Not really a blog post, but I just had to share this fabulous Five Star Review from Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite last week because I am thrilled with it and so proud!
"Winning Horsemanship: A Judge's Secrets and Tips for Your Success by Joanne Verikios is a book for horse riders, a brilliant book that combines the author’s experience as a riding champion and judge with smart writing to offer invaluable lessons to readers on how to go past being mere amateur riders to becoming experts, creating an enjoyable and fulfilling experience that drives success. Joanne Verikios’ book will help readers understand and harness the techniques that can make them one with their horses, learn the secrets
Introduction: it was a pleasure, an honour and something of a challenge to be interviewed by the dynamic, respected and prolific Scottish blogger, Fiona McVie. Fiona's blog, which is called authorsinterviews, is well known across the literary community and especially among readers and writers – hardly surprising since she has interviewed thousands of authors over the last four years – no doubt with many more to come.
Fiona: Let's get you introduced. Your name is Joanne Verikios and you're 61. Tell us a little about your self, i.e. where are you from, your education, family life etc.
I grew up in Toowoomba, Queensland, the eldest of three children and the only one who was besotted with horses. We were blessed with amazing parents and my childhood was very happy. I graduated from the University of Queensland with an Honours Degree in Russian. Despite that, I joined the Australian Public Service and spent more than three very full and fulfilling decades in a range of interesting Departments before resigning in 2010. After a bit of a rest and regroup, I reinvented myself as a businesswoman and author. Highlights included getting my first pony, working in Antarctica, representing Australia in the sport of powerlifting and breeding a champion Warmblood stallion.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
Joanne Verikios - Award-Winning International Author
Joanne is an Australian writer, speaker and blogger. She has helped people from all walks of life to develop a champion mindset, communicate better with their horses and reach their full potential. Through first-hand experience, Joanne understands the challenges experienced by equestrians. She also draws on her extensive experience in leadership roles to assist with personal development and spiritual growth.