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Truth Squad Radio – Nell Walton of AllHorses Post

Nell Walton joins us this Wednesday evening to discuss her novel titled “The Bone Trail.”

Nell Walton is an avid horsewoman and also owns two wild horses, both of which came from a herd near Elko, NV. She is also the founder and managing editor of the online equestrian news magazine, The AllHorses Post. She has degrees in journalism and biology from the University of Arkansas, spent many years as a professional journalist and worked as an intern for former President Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas. She lives in East Tennessee on a small horse farm with her husband, four horses, one donkey, two cats and two dogs. The Bone Trail is her first novel.

Synopsis: The Bone Trail is the story of investigative journalist and horsewoman, Kate Wyndham, who is sent to northern Nevada to do a story on the disappearance of two wild horse advocates. When Wyndham attempts to gain information from the FBI and local authorities she is stonewalled. She turns to Jim Ludlow, a local rancher who lives on an Indian Reservation near where the advocates disappeared. Ludlow, a Shoshone Indian horse “whisperer” agrees to try to help Wyndham and they begin a search for answers that may cost them everything the hold dear – it may even cost them their lives.

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  1. Amazon –

    Kindle version:


    FYI – the final draft will be coming out at the end of the month. This version has a few typos in it, and I am changing the pacing a bit (it is being reviewed by an editor) because of some feedback I am getting from readers. However, THE STORY will not change at all! Once this final draft is completed and for sale I am going to start promoting it heavily. I wrote this book to get the message about what’s going on in Nevada with the wild horses and mining TO EVERYONE.

    (It also has a character in it that I consider to be the SMIP – sexiest man in print)


      • I’m self publishing at the advice of about six authors including a pulitzer prize winner and a NYT bestseller. If you go the conventional publishing route it can take two years or more for your book to get in print, and this issue is TOO IMPORTANT right now to wait that long. I have it out with a bunch of agents, but they have pointed out some problems with the pacing (as have some readers) – that is going to get fixed by the end of the month.

        And, there is the business side of self-publishing. Generally publishers award authors 10-17% of retail price for royalties, but they negotiate to hold the publishing rights forever – they push your book for six months, then forget about it. And EVEN THEN, the author has to do most of his/her own marketing. Electronic publishing provides 35-70% royalties (depending on type of sale) and publishing on demand can pay up to 60%.

        So – the general consensus is from successful authors I’ve talked to is to publish on demand and electronically and let the agents come to you. Which is what I’m doing.

        I’m also entering The Bone Trail in a LOT of contests.

        I’ve had to learn a whole new business, now that I have gotten the book finished!


    • Nell, I see the book is for sale at Barnes & Nobles. I have it in my B & N’s online “cart.” However, you say a final draft will be coming out at the end of February, 2011…revised edition? “Typos/pacing.” Should I wait? I read the 1st chapter and and felt like I was reading non-fiction! Right on! Please let us know when the book is ready and can buy!!! Thank YOU.


  2. I know I will be getting it. I heard you mention it before and thought then that it was definitely going to have a spot on my reading list.


  3. (It also has a character in it that I consider to be the SMIP – sexiest man in print)

    Is there a picture? LOL.
    Look forward to getting the book. Hope it has ‘real time’ effects, also.


  4. Nell, Wow! I loved the first chapter; looking forward to the next….and next…!
    Maybe I missed it, but Did you say,
    that some portions of this book’s proceeds will be automatically donated ?
    to one of the Wild Horse Legal Defense efforts? or to one of the Rescue Groups?
    or perhaps even to fund more “humane observers” to be present witnesses at round-ups and/or holding facilities?


  5. Oh, I ALSO for got to ask:
    If some proceeds ( of book sales) are to be donated to the wild horses’ cause(s)….. will it “depend upon WHERE” we purchase the book? Like via your own website link vs. Amazon, or any other book seller? Would such “sellers” be coaxed into Also donating a portion of THEIR proceeds….?


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