A brief commercial interruption

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I like writing books about horse color, but I am probably the worst person for book promotion. I would rather spend my time researching (there is never as much time for that as I would like) or working on the next book or blog post. But with the Christmas season upon us, it is probably a good idea to remind everyone that horse books make good presents. At least, that’s what I have been telling my family for years now…

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The page spreads that illustrate this post are from the most recent book, Equine Tapestry: An Introduction to Colors and Patterns, published this past summer. It is intended to work as both a supplement to the original Equine Tapestry series and as a stand-alone book outlining the basics of equine coat color inheritance. It is written in non-technical language—considerably less technical than the recent blog posts on pigment-type switching—and there are detailed illustrations and color photos throughout. The book covers colors that are known and well-defined, as well as some that are the subject of speculation, like belton patterning (below) and manchado.

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You can order a paperback copy here, or by clicking on the cover thumbnail on the right side of this page. Those links take you directly to my author page. Ordering through an author page means a larger portion of the purchase price goes to the writer and less to the distribution company. Those with an Amazon Prime membership might want to check there as well, since they offer discounts—sometimes significant ones—from time to time. The hardcover edition is also available through Amazon. The older book, which is scheduled to go out of print early next year (to be replaced with a full-color second edition), can be ordered here.

I also want to thank those readers who have left reviews on Amazon for either of the two books. Many readers use customer reviews to help determine if a book might be suitable for them, and I appreciate the fact that many of you took the time to give potential readers a better idea of what to expect from both books.

So having done my promotional duties, I will return to work on the next post on pigment-type switching. With luck that one will be posted some time this weekend.

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One Response to A brief commercial interruption

  1. Kim B-T December 5, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

    I would like to add to Lesli’s comments by saying that this book is an outstanding read for equestrians, equine fanciers, or anyone interested in color patterns and inheritance. This is not a book specific to the equine miniatures hobby (i.e., model horses). This is a well-researched scholarly work that has a place on the shelf of anyone interested in horses. Purchasing the book will also fund future books- hint hint!