Timmy the Lonely Pony-Spotlight: Fyrestorm

Fyrestorm is Chanel’s plucky little sidekick in, Timmy the Lonely Pony. Real life Fyrestorm is also quite plucky, but she prefers to be called by her nickname, Honey or Honey Boo. Like Chanel, she is a daughter of the resident Franch black stallion, Spirit (AV Olympic Spirit). Honey Boo’s registered name is, Spirits Fyrestorm. Honey was a surprise because one day her mom, Fyrelite, had a little red baby by her side even though as far as anyone knew, she hadn’t been bred. After DNA testing, it turns out that Spirit is officially Honey’s sire, so like Chanel she is a pure Franch bred Arabian.

Baby Fyrestorm with her mom, Fyrelite Bynite:

Fyrestorm aka Honey Boo all grown up:

Honey and me:

AV Olympic Spirit aka Spirit (resident black stallion at The Franch and father of Chanel and Fyrestorm):

Fyrestorm and Chanel:

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Timmy the Lonely Pony-A Timmy Tale Picture Book

Timmy the Lonely Pony is the first book in the Timmy Tales picture book series which follow the adventures of Timmy the rescue pony!

Timmy is rescued from a ranch that couldn’t care for him. He really likes his new owner and the kind way she takes care of him, but the other horses on the ranch notice Timmy looks and behaves differently. When Chanel, an Arabian horse who isn’t kind to Timmy, finds herself in trouble by the pond, Timmy is the only one that can help. Can the horses work together to save Chanel?

This exciting story of Timmy the Lonely Pony was inspired by a real pony who now lives on a 200-acre ranch in Texas.

Timmy the Lonely Pony-Spotlight: Chanel

Chanel is a cute character with an attitude in, Timmy the Lonely Pony. Real life Chanel is a sweet Arabian horse owned by my good friend, Stephanie Young, who runs The Franch. It’s an over 200-acre horse paradise where all three characters in the story live very happy horsey lives. Chanel’s real name is, Spirits Chanel No V. Number V (five) because she’s the fifth offspring of the resident stallion, AV Olympic Spirit aka Spirit.

Baby Chanel with her mom, NH Hungary Eyes aka Sera:

“First Kiss”

More Baby Chanel Pics:

Stephanie with her love, Chanel:

AV Olympic Spirit aka Spirit (resident black stallion at The Franch and father of Chanel and Fyrestorm):

Lastly, Fyrestorm aka Honey, half-sister to Chanel and the third character in, Timmy the Lonely Pony (she’ll be featured in my next post):

Don’t forget to check out these social media links for Veronica Stanley-Hooper, the wonderful illustrator who is making my dream a reality!

Timmy the Lonely Pony-Spotlight: Timmy

Timmy the Lonely Pony is the first book in a series that features my rescue pony, Timmy. The real Timmy came into my life in 2014. It turns out that this cute little guy, who I thought I rescued, actually rescued me. He’s never been ridden and is just my little loveable pet. He lives on a 200-acre ranch affectionately known as, The Franch (Frances’s Ranch), along with many other happy horses, including my other rescue horse, Frisco. He has met the other stars of this little tale, but the fillies featured within its pages, Chanel and Fyrestorm, reside in the paddock with the pond which appears in the story.

I wrote this manuscript about two years ago and had pretty much given up on ever getting it published because it seems illustrators are difficult to come by. But then the extremely talented, Veronica Stanley-Hooper, came into my life and now my dream of publishing a picture book is about to become a reality!

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Timmy is also featured in some middle grade stories I’ve written which can be found on the Timmy Tales page of this website. It’s so easy to come up with story ideas for this cute, little, golden pony!

The real Timmy:

Timmy and Frisco:

Timmy and me:

Timmy is my muse and his ability to inspire me has helped me begin to realize my dream of becoming a published writer. A dream that I first vocalized many years ago when I was in seventh grade. Click on the links below for more about Timmy and more about my writing journey.

Timmy My Little Muse

Timmy the Rescue Pony-Star of Timmy Tales and Timmy the Lonely Pony

Timmy the Lonely Pony and 2023 Writing Goals

So, I didn’t get a lot of writing done in 2022 as my 7 followers are probably aware. Lol (Oh hey, I have 68 subscribers!) I changed day jobs three times and just couldn’t get into a groove at all this past year. The art posted above was created by the very talented artist, Veronica Stanley Hooper, and it is a sample for a picture book that I wrote in October 2021.

The three horses pictured in the image are based on real horses, although the real ones don’t talk (as far as I know).

The real Timmy (read more about him here):

The real Fyrestorm:

Fyrestorm and Chanel:

I plan to be more productive in 2023. My biggest goals are to publish, Timmy the Lonely Pony, by my birthday in July and finish writing my middle-grade novel, The Red Filly, by the end of the year. I also plan to create more content for my site, so stay tuned for that. I greatly appreciate all of your patience and support and I hope you all stay along for the ride! Happy 2023 everyone!