The Kid on the Backstretch: New Youth Novel on the Other Side of Horse Racing
by Julie Stielstra
ISBN: 9781088055786 (pbk., $10.00) - 99 pp.
ISBN: 9781088055854 (ebk., $4.99)
Publication: August 15, 2022
Intended Audience: Ages 12-18
Distribution via Ingram, Amazon, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, bookshop.org
Julie Stielstra divides her time between the Chicago area and rural Kansas. Her family has been involved in thoroughbred horse racing for many years, as trainers, riders, and in services to backstretch workers. She is the author of nearly three dozen published short stories and essays. Minerva Rising Press named her historical novella Pilgrim the winner of their 2016 novella contest, and in 2021, her novel Opulence, Kansas from Meadowlark Press won gold medal awards for Young Adult Fiction from the Midwest Independent Publishers Association and the High Plains Book Awards.
Visit her at https://juliestielstra.com.