on getting a book written I would have to steal a page from Nike’s playbook and say “Just Do It!” then be kind to yourself about writing ... just start ... that's all you have to do. (less)
Average rating: 4.53 · 47 ratings · 26 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
In The Reins (In The Reins #1)

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Equine Author Interviews by Carly Kade Creative In this 31st Equestrian Author Spotlight, I talk with fellow equine author and EQUUS Film Festival Literary Award Winner F.J. Thomas. Of course, we discuss the best topics on earth — writing, books and horses! In the interview, you'll learn that she is a self-proclaimed horse geek, horse show judge, equine author and a complete cowgirl. Plus, she just won the Best Equine Screenplay at the EQUU... Read more of this blog post »
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Read this book if you are tired of getting on the hamster wheel that is corporate life and want to do something BIGGER, BETTER, MORE. Highly Recommend.
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“Any real, beautiful thing in this world shouldn't be tamed or claimed or broken. It should be allowed to be, worked with, not against, appreciated. Don't be afraid of the wild she has left. It makes her special.”
Carly Kade, In The Reins

“As I moved Star forward, I became light as a feather. Inside of today's instruction, the weight I'd been bearing was suddenly gone. All at once, it made sense. I realized I'd been holding back the whole time--holding back on riding my horse, on loving someone, on really living life.

It's not in the reins.”
Carly Kade, In The Reins

“Any real, beautiful thing in this world shouldn't be tamed or claimed or broken. It should be allowed to be, worked with, not against, appreciated. Don't be afraid of the wild she has left. It makes her special." - Cowboy McKennon Kelly to Cowgirl in Training Devon Brooke.”
Carly Kade, In The Reins

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“As I moved Star forward, I became light as a feather. Inside of today's instruction, the weight I'd been bearing was suddenly gone. All at once, it made sense. I realized I'd been holding back the whole time--holding back on riding my horse, on loving someone, on really living life.

It's not in the reins.”
Carly Kade, In The Reins

“Any real, beautiful thing in this world shouldn't be tamed or claimed or broken. It should be allowed to be, worked with, not against, appreciated. Don't be afraid of the wild she has left. It makes her special.”
Carly Kade, In The Reins

“She'll never be all the way tame, just the way she's made ... sorta like you, I imagine.”
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