American Christian author. She is also an expert in homeschooling and an educator specializing in learning disabilities. She and her husband were foster parents for many years and her popular Christian series Keystone Stables, deals with the trials and tribulations of both foster kids and foster parents. This series, as the title suggests, is also populated with a number of horses, reflecting Marsha's love for and interest in the equine species.
As well as this series, she has also written two stand-alone pony books, and some non-fiction.
Marsha Hubler has her own website, where more info can be found both on the author and her books.
Keystone Stables Series: Christian teen series about a rebellious foster kid who is always in trouble until she is fostered by a Christian pair who introduce her to both horses and God. Needless to say she takes to the former more easily!
1) THE TROUBLE WITH SKYE aka A HORSE TO LOVE (ZONDERVAN PB [USA] 2004) Reprinted in paperback with alternative title SUMMARY: Troublemaker Skye is allowed one last chance with Christian foster parents Tom and Ellen. There she falls in love with their quarter horse Champ.
2) A TRUE TEST FOR SKYE aka ON THE VICTORY TRAIL (ZONDERVAN PB [USA] 2004) Reprinted in paperback with alternative title SUMMARY: When an old friend comes to stay, Skye must face tragedy.
3) TROUBLE TIMES TWO aka SOUTHERN BELLE'S SPECIAL GIFT (ZONDERVAN PB [USA] 2005) Reprinted in paperback with alternative title SUMMARY: Tanya, a new foster child with the Bells, is an inveterate shoplifter. But she turns over a new leaf when she cares for an orphaned foal.
4) TEAMWORK AT CAMP TIOGA aka SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE (ZONDERVAN PB [USA] 2005) Reprinted in paperback with alternative title SUMMARY: Skye must search for a young deaf child who has ran off with his horse at summer camp.
5) THE WINNING SUMMER aka LEADING THE WAY (ZONDERVAN PB [USA] 2005) Reprinted in paperback with alternative title SUMMARY: Skye is helping to teach riding to a group of special needs children. She forms a bond with a troubled blind girl.
6) SKYE'S FINAL TEST aka BLUE RIBBON CHAMP (ZONDERVAN PB [USA] 2005) Reprinted in paperback with alternative title SUMMARY: Skye has difficult decisions to make on the day of the horse show.
7) WHISPERING HOPE (ZONDERVAN PB [USA] 2010) SUMMARY: Skye has her hands full trying to train a rebellious pinto and make friends with an equally rebellious new foster kid.
8) THE LONG RIDE HOME (ZONDERVAN PB [USA] 2010) SUMMARY: At a horse show Skye meets a long-lost Aunt and this starts a search for her real parents whom she hasn't seen since she was a toddler.
Collector's Info: First editions are paperbacks and as far as I know no hardback editions were produced. The original 6 part series was recently reprinted with new titles and new cover art and expanded to include 2 new stories. This new reprint is still in print and can be found easily and bought new in both UK and USA. .The older editions can be harder to find, especially outside the USA.
Other Horse & Pony Books:
THE SECRET OF THE BATTY SUMMARY: Historical younger reader book. A brother and sister, their two ponies and a dog solve mysteries in 1920s America. RICKIE RIDES TO THE RESCUE SUMMARY: Teenage Rickie works part time at a ranch where she falls in love with Cocoa, a beautiful Tennessee Walking Horse. But when Cocoa is sold she is broken-hearted. Will she ever find a horse to replace Cocoa in her heart? And can she help Jonah, adopted son of the ranch owners, find his birth mother?
Collector's Info: I can't find any publishing information about these books, which appear only to be available through the author's website.
Short Stories in Other Books & Collections,:
LESLIE'S SOLO RIDE in Discover Trails Magazine April 2003 SUMMARY: A girl must conquer her fear of riding alone to go for help when her riding companion has an accident
The story can be read on the author's website here
Collector's Info: I suspect that the magazine will be almost impossible to find however, as the story is available to read for free on the author's website, that shouldn't be a problem to anyone but the most dedicated completist!