Believing In Horses Out West Hits Amazon #1 New Release

Believing In Horses Out West released in October and reached an Amazon #1 ranking on day one. The young adult fiction novel takes Sadie Navarro on an adventure to a Montana ranch to check on a horse she rescued. At Homeplace Ranch, she learns about ranch life, makes new friends, and encounters an unwelcome mystery.

New York Times Bestselling Author of Sgt. Reckless: America’s War Horse, Robin Hutton, described the book as “A thrilling coming-of-age story filled with love, lessons, and finding one’s purpose in life…”

Equestrian author Carly Kade and host of the Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast said, “It’s so easy to recommend this lovely story to horse lovers of all ages because it’s filled with life lessons, laced with mystery, and has loads of fun equestrian adventures!”

Author Valerie Ormond’s first two books, Believing In Horses and Believing In Horses, Too, won eight national and international awards including an EQUUS Winnie Award and the Maryland Touch of Class Award. Ormond’s non-fiction and fiction stories have appeared in books, magazines, and news articles worldwide. Ormond is a small business owner, Navy veteran, equestrian, Certified Horsemanship Association instructor, and member of American Horse Publications.

Believing In Horses, Out West is available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, book retailers, and at www.

About Veteran Writing Services, LLC:
Valerie Ormond retired as a naval intelligence officer and founded Veteran Writing Services, LLC  providing professional writing and consulting services. Besides her award-winning Believing In Horses books, Ormond’s fiction and non-fiction stories have appeared in books, magazines, and news articles worldwide. For additional information about her horse books, please see

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Valerie Ormond
Chief Executive Officer, Veteran Writing Services, LLC

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