A couple of years ago Dixie Jarchow and I began an interview show that premiered on the public access channel in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Like the name suggests, we wanted to showcase authors that are in our neighborhood. Those authors you will not know. But we wanted to hear their story, find out what they know about writing, and make a pitch for their book.
Earlier this spring, we interviewed Kerri Luksavitz. (I never thought I would be able to spell that name by heart,) In some ways she is the type of author we had in mind for our show. Like many of us, she had that story she wanted to tell. She also had the writing bug. However, the publishing industry is tough today.
Here is a link to her interview: https://youtu.be/nYcxHkn6cVo. As I said, she had that story she wanted to tell. Not only did she write it and write to get better, she went back to school to follow her dream.
The result is a YA novel called Mystery Horse at Oak Lane stables. Look for her website and check this book out. As you might guess, Kerri is a rider and is passionate about horses. Enough so that she has plans for a trilogy.
I have not read the book as of this writing (Dixie has). However, I am intrigued by the way Kerri included the ins and out of horse competition. It was so realistic that Dixie thought maybe it was nonfiction and to me those details that make a story sound real are crucial. Her future books will follow her main character Cassie as she grows and progresses in competition. Just read part of this quick amazon review:
What a perfect gift for the horse lover in every family! The author, Kerri Lukasavitz, has created a story that pulled me into the plot right away. It was an engaging story with several twists that kept me guessing as to what would happen.
Cassie, the main character, wants a horse to call her own and to love. As she and her father search for the perfect horse for her, I felt the range of emotions that the protagonist experienced…every hope, every disappointment, every concern, everything. I didn’t want to put down the book.
I hope you get as much entertainment and information from our interview as we got from talking to Kerri.