Ryder, Chloe

Chloe Ryder is a pseudonym used by the author Julia Sykes, who also writes as Summer Waters and Syke Waters. The Princess Ponies series is the result of a collaboration between her and Jeff Norton, who has a niece who’s grown out of Dora the Explorer, but hasn’t grown out of wanting to read adventure stories. Chloe Ryder lives on a farm and has horses. Whether alter ego Julie Sykes does isn’t clear: she lives in Hampshire, though they did once live on a fish farm with 300,000 rainbow trout.

She’s written several picture books, and numerous animal-related series aimed at the younger reader.

Princess Ponies
A Magical Friend
A Dream Come True
The Special Secret
A Unicorn Adventure
An Amazing Rescue
Best Friends Forever
A Special Surprise
A Singing Star

Finding the books:
All in print

Links and sources
Chloe Ryder’s website
Julie Sykes’ website
Julie Sykes on Authorsaloud
OUP on Julie Sykes