Sandra J Howell was the first breeder of the American Bashkir Curly horse in Massachusetts. One of her mares, in foal, was chosen by a farm in Sweden to begin their foundation Curly horse program. She has written extensively about Curly horses and has been interviewed on television and radio telling the story of the rare breed.
A semi-retired professor, Howell teaches on-line courses for a local college. Through her Equine novels she shares with readers her passion for rescue horses and therapeutic riding programs.
Her lifelong love of horses is woven into her Samantha Steele series, Spirit of a Rare Breed, Saving GiGi and Golden Horse. The three novels are speckled with humor, sage advice, a little romance and intriguing women. Although Curly horses set the backdrop of her novels, each novel features a different horse breed. Her books are suitable for readers of all ages.
Howell has co-written a middle school equine series with fellow author Courtney Vail. The award winning and fun filled, Angels Club I, 2, and 3 focuses on diversity, school bullying and rescue horses. The entertaining series shows kids of all ages how they can empower themselves through their love of horses and by helping others.
Howell was the founding member and secretary of the WM Authors Selling Books club. She is the secretary of the Scantic River Artisans, a member of Scantic Valley Riders, and member of the Independent Publishers of New England. Her novels are showcased at the Equine Affaire, The Red Lion Inn, Equine magazines, and they are promoted through Equine organizations and libraries.