Coastal Style Magazine loves Believing In Horses. Check out the review in the November/December issue, or online HERE.

Thank you, Coastal Style, for the wonderful review!

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Believing In Horses author Valerie Ormond was interviewed LIVE on Horse Girl TV! Check out the interview here: http://www.horsegirltv.com/?p=3418
Calling all young writers!

JB Max Publishing is proud to support the Voice For The Horse First Annual Children's Writing Competition. JB Max president Jonathan Boudin, and Valerie Ormond, Author of Believing In Horses (published by JB Max) have volunteered to be on the judges' panel. 

Following is the official Voice For The Horse press release, with details on the competition:

For Immediate Release

Langley, B.C. Canada – Oct 1, 2011 – The Voice For The Horse Foundation is hosting their 1st Annual Children’s Writing Competition this fall: Subject – Wild Horses. With curriculums for two different age categories 12 and under / 13 – 18 years of age, the writing competition offers a wide array of subject matter that will in fact intrigue the minds of all wild horse lovers alike.

The competition officially begins Oct 1, 2011 and runs through until Dec 31, 2011 but the organization began pre-launch activity early to provide time for further networking, development and research to be able to provide more information for potential additional sponsors and participants of this first time competition.

The writing competition was inspired by Atticus, the Wild Stallion from Deadman Valley, British Columbia, Canada who was captured in the winter of 2011 and rescued by CritterAid / Project Equus in the Interior of B.C. To create further awareness for the wild horse populations and the preservation of them across North America, Voice For The Horse contacted Saving America’s Mustangs where founder Madeleine Pickens responded with great enthusiasm for the project. Theresa Nolet from CritterAid / Project Equus has also equally embraced the program and its effort to bring about equine awareness to communities across the continent, to those both in and outside of the horse industry.

The competition provides a unique and free learning opportunity with the hope that children will have the ability to share their love for horses across North America through their writing.

Voice For The Horse is pleased to announce that the Grand Prize for the writing competition is “an experience of a lifetime” at the ISPMB (International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros) ranch in South Dakota, U.S.A. where Velma Johnson, affectionately known as Wild Horse Annie brought forth the passage of federal legislation in 1971 that gave protection to wild horses and burros on public lands from death and harassment. At the ranch located in a remote area in the center of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, the winner will enjoy mingling with four different wild horse herds, 12 cats, two dogs and an array of prairie dogs, red foxes, Golden Eagles, Red Tailed Hawks and more! The accommodations are at the main ranch house where meals will be prepared and the tours begin. This little get-away sounds like one of the best kept secrets in America!

For more information, please visit www.voiceforthehorse.com                                               Media Contact: Yvonne Allen                                                                                                      Email: yvonne@voiceforthehorse.com                                                                                               Phone: +1-604-833-3983 (Canada)

JB Max Publishing is excited to announce that Author Valerie Ormond will read from her novel, Believing In Horses, at Borders Bookstore in Annapolis, Maryland! 
If you're in the area, go in, say hi, and get your copy autographed.

Date: July 16, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: Borders
1115 Annapolis Mall
Annapolis, MD 21401, United States

                                                                   Click here to go to Valerie's blog and read more about this event 


Just annouced: Believing In Horses was awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval! The book was among many entries from across North America competing to earn the PTPA™ Seal. I hope this recognition will create wider spread understanding for the unwanted horse problem in the U.S. and Canada today!

Check out Chapter One of Believing In Horses! More sample chapters will be available soon.
The first chapter of Believing In Horses, the new novel by Valerie Ormond and published by JB Max, is available for viewing! You can read it in PDF or download it to your eBook reader like Kindle or iPad. More chapters will be made available regularly. To read the chapter, go to http://www.jbmaxpublishing.com/believing-in-horses.html and enjoy!
What does the number 112,148 mean to you? 

Perhaps nothing. But to us, it means a great deal. In fact, the number is the ranking for Believing In Horses by Valerie Ormond on Amazon.com. 

At first glance, one might be surprised that such a number is a reason to celebrate - after all, there are a lot of digits between the number 112,148 and the number one. However, when you consider that our ranking is out of 6 million titles that people can buy on Amazon, and that we are a small fish going up against the well established barracudas in the publishing industry, it makes us want to put on our party hats and dance a jig!

Momentum is a curious thing. It can be like a snowball that accumulates mass and speed, or like a car that runs out of gas as it leaves the driveway. We are thankful that Believing In Horses has been our snowball, and thanks goes out to our readers for their never-ending support. A book can be well written and polished, but without readers there really would be no point. So thanks to you all!

Check out Believing In Horses on Amazon and celebrate with us!http://www.amazon.com/Believing-Horses-Valerie-Ormond/dp/0973633026/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1303073467&sr=1-1

Hello all, this is an FYI to let you know that Believing In Horses will now be released March 29, 2011, and available on Amazon by that date. The book is still available for pre-order here.

Apologies for the postponed release date, but we "believe" it will be worth the wait. In the meantime, catch up with Author Valerie Ormond at read her blog at www.believinginhorses.com.

What other book releases are you anticipating right now?

JB Max Publishing is pleased to confirm that Believing In Horses will be officially released on March 21, 2011. For order information, click here.

Maryland author Valerie Ormond’s debut novel details the very real issue of the unwanted horse problem in the United States, and one girl’s commitment to saving a group of horses.  Although a work of fiction, many of the issues addressed are true to life.  According to the 2010 American Horse Publications survey, the issue of unwanted horses 
ranked number one in the area of concerns among horse people.

A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the non-profit organizations Freedom Hill Horse Rescue, in Calvert County, Md., and Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue, Inc., in  Prince George’s County, Md.  Both organizations supported the author’s 
research for the book and are active “horse savers.”

Jonathan Boudin, President of J.B. Max Publishing, stated: “This is a story that has to be known,” when he made the offer to publish the book. “The depths of the descriptions throughout the book are such that I felt like I was actually there with Sadie in her adventures. The story is very inspiring, particularly to kids who want to make a difference and have their voices heard.  This is a story that teaches not only about horses, but also about lobbying, campaigning, and having a voice.”