Today, AuthorHouse kicks off a three-part interview with Victoria M. Howard, self-published author of Kentucky Horse Park: Paradise Found. Victoria–relationship columnist, racehorse trainer, beauty queen, and host—has already been interviewed three times on television to talk about the book, and we’re thrilled that she could take time from her busy schedule to chat with Author’s Digest.
I have been blessed with living a diversified and colorful life. I’ve been a professional model, racehorse trainer, beauty queen winner, radio and game show host, and I currently pen a relationship column in a newspaper.
Fifteen years ago, I traveled to Australia where I spent three days living with an Aboriginal tribe in their village. This unparalleled experience was an eye opener and life changer. On my return to America, I was inspired to develop the world’s first spiritual perfume that aligns the chakras in our body. After speaking at a whole life seminar about my experience in Australia and my fragrance, I received an award for “Woman of the Year” by Who’s Who Worldwide. This launched my career as a writer.
To date I have written 15 books; my first, called “Why Women Love Bad Boys,” has been translated and is sold in 15 countries. I do not have one genre, as I have written about relationships, self-help, and horses, as well as children’s books. Since horses and writing are my true loves, I try to integrate the two; my book Kentucky Horse Park has been a joy to write and I feel blessed to have written the first complete book about the park.
I’m currently working on a book about a true story that took place in Canada. It’s about two broodmares who were best friends. One mare gave birth to a healthy filly, but unfortunately the other mare died while giving birth to her colt. Miraculously, the broodmare accepted the colt and is raising both foals as her own.
Were there any authors or books that influenced your writing style or choice of genre?
No, I’ve had no particular authors that have influenced my style of writing. I listen to my heart and write what compels me at that time; thus, I do not have one particular genre. I’m very versatile on the subjects I choose to write about.
We’ll present the second part of our interview with Victoria next week. Her book, Kentucky Horse Park: Paradise Found, is available at Amazon.com and the AuthorHouse Bookstore. You can view her recent interview on Kentucky’s ABC 36 news here.
Victoria can be reached at Facebook and LinkedIn (Victoria M Howard) and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.