Cambridge, Mass -.October 12,2005 Kim Ablon Whitney, a writer in the field of equestrian media, has just released an exciting new novel for horse lovers.
Published by Random House
, The Perfect Distance, is set in a world Whitney knows well-the ‘A' horse show circuit. Whitney
career writing for equestrian magazines.She
currently freelances for publications such as Practical Horseman
, The Chronicle
of the Horse, Equestrian Magazine, Hunter & Sport Horse, Equestrian Talk Magazine, and The Equine Journal
.She also writes two monthly columns in The Horseman's Yankee Pedlar and is a former hunter/jumper editor of Sidelines.
In addition, Whitney
is a United States Equestrian Federation
‘R' judge in hunters and equitation.She
has officiated at some of the top shows in the country, including the Winter Equestrian Festival, HITS Ocala and HITS-on-the-Hudson, Lake Placid, and the Vermont Summer Festival.Whitney
has ridden all her
life, placing at the equitation finals as a junior, and more recently, competing in the amateur-owner divisions.
enjoys writing nonfiction, her
dream was always to write novels.She received her Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College in 2003.Her
first novel, See You Down the Road, also published by Random House
, was released in February of 2004.It was selected as a Booklist Magazine Editor's Choice for 2005.
In early reviews, The Perfect Distance has been called "an absorbing look into the pressure-packed world of the equitation finals," by Kirkus Reviews.Booklist Magazine
says the book "gets the universals of serious competition just right."
"It was great fun to write The Perfect Distance because I was able to write about a world I know and love," Whitney
explained.To learn more about Whitney
writing, and The Perfect Distance, please visit: http://www.kimablonwhitney.com.