Profile: Virginia Shirt

About This Author

Having been a writer all my life, it is only latterly that my work has become published. With the help of my wonderful brother Rob, a school teacher, I am now able to produce publishable work. I still cannot claim perfection, but I am getting there! I write about the subjects i am most passionate about, horses and animals. When I met my husband, Alan, a farmer, I knew straight away I had found my soulmate. At school I was banned from writing about horses and my art teacher banned me from drawing them! My passion survived and my love of horses grew into an obsession. I had a wonderful childhood where I spent hours caring for my furry pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs. I had a wonderful dog called Tango, my best friend. Picnics in the country gave my childhood years a special feel. Sitting on cliff tops eating mums wonderful rock cakes, watching the aunts scurrying away with the crumbs. The best gift I was given as a child was the gift of protection from the harshness of the world. A gift bestowed upon me by my beloved parents. Walking through life with my head in the clouds has helped me through the last five years of my life. I am just finishing off the story of this traumatic time, which I hope you will read soon. You will understand why keeping my head in the clouds has helped me through. Ginny

This Author's Books

Meet Sally and Adrian of Clover Farm. Enjoy their adventures with the local children and the ponies. Clover Farm is in big trouble and is running out of money fast. Can a thin, sickly, neglected pony really save the farm? Can the children stop the villain....
ISBN: 9781781765463
Published: 18 July 2012
Forgiven is a story about a young girl who has a passion for horses. She rides out early one morning and suffers a life changing accident. Her life hangs in the balance. Will she survive? If so, will she ride her beloved horse,Star, again. The story tells....
ISBN: 9781782990932
Published: 10 January 2013
Hattie is a hen living on a farm in the country. She is happy living in the hen house with her friends but one day realises she feels broody. Hattie wants to have a family of her own but this will not be easy. The farmer collects the eggs everyday to sell....
ISBN: 9781784075576
Published: 26 March 2014
Henry is a very ordinary pony but is so loved by his little owner, Amy. Amy has a hard time at school and is bullied by her teacher and by the Plumbum twins. Henry is her saviour and always makes her feel good. Amy plans to enter Henry into a local pony s....
ISBN: 9781785104732
Published: 13 January 2015
This book is a manual for horse riding instructors or any lay person that wishes to teach a child to ride. The book takes you from the very begining of learning to ride to a stage where the child can compete. The book is full of wonderful ideas and tips t....
ISBN: 9781782993780
Published: 30 April 2013
A wonderful little story about a young girls love of horses and ponies. it is inspirational and shows that dreams can come true. This book tells the story of a young girls dream to own her own pony. However, the book also makes aware to readers that the g....
ISBN: 9781786102362
Published: 20 October 2015