About Chris

Chris Platt is an award-winning author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including the popular horse novels Moon Shadow; Willow King and its sequel, Race the Wind; and many titles in the Thoroughbred juvenile fiction series..

She has a degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno, and specializes in writing about horses.

During her youth she worked as a jockey in Oregon (she was one of the first female jockeys in the state), and has been a life-long horse owner.

Chris lives in Washoe Valley, Nevada with her huband, five horses, three cats and a pot-belly pig.

Chris with one of her horses — Celah!