Victoria Eveleigh has lived on Exmoor for most of her life, and for the past 30 years has run a hill farm near Lynton with her husband, Chris. They keep local breeds of livestock – including Exmoor ponies (the Ilkerton herd), which have given her endless ideas for stories!
Victoria started off writing a self-published trilogy about a girl called Katy growing up on a farm with her Exmoor pony. Then, in 2011, Orion Children’s Books took her on and her existing books were rewritten and given different titles. She now has nine books published by Orion: Katy’s Wild Foal, Katy’s Champion Pony, Katy’s Pony Surprise, Katy’s Pony Challenge, Katy’s Pony Summer, A Stallion Called Midnight, Joe and the Hidden Horseshoe, Joe and the Lightning Pony and Joe and the Race to Rescue. Chris has illustrated them all.