Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts, where she learned—among other things—that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She’s studied art, screenwriting, and film production, but she realized her real passion was writing stories for children. She’s the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the award-winning middle grade series, Keeper of the Lost Cities, as well as the Sky Fall series for young adults. Her books have been featured on multiple state reading lists, published in numerous countries, and translated into many different languages. She lives in Southern California with an embarrassing number of cats. Find her online at ShannonMessenger.com.
Skye Nicholson used to be a lot like her past friend Sooze: loud, angry, and willing to do anything to prove she didn’t need anyone. But after coming to Keystone Stables and realizing she is worth being loved, Skye’s life has changed. Now she would do anything to stay at the stables and around her beloved horses. But while the girls start training for an upcoming horse show, Sooze decides to sneak off with a hard-to-control Tennessee walking horse named Stormy, and disaster strikes—soon, Skye is questioning everything she’s started to believe about herself, including her newfound faith.
On the Victory Trail:is written by an author who has firsthand experience with horses and foster careexplores the effects of cancer on friends and familyis a contemporary and realistic plot, with an inspirational Christian messagecontains extensive back matter on different horse breeds, how to care for them, and horsemanship, as well as facts, diagrams, and a glossary of horse terms so girls can better know their favorite animal
On a trip to South Carolina with her foster family, Skye gets the shock of her life when the waitress at a local diner seems to recognize her. The woman proves to be Skye’s long-lost Aunt Millie—the first blood relative Skye has ever met. As Skye and Mom and Dad Chambers attempt to track down Skye’s birth parents with Millie’s help, Skye’s foster sister and best friend, Morgan, struggles with her own family regrets. As the secrets of both Skye’s and Morgan’s lives are revealed, it becomes clear more is at stake than anyone can imagine—and both girls have a big decision to make.
The Long Ride Home:is written by an author who has firsthand experience with horses and foster careis a contemporary and realistic plot, with an inspirational Christian messagefeatures a character with special needscontains extensive back matter on different horse breeds, how to care for them, and horsemanship, as well as facts, diagrams, and a glossary of horse terms so girls can better know their favorite animal