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About Angela Dorsey
Thirty-four middle grade novels (some that haven't been released in English yet), a number of screenplays, audiobooks, published poetry, short stories, articles, and a non-fiction book for kids, plus editing, mentoring other authors, and now creating a novel (and maybe a new series?) for grown ups!
Throughout it all, Angela has done her best to make a positive difference in the world through encouraging others to find their personal power, whether they be her readers or the talented authors that she works with.
For years, her motto was an old Japanese proverb: “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.”
But a while ago, she switched to a new one, one she made up myself:
“Believe. Create. Inspire.”
First, believe you can do it, then create your vision, and finally, allow that creation to inspire.
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First, her orphaned moose calf is causing her a world of trouble. Her mom is ready to lock him up and throw away the key. Second, Evy discovers that her mom’s art dealer is stealing money from them, and even worse, he’s purposefully destroying her mom’s confidence in her art.
How can Evy prove his crime? Maybe with a little help from her friends, both horses and human – and one very rambunctious moose calf. Maybe moose trouble is exactly what her family needs!
Maybe if that big grizzly bear didn’t decide a cow would make a nice dinner...
And the cattle didn’t stampede...
And the only way to escape from the bear is across the ice covered lake...
But as usual, adventures find her, this time in the form of an abused, drugged, and terrified mare who hates humans so much she refuses to trust even Evy. As Evy tries to help her, Twilight, her intrepid filly, is miles away and in danger.
How can Evy save them both?
She is determined to save the calf, but before she can, Twilight, her mustang filly, disappears. Evy sets out to rescue her, only to stumble upon even worse danger: illegal hunters who will do anything to keep their poaching a secret.
Will Evy be one of their victims?
Evy can telepathically understand horses, but she’s not sure if it’s a blessing or a curse. Her secret “gift” certainly seems to get her in a lot of trouble.
When some starving mustangs wander close to the wilderness cabin that she shares with her hermit mother, she knows she must help them.
Her act of kindness quickly snowballs into a series of events that forever change her life and the life of a very special mustang filly.
“Fantastic story in every way. I adored the characters and the setting and the adventure . . . and couldn't turn pages fast enough.” ~ Ev Bishop, Author
“Another super story from one of the best writers of modern pony books around. Angela Dorsey gives us a traditional old fashioned story of the love of a girl for a wild horse with an interesting and intriguing modern twist, and just a dash of mystery. Animal loving children of all ages will enjoy the story, whilst parents can be happy in the knowledge that the important values of empathy and integrity are being upheld. As with many of the author’s other books, this story explores an important issue – that of animal and human interaction and communication – whilst still delivering a page-turning story. Not an easy feat, but something this author is adept at. The book can be enjoyed at many levels and will keep the interest of a wide range of age groups, including adults. 4-5 HORSESHOES: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT.” ~ Pony Mad Book Lovers
Lisa feels helpless and outnumbered. Only one thing is for certain: she will not abandon the horse she loves. She just has to find a way to solve all the problems.
And then the very bad situation becomes infinitely worse.
Sun Catcher: A young girl runs from a forest fire until she finds herself alone with a strange and beautiful creature. There’s only one way to survive. She must join forces with the strange animal if they both want to survive.
Sun Chaser: Sun Catcher is racing Sunshine through the forest, trying to outrun a massive, angry grizzly, when the horse and rider galloping in front of them vanish! Where did they go?
Sun Seeker: First, Sun Catcher’s precious mare disappears into the wilderness, then half of her tribe may be lost as well. And winter has come early! What is Sun Catcher to do?
"Middle grade readers will race through the pages on their own, and younger children will enjoy the action-packed tale read aloud to them. Full of vivid put-you-right-in-the-middle-of-the-action details and the pure thrill of adventure, it's also a story that talks about the challenges in trying to get people to respect you and see your strengths--and about how sometimes the toughest part of that goal is believing in your own ability and seeing hard things through to the end." ~ Ev Bishop, Author
Mystic Tide: While riding her horse, Talent, across the wild Irish burren, Erin is seized by an unlikely pair, a ruthless woman and her clueless but loyal brother. Erin is terrified. Only one thought gives her hope: Talent escaped their clutches. When he gallops home, her family will know she needs help and will rush to save her. But Talent has plans of his own – and the help of a very strange girl.
“Another great book to read by Angela Dorsey!! Easy start to a good story and hard to put down once I started... if you Love Horses and good stories that are not nasty then this is the book for you to read.” ~ Amazon Review
“I've been getting these books for my Granddaughters... they just love them!!!” ~ Amazon Review
“Loved the story plot and the heroics of Erin. She was a lot strong than she thought. And of course, her horse is so smart and helpful. Can't wait to read the next one!” ~ Goodreads Review
Silver Dream: Joanna suspects that her neighbor, old Mr. Thomas, is stealing horses. When Joanna investigates further, she discovers a decades-old crime – and finds a person who is still very motivated to keep everything concealed.
“I enjoyed it! It was very interesting.” ~ Goodreads Review
Fighting Chance: Chance and her best friend, Hanna, just want a relaxing ride for their first excursion with Tubby, Chance’s young foal. When they happen upon mean school rivals, the ride instantly becomes unpleasant – but even that pales in comparison to what is to come. Hanna and Chance are separated, a tornado descends from the sky, Tubby disappears, and then, unbelievably, everything becomes worse!
“Thrilling! This is a good book for 10-13 readers. It is very gripping and made me want more!!!!! The storyline and plot were amazing and this might be the best horse book I ever read.” ~ Amazon Review
Wolf Chasm: Caught in a snowstorm with her horse, Clare’s only hope of survival is to take shelter in a cave. Unfortunately, the cave is already home to a pack of wolves. The three puppies are no threat, and neither is their uncle who is injured. However, the very protective mother wolf isn’t one bit helpless. In fact, she is convinced that Clare will kill her puppies - unless she attacks first!
“I read ALL 12 Guardian Series Books by Angela Dorsey and have LOVED ALL of them...I wish that there were more than 12 books in the series...Thanks for the great read Angela Dorsey... I love the horses and love the books.” ~ Amazon Review
“I really liked this book, I thought it was a really good story on how animals have a good heart, and it was pretty sad.” ~ Goodreads Review
Then the true owner claims the little cat. Mika gets a second chance to rescue Angel, and after a narrow escape, thinks the problem is solved – until Angel’s owner comes back with something that devastates Mika and her family—and Mika discovers something she thought only existed in nightmares.
Does Mika have the courage and skills to stop Angel’s darkly gifted, cruel owner? Will she even survive?
“Recommend. Angela Dorsey has created a tightly plotted mystery thriller for upper elementary readers. The shading of the creepiness of the house will set readers' nerves on edge. The plot is well balanced between mystery elements and the elements of family life. Mika is a strong character.” ~ CM Magazine
Gold Fever: On their annual horseback wilderness camping trip, Karlie and her dad run into a bit of unexpected trouble – trouble that quickly turns terrifying. Karlie’s dad is attacked by a murderer, then as he and Karlie escape, they are separated. Karlie knows she must find him and take him to a hospital. But she’s not the only one looking for him. The murderer is looking too, for her dad and for her. "ANOTHER GOOD BOOK! Great story, and great completion! I really liked this one, and found that the girl Karlie really used her head well." ~ Goodreads Review
Frantic Flight: Giselle is heartbroken when Madame says she is selling her old pony, Domi, for slaughter. The thought of gentle Domi being killed is too much. But things are worse than Giselle knows. Back at home, a restavec trader is waiting. Giselle’s aunt has just sold him the orphans that were forced upon her – Giselle and her little brother. How can Giselle save Domi when she can’t even save herself? "I loved this book. I wish I could forget it and read it all over again. All of the Horse Angel books are beautiful." ~ Goodreads Review
Rattlesnake Rock: Rosa is faced with a terrible choice. Senor Garcia has offered her a dream job and a mustang colt of her own. If she accepts, five of the twelve mustangs in the herd get to live, her parents keep their jobs, and her friend gets a new assistant. Almost everyone wins. Almost. Seven unwanted mustangs will be sent to slaughter. Can she let that happen? But what choice does she have? "This book touched my heart." ~ Goodreads Review
Sobekkare's Revenge: An ancient treasure is unearthed from an Egyptian cave, and one of the artefacts carries a terrible curse, a fatal illness that attacks horses. When Jumana discovers her family’s prized horses are missing, she follows their tracks into the desert, only to find them with a strange girl. Together, can they stop the curse before all the world's horses are afflicted? "This one was a bit different, dealing with characters and a place unseen. But still the same "angel" protecting her horses. I liked the ending, even if it was a bit sad. But overall, another excellent book by the author!" ~ Goodreads Review
That night, Alice is in a terrible accident. Half the town goes out searching for her, and Jani and Penny join the horseback hunt.
But how can they find Alice when Freedom runs off on wild goose chases? The young filly’s strange history might mean she knows more than the average horse. Maybe she’s on Alice’s trail. But she might also be reacting to echoes from her past.
Then Jani finds out about Alice’s illness—and knows she has to take a chance.
Dark Fire: Nothing is going to stop Lisa from visiting her beloved Jupiter, the horse she was forced to sell, neither her unsympathetic father nor the cruel nephew of Jupiter’s new owner. Then a crime is committed that shakes Lisa to her core, and the police suspect Jupiter.
"What a wonderful story this is! I LOVE books that place girls in strong protagonist roles and Dark Fire certainly does this. Ms. Dorsey has written a story about a young, determined girl who is fearlessly devoted to her friends, family and horses. There’s plenty of mystery, action and suspense in this book to keep youngsters involved until the very end. The writing is compelling and intelligent. The idea behind this story is lovely – that there are kind and gentle souls who are watching over horses and their owners is a charming basis for a book series." ~ Goodreads Review
Desert Song: When Sophie unwittingly puts her foster parents' most valuable mare, Aria, in danger, she is afraid she will be sent away. So she keeps her mistake secret, hiding Aria in a remote canyon. But little does Sofie know that a terrible evil is stalking the mare.
"Even though this was not written for my age, it could still get to me, to the point that at the end I almost teared up. It felt good after the books I've been reading recently, even though I love most of them.. You know, sometimes you need a break. And these books are perfect for that." ~ Goodreads Review
Condor Mountain: Elena’s dad is trapped with his horse in the Andes Mountains. Above them, the condors are circling, ready to strike. Elena is the only one who can get to her father and his horse in time, but she doesn’t believe they’re in danger – and she certainly doesn’t trust the strange girl who says she’ll help, the girl who rides the wild mare that no one has ever been able to tame.
Swift Current: Ali soon realizes that all the accidents happening on the ranch aren’t really accidents. Someone is setting traps, trying to scare her. Then the intruder targets her horses. She can't understand why someone would want to hurt three innocent horses, but one thing’s for certain - she needs to figure it out before something terrible happens! Then the horses go missing. Is she already too late?
"I first read this book when I was ill and it has and will always remain one of my favorite books of all time. A wonderful book in every way!!! A book to be put on the reread shelf." ~ Goodreads Review