News: Brumbies Series at Tom Quilty 50th Anniversary National Endurance Championships

Paula Boer, author of the Brumbies series, attended the Tom Quilty 50th Anniversary National Endurance Championships, held at Del Rio Resort at Wiseman’s Ferry on the Hawkesbury River (New South Wales, Australia). Given the auspicious anniversary, it was a huge event and Paula, who was once an endurance rider herself, enjoyed the proceedings and had the opportunity to sell her signed Brumbies series books. She stated it was an exciting, enjoyable, and successful experience.

There were over 350 riders in the event, which took place from midnight 5th June to midnight 6th June. The ride is in 5 legs with vet checks and rest periods between each leg so overall elapsed ride time is more than the 18 hours 8 minutes and 4 seconds! No wonder they call it endurance!

Here is Paula at her stand at the event:

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Paula had the opportunity to speak to many of the participants, and a great deal of interest was given to her 5-book series – reflected in healthy sales.

An example of one of the participants she met was Alissa Woods, 13, who lives in Queensland. She started her endurance career in May 2012 and had her first attempt at a Quilty buckle in June 2013 (age 11) but vetted out on the first leg. She came 11th out of 22 junior entrants. Alissa is a reader of Horsewyse Magazine and Paula will be doing an interview with her for the next edition. The following photograph shows Paula with Alyssa.

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Congratulations to Paula on a great experience, as well as the success of her series within the horse-riding community!

The Brumbies books can be purchased from all good online print and ebook retail stores, including directly via this site:

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Brumbies in the Snow
Brumbies in the Mist
Brumbies in the Outback
Brumbies in the Mountains

We also offer a great price for a full series purchase!

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Giveaway: Brumbies by Paula Boer

IFWG Publishing is giving away the ebook title, Brumbies, by Paula Boer, in celebration of the release of the new and final instalment of the 5 part series, Brumbies in the Mountains (the ebook is out now, the print title is out in the new year).

We figure that you will like Brumbies enough to consider purchasing the entire series.

The giveaway offer runs from 1 to 5 January 2015, based on US time zones.

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When city girl Louise moves to the country, she discovers the mountain brumbies are to be killed for pet food. She and Ben, a local farm boy, determine to save as many of the wild horses as they can. Despite opposition, they arrange a muster, but nothing goes according to plan.

Following in the hoof-prints of “The Silver Brumby” and “The Man from Snowy River”, this horse-packed adventure encounters challenges through some of the toughest territory in Australia.

The book is richly illustrated by artist and writer, Rowena Evans.

News: Brumbies in the Mountains is published

Happy to announce that the final book in the five-part Brumbies series, Brumbies in the Mountains, by Paula Boer (and illustrated by Rowena Evans) has been published. It will, over the next coming days, be available in print form in all good online retailers. The ebook formats are available now from our website, and will spider to all good online retailers over coming weeks. We are also offering a special discount for the purchase of the entire series.

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Ben’s family farm, including Ben’s horses, must be sold. Louise’s family is moving overseas for her father’s work. Meanwhile brumbies are being shot and the friends discover an orphan foal. While training Brandy for the mountain country race, Ben discovers illegal logging in the park. Once again Ben and Louise must fight to save the wild brumbies, their horses, and their dreams.

News: Brumbies Series Has Its Own Website

We have good news – the Brumbies series has its own website, which provides an outline of the 5 books (one of which will be published in a week or so), and a fabulous amount of bonus material.

Some of the resources on the page include maps, glossary of horse terms, sketches by Rowena Evans, and never before seen material and news.

You can visit the Brumbies Novels Website here.

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News: Brumbies in the Outback Launch

Paula Boer, author of the Brumbies series, was part of the official launch of the fourth instalment of her five part series, Brumbies in the Outback.

Saturday 7th June 2014. Paula Boer gave a brief talk of the three years she and her husband Pete worked in cattle stations which inspired Brumbies in the Outback. Snowprint Bookshop in Jindabyne NSW ran a photo competition to launch the book. The winners were: Wild horse category – winner Peter Bartrip; Highly Commended – Bob Lawton and Ruth Donovan; Domestic horse category – Sally Weston.

Congratulations to all the winners!

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News: Brumbies in the Outback is published

Happy to announce that the fourth book in the five-part Brumbies series, Brumbies in the Outback, by Paula Boer (and illustrated by Rowena Evans) has been published. It will, over the next coming days, be available in print form in all good online retailers. The ebook formats will be available in the same timeframe. We are aiming to publish the last book in the series, Brumbies in the Mountains, before Christmas 2014.

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Ben and Louise discover that life on a remote cattle station is very different to their Snowy Mountains home. Missing her horse, Honey, Louise struggles to adapt to the outback. Ben has a graver concern: he is desperate to prove that Brandy, his stallion, is fit after a serious leg injury, otherwise he may be destroyed. From mustering and working cattle, to tracking and taming desert brumbies, both friends are challenged by their experiences.

Print books are now available through IFWG, as well as ebook formats.