Tue, 10 February 2015
Living her dream - horses and books – a perfect life.
Jacqui Broderick was born in England. When not riding she spent her time reading or writing, completing her first pony story shortly after her tenth birthday.Many years later, living in Ireland, a divorced mother of three children, Broderick founded a lifestyle magazine, Galway Life. Through the magazine she met ex-jockey Shane Broderick, who was paralysed from the neck down in a racing accident. Broderick felt the story of this brave young man should be told and approached Wolfhound Press in Dublin with an idea for a book.
“The Shane Broderick Story” was published at the end of 1999 and led onto other writing projects, Trainers, Winners and Millionaires were published by Poolbeg. However being a single mum meant that as well as writing, Broderick had two other jobs, working on the Connemara Trail, taking parties of riders through the spectacular mountain scenery of Connemara, in addition to being the editor of Ireland’s Horse and Pony Magazine.
In 2012, Broderick launched Lavender and White Publishing, an e-publishing company specialising in working with self-publishing authors on a wide range of mainly equestrian titles, both fiction and non-fiction. Listen to Jacqui"s interview as she tells about her journey through the horse and literary world.