For most people in the book and publishing world May is a countdown to Book Expo America in New York on May 29th. I am getting excited about seeing my friends at MOM’s Choice where I will be an ambassador for the third year. But right now I cannot stop thinking about California Chrome, the amazing winner of the Kentucky Derby and hoping against hope that he will bring a Triple Crown winner after all these years. It seems insurmountable given how many have failed but I have a feeling this could be the time.
It is not surprising that I chose him for my Kentucky Derby pick because he is a Quincy the Horse look a like; shiny red, white socks and a beautiful white blaze. As he surged into the lead and won the Derby, I thought about the scene in Quincy Moves to the Desert where Quincy dreams he is a racehorse coming down the track.
Quincy Moves to the Desert encourages kids to dream big and California Chrome and the people who own him are all about listening to the voice within and avoiding the naysayers. I wanted to share their story in this article.
They are living their dream and it is a great reminder of how important it is to nurture imagination and help kids follow their dreams.
Quincy Moves to the Desert is the second book in the Quincy the Horse series of children’s horse stories. To learn more visit www.quincythehorse.com