Author and Illustrator Barbara Sloan
Barbara Sloan has worked as a cattle station bookkeeper, travel agent, beauty therapist, mine site secretary, drilling rig field assistant, mail order clerk, and teaching artist. She has always had a love of horses and painting and before she started writing could be found in one of two places, the stables or her art studio, BrushWize. Barb lives in the picturesque wine growing region of the Swan Valley in the outskirts of Perth, Western Australia, where she often guilty gazes out her studio window at the horses contentedly grazing in the surrounding paddocks instead of focusing on her next book or painting project. A rider of many years’ experience, Barb competes primarily in the disciplines of Working Equitation and Western Dressage and enjoys bush rides with her horse Genevieve just for fun. With paint in her blood and horses in her DNA what better qualifications to write and illustrate her first book, The Lonely Pony.