Cover copyright © 2016 Maggie Dana


edited by Jessica Burkhart and Natalie Keller Reinert 
Get in the holiday spirit with this Christmas themed set of short stories from some of your fave equestrian writers! Featuring Mara Dabrishus, Maggie Dana, Brittney Joy and more! Also, includes a NEW Canterwood Crest holiday short story from best-seller Jessica Burkhart. 
Coming soon from,, Kobo and iTunes. ALL proceeds benefit Old Friends–a Kentucky charity that cares for retired racehorses.
I’m SUPER excited to bring my Harts a BRAND NEW Canterwood story featuring . . . Sasha and . . . IT’S A SECRET! :) :) :) You’ll have to read the anthology to find out! Hahaha! But oooooh, am I have fun writing it! *evil smirk*
Love you all!

Event! Nashville Public Library on 10/17


I’ve got a new gig this month, so come out and see me! :)

Here are the deets:

Nashville Public Library (Bellevue)

720 Baugh Road
Nashville, TN 37221
Branch Manager
Katherine Bryant
(615) 862-5854
When? October 17th (Monday) at 4:30pm
What? I’ll be speaking about writing my books (Canterwood Crest, Unicorn Magic, and Wild Hearts as well as doing a Q&A. If you have any of my books that you’d like me to sign, please bring them!)
What age group? All ages!
Cost? FREE!

Want signed books for Xmas?

Hey, Harts!

Just a friendly reminder that if you’d like your books signed (Canterwood Crest, Unicorn Magic, or Wild Hearts) for the holidays, now is the time to send them to me!

You can go here for the instructions on how to do that or look at what I’ve pasted below:

Want me to sign your book?

Carefully follow these instructions:

* Put the book and an envelope (unsealed! And do make sure this envelope is big enough to hold the book) with six stamps on it into another envelope with seven stamps on it.

* Address the envelope with seven stamps to me at the snail mail address below.

* Make sure you write your return address at the top of this envelope (the one with seven stamps), otherwise I won’t know where to mail back your book.

* Write “media mail” on the envelope w/seven stamps, just to make sure it gets to me.

* Send to: Jessica Burkhart

Jessica Burkhart
P.O. Box 446
Dover, TN 37058

Happy October!



Canterwood Crest: BORN TO RIDE!



Amazon put up the box set of Canterwood Crest: BORN TO RIDE (the 20 book box sex) and it looks AMAZING!!!!

Look, look, look!!! :) :)



I hope you’re as excited about this as I am!

Here are the details:

Welcome to the Canterwood Crest! All twenty titles in the popular Canterwood Crest series are now available in this collectible boxed set!

When Sasha Silver and her horse, Charm, arrive at the elite Canterwood Crest Academy, she has no idea what awaits her behind the wrought-iron gates of the campus. She finds herself dealing with new friends, lots of drama, and tough competition both in and out of the arena.

This collectible boxed set includes: Take the Reins; Chasing Blue; Behind the Bit; Triple Fault;Best Enemies; Little White Lies; Rival Revenge; Home Sweet Drama; City Secrets; Elite Ambition; Scandals, Rumors, Lies; Unfriendly Competition; Chosen; Initiation; Popular;Comeback; Masquerade; Jealousy; Famous; and Home for Christmas.

It’s such a collectible item and so, so beautiful! Check it out here! :) It’s up NOW for pre-order and comes out October 25, 2016.

I apologize for being MIA. I was SUPER sick and then fell into a bad spiral of depression. :( But I’m doing much better now and am back to work. I love you all!


Catch up time!

It’s been FOREVER since I last blogged! Mainly, it’s because I’ve been super busy with a new writing project. It’s finally “finished” to the point where my agent take over so that’s been nerve-wracking and exciting all at the same time.

Second, I moved from Cincinnati to Tennessee. I’m about 45 minutes from Nashville which isn’t bad at all. I’m from Nashville so being back in Tennessee kinda feels like a homecoming of sorts. I never envisioned myself back in Tennessee, but circumstances brought me here and I’m glad to be near N-ville again. Mostly, because my friend of a decade, author Amanda K. Morgan, lives in N-ville and we’ve been Internet friends for so long and have yet to meet in person!

That all changes tomorrow though! Mandy and I are attending SEYA or the Southeastern Young Adult Book Festival. I’m driving to Mandy’s apartment tomorrow and we’re leaving from there on a 45 minute road trip to Murfreesboro. So excited because my author friends Carrie Ryan and Maggie Stiefvater, among others, will be there. It should be fun! The event is FREE to the public so come if you’re in the area!

Jason, my younger brother, started his cancer treatment at Vanderbilt. It’s a top notch facility and he needs it for his stage 4 hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was going in three times a week for blood work but now is down to twice a week. It’s a scary time while we wait to see if this new experimental drug will help him or not. His cancer hasn’t responded to traditional chemo and radiation so please keep him in your thoughts.

I’ve been walking the line between trying to be as supportive as possible without being like, HEY! YOU HAVE CANCER BUT LIFE IS ALL RAINBOWS AND UNICORNS! It’s also been a learning curve living in the same house as adults. I moved away from home in 2009 and being back together has taken adjustment, but it’s been 99% smooth sailing. I’m embarrassed to say that there are days when I can’t deal with seeing my brother sick. My anxiety or depression has skyrocketed and I can’t mentally handle seeing him frail. I wish I was stronger than that. But I’m working on it.