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IRDA Winner Esta Bernstein Tells All About Her Book

Changing Horses tied in the Self-Help category of the 2022 IndieReader Discovery Awards, where undiscovered talent meets people with the power to make a difference.

Following find an interview with author Esta Bernstein.

What is the name of the book and when was it published?

Changing Horses, published Feb. 2, 2022

What’s the book’s first line?

Why is it that some of us are born with a genetic disorder and others are not?

What’s the book about? Give us the “pitch”. 

Changing Horses, takes you through the authors personal stories and lifetime experiences with horses, but it also serves as a general informational guide about the souls of horses, spiritual awareness, transformation, and what the was found on her journeys when visiting the other side of the veil. It explores the body, mind, and soul of the horse in ways that may enable you to apply their principles to your own life, help your own horses, and heal your deepest wounds. This book brings us into the depths of the universe as explained and defined by the horses.

What inspired you to write the book? A particular person? An event?

The inspiration for the book was derived from a need to explain in more detail the reasons behind the questions being answered in my documentary, Changing Horses.

What’s the most distinctive thing about the main character? Who-real or fictional-would you say the character reminds you of? 

This is a memoir, and the author is the main character.

What’s the main reason someone should really read this book? 

The main reason to read this book is to gain more insight into how animals view humans, and the inner workings of the universe.  You will be asked to dig deep into your psyche and discover not who, but what you are.

If they made your book into a movie, who would you like to see play the main character(s)?

Amy Adams, Paul Sorvino,

Is this the first you’ve written?

This is my first book.

What do you do for work when you’re not writing? 

I am the founder of Saffyre Sanctuary, an equine rescue in Los Angeles.

What’s the best and the hardest part of being an indie?   

The best part of being an indie is the control you have over your work.  The hardest part is the marketing, sales, publicity and exposure.

Would you go traditional if a publisher came calling?  If so, why? 

I would go traditional if there was enough incentive (i.e. – movie deal, publicity tour, more exposure)

Is there something in particular that motivates you (fame? fortune?)

Loving all animals, and inspiring people to find and live their true calling is my motivation.

Which writer, living or dead, do you most admire?

Anna Sewell.

Which book do you wish you could have written? 

Black Beauty.

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