Courtney Maum on Exploring Depression and Forgiveness Through Horseback Riding
The Author of The Year of the Horses in Conversation with Roxanne Coady on Just the Right Book
On this episode of Just the Right Book, Courtney Maum talks about her exploration with depression and forgiveness in her memoir, The Year of the Horses, by revisiting her past and finding an old love in horseback riding.
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Courtney Maum is the author of the novels Costalegre, Touch, and I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, and an award-winning guide for writers, Before and After the Book Deal. A writing coach and educator, Courtney’s mission is to help people hold on to the joy of art-making in a culture obsessed with turning artists into brands. Courtney’s essays and articles about creativity have been widely published in outlets like The New York Times, The Guardian, and Interview. She lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut, with her family, where she runs a nonprofit learning collaborative for artists called The Cabins.
Roxanne Coady is owner of R.J. Julia, one of the leading independent booksellers in the United States, which—since 1990—has been a community resource not only for books, but for the exchange of ideas. In 1998, Coady founded Read To Grow, which provides books for newborns and children and encourages parents to read to their children from birth. RTG has distributed over 1.5 million books.