About the Author~
Franklin has lived throughout the South her whole life. Growing up as a
preacher’s kid, IvyTrace quickly learned to eavesdrop on people and let her
imagination run away with her, which, in turn, led her to write stories from her
creative, sometimes exaggerated, thoughts. Horse and dog enthusiast, Franklin
has shown hunter-jumpers for years, and after moving to the Mississippi Delta and living in Texas, took
up Quarter Horse events, including American Ranch Horse Shows, Cutting Horse
events, and Western Dressage.
is working on the second book in the Lope series, Lope Along, and
several children's books, while consistently publishing for a national horse
magazine out of Ft. Worth.
Mississippi Delta holds a particular place in my heart, as I fell in love with
the people there, found my riding legs, my writer’s voice, and published my
first book,” says Franklin. “I started writing to heal and continue to do so
today. I have hope for happy endings throughout this dark world, and try to
express it through my writing.”