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Joann S Dawson is an American author. She’s also worked as an actress, and it’s perhaps not a coincidence that the world of film has found its way into her Lucky Foot Stables series. As well as being a horse wrangler on Oprah, Dawson has also appeared in The Sixth Sense and 12 Monkeys. With her husband, she now runs a stable.


Her horse series now numbers five titles, the last of which is only available as an ebook.


Finding the books: all are reasonably easy to find, and are also available as ebooks.


Links and source

Joann S Dawson’s website

Fairwind Stables

Lady’s Big Surprise

FT Richards Pub, North East, MD, 2004, 270 pp

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Illinois, 2007, 213 pp.


The blurb:

Best friends Mary and Jody enter their first horse show with their ponies,
Lady and Gypsy, travel to their Secret Place, attend a cow funeral, and
discover Lady's big surprise.


Bibliography - horse books only

Star of Wonder

FT Richards Pub., North East, MD, 2005

Willie to the Rescue

FT Richards Pub, North East, MD, 2005

Republished as A Star is Discovered

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Illinois, 2008, 195 pp.


When a mysterious man arrives claiming he can take Star away, Mary and
Jody rely more than ever on Willie, an elderly farm hand whose past

might provide exactly the help the girls and the McMurrays need.

Mary and Judy in the Movies

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, Illinois, 2008, 231 pp.


The blurb:

Everyone is excited when the McMurray dairy farm is chosen to be the setting of a movie,
especially best friends Mary and Jody who see it as an opportunity to show off their ponies
Lady and Star.

At the Première

Available only as an ebook


The blurb:

Mary, Jody and Willie embark on their greatest adventure yet when they transport Lady and
Gypsy to New York City for the premiere of "The Cream of the Crop." New friendships are
formed and disasters are averted as the girls are introduced to life in the big city. But nothing
could prepare them for the wonderful surprise that comes at the end of their journey.

Joann S Dawson


Lucky Foot Stables

Lady’s Big Surprise

Star of Wonder

A Star is Discovered

(Willie to the Rescue)

Mary and Jody in the Movies

At the Premiere