More About the Author
Sue Millard was born in Cheshire, and took an honours degree in English Literature at University College, Chester. She moved to Cumbria in 1975 and now lives with her husband in "a very small hamlet at the end of the world". She has a grown-up daughter and son.
Her books are available from Amazon and from http://www.jackdawebooks.co.uk.
Her non-fiction book about Fell ponies and their breeders, "Hoofprints in Eden" (Hayloft, 2005), won its class in the Lakeland Book of the Year awards in 2006.
The cartoon book about Fell ponies, "One Fell Swoop," (1987) continues to sell and is in its 3rd edition. Sue has written a teen novel "Against the Odds" (paperback 1995, Kindle edition 2013), set in the world of English steeplechasing, while the children's book "Dragon Bait" (2012), came out of a challenge from another writer to produce a cartoonable story from a legend. The comic novella, "The Forthright Saga" (2012) is set in a fictional Cumbrian town, and "Coachman" (2012), a historical novel, is set in Carlisle and London in the opening years of the Victorian age.
On the "other side" of the literary fence, Sue's poems have appeared in The Interpreter's House, Pennine Platform, Prole, Snakeskin, Lighten Up Online and Butcher's Dog. In 2012, 'Pink' - a poem about the death of her grand-daughter - appeared in the Candlestick Press pamphlet anthology, In Memoriam: Poems of Bereavement, alongside work by Carol Ann Duffy, Billy Collins, Jackie Kay, Paul Durcan, Wendy Cope and many others. A poetry pamphlet, "Ash Tree", was published in August 2013 by Prole Books.
Sue appeared on the TV quiz "Mastermind" in 1984. She was a regular contributor to Carriage Driving Magazine, was the cartoonist for the pony magazine Going Native until its closure in 1995 and still occasionally contributes to its successor Native Pony.
Sue has a Masters degree in Multimedia Computing, so besides her writing, she works from home as a web manager. She is a panel judge for the Fell Pony Society, serves on their Council and Overseas Sub-Committee, and edits their web site and their twice-yearly magazine. She owns a black Fell pony known to his friends as Mr T, and a bay Fell mare called Ruby.