A young girl follows her dreams while facing challenges and discovering love

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Arika Horner announces the release of ‘Homestead Ranch’

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Arika Horner announces her entry into the publishing scene with the release of “Homestead Ranch” (published by AuthorHouse), the story of a dreamer, who finds herself through encouragement from others. She decides to write with the support of family and friends while facing challenges and discovering love.

Veronica, an accelerated business student, lives on her family farm, Homestead Ranch, in Salyersville, Kentucky. Growing up, she took an interest in writing fiction and poetry when she was not helping on the ranch. Her father pushes her to become a business student, but Veronica has other dreams along with her sister. Her world is catapulted into a new trajectory when she applies for a scholarship at New Haven, a school for young authors, and meets Dustin in the red F-250.

An excerpt from the book reads:

Bent and winding, twisting and turning, my framework of fibers provides a home. I was a sapling, but no more will I sprout. No, I am tall, reaching towards the heavens as if I had no endpoint. Shivers run down my spine, I’m always a jungle gym or a playground for the little muskrats. Wait! I’m so much more than a mat. I’m a scenic view. I’m the source of your warmth. I’m the base and foundation of your residence. I’m the filter to your air. I’m everything while being nothing at all. Maybe, you’ll notice me, standing tall or not at all. For now, I’m the jungle gym, but one day, I’ll have it all.

“I think this book will appeal to readers because it's a story for anyone, no matter the age. I think it is entertaining and creates a message of inspiration. I want to continue this series and grow the storyline with Veronica's character. I want people to see change and bettering one’s self is possible,” Horner says. When asked what she wants readers to take away from the book, she answers, “I want readers to take away the message of hope and encouragement to take the risk of changing your life even when it seems impossible.” For more details about the book, please visit https://www.authorhouse.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/839440-homestead-ranch

“Homestead Ranch”
By Arika Horner
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 80 pages | ISBN 9781665560092
E-Book | 80 pages | ISBN 9781665560085
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Arika Horner spent her free time writing as a child. However, she did not think much of it. When she entered college, she realized her passion for writing after a professor thoroughly enjoyed her work. In April of 2022, Horner graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in English focusing on Creative Writing and Journalism, and lives with her fiancé. She hopes her stories will inspire others to follow their dreams.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrates over 23 years of service to authors. For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 833-262-8899.

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