Toni Leland

American author. She has written both fiction and non-fiction and also, as a freelance journalist, many magazine and newspaper articles. For a number of years she bred Arabians and she has also worked in the advertising/graphics design side of the equine industry. She seems to be something of an expert on miniature ponies and has written many books and articles about them. Her horsy fictional titles include a short series for younger readers featuring miniature ponies and some adult romances and thrillers. 

As well as writing, the multi-talented Ms. Leland also works as a professional photographer and is a gardening expert.

Toni Leland has her own website where you can find out lots more about her and her books.

Christa Series:

1) CHRISTA MEETS A MINI
(EQUINE GRAPHICS [USA] 2004)
In print.
SUMMARY: Christa is ashamed that she is frightened of the large draught horses on the farm. When she sees a miniature horse at the local fair she decides that such a tiny horse is the equine for her!

2) CHRISTA JOINS A HORSE CLUB
(EQUINE GRAPHICS [USA] 2004)
In print.
SUMMARY: Christa takes her interest in miniature ponies further when she joins the Little Bits Horse Club. She is determined to prove to her family she can look after a mini pony.

Collector's Info:
First published in paperback, they have recently also been released as
e-books. Both are in print and available new in the USA. At the moment available only as e-books in the UK.

Other Horse & Pony Books (Adult Fiction):

WINNING WAYS
(EQUINE GRAPHICS [USA] 2004)
In print.
SUMMARY: Adult romantic fiction. Vet and Arabian owner Liz, moves to a new practice in the hills of California, hoping to make a new life and show her horses there. However she receives an unpleasant reception from the die-hard male ranchers there who want nothing to do with a female vet. Things look up when she meets a handsome horse trainer, but he has his own problems to overcome. And things don't go easy for her in the show ring either...

HEARTS OVER FENCES
(EQUINE GRAPHICS [USA] 2004)
In print.
SUMMARY: Adult romantic fiction set against the top level eventing world. Beth's charmed life as a talented rider and owner of a prestigious training facility is changed in one horrifying incident. As she learns to come to terms with what has happened she meets the handsome Brett whose ambition to become
the top event rider seems to dominate his life...will Beth change that?

GAMBLING WITH THE ENEMY
(EQUINE GRAPHICS [USA] 2005)
In print.
SUMMARY: Adult thriller. Lifelong friends Jessica and Faith run an equestrian centre together, though money problems and Faith's alcohol addiction are threatening to destroy their venture. But it turns out these are the least of their worries as danger also enters their lives. 

DEADLY HERITAGE
(EQUINE GRAPHICS [USA] 2008)
In print.
SUMMARY: Adult romantic suspense fiction. When a stalker targets horse breeder Kellie and someone begins harming her quarter horses, she enlists the help of the local sherrif - a man whose heart she broke 15 years earlier…

RESCUE ME
(EQUINE GRAPHICS [USA] 2010)
In print.
SUMMARY: Adult romantic suspense fiction. Julia Dorsey seems to have it all: money, social status, beautiful horses and a rich, powerful husband. But all is not as it seems - for Julia is suffering a secret life of abuse and terror. When handsome but mysterious Heck enters her life Julia doesn't know whether he can help her or make things worse...


Collector's Info:
All in print and available in both paper and e-book form. However harder to find in paperback in the UK where they appear to be only available new in e-book form.