I'm a nerdy 23-year-old college girl and a writer of equestrian romances.

Writing under the pen name Sasha Kay Riley, I am working on the Anderson Stables series (m/m romance that involves high-stakes show jumping and training retired racehorses).

#personal is anything about my daily life, my pets, and my family (none of which is too personal)

#opinion is anything where I share my opinion on political or social drama (I rarely post any of this)

#writing is anything related to writing in general

#relevant to my writing is anything, well, relevant to my writing (will likely be co-tagged with the series title)

 

ineffably-crowley:

illegally-ginger:

arousedean:

whitebeltwriter:

decertatio:

werewolfnl:

frostingpeetaswounds:

prince-of-mametown:

dreamerofderse:

"Family gatherings" aka "90% of the people here are racist"

”..and homophobic”

"and sexist"

"and claim to be none of these things"

"they’re just joking"

"you’re just going through a phase"

"you’ll get used to it"

"so do you have a boyfriend yet?" 

"What are you gonna do with your degree?"

This is what Jackson does every time someone takes Gibbs outside. Gibbs had surgery and Jackson just doesn’t understand why they can’t play right now.

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Yeah I’m really not sure how I feel about this. SUPPOSEDLY if someone downloads and reads 10% of your book you get paid, but it doesn’t say how much. I’d like the list price of my ebooks please, thanks.

lianabrooks:

britegreenstar:

libraryadvocates:

lalie:

The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.

Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry? 

My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.

Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money. 

While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.

That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating. 

Yeah I’m really not sure how I feel about this. SUPPOSEDLY if someone downloads and reads 10% of your book you get paid, but it doesn’t say how much. I’d like the list price of my ebooks please, thanks.

wtfhorsepics:

found on facebook. This poor woman came in to find her horse had been vandalized. They cut his mane, tail, and spray painted him. Why are people so mean? It’s only cosmetic, but it still takes a horrid person to do this to an animal. Happened near Rochester, NY. If any of my Tumblr followers has any idea or recognizes the mark on the horse, please help this woman find who did this:   Link here


Also, guys, this woman has PTSD and this is basically her therapy horse. Extra important to spread this around.

wtfhorsepics:

found on facebook. This poor woman came in to find her horse had been vandalized. They cut his mane, tail, and spray painted him. Why are people so mean? It’s only cosmetic, but it still takes a horrid person to do this to an animal. Happened near Rochester, NY. If any of my Tumblr followers has any idea or recognizes the mark on the horse, please help this woman find who did this:  Link here

Also, guys, this woman has PTSD and this is basically her therapy horse. Extra important to spread this around.

http://piaffepassage.tumblr.com/post/92463973711/horsesthatmakeuss-wow-someones-horse-was

throughthegait:

horsesthatmakeuss:

wow someone’s horse was spray-painted and their tail was chopped off

but otherwise fine.

and the post of fb is flooded with “i’d kill someone”

"I’d shoot them"

"call me if you need someone to kick their ass"

Why oh why do people think violence is the fucking answer to…

People make money off the tails. I doubt it was personal towards the owner? The spray paint didn’t make sense to me though

It was personal toward the owner, hence the paint “tag.” They left the tail in the stall. Also, this is a therapy horse whose owner has PTSD.

warmboobz:

tauntaunrider:

thestasher:

horseriderproblems:

theawkwardblack3questrian:

countrygirltothemaxx:

This is just horrible. Vandalizing a horse? Really? It’s not there fault that you don’t like horses. If people have horses it’s are life right there. We live to spend thousands of dollars to have a horse, to care for it. People don’t understand the “horse world”, and what horses mean to us “horse people”. Think before you go off and do something stupid.

Omg :( ….I would go ape shit if this were done to my horse

Jesus this is disgusting. How can you vandalise a living creature how much of a degenerate do you have to be to consider this.

This happened near me and it’s made me worried about my boy.

ugh this is just really disgusting and I’m glad that the horse wasn’t actually hurt but now he has to deal with the summer heat which brings bugs and has no tail

A horse at my barn was outside in the paddock, and someone came up to her (She’s the sweetest horse ever) and cut her blanket and made a huge cut on her stomach. It was insane and really scary for everyone at the barn. I don’t understand how people could do this.

Just so you guys know, this is a therapy horse for the owner, who has PTSD. It’s not a show horse or even a pet, but more than any of those.

warmboobz:

tauntaunrider:

thestasher:

horseriderproblems:

theawkwardblack3questrian:

countrygirltothemaxx:

This is just horrible. Vandalizing a horse? Really? It’s not there fault that you don’t like horses. If people have horses it’s are life right there. We live to spend thousands of dollars to have a horse, to care for it. People don’t understand the “horse world”, and what horses mean to us “horse people”. Think before you go off and do something stupid.

Omg :( ….I would go ape shit if this were done to my horse

Jesus this is disgusting. How can you vandalise a living creature how much of a degenerate do you have to be to consider this.

This happened near me and it’s made me worried about my boy.

ugh this is just really disgusting and I’m glad that the horse wasn’t actually hurt but now he has to deal with the summer heat which brings bugs and has no tail

A horse at my barn was outside in the paddock, and someone came up to her (She’s the sweetest horse ever) and cut her blanket and made a huge cut on her stomach. It was insane and really scary for everyone at the barn. I don’t understand how people could do this.

Just so you guys know, this is a therapy horse for the owner, who has PTSD. It’s not a show horse or even a pet, but more than any of those.

ihavehadnocourage:

So, this happened. 

Game of Thrones theme song played by the Queen’s guards. [x]

'During the changing of the royal guards at Buckingham Palace the guards surprised the crowd by playing the theme song of HBO's series “Game of Thrones”'

horseriderproblems:

theawkwardblack3questrian:

countrygirltothemaxx:

This is just horrible. Vandalizing a horse? Really? It’s not there fault that you don’t like horses. If people have horses it’s are life right there. We live to spend thousands of dollars to have a horse, to care for it. People don’t understand the “horse world”, and what horses mean to us “horse people”. Think before you go off and do something stupid.

Omg :( ….I would go ape shit if this were done to my horse

Jesus this is disgusting. How can you vandalise a living creature how much of a degenerate do you have to be to consider this.

This happened near me and it’s made me worried about my boy.

horseriderproblems:

theawkwardblack3questrian:

countrygirltothemaxx:

This is just horrible. Vandalizing a horse? Really? It’s not there fault that you don’t like horses. If people have horses it’s are life right there. We live to spend thousands of dollars to have a horse, to care for it. People don’t understand the “horse world”, and what horses mean to us “horse people”. Think before you go off and do something stupid.

Omg :( ….I would go ape shit if this were done to my horse

Jesus this is disgusting. How can you vandalise a living creature how much of a degenerate do you have to be to consider this.

This happened near me and it’s made me worried about my boy.

http://piaffepassage.tumblr.com/post/92463973711/horsesthatmakeuss-wow-someones-horse-was

horsesthatmakeuss:

wow someone’s horse was spray-painted and their tail was chopped off

but otherwise fine.

and the post of fb is flooded with “i’d kill someone”

"I’d shoot them"

"call me if you need someone to kick their ass"

Why oh why do people think violence is the fucking answer to…

This happened near me. It’s scary but don’t kill someone over spray paint. The police are investigating and at least the horse wasn’t hurt.