Wellington, FL (January 18, 2011) – Dressage rider and New York Times bestselling author Tami Hoag knows how to write a spine-tingling murder mystery and she also knows how to bring in a standing-room only crowd when unveiling a new novel. Hoag did just that recently, when she unveiled her newest novel Secrets to the Grave to the Wellington horse community while on a book tour that had her stopping at the Wellington dressage boutique Sho Clothes and their monthly “Shop Talk” gathering.
Hoag, who has 15 New York Times bestsellers to her name, shared the secrets behind Secrets to the Grave and also signed her novels after her talk. While Hoag has fans all over the world, she makes her home in Wellington and is well known in the equestrian community as both a writer and a rider.
“It was an impressive crowd and a lot of fun,” Hoag said, about her evening at Sho Clothes. “My longtime trainer Betsy Steiner came to the book signing, as well as many old and new friends. It is always good to catch up with all my riding buddies.”
Hoag kicked off her book tour for Secrets to the Grave, the sequel to her bestselling Deeper Than the Dead, in Minnesota but said she was glad to return to Wellington, warmer weather and the upcoming show season. While Hoag is already busy behind her keyboard working on a new novel – she is working on the third book in the Deeper Than the Dead trilogy that is tentatively titled Down the Darkest Road — she is also preparing her horses for the show ring.
“I love to write and it is my job, but my horses and showing are my passion,” Hoag said. “I have a new horse, an 11-year-old Hanoverian named Lonestar, and I will be riding and competing him during the winter dressage shows in Florida. I bought Lonestar in June of 2010 so we are still getting to know each other, but I am looking forward to showing him.”
Hoag will also show her other Grand Prix mount, Bacchus de Light, during the season. “After a long layoff with an injury, he’s finally really back and sound and fit, and happy in his work. Rush Hour rounds out my show string and although he is having eye surgery he will be back at work within a few weeks of the surgery,” Hoag said.
While Hoag’s fans are enjoying another suspenseful ride with Secrets to the Grave, fans often ask Hoag if she will turn her equestrian themed novels Dark Horse and Alibi Man into a trilogy and write another novel that will feature Elena Estes and the Wellington equestrian scene. “It’s in the back of my mind and I will definitely write it at some point, I am just not sure when,” Hoag said.
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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