Becky Nichols is an author, illustrator and speaker in the field of children's literacy. Boredom Buddies was Becky's big debut into the world of writing and illustrating for children. What began as an impromptu story written during her nephew's birthday party, blossomed into the popular children's series Horse and Pony Tales.
Becky's dream of becoming a writer was born when she was in the second grade. Her love of weaving words continued through college as she jumped happily into the pool of Creative Writing. Her rewarding career as a children's author and illustrator allows her the honor of putting smiles on children's faces while encouraging them to read and be creative.
Becky is currently working on her debut novel, The 39th Year, an exciting spiritual adventure project!
REVIEWS SUBMITTED VIA www.HorseAndPonyTales.com and www.BeckyNichols.com
"Books that please the eye and the mind at the same time. The combination of the author's ability to illustrate as well as write is wonderful to see in a time when computerized or computer- generated drawings are ruining our children's ability to try to draw and write on their own.
A story that will stay with you long after it is put aside for others to read and admire. A must buy!"
Ruth Lee, Scribe, author of "Angel of the Maya"
"Mahayla and Bingo Learn to Fly is so sweet. Great illustrations too!"
"I just want you to know that your books are so popular in our house that we had to buy our daughter a spotted pony and she named her Bingo."
"I love your stories! You are very creative."
"The journals I bought from you were the perfect gifts for my grandchildren for Easter. They are really enjoying them."
"I wish you had a ranking system on here because I would give you 5 stars. My kids love your stories."
"My daughter loves your books about the horses. She is excited for the next one!"
"Very nice books. I read them to my kids and came out with a smile on my face as well. We wish you much success!"
Linda and Gerald Brooks
"Your books are very nice. I can't pick a favorite. We read them regularly to Sarah. Even though she is only 2, she loves the horsies!"
"We love both of your books! The newest, Mahayla and Bingo learn to fly, has a special touch at the end that was totally unexpected and really grabbed my heart! I recommend 100%. My kids love these books!"
"Love book one and two. It's a favorite reading choice at bedtime. My son likes to talk about what the horses will do next!"
"I ordered your books on amazon and found you here. My kids really like them. I also just ordered your journal for my daughter. I think she will love it!"
"My daughter loves Boredom Buddies! Just ordered the new one today and know she will love it! Thank you!"
"Hello my daughter Abigail just brought her book home and I read it to her and her sister Courtney. It is nice to have something so creative right from our home town. Your drawingsare wonderful. I recognized the house and the church. I am looking forward to reading the next one to my children."
"Thank you for the nice message to my daughter. I already ordered the next book for her. She loves it."
"Your book was gifted to our daycare by a parent. It was a hit with all the kids, as she suggested it might be. Very nice story that brought big smiles to little faces. I am sure it will be read many times."
"Hi Becky, I received my third shipment of books for my salon today. It is easy for me to say that they are a huge hit here. The girls are talking about them with their clients, and they usually pick one up before leaving the salon. It also continues to bring new business in my door from clients sharing. Happy new year!"
"We loved it and can't wait for the next one."
"Just passing along that my son Caleb adores your book. He enjoys looking at the pictures and talking about the horses. His favorite is the little pony. He is fascinated that they are actually real!"
"I could not keep this from my kids. I gave in and gave them a special gift early. They love it so much and I enjoyed reading it too. What a calming and enjoyable book! Thank you Becky!"
"Just read your book. Wow...very impressed! Great story & pictures! Tell Jeff we loved the picture of him in the living room...looks just like him! Very clever writing and illustration! Truly a one of a kind book! Wonderful job, cousin!!!"
"Recently my daughters school had an author do a really cool interactive webcast for the kids. I'm not sure how they did this, but the kids loved it!!!! I would be delighted to put you in contact with the school if you are interested in doing something like this, and my daughter would be really excited because she loves the book!"
"My kids love the story! I have recommended it to friends!"
"My daughter wants to meet your horses:) She loves your books."
"My nieces face said it all. She has asked Santa for her own Bingo pony for Christmas! Wish you sold plush toys that looked like the horses, I would love to give her her own Bingo pony, minus all the responsibility! It's a beautiful story. I'm looking forward to adding to her collection!"
"I just got it! I just flipped through it, then found myself going back to the beginning and reading it through. It is very good! I love the flow of it! I know that this book will be a favorite at my house. I'm going to read it to my kiddos on Christmas Eve as part of our special family time. Thanks Becky!"
"When does the next book come out? You are an American treasure and no one but you can do all of this and raise a family and take in horses as you did...and yet, we The Public want another book! LOL"
"We loved the book. It was supposed to be a Christmas gift but couldn't wait to read it. Abby loves it. Thanks Becky"
"This is an adorable book that I love! I agree with reviewer Sara who said how it helped sooth her own day too. It's a nice soothing read that lifts your spirits and puts a smile on your face. I'm looking forward to the next books in your series."
"Your books are a hit here at Wild Bobs Leather Shop, just like I thought they would be. I have had people stopping in for them who have never been in my store before, thanks to my customers telling them about it. Really nice books!"
"This is the sweetest book. It's poetic flow is perfect for my kids as a soothing bedtime story. Yes, I did buy if for a Christmas present, but it was so cute that I couldn't wait!! It is their story of choice! I even reached for it myself yesterday when in a stressful moment and read it aloud. I felt so refreshed afterwards and much lighter and ready to take on the rest of my day with a smile. Considering that, I have to say this is not just a childrens book! We love it and look forward to the rest of the series!"
"Loved this book and can't wait to give it to my niece for her birthday! She loves horses and will enjoy learning about the escapades of these "real-life" horses! As a beginning reader, she will be able to read this by herself in no time and her big sister will enjoy reading it to her as well. Will be looking forward to the other books in the series! I'll be sure to let you know how Maria likes the book after her birthday."
"The book is amazing Becky! My girls took off with them as soon as I opened the package! The illustrations were so beautiful and the story was incredible! The kids wanted me to read it several times. We can't wait for the next book! You are so talented, thank you for sharing your wonderful story!"
"I purchases two of the Boredom Buddies books one for each of my grandsons for Christmas. I love the detail in the illustrations and the story of course :). I want to know when the next book comes out PLEASE Thanks"
"It's awesome Becky! I loved the story and the pictures! Actually read it a few times! You are very talented! I can't wait to give them out for Christmas! You go girl! Can't wait for the next!! The kids will LOVE it!"
"I found Becky on Facebook... and as we were getting to know each other she began publishing her books. My daughter is a complete and utter horse FANATIC, so when I saw Boredom Buddies come out I knew she had to have it. We loved it. The story is easily read, fun to read, and the illustrations are gorgeous. My daughter feels like she knows these horses now, and at times has mentioned how she wished she could meet them and ride them. :) Great books ~ especially for your little horse lover!"