A reader once told me that Trail of Secrets reminded her of her own—but much less exciting—experience at horse camp. That made me laugh out loud because I went to horse camp when I was younger, too, but nothing close to the dramatic events in my book ever took place!
If you were an architect what type of house/building would you design? Explain your answer, please.
I love this question! I’d design my dream house in a New England rustic style with a matching four-stall horse barn. I’ve always dreamed of living on a horse farm…but a really nice horse farm. The house would have plenty of windows, so I could watch my horses. There would be a large porch and an open concept great room/kitchen inside. Also, a really fun game room for my kids.
Do you ever laugh or cry while reading your own books? Explain.
Yes. I admit that I laugh at my own jokes. They’re funny! I have also cried while reading my most recent book, Barn Shadows. I’m not going to tell you what happens, but it comes at the very end (and they were tears of joy.)
What is the last book you read? Why did you read it?
The River at Night by Erica Ferencik. I read it because I love thrillers and the description of the story intrigued me—a girls’ weekend gone-wrong set against the backdrop of the Maine woods. I get together with a group of college friends every year, and I couldn’t help thinking, what if? It was a great book.
What author, living or dead, would you most like to meet and what would you ask them?
This is a hard one. Maybe Gillian Flynn because I admire her writing so much. I would ask her how she came up with the story for Gone Girl and also how she handles her enormous success. I’d also ask if she’d write an endorsement for my next book (haha!)
Who wrote your favorite book, the one you have read over and over again? What makes this book, your favorite?
This might sound silly, but my favorite book of all time is Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. It was the first book I fell in love with as a young reader and the characters and story have stuck with me. I loved how the book transported me to another place and time, as all great stories should. I can’t wait for my own daughter to read it— and for me to read it again!
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C.M. Huddleston's Review of Trail of Secrets:
Trail of Secrets contains a mystery entwined with a tale of solitude and learning. You will learn how Brynlei copes with being different and learns to accept and be accepted, but you will also read an interesting mystery. If you like horses, you’ll love this book. Try it, you’ll like it.
I haven't read Barn Shadows yet, but I hope to very soon. Please leave your review for Laura if you like her books.