The Girl Who Rode The Wind
Stacy’s new book is out in August! Here’s a sneak preview….
Would you be brave enough to ride a racehorse? How about riding it bareback, through cobbled streets where one wrong move will mean you’ll crash into a building and you risk being ridden off course by battle-hardened jockeys who are twice your size? That’s the reality of the Palio, Italy’s famous street race that is the most dangerous horse race in the world….
The Girl Who Rode The Wind is the story of tough New York kid, twelve-year old Lola Campione, who is determined to become a jockey. When her grandmother takes Lola on a homecoming journey back to Italy, Lola develops a special connection to Nico, a chestnut Anglo-Arab horse who is destined to race in the Palio. At the same time she is finding clues that will sweep her back in time to 1943 when Italy is at war and the mysteries of her grandmother’s secret past unfold. Lola must uncover the truth about what happened all those years ago, and ride to race of her life on her beloved Nico to win the palio.
Back to School!
It’s a new term and new school year for most of you in New Zealand this week – but for the kids at Bledisloe School here’s a flashback to November when I came to visit…
Thanks so much for being such fun! A big thanks to the three kids in this picture, Kayla, Matthew and Kayla. I hope you have fun at school this year!
Paraparaumu, Feilding, Palmerston North, Wellington, Taradale and Havelock North…
A huge thank you to everyone who came to see me around the whole of the North Island in the past two weeks – it was so cool to meet you all! You can see more pictures of the tour on my blog – but I thought I would share this pic here from my signing at Wellington’s amazing Children’s Bookshop in Kilbirnie. This horse-mad Ohariu valley rider asked me to sign her helmet – makes a change from signing books!!
Thank you Waikato!
Stacy has kicked off her Island of Lost Horses book tour with a visit to Ngaruawahia, Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Hamilton and Pirongia (pictured here – Pirongia School) – check out her blog for more…
The Island of Lost Horses – NZ Book Tour
Stacy will be touring New Zealand in November – Come and meet her and get your own signed copy of her new book The Island of Lost Horses.
Te Awamutu: Wednesday 12th November at 3.30pm Paper Plus
Takapuna: Friday 14 November at 3.45pm – Next Page Please book store
Gisborne: Monday 17th November at Paper Plus
Paraparaumu: Tuesday 18th November at Paper Plus Coastlands
Palmerston North: (Stacy won’t be instore but she will have signed copies available at PaperPlus so ask the store to organise a copy for you!)
Wellington: Thursday 20th November The Children’s Bookshop Kilbirnie
Christchurch: Friday 21st November The Children’s Bookshop
Napier: Monday 24th November Paper Plus Taradale and Wardini in Havelock North
Hastings: Tuesday 25th November Paper Plus
Auckland: Thursday 4th December Point Chevalier The Resource Room
The Island of Lost Horses is in book stores now in the UK.
Go to “The Books” section on this website to read the first chapter for free….
Thank You NZ Post Book Awards!!
And a HUGE thank you to everyone who voted The Princess and the Foal winner of the Children’s Choice Junior Fiction!
Meet Stacy at The Badminton Horse Trials 2014!
Stacy will be there from May 9th-11th doing signings at the Equestrian Books stand.
Come and say hello and get your favourite Stacy Gregg book personally signed!
Signing times are:
Friday 9th – 1pm
Saturday 10th – 2pm
Sunday 11th – 11am and 1pm
See you there!!
“The sun glinted off the steel. I looked at Cara standing so trustingly before me. She didn’t know that I was doing this for her, out of love. I ran my finger down the edge, testing the blade. It was razor sharp. Once I made the first cut there would be no turning back…”
On a remote island in the Bahamas, a twelve year-old girl is about to embark on an epic adventure. Her journey will take her through hurricanes and across the high seas, halfway around the world and back in time to Christopher Columbus’s Spain, as she unravels the real-life mystery of the world’s rarest horse…
The last thing you’d expect to find in the jungle on a tropical island is a horse. Or so Beatriz Ortega believes until she stumbles across a wild mare with strange ‘medicine hat’ markings in the jungles of Great Abaco.
Beatriz feels an instant connection with the island mare; a bond that will push her to the very limits of her courage and take her back in time, to Spain in 1493, where another young girl, Felipa Molina and her horse, a mare named Cara, are also fighting for their lives. As the fates of Beatriz, Felipa and their horses become ever more entwined, Beatriz realises that the future of the island horses depends on her…
Based on the extraordinary true story of the Abaco Barb, The Island of Lost Horses explores a real-life mystery that has remained unsolved for over five hundred years.
Stacy in Beirut
Click on the photo below to read about The Princess and the Foal in Beirut…
And click on the video to see Stacy being interviewed on MBC TV’s Kalam Nawaem…
The Princess and the Foal NZ release
Check out Stacy’s blog of her NZ book tour. And click on the photo below for a link to the story in Canvas magazine…