Anna Sellberg is one of the stable of Stabenfeldt authors. She is a Swedish author, and has written many more titles in her native Swedish. A fair few of them have been picked up by Stabenfeldt, who run pony book clubs in various countries. They have translated several of her titles, including some (if not all) of the Sara series. Anna has introduced some English language pony books to Sweden: she translated Samantha Alexander’s titles into Swedish, as well as Steven Farley’s.
Writing has taken something of a backseat for her now: Anna is probably the only pony author out there who works full time as a bus driver, so if you ever get on a bus in Uppsala, keep your eyes open!
She says: “I´ve written 15 books, 12 about horses and 3 books with quizzes, crosswords and that kind of stuff. I live in Uppsala, Sweden, together with my two boys, 16 and 18 years old. I´ve also got a boyfriend (or what to call him when you´re at our age?) and we´ve also got a lot of animals: two dogs, three cats, two rats and three horses. I´ve been "pony-nuts" all my life - and of course I love books about horses too. I´ve collected these kinds of books since I was a child, and still buy and read them!
Many of my favourite authors are from Great Britain or the US, [like] Monica Dickens, Anna Sewell, J M Berrisford, Marguerite Henry, Ruby Ferguson, Samantha Alexander and so on. I can´t count the times I´ve been reading books like "Talking about Horses" by Dickens or "Black Beauty" ... I still read my old favourites again and again, and do enjoy them as much as ever! There´s something special with these old books and the stories about horses ...”
There’s more information, as well as pictures, on Anna’s website.
Finding the books
No Stabenfeldt titles were published in the UK, but some copies have been imported and are usually available fairly cheaply here. Alternatively, you can try American sites, or Ebay.com, where bundles of titles tend to come up fairly often.
Anna Sellberg - personal correspondence