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Joanna Campbell



A pseudonym used by Jo Ann Simon

Psuedonym of Jo Ann Simon. American author born in Connecticut in 1946. Mainly famous for the extremely long and (in its day) hugely popular Thoroughbred series. She loved horses as a child, but did not have one until she was grown-up, when she rescued an ill-treated quarter horse called Moe. Although she sadly had to sell Moe when she was pregnant with her second child and couldn't look after him, she did later take up riding again.

Her writing career began with adult romances, and she was then asked to write some young adult horse books. Next the Thoroughbred series was commissioned: originally to be only 4 books long! It instead grew to over 70 with special editions and a spin off series too. Most of the books in the series were however not actually written by Joanna, with a team of ghostwriters continuing the series after book 14. The spin off series, the Ashleigh series, was again partly written by Joanna Campbell and partly by other authors.

As there are a huge number of books on this page I will not be providing a picture and summary of each of the books due to time and space constraints. However pics and summaries of many of them can be found by checking out the links section.

Joanne Campbell's website is no longer around, however there is a fan site/blog dedicated to her and the Thoroughbred series (see link). There are also links to the web pages of some of the other authors of the Thoroughbred series.

Genres: Young Adult Romance
 
Series
Thoroughbred
1. A Horse Called Wonder (1991)
2. Wonder's Promise (1991)
3. Wonder's First Race (1991)
4. Wonder's Victory (1991)
5. Ashleigh's Dream (1991)
6. Wonder's Yearling (1993)
7. Samantha's Pride (1993)
8. Sierra's Steeplechase (1993)
9. Pride's Challenge (1994)
10. Pride's Last Race (1994)
11. Wonder's Sister (1994)
12. Shining's Orphan (1995)
13. Cindy's Runaway Colt (1995)
14. Cindy's Glory (1995)
15. Glory's Triumph (1995) (with Karen Bentley)
16. Glory in Danger (1996) (with Karen Bentley)
17. Ashleigh's Farewell (1996)
18. Glory's Rival (1996) (with Karen Bentley)
19. Cindy's Heartbreak (1996)
20. Champion's Spirit (1997)
21. Wonder's Champion (1997)
22. Arabian Challenge (1997)
23. Cindy's Honour (1997)
24. The Horse of Her Dreams (1997)
25. Melanie's Treasure (1998)
26. Sterling's Second Chance (1998)
27. Christina's Courage (1998) (with Alice Leonhardt)
28. Camp Saddlebrook (1998)
29. Melanie's Last Ride (1998)
30. Dylan's Choice (1998)
31. A Home for Melanie (1998) (with Alice Leonhardt)
32. Cassidy's Secret (1998)
33. Racing Parker (1999)
34. On the Track (1999)
35. Dead Heat (1999) (with Alice Leonhardt)
36. Without Wonder (1999)
37. Star in Danger (1999) (with Alice Leonhardt)
38. Down to the Wire (1999)
39. Living Legend (2000)
40. Ultimate Risk (2000)
41. Close Call (2000) (with Karle Dickerson)
42. The Bad Luck Filly (2000) (with Alice Leonhardt)
43. Fallen Star (2000)
44. Perfect Image (2000) (with Alice Leonhardt)
45. Star's Chance (2001) (with Alice Leonhardt)
46. Racing Image (2001) (with Alice Leonhardt)
47. Cindy's Desert Adventure (2001) (with Mary Newhall Anderson)
48. Cindy's Bold Start (2001)
49. Rising Star (2001) (with Karle Dickerson)
50. Team Player (2001) (with Alice Leonhardt)
51. Distance Runner (2002)
52. Perfect Challenge (2002)
53. Derby Fever (2002) (with Alice Leonhardt)
54. Cindy's Last Hope (2002)
55. Great Expectations (2002) (with Karle Dickerson)
56. Hoofprints in the Snow (2002)
57. Faith in a Long Shot (2003)
58. Christina's Shining Star (2003)
59. Stars Inspiration (2003)
60. Taking the Reins (2003) (with Mary Newhall Anderson)
61. Parker's Passion (2003) (with Karle Dickerson)
62. Unbridled Fury (2003) (with Karle Dickerson)
63. Starstruck (2004)
64. The Price of Fame (2004)
65. Bridal Dreams (2004) (with Mary Newhall Anderson)
66. Samantha's Irish Luck (2004)
67. Breaking the Fall (2004)
68. Kaitlin's Wild Ride (2004)
69. Melanie's Double Jinx (2004)
70. Allie's Legacy (2005)
71. Calamity Jinx (2005)
72. Legacy's Gift (2005)


















 

 



 

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