episode 113 season 3
Hey everyone it’s Valerie here, today’s guest Eileen Watkins is incredible. She’s poised, genuine and all class. She rides horses every week and has written a book about her life around horses, that I had the privilege to narrate and produce for her through Who Chains You Publications. Eileen and I get right personal about this book, the characters and best of all the horses, and they are rescues.
This book/ episode is full of horse knowledge where the characters are from and how true the stories really are. She has a love for horses on many levels and is very educated on breeds, their personality traits and the hidden underground world. We also get into her next chapter lol and her cozy mysteries series. And this series is about a cat groomer.
Just a side note this was recorded early in 2021 over video Eileen in Jersey and me, in Calgary.
Also I just need to mention that some of the topics discussed are about the less positive side to the horse rescue world like PMU Farms around the middle and slaughter houses is discussed towards the end. It’s graphic and definitely eye opening and sad.
- Sooo your love for horses…
- So let’s set the stage for the book…
- Let’s talk about some of the verbiage…
- One thing Eileen does…
- Josh and his horse whisperer…
- Patches and Murphy…
- Is there anything you left out that would have included now?
- Where can people find you and what’s next?
- Humour and People, finding connection…
- Slaughter Houses…we went there…
- Here’s where the stories for Reboot Ranch came from
- Off the record
- Valentine how can you not lover her and love how the horses communicate non verbally all the time.
So those of you who are new to my show, thx for listening you got a pretty great interview with an incredible author and writer from New Jersey. genuine take of my personality and Eileen’s to and our sensitive sides. The star fish story is told twice in the book and both times makes me tear up. Because we were on video I too saw Eileen’s soft side come through when speaking about her beloved Brenda her horse and The character Valentine the horse in the book ‘that everyone loves’ is portrayed after.Eileen is always trying to include humane practice anecdotes throughout her book to just make people aware about animals treatment. And working towards a common cause – rescuing one horse at a time.
After 35 years in journalism isn’t that a feat in and of itself. She’s been a writer for many years…and was approached to write cozy mysteries series – what a flattering compliment.
Before we close I’d like to say thank you to Eileen, I just love how pragmatic she is, truly grounded and just so articulate with her answers – having a writing background and getting to play with words all day helps! We have a connection now and I sure hope you enjoyed today’s interview.
Tomorrow’s show, we will play chapter one in it’s entirety so you get a glimpse of the book I fell in love with.
Links to Reboot Ranch and all her books and where you are can find her are in my show notes.
As we start to wrap up this season I still have a few shows coming up with people that will make you take pause. you’re going to meet Tamira from who chains you – the publisher for Eileen’s book Reboot Ranch, and her strong affiliation to rescuing animals of all types it’s in her DNA drives her.
Also, RonaLaFae hoot her incredible memoirs and my audio production of her book, full of love and betrayal, rejection, murder and the connection to heaven.
another Val and her incredible journey through scrapbooking and how she uses it as her cathartic creative therapy outlet. She’s someone who you’d love to be friends with.
I sit down with a fellow podcaster Brandi Fleck about her show human amplified and the stories she’s heard and how incredibly vulnerable and raw her guests are on her show. It’s true and heavy.
And we’re going to sit down and talk to Ana Buzzalino and her life around losing her job, separation, love and heart break and her hobby that’s saving her – quilting.
So lots coming up. Stay tuned this season has so much more to Come! If you have an idea for my show email me I’d love to hear from you. Also if you can rate my show or leave a comment I’d love this…cause honestly I’m just flying by the seat of my pants here sharing things I love in this eat-read-create theme of my life.
Until next time I’m Valerie in Studio 17
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