Author(s): Laura Sieveking
Can talented showjumper Chloe face her fears and make the impossible possible at the Academy? Turning down her place at The Royal Academy of Sport for Girls was one of the hardest things Chloe Humphries has ever had to do, but her parents' financial situation meant she had no choice. Weeks later, Chloe is still devastated. Then, an unexpected letter arrives in the post ...Chloe has been offered a place at the Academy on a full scholarship! With a nervous and excited heart, Chloe sets off with her much-loved horse Honey. However, Chloe will be starting a whole term later than her classmates. Competition is fierce and with the showjumping trials looming Chloe struggles to find her place in the Academy. Can the new girl overcome her fears and find a way to outshine her equestrian rivals?
Ever since she learnt to hold a pen, Laura Sieveking has loved creating stories. She remembers hiding in her room as a six-year-old, writing a series of books about an unlikely friendship between a princess and a bear. As an adult, Laura has spent the vast majority of her career working in publishing as an editor. After several years, she decided to put down her red pen and open up her laptop to create a series of her own. The Academy series is a combination of all Laura's favourite things - writing, friendship and sport, and take her back to her happy childhood memories of gymnastics training and competition. Laura lives in Sydney with her husband and two children.