Wellington, FL (May 2, 2012) – Tami Hoag, a New York Times bestselling author and Grand Prix rider, kept listeners in suspense when she appeared on Robert Dover’s radio talk show recently. As the reigning “Queen of Suspense,” Hoag chatted with Olympic dressage rider Robert Dover about her books, her horses and if she will write another novel about the equestrian world.
“You are hot,” Dover told Hoag during their on-air chat. “I travel all around the world and no matter where I am, from bookstores to airports, I see your books.” Hoag’s most recent novel Down the Darkest Road is her 15th New York Times bestseller and her books have been translated into 20 languages worldwide.
Hoag shared the story of her early life with Dover, from her days growing up in Minnesota riding Quarter Horses. “I rode western and I rode in judged and timed events. We didn’t really have jumpers in our area until one trainer moved to town. I started riding jumpers with him, using his horse,” Hoag said.
Hoag discovered dressage when she was in her 20s, the discipline she continues today. She said she took a break from riding when she first found success as a novelist. “I started my writing career in the romance genre, so while I have 15 bestsellers that are suspense novels, I am probably on my 34th novel,” she said.
Dover congratulated Hoag for being on the “top of her game” both in the literary world and the equestrian world and was eager for Hoag to talk about her two equestrian novels, Dark Horse and Alibi Man, based in Wellington. “Dark Horse hooked me on your books and now I have read them all,” Dover said, adding that he was curious about the horse world’s reaction to her horse-based novels.
“People were really excited,” Hoag said. “I don’t think I had any negative comments but everyone certainly thought they knew who the characters were based on. Of course everyone had a different name of who they thought I had written about.”
Hoag says her main character from Dark Horse and Alibi Man, Elena, will make a return in another equestrian based novel, but she isn’t sure when. Hoag recently embarked on a book tour for Down the Darkest Road and is now happy to be home in Wellington doing what she loves best – riding and competing her horses. “I have two Grand Prix horses, Lonestar and Bacchus. Lonestar has just stared his international career and I am really enjoying getting in the ring with him,” Hoag said, adding that last year she had a knee injury that kept her sidelined for quite a while. “Lonestar is a great partner and he’s a joy every day. My book tour gave me a late start on the show season but I am happy to be back in the show ring now.”
For more information about Tami Hoag, or to see a list of her novels, visit her website at www.tamihoag.com.
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