Sunday, November 11, 2012

I Rode a Stunt Horse!

Riding Miss Dottie, one of the stunt horses in the movie, The Last of the Mohicans. The horses at this riding stable have been featured in quite a number of films, most recently two, one of them filmed in my hometown, Roanoke, Virginia.

 Enjoying the scenic ride looking out over Grandfather Mountain, Banner Elk, NC

In my current WIP, Seasons of Hope, central character Loni finds herself at fictional Camp Hope set in the gorgeous Blue Ridge mountains.

 Blind Loni's guide dog, John Thompson, looks very much like this little fellow we discovered at the riding stables. When Loni meets Michael, the camp director, and they begin to fall for one another, Loni holds back, using Thompson as an excuse not to commit. All along Michael believes Thompson is a rival suitor, until Loni invites him home to meet her family. :)

What's not to love about these picturesque Blue Ridge mountains! I couldn't resist setting my next novel in the midst of this refreshing scenery. Plus, I grew up in Christian camping ministry, so what fun to revisit the pranks, meaningful testimony times around a blazing campfire, swimming, horseback riding, zip line, and go carts!  What an array of adventure for my slate of characters!
A blind woman seeks refuge at Camp Hope only to encounter the man who took her sight.
A contemporary romance . . . 
Stay tuned for more!


chaplaindebbie said...

Love the pictures, thanks for sharing.

Eileen Rife said...

Such a fun experience!

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