Eugenia Miller

American author of children's novels. She worked as a reporter and magazine writer but also wrote a few adventure/historical type novels for children, including two with a horsy theme. She lived for many years in France and became interested in French history, which inspired a couple of her novels which are set there. One of these is a horse story set in Revolutionary France.

As well as having a career in writing, the author also took up painting and became a successful artist.

Horse & Pony Books:

ROCKING HILL ROAD
(HOLT [USA] 1959)
ILLUSTRATED BY ALAN MOYLER
SUMMARY: Jeff and Pogey move into a new district where everyone seems horsy. They are loaned a little black Morgan horse which they learn to care for and ride. The horse is based on a real life black Morgan.

THE GOLDEN SPUR
(HOLT [USA] 1964)
ILLUSTRATED BY LEONARD EVERETT FISHER
Reprinted in hardback by original publishers.
There was also a Book Club edition.
SUMMARY: Historical pony story set in France at the time of the Revolution. Jacques is a stable boy in the Royal stables. He loves the mare Isabeau and is devastated when the cruel Count de Rouget wants to have her for himself.

Collector's Info:
Golden Spur is fairly easy to find in the USA. Rocking Hill Road is a little harder. Both books are hard to find elsewhere.