Everyone hates Glenda. So when retired movie star Glenda Dupree was murdered at Fairbanks, her antebellum mansion near Nashville, Tennessee, there was much speculation, but no one missed her much. Prior to leaving life on earth, Glenda had managed to offend everyone in sight, including her neighbor, a (mostly) law-abiding horse trainer named Cat Enright.
Cat finds Glenda’s body and is implicated in the murder, and also in the disappearance of a ten-year-old neighbor, Bubba Henley. Cat thinks Bubba’s disappearance ties into the murder and realizes her name will not be cleared until he is found. Because the police treat the missing boy as a runaway Cat begins her quest to find Bubba, solve Glenda’s murder, and clear her name.
An unpopular sheriff and upcoming election mean the pressure to close the case is on. With the help of her riding students, a (possibly) psychic horse, a local cop, a kid named Frog, and an eccentric client of a certain age with electric blue hair, Cat takes time from her horse training business to try to solve the case and keep herself out of prison.
The Opium Equation: A Cat Enright Mystery will soon go on tour! Scroll down to find the list of tour stops.
Lisa Wysocky is an author, equine clinician, and motivational speaker who trains horses for and consults with therapeutic riding programs. Born in Minneapolis and raised nearby, a riding instructor once taught Lisa that by striving to be the best you can be, you often become the best anyone can be. That concept of success, and the instructor’s insistence that how you won in the show ring–or in life–was more important than what you won, changed her life.
Lisa is the co-author, with Brad Cohen, of Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had. Front of the Class has been seen on Oprah and Inside Edition and in People magazine. It was the winner of Best Education Book at the IPPY and ForeWord book awards and aired as a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie. The Front of the Class movie was also nominated for a Faith & Freedom award by MovieGuide and won a CAMIE for character and morality in entertainment. Look for Lisa’s newest collaboration in June 2012 with the inspiring Two Foot Fred: How My Life Has Come Full Circle, by Fred Gill with Lisa Wysocky. Currently, Lisa is co-authoring Walking on Eggshells: The Lyssa Chapman Story with Lyssa Chapman. “Baby Lyssa” Chapman is the daughter of Dog the Bounty Hunter and is seen weekly on the hit A&E series of the same name.
Lisa’s true passions still lie in the field of horses. Her book and DVD, My Horse, My Partner: Teamwork on the Ground focus on helping horse and human partners form amazing bonds using traditional ground training, natural horsemanship, and desensitization. And Lisa combines her love of horses and both country music in Horse Country: A Celebration of Country Music and the Love of Horses. This beautiful coffee table book features twenty-seven of the top stars of country music talking about how horses changed their life for the better.
The September 2011 publication of The Opium Equation: A Cat Enright Mystery, marked Lisa’s debut fiction effort. The Opium Equation won a silver medal for fiction from The Moms Choice Awards® and is one of two finalists in the book category of the American Horse Publications Awards. Lisa is also a registered level PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) instructor and was recently chosen as one of the country’s Top 50 riding instructors by ARIA (American Riding Instructor’s Association).
As a speaker Lisa has motivated people from dozens of companies and associations. As an equine clinician she helps horses and humans connect in a meaningful way, assists people in reaching their goals with horses, and helps people understand the “whys” behind equine behavior.
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“This may be Lisa Wysocky’s fiction debut, but she is no stranger to the equine world or to writing. With The Opium Equation, Wysocky takes her expertise in a new direction, with a fast-paced mystery set in the South. There is no shortage of action or unique characters, with a bit of humor thrown in as well. It’s an entertaining read that takes you along for the ride as the story unfolds. BOTTOM LINE: A murder, a mystery, and a psychic horse. What’s not to love?
––Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar, Kate Tully (page 16)
The Opium Equation: A Cat Enright Mystery Tour Stops (all dates 2012)
June 12: Book review at Joan of Shark
June 13: Book review at Andi’s Book Reviews
June 14: Appearance at Edin Road Radio