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Mara Dabrishus

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Mara Dabrishus is an author and librarian at a small college in Northeast Ohio. Horse racing is her first great love, but for the past several years she's ridden dressage, learning how to spiral in, half halt, and perform the perfect figure eight. For more information, please visit www.maradabrishus.com.

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Mara Dabrishus Sometimes I wonder if I'm plotting one too many things! I am outlining the sequel for Stay the Distance, have no fear. Then there's editing my second…moreSometimes I wonder if I'm plotting one too many things! I am outlining the sequel for Stay the Distance, have no fear. Then there's editing my second novel, Finding Daylight, which is about a girl trying to juggle being a teenager and a jockey, all while struggling to come to terms with the fall out of witnessing something she shouldn't have seen. That's all I can say!(less)
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Stay the Distance

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All Heart

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Derby Horse

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Whirlaway: a Short Story

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Okay, here it is: Tudor Robins and I are writing a novel together–something we’ve wanted to do for a long time. We’re calling it In Search Of, and it’s a companion novel to both Appaloosa Summer and Finding Daylight. That’s right, Finding Daylight finally has a sequel, and it’s a small town romance with a horsey twist!


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“If I've learned anything over the years, it's that horses do listen to you. They may not have a clue what you're saying, but they know the tone in which you say it. I'll sing to horses so hooked on their own nerves they're ready to climb into the sky, and sometimes it's one of the only things that keep them on the ground.”
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“With horses, there were no guarantees. You worked yourself raw and hoped until your heart hurt just for a little heat in a foreleg to derail everything.”
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“Nothing is permanent, I tell myself over and over. Especially not a horse.”
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“No matter what, my chest always tightens up before a race. A rush of adrenaline spikes all the way down my spine, and it's like I'm right there. Right on top of Kali, squeezed in that metal stall, looking out at the dirt with my heart in my throat. The starter opens the gates, and the bell rings.”
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“Nothing is permanent, I tell myself over and over. Especially not a horse.”
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“Kali has a habit of doing these beautiful works that never translate during the races in the afternoon. They call animals like her morning glories, or horrendous bets. Take your pick.”
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“When the striped pole slips by I slide low in the saddle and give Kali room to go. One moment she's bottled up, and the next she's a stream of copper, her chestnut mane smacking me hard in the face while her strides lengthen and everything becomes a droning rumble of hooves and wind.”
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“Vacations in my family are rare events squeezed between races. I can count them on one hand, and even those amount to only a few hours each. Shopping in Los Angeles. Sinking my toes into snow white sand in Florida. They are tiny slips of memory strung around horses.”
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