Interview with Author Marsha Hubler

Well Howdy! Fancy seeing you here!

I don’t know why your here, but I am here to share an interview with one of my favorite Christian authors, Marsha Hubler.

About Marsha:

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Marsha is the author of the eight-book best-selling Keystone Stables juvenile fiction series by Zonderkidz. Her newest release for kids 10 and older is TOMMI POCKETS. She also is the author of The Loves of Snyder County Amish Fiction Trilogy, three other kids’ books, a Bible study guide for ladies, and a homeschooling helps book. She has a master’s degree in education, has over 48 years experience in education, and is presently a homeschool consultant in central Pennsylvania. Marsha has always loved kids and horses. She’s been a foster parent and had owned horses for over 20 years. Her “Skye and Champ” stories in the Keystone Stables books reflect many of her own “wild” experiences with kids and horses. She also loves dogs and has two mixed terriers, Sparky and Bailey, whom she adopted from a no-kill rescue shelter. Living in a rural farm area of Pennsylvania affords Marsha the luxury of enjoying her three-acre property with her two dogs. She has a goldfish pond and a gazebo in her backyard. Most of all, she is thankful to God for allowing her to write books. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of eleven, and now she can look back and see how God prepared her to write books. She considers it a special calling to write, especially for young people, and shareΒ biblicalΒ principles with which her readers can have happy and productive lives. Marsha loves to hear from her fans and horse lovers. Visit her at http://www.marshahublerauthor.com or at her two blogs: http://www.horsefactsbymarshahubler.wordpress.com and http://www.marshahubler.wordpress.com

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Keystone Stables

For horse-loving young readers comes……The Keystone Stables series, where a tough foster child named Skye learns about love and forgiveness through a beautiful quarter horse named Champ.

Thirteen-year-old Skye Nicholson has become an expert at making sure no one will ever hurt her again. After her cold and angry behavior and numerous offenses remove her from more foster home placements than she cares to count, she’s headed toward juvenile detention. But then she’s given one last chanceβ€”an opportunity to live at Keystone Stables, a foster home and therapy camp where she meets a beautiful sorrel horse named Champ. As hard as she tries, she can’t deny she loves Champβ€”but her refusal to accept her new foster parents and their Christian faith might mean losing Champ forever.

A Horse to Love:

  • is written by an author who has firsthand experience with horses and foster care
  • is a contemporary and realistic plot, with an inspirational Christian message
  • features a character with special needs
  • contains 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

 

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The Interview

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1. Can you give my readers some insight on what your Keystone Stables books about?
The eight Keystone Stables books are about a foster kid, Skye Nicholson, who is rebellious and very unhappy when the books start. However, she goes to a loving foster home with Tom and Eileen Chambers, who also have a therapy riding academy, which has to have horses, of course. Through their love and Skye’s love for a horse named Champ, Skye comes to know Jesus as her Savior, and her life is changed for the better. Then she starts helping the other foster kids who come to Keystone Stables.
2. Skye is an amazing compassionate character. And thatΒ is mostly because of horse therapy. Can you explain horse therapy?
Horses are amazing animals. They can sense when you love them, when you’re afraid of them, or when you’re mean-spirited. But well-trained therapy horses love to work with kids who are hurting. They can sense when kids have been hurt in their past, so they’re very gentle and obedient to teach the riders that they can learn to ride a horse; therefore, they can learn to overcome their fears in life and be successful in school and when they grow up with a job and their own family.
3. My favorite character is probably Tanya. Who is (One! Hard to chose, am I right?) of your favorite characters from your books?
My favorite character is Skye because she’s kind of a mix of the 12 foster kids I had a long time ago. I also like her because after she asks Jesus to save her, most of the time she acts like a Christian kid should act, to be loving and forgiving of others.

Most of the time. XD
4. There are a lot of horse characters in Keystone Stables! Where any of them based off of your own horsey pals?
I did have horses for 20 years, and I did have a beautiful Quarter Horse named Coke, but he was a palomino. In book two, the horse is a Tennessee Walker. I had several Walkers over the years, which were my favorite riding horses because they’re so smooth like a rocking chair.
5. What was your first experience like when your first Foster kid came into your care?
Our first foster kid was a 14-year-old girl who was a student in the Christian school where I was the principal. She had major family problems and had to get away from her step dad. She was only with us a few months until her mother got divorced, and the girl was able to go home. But some of our foster kids were with us three years until they graduated from high school.

That’s very interesting!
6. Funniest thing one of your horses have ever done?
My sweetest horse was Rex, half Quarter Horse/half Tenn. Walker bay. He was only 14 1/2 hands high and sweet as sugar. The funniest thing he would do was smell that I had sugar cubes in my jacket pocket and nudge me with his nose until I’d give them to him. He’s gone a long time, and I still miss him terribly. He died of old age.

Awe! My* horse Spirit absoultly adores carrots!Β 

*He is technicly my families horse, but I still love him!
7. Your books have one amazing quality that most horse books don’t have. It’s an amazing book for kids, with Christian standards! Was it hard to get your book published because of that?
It was not difficult getting those books published because God set up a meeting for me with an editor who worked at Zondervan, the publishing company. I met the woman at a writers’ conference, and she asked me to write the series. It was a “God thing.” God has our lives all planned out. All we have to do is study hard, work hard, and pray for His perfect will in our lives, and God will open up wonderful opportunities for us to serve Him. I never dreamed I’d have a best-selling series. There are 250,000 of the series in print. I’m now writing my 21st book in my TOMMI POCKETS series.

That is such a God-thing!
8. Skye often has a hard time dealing with headstrong kids, like Sooze for example. Did you have any foster kids who had that quality?
Sooze is actually based on one of my foster kids whose name is Susan. She was thrilled that I used her name in the book. And the scene where Sooze is on the porch roof ready to burn her house down really happened. That’s exactly how I met Susan and how she came to live with me for a while. The real Susan is now 50 years old and a grandmother.

Wow, that is seriously amazing. I never would’ve thought!
9. Who inspired you to write the first Keystone book?
I must say that God inspired me to write the series through my meeting the editor of Zondervan at the writers’ conference. Up until she asked me to write for Zondervan, I thought I was to write Bible studies because I had one Bible study already published, and I was working on a series of them. Since the Keystone Stables, I’ve written 10 other fiction books, but I’ve never gone back to write Bible studies.

Very cool!Β 

 


 

Special Thanks to Mrs. Marsha for doing this interview with me! You can check out her Keystone Stables books on amazon or on Zondervan.com.

Thank you so much for reading!

~ Mary Elizabeth

Ariana’s Writing Contest (Endings)

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Um okay, so, I joined another writing contest (Can I scream now?). IΒ doΒ make up pretty good* stories in my head, but, my grammar stinks. I think I need to review all of the grammar goodies before I start writing

*as in, okay stories. trying to be modest!

Now that I have reviewed the common grammar mistakes, I might be ready to write.

Maybe.

The Prompt is,Β endings. IΒ  have a great idea!

 

THE END!

Did you like it?Β Okay never mind. Bad idea. *Takes deep breath* LETS DO THIS!

Story Rules(Copied from Ariana’s blog ):Β You will be given a word prompt, and judged based on your adherence to it.

There is a word limit of 1,000 words, and any story that goes above this will get points docked off. (See judging criteria.)

All stories must be appropriate, and profanity, and graphic descriptions will result in automatic elimination and loss of the round.

Your stories must be finished within a week. If they are not, you will forfeit the round to someone on the waiting list.

Oof, well, okay! I’m not sure if it’s still open, but I’ll do it anyways.

I think I’m ready to start! Here it goes!


Winter’s End

In the cold of winter, everything is bleak. The world seems covered in thick sleek snow. Oh how I wish, that spring comes again. To be able to climb on a tree’s now frosted limbs. The fire is hot, and it warms me and Mama while we wait for Papa. Worried he might be trapped in the snow, we pray to our Father in heaven to save him from the dreadful cold. I cannot withhold this excitement, for it is now May when things are beginning, and the cold of Winter is finally ending. No more fear of sickness, that can swallowΒ Β us whole. And knowing that our food won’t go old. Yes the world isn’t heaven, and winter will come again, but for now we should thank God for the SpringΒ that he has sent thee. Winter has ended. Not forever, but for now. Unlike when the world ends, it will end forever. Hallelujah to the Lord!!!

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Well, wish me luck!!!!! I just sent it!

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On The First Day Of Christmas My True Love Gave Too Me…..

Hi Everyone!!! Today it is 12 days till Christmas!! Yip-! Wait. Only 12 days?!?! Seems like yesterday it was 50 something! Well time just seems to fly with the wind doesn’t it?? Anyway, back to the subject. What in the world is a partridge in a pear tree???? Lemme look it up…………

Well, it’s literally a bird in a tree… But! I did find out the meaning behind it!


Both β€œmy true love” and theΒ partridge in a pear treeΒ represent Jesus β€” theΒ partridgeΒ because it’s a bird that will sacrifice its life to save its children.

Cool!

Well kids! You learn something new everyday!

Β apologies for the post before last. It had a very odd ending… Kudos to my cuz for that one!Β Β 

Now for an even odder ending!

GOODBYE

P.S Look for meteors tonight!

My Fave Songs

Hello Loves!! I really have no idea what too post………..So I’m just like, Eyyy, okay! This will work. *Slaps Forehead* . Ohhhh…. The life of a blogger……LIGHT BULB!!! I. Am. Brilliant.Β  Oh wait………Β LizzyΒ Already did that. YOU ARE BRILLIANT! Okay, lets get on with the post shall we?? WE SHALL! (Seriously, is that getting old?)

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I Just Need You.

By: Tobby Mac

When I’m up when I’m down (uh, huh)
When the wolves come around (tell me)
When my feet hit the ground
I just need, I just need You
On my darkest days (uh, huh)
When I’m losing faith (tell me)
No, it ain’t gon’ change
I just need, I just need You
Lord, I need You
Yeah, I just need You

 

Trust In You

By: Lauren Daigle

When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You

 

Brother

By: NEEDTOBREATH

Brother let me be your shelter
Never leave you all alone
I can be the one you call
When you’re low
Brother let me be your fortress
When the night winds are driving on
Be the one to light the way
Bring you home

 

Hello My Name is….

By: Matthew West

Hello, my name is child of the one true king
I’ve been saved, I’ve been changed, and I have been set free
Amazing grace is the song I sing
Hello, my name is child of the one true king
I am no longer defined
By all the wreckage behind
The one who makes all things new
Has proven it’s true
Just take a look at my life
Hard Love
By: NEEDTOBREATH
Hold on tight a little longer
What don’t kill ya, makes ya stronger
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
You can’t change without a fallout
It’s gon’ hurt, but don’t you slow down
Get back up, ’cause it’s a hard love
You know the situation can’t be right
And all you ever do is fight
But there’s a reason that the road is long
It takes some time to make your courage strong
HeadPhones
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By: Britt Necole
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Whoa, whoa
Anytime you feel alone, put on your headphones
Love, love’s coming through your headphones
Anytime you feel alone, put on your headphones
Love, love’s coming through your headphones
Love is coming through your headphones
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Now, These are justΒ someΒ of my favorite songs. Feel free to look them up if you don’t now them!!
TTYL!
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Sunday Music: The King Of My Heart

Hello Loves!!! And Happy Sunday! I hope you had a great week!! So anyway, Here is a new series of Sunday Hymns that we can dig deep with so lets get started shall we? WE SHALL!

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Let the King of my heart
Be the mountain where I run
The fountain I drink from
Oh He is my SongLet the King of my heart
Be the shadow where I hide
The ransom for my life
Oh He is my Song

You are good, good, oh
You are good, good, oh
You are good, good, oh
You are good, good, oh

Let the King of my heart
Be the wind inside my sails
The anchor in the waves
Oh He is my Song

Let the King of my heart
Be the fire inside my veins
The echo of my days
Oh He is my Song

You are good, good, oh
You are good, good, oh
Yes, you are good, good, oh
You are good, good, oh

You’re never gonna let, never gonna let me down
You’re never gonna let, never gonna let me down
You’re never gonna let, never gonna let me down
You’re never gonna let, never gonna let me down

You are good, good, oh
You are good, good, oh
You are good, good, oh
You are good, good, oh
When the night is holding on to me
You are holding on

When the night is holding on to me
You are holding on
You are good, good, oh
You are good, good, oh
You are good, good, oh
You are good, good, oh

When the night is holding on to me
God is holding on

When the night is holding on to me
God is holding on

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Who is the King ofΒ YourΒ heart??
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Oh Say Can You See??

Hello Loves!! Today We celebrate ourΒ country, and all the people in it. And now we shall read the lyrics ofΒ  The National Anthem.

Oh, say can you see,
By the dawn’s early light,
What so proudly we hailed,
At the twilight’s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars,
Through the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched,
Were so gallantly streaming.
And the rocket’sΒ redΒ Glare
The bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night,
That our flag was still there.
Oh say does that star spangled banner yet wave,
For the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

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Freedom is an amazing gift from God, We get too buy the things we want and need, we don’t have to be afraid to worship in public, we can get anΒ education(Even though we may not be too happy about that). So lets be thankful for our wonderful, amazing, Beautiful Country.

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My Entree For Lydia’s photography Contest!#4

hiya! SUPERCALLAFRAGALISTICASPIALLADOCIAS! It is the end of may! It feels like it just started yesterday….*starts having flashback**Cuts flashback short* oh, your still here… what was I talking about? *looks at title*Β Oh yeah….. Anyway! Here is my entree!

Lydia’s Photography Contest Picture

My Entree For Lydia’s Photography Contest #2

Lydia’s Photography Contest Picture #3


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It gives meΒ JoyΒ that JESUS died on the cross for us so that way we can live with him forever and ever and ever! now that should bring all of you Joy too!

Bye!

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