Booksellers Recommend: Galloping to Freedom: Saving the Adobe Town Appaloosas

Galloping to Freedom: Saving the Adobe Town Appaloosas by Carol J. Walker

During the heartbreaking BLM 2014 Checkerboard Roundup in Wyoming, an encounter between a regal wild stallion and acclaimed photographer Carol Walker changes both of their lives forever. The new photo documentary book, Galloping to Freedom: Saving the Adobe Town Appaloosas, is the result of that encounter.

Walker’s evocative photographs and poignant prose document the rescue of Bronze Warrior and his band of mares and offspring from different BLM holding facilities. And reuniting them in a place where they could live out their lives together, safe and undisturbed. Like every satisfying animal story, the venture is not without difficulties and sorrows, but ultimately, this is a tale of triumph and joy. And even better: It is true.

Galloping to Freedom

The captivating photographs offer a wide ranging emotional journey, from touching to powerful. In combination, the images and story build to a stirring resolution. By journey’s end, one is struck by the horses’ timeless elegance and dignity.

Reader, beware: This book might change your life forever.

Here are just a few reasons your customers will want to read Galloping to Freedom and you will want to stock the book:

  • Anyone who loves horses will love this book. The photographs alone are worth the price. Galloping to Freedom makes a great gift for anyone who works or plays with horses. Make sure your horse lovers see this book!
  • The book features everything a reader would want to know about wild horses: the issues facing wild horses, what you can do to help them, wild horse sanctuaries you can visit, and insights into horse behavior in the wild.
  • The book was recently featured on the top wild horse blog, Straight from the Horse’s Heart, as well as one of the most popular horse radio shows, Wild Horse and Burro Radio.
  • The author showcased Galloping to Freedom at the Equus Film Festival in New York City in an author’s pop-up gallery.
  • Carol is ready to work with bookstores to help them sell more books: She has done book signings, book talks, and local horse events in Colorado, Florida, New York, Wyoming, and Montana. And coming soon to your store!

“These pages remind us that it’s not just the land we share with wild horses, it’s the bedrock principles of commitment to family, and the quest for freedom and liberty.” — Steve Israel, Member of Congress


Galloping to Freedom: Saving the Adobe Town Appaloosas

by Carol J. Walker

144 pages, 9.5” x 11.0” hardcover

ISBN: 978-0-9817936-1-0

Retail Price: $39.95

Publication date: November 1, 2015

Publisher: Painted Hills Publishing

Book website: http://www.WildHoofBeats.com


Carol J Walker

Carol Walker’s passion for photography started at an early age, with animals as her favorite subjects. She studied literature and photography as an undergraduate at Smith College, and continued her education in photography after graduating, studying portraiture and nature photography. For the past 30 years, she has photographed wildlife all over the world.

In 2000, Carol started Living Images by Carol Walker, specializing in horse photography. Carol’s images illuminate the relationship between horses and their people as well as showcase the beauty of horses at liberty. Carol’s photography has been honored with numerous awards.

Eleven years ago, Carol began photographing wild horses. As she followed several herds in Wyoming, Colorado and Montana, she became aware of how precarious their situation on public lands has become. Since then, she has dedicated herself to educating people with her photographs and stories about the wild horses. She is one of the leading advocates for keeping America’s wild horses wild and free on our public lands. Proceeds from the sales of Carol’s artwork and books fund her efforts. Each year, Carol produces a calendar of her images to benefit the Wild Horse Freedom Federation.


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Book Larder Culinary Bookstore

Book Larder Culinary Bookstore

Book Larder is Seattle’s only culinary bookstore. It features a selection of new, vintage, and imported cookbooks. It also offers cooking classes, author demos, and author signings.

Book Larder, 4252 Fremont Avenue N, Seattle WA 98103; 206-397-4271. Email: info@booklarder.com. Web: http://www.booklarder.com.

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Booksellers Recommend: Summers in Bayville by Louise Gaylord

Summers in Bayville by Louise Gaylord

Lucia Simmons was a young woman ahead of her time. Strong-willed and ambitious, she pursued a publishing career during the fifties—a time when most women gave up their jobs to become stay-at-home wives.

Despite her gender and elevated social status, Lucia quickly rose through the ranks in a man’s world. Unfortunately, she was less successful at her passionless marriage. When her husband asked for a divorce, her life flew out of control, only to result in a shocking consequence.

Summers in Bayville provides an engaging and deeply revealing portrait of a woman determined to be herself, tradition be damned.

“Gaylord’s well-written story revolves around family, secrets, and the high cost of infidelity.” — John E. Roper

Here are just a few reasons your customers will want to read Summers in Bayville and you will want to stock the book:

  • Summers in Bayville is “a great summer read,” but it also makes an incredible holiday gift.
  • If you like reading about New York society, book publishing houses, or Mexican divorce attorneys, this book is for you!
  • This compelling novel is a story of one woman who defied 1950s societal mores to seek fulfillment in her career.
  • Gaylord’s previous books have won the Benjamin Franklin award, the San Francisco Book Festival award, the Global eBooks award, and the Los Angeles Book Festival award. Summers in Bayville has already won a number of awards as well.
  • Summers in Bayville is “so well written that you almost feel as though you are part of the family, listening in on the sidelines, as you read the book.”

Summers in Bayville by Louise Gaylord

264 pages

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0983116165

Paperback ISBN: 978-0983116172

Retail Price: $23.95 hardcover, $19.95 paperback

Publication date: March 2014

Publisher: Little Moose Press

Book website: http://www.louisegaylordauthor.com


Louise Gaylord is an acclaimed award-winning author who established herself with her very first book, a suspenseful murder mystery centering on a young, sharp female assistant district attorney. This was the cornerstone of what has become her popular Allie Armington mystery series, the idea for it sparked when Louise herself spent three months on a grand jury panel.

Louise’s Summers in Bayville, the first book in the Fairchild Family series, was published in March 2014 by Little Moose Press, Beverly Hills, California. The second book, Sutton Place, was published in April 2014 and the third book, 40 Miles North, was published in May 2014.

Louise lives in Houston, Texas, though she might be found writing almost anywhere in the world.


Order from BCH Fulfillment & Distribution (800-431-1579), Ingram, or Baker & Taylor


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Booksellers Recommend: The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail by Maureen Stolar Kanefield

The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail by Maureen Stolar Kanefield

The Magic of Maxwell and His TailEveryone has magic, but sometimes you have to search to find out what it is. That’s what Maxwell Mouse had to do. And he discovered that what he thought was something very bad was actually something very good, indeed.

The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail is more than just a charming, wonderfully illustrated story. With childlike innocence, it presents an inspiring motivational model for youngsters—especially gifted kids and those with special needs—to take another look at themselves and recognize their unique gifts. It shows them how to see beyond what appear to be limitations and appreciate them as positive attributes that will help them to soar.

“This book has it all! My second grade class has enjoyed it every time we have read it, and it is a book they read in groups during every free minute in the
day. 5 BIG stars!!!”
— Yvonne Mullen, Huntley Elementary School

Here are just a few reasons your customers will want to read The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail and you will want to stock the book:

The book is an entertaining way to teach children to accept their differences. It creates a fun way to build a positive classroom environment.

The themes in this book spark conversations about bullying, anxiety, self-awareness, and acceptance of your unique and special gifts by searching inside.

Maxwell is an inspiring model for youngsters—especially gifted kids and those with special needs—to take another look at themselves and recognize their unique gifts as attributes and not limitations.

If you loved Horton Hears a Who, Giraffes Can’t Dance, or Tacky the Penguin, you’ll love The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail.

A portion of the proceeds from this book will be used to support Special Kids Network and other nonprofit organizations.

“I shared this with a few of the little ones and they immediately fell in love with Maxwell (one of the most asked for stories to date). In fact, it made them start looking at things about each other that are different, too.” — Meghan Hyden

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The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail

by Maureen Stolar Kanefield

32 pages, hardcover

ISBN: 978-0-9903484-0-5

Retail Price: $16.99

Publication date: December 2014

Publisher: Magic Tale Press

Book website: http://www.magicalmaxwell.com

Awards: Mom’s Choice Gold Award 2014, Next Generation Indie Book Finalist 2015

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Maureen Stolar KanefieldAward-winning author Maureen Stolar Kanefield attributes her inspiration for writing the first Maxwell book to her personal philosophy. She believes that children should be surrounded with opportunities of all kinds at all levels. “They should seek and find what interests them, and most importantly, they must have the confidence to rise above anything that impedes their dreams,” Maureen suggests.

Maureen received the Mom’s Gold Choice Award in 2014 and was a finalist in the 2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. As a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Maureen has gained an added respect for the children’s book industry. With the publication of her first children’s book, The Magic of Maxwell and His Tail, she brings to the forefront a message that all children should hear. That message is to accept life’s challenges and find the strength, or magic within you, to achieve your dreams.

Maureen lives in Chicago, her base for advocating on behalf of children for enhanced educational experiences. Maureen is an active volunteer and advocate for the Special Kids Network and First Tee Organization.

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