Barbara Ellin Fox
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Barbara Ellin Fox
Award-winning author, Barbara Ellin Fox, writes clean, contemporary romance for horse lovers. She weaves her extensive background with horses and their people into exciting stories about happily ever after for men, women, and horses. Since leaving her home on Long Island, New York and moving West, Barbara adds a unique East meets West flavor to her writing. Barbara enjoys playing with her wild horse, Reno. She lives in the Midwest with her husband and horses, close to her two daughters and granddaughters.
Award winning author, Barbara Ellin Fox, writes clean, contemporary romance for horse lovers. She weaves her extensive background with horses and their people into exciting stories about happily ever after for men, women, and horses. Since leaving her home on Long Island, New York and moving West, Barbara adds a unique East meets West flavor to her writing.
Based on over fifty years’ experience teaching riding and training horse, Barbara also writes non-fiction for riding instructors and people who want to learn more about horses. Plus, she is a long-time equestrian blogger and publisher at The Riding Instructor.
Barbara lives with her husband and horses in the Midwest close to her two daughters and granddaughters. Visit her author website https://BarbaraEllinFox.com, https://TheRidingInstructor.net, and on YouTube
Book One in FOr Love & Horses
Rylie Davis believes Eskador, her formerly abused show jumper, is her ticket to the top. Winning the $40,000 Pandora Grand Prix is not only the culmination of six years of rehab for the horse, but it proves Rylie’s ability as a horse trainer, which will provide badly needed stability and financial security for herself and her daughter. What she doesn’t know is the publicity Eskador receives for the big win puts him in the sights of a killer.
Jason Hughes has finally found the horse trainer he needs to take his breeding program to the next level, only he sees Rylie as more than a potential employee. Poor judgement on his part ruins his credibility with Rylie. He’ll do whatever it takes to gain her trust, including protecting Eskador, the horse that humiliated him.
When what Rylie cherishes most is ripped from her hands, will she trust Jason to help her?
*If you are a journalist who wishes to review Remember Not please contact me for a copy of the story.
- First place in Inspirational Romance in the 2019 Great Expectations Writing contest
- First Place in Inspirational Romance in the 2019 Lone Star Writing Contest
- Semi-finalist in the 2019 ACFW Genesis Writing contest
2018 Writing Contests
- First place in the Long Contemporary Category of RWA Faith Hope and Love’s 2018 Touched by Love writing contest.
- First place in Inspirational Romance in the 2018 OCCRWA Orange Rose Contest for Emerging Writers!
- Second place in Inspirational Romance in the 2018 OCCRWA Orange Rose Contest for Emerging Writers!
- Second place in Inspirational Romance in the 2018 Lone Star Writing Contest, Northwest Houston RWA.
- Third place in Inspirational Romance NTRWA 2018 Great Expectations Contest.
- Third place in the 2018 TARA Writing Contest. Tampa Area Romance Writers
- First place 2017 ACFW Virginia-The Crown- in Contemporary Romance
- Finalist in 2017 Linda Howard Award of Excellence- in Inspirational Fiction
- Finalist Windy City RWA’s Four Seasons 2017 Romance Writing Contest- Finalist Single Title Contemporary
Possible Interview Questions
- Why did you choose self-publishing?
- Originally, I aimed for traditional publishing because I needed the validation of a publishing company, and I also wanted to work with a great editor. I had the rare opportunity for an editor to ask for a full as the result of winning a contest. That helped me get an agent whom I worked with for several years. In the end, I needed too much control over my work to make either of us happy, so I chose the self-publish route. In truth, I'm a hybrid author. This fall I have two stories that will come out in a Revell collection about second chance horses.
- What is the best time of day for you to write?
- I'm the freshest, sharpest and most inspired in the morning before the world has infiltrated my mind.
- What is your goal in writing a story?
- I want to give readers an adventure that takes them away from the daily grind in life.
- How long does it take to write a book
- Where do you get your ideas for writing?
- What is your writing process like?
- I'm a panster. I start at the beginning with a rough idea of the story and I write through to the end. Then I edit, and edit, and edit. I love my process but it takes a while to refine the story.
- What genres do you write
- Romance, romantic suspense, and middle grade fiction. I also write non-fiction for riding instructors and people who are learning to ride horses.
- What is your best advice to new writers
- Write and keep writing. Learn to take criticism. And go to writing conferences.
- What's next?
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