Pale Horse Books
Pale Horse Books is a small, independent publishing company committed to providing well-written fiction, non-fiction, poetry and titles for younger readers. You can meet John Conlee and Sally Stiles (see listings in author section), plus two additional PHB authors.
Jeff Toalson’s work records the common voice. Three of his narratives have won the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal for preserving first-person Southern History. His latest, I Got Nuthin Strange to Rite, is a collection of letters of soldiers and civilians who lived during The War Between the States. Jeff lives in Williamsburg with his wife, Jan.
Patricia Gray studied international relations at the College of William and Mary and Catholic University. Themes and characters of Petra, a Novel are drawn from her work in international development in Jordan and South Asia, for the Congressional Research Service, and research on Frederic Edwin Church, an American painter.
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Cyrus Cormier is a father, husband, writer, speaker, mentor, and both a student and teacher in the principles of leadership. Cyrus has worked as an executive in corporate America for the past 41 years and now retired where his focus is authoring the areas of legacy, social justice, religion, and poetry.
Cyrus completed his Bachelor of Arts degree from New Mexico State University, where he was a student athlete. His experiences as a leader on the basketball court helped him craft his skills in the business world. He later went on to complete executive education at Vanderbilt University. During his career, he has amassed a collection of best in class awards at various corporate entities excelling at all levels.
In his spare time, Cyrus enjoys writing, perfecting his swing on the golf course, and spending time with his wife and son. He also dedicates time to his foundation, The Twelve Plus One Heart Foundation, that awards need based college scholarships as well as a variety of other community service initiatives.
Cindy L. Freeman began writing after retiring from a forty-five-year career in music education and music ministry. A published author of novels, blogs, and award-winning essays, she also edits for High Tide Publications. In her novels, she enjoys tackling sensitive subjects where her protagonists are strong women who find the courage to overcome challenging circumstances. Cindy lives in James City County,Virginia with her husband, Carl. They have 2 amazing children, 5 favorite grandchildren, and numerous granddogs.
Cindy L. Freeman’s novels, Unrevealed, The Dark Room and I Want to Go Home are available from Amazon or High Tide Publications.
Gwen Keane, a native of the Northern Neck of Virginia, retired from the Naval Sea Systems Command as the Deputy Inspector General. She holds a BA in Human Resources from Trinity University in Washington, DC. And graduated cum laude from Georgetown University, in Washington , DC, where she received her Masters’ Degree in Public Administration.
Gwen, who has a passion for improving available health care for all residents of the Northern Neck, serves as Chairperson on the board of the non-profit organization, N2Health.
She is also an advocate for dogs and cats, and serves on the board of the Northern Neck Partners and Pets, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a no kill animal shelter that will support the entire Northern Neck. Her new book, Fix It, is due for release in August 2021.
Gwen lives with her four dogs and one cat on Indian Creek in Kilmarnock, Virginia
Peggy Newcomb has a BS degree in chemistry from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia. She taught chemistry and science at York High School, Yorktown, Virginia. She has written for several newspapers and has been published in several venues including the Poet’s Domain. A talented artist, she has exhibited in several shows across Virginia.
She was awarded first place for non-fiction in the Chesapeake Bay Writer’s Conference. Peggy is a member of the National League of American Pen Women and the James City Poets and lives in Gloucester, Virginia. Her new book I Used to Wear Shoes Like That will be published in September 2021.
Joyce Carr Stedelbauer is a member of the Poetry Society of Virginia, and has belonged to the National League of American Pen Women for more than forty years. She is also a charter member of the Williamsburg Poetry Guild. She is an inspirational conference speaker and has authored seven books.
Her latest – Batteries Not Included; Some Assembly required is her personal account of encouraging others who are learning to live again after the death of a loved one.
Visit her website at www.JoyceCarrStedelbauer.comfor more information.
Susan Williamson is a former newspaper editor, extension agent, adjuct, and PR person. She is a lifelong horseperson, a freelance writer and novelist. Her High Tide books are The Riding Lesson, a children's beginning chapter book and Buying Your First Horse. She lives in Williamsburg with her husband and Labradoodle. She lives in Williamsburg with her husband and Labradoodle.
Visit her website at www.susanwilliamsonauthor.com.
Judy Zummo graduated from William & Mary a degree in English, and a minor in math. Judy has two daughters, Tonya, a general surgeon, and Andrea, an attorney. When Judy’s older daughter Tonya was young, she had two imaginary friends named Hoeny and Hinky, who were pirates. Whenever Tonya did anything wrong, it was Hoeny and Hinky who took the blame. Judy recorded those stories, and they became the inspiration for the Henry and Hinky series.
Visit her website at www.JudyZummo.com for more information.
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