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Stacy Gregg Books In Order

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Publication Order of Pony Club Rivals Books

The Auditions (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Showjumpers (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Riding Star (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prize (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pony Club Secrets Books

Mystic and the Midnight Ride (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blaze and the Dark Rider (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Destiny and the Wild Horses (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stardust and the Daredevil Ponies (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Comet and the Champion's Cup (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Issie and the Christmas Pony (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Storm and the Silver Bridle (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fortune and the Golden Trophy (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Victory and the All-Stars Academy (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flame and the Rebel Riders (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Angel and the Flying Stallions (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Liberty and the Dream Ride (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightstorm and the Grand Slam (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Spellbound Ponies Books

Magic and Mischief (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sugar and Spice (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wishes and Weddings (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fortune and Cookies (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rainbows and Ribbons (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dancing and Dreams (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Princess and the Foal (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Island of Lost Horses (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Rode the Wind (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Diamond Horse (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Thunderbolt Pony (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fire Stallion (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prince of Ponies (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forever Horse (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Happy Birthday to Me! (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Stacy Gregg is a successful author from New Zealand who writes children’s adventure books that center on the subject of horses. Stacy has a lot of experience with horses. That experience informs the books she writes.

Stacy Gregg was born in Melbourne to parents from New Zealand. They eventually took the author back to her mother’s hometown. She was quite young at the time and even then, Stacy was pretty sure that her future would revolve around publishing and horses.

When her passion for horses first manifested, no one took Stacy that seriously. It wasn’t that uncommon for little girls to desire ponies. But Stacy Gregg’s passion wasn’t just a passing fad, and it took her parents some time to realize that.

By the time she was ten, the author had her own steed, Stacy’s determination having worn her parents, who cared very little for horses, down. Stacy lost her mother some years later.

She died from an allergic reaction during an angiogram. Stacy found a lot of solace in her riding. The author remembers being thoroughly inspired by Mark Todd. The athlete won the Badminton Horse Trials on Southern Comfort, and his victory did wonders for Stacy’s confidence.

The idea that a New Zealander could reign supreme over all other competitors in the world in the equestrian arena suggested to Stacy that if she also worked hard, she could achieve similar feats.

While horses required considerable effort on the part of Stacy Gregg, writing came naturally to her. In school, Stacy was always that one bookworm who stood out. Her teachers loved her because she always paid close attention in class.

And while she definitely had a talent for English subjects, which she frequently excelled at, the author was also quite good at science. For a little while, Stacy was convinced that she would grow up to become a vet.

Her own father was a scientist and it made sense for her to follow in his footsteps. But the arts kept calling to her, in particular, literature. Stacy remembers being drawn to books like ‘The Elephant and the Bad Baby’ and ‘Watership Down’.

And once she began writing, the author realized that the activity was the sort of solitary yet rewarding endeavor she could do for the rest of her life. Her literary career started slowly.

At first, she wrote poems and short stories at school. Then she became a journalist who contributed her articles to various newspapers and magazines. It wasn’t until she became a fashion writer that Stacy Gregg realized she had found her home.

The author made quite a name for herself for her coverage of the New Zealand Fashion Week. While it had never occurred to her that marrying her love for fashion and glamour to her passion for writing would give her so much joy, once she dipped her toes into that world, she never looked back.

And by the time her daughter was born, Stacy had become quite the successful fashion writer.

A former student of Ngaruawahia High School and Kings College, Stacy’s career in fiction began when she decided to write a story inspired by her time at the Ngaruawahia Pony Club.

She thought it would be fun to tell a story featuring horses and a supernatural plot. So she wrote her manuscript and submitted it to HarperCollins UK who initially took quite a keen interest in her work.

But then the Harry Potter craze struck. Suddenly all every publisher cared about was capitalizing on the momentum J.K. Rowling had created. HarperCollins UK asked Stacy to make a few changes to her story to fit market trends.

But she refused. She wasn’t willing to compromise her story by shoehorning boy wizards into the mix, so her manuscript was abandoned, but only temporarily.

Five years later, cooler heads seemed to prevail. HarperCollins was suddenly ready to take a chance on Stacy Gregg’s pony stories. By the time the author was offered a book deal, her work as a fashion reporter had taken on a whole new life, especially in light of the significant popularity of the website she had created.

Stacy eventually sold the website. She never regretted her decision. She proceeded to write over a dozen children’s novels about horses. Stacy has little interest in writing stories for adults.

She prefers writing simple whimsical tales inspired by her childhood dreams.

Stacy doesn’t just write her novels. She also illustrates them. She does some of her work at home. Whenever the distractions grow to unmanageable levels, she will escape to a local café.

The author has been heard saying that she has been fortunate to work with great editors who provide constructive feedback that helps her improve her writing. Stacy believes she has the best job in the world. She has no complaints about her career.

She always encourages aspiring authors to stay true to themselves, to avoid following trends but to, instead, find the next big thing and conquer it first. She also discourages aspiring authors from giving up their day jobs just because they have chosen to write fiction. It takes quite a while for the publishing arena to deliver any significant financial dividends.

+Mystic and the Midnight Ride
Issie loved horses. There wasn’t much she wouldn’t do for them. And she especially loved Mystic. She was the pony Issie rode at the Chevalier Point Pony Club.

Issie thought they would be together forever. But then something terrible happened. Issie didn’t think she would ever recover.

But then her instructor introduced her to Blaze. Blaze had been abandoned. Now Issie has to care for him. Blaze is a stubborn pony. It will take all the riding skills Issie can muster, and a little help from Mystic for Blaze to be tamed.

+The Princess and the Foal
Princess Haya was pretty happy. As the daughter of the King of Jordan, she had everything she could possibly want. But then tragedy tore her heart out. For a little while, Haya withdrew from the world.

Determined to reignite her zeal for life, Haya’s father gave her a unique gift, one that changed her life forever.

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