Animals & Authors with Pegg Thomas

20 May

Writing – they say – is a solitary occupation. But is it? Really? Let’s visit with Pegg Thomas and ask her about her constant companion.

QPQ: Welcome, Pegg! Introduce us to the horse you’re sharing with us today.

Pegg on TrooperPT: Trooper is my buddy. He’s 24 years old. He’s been there, done that, and got the t-shirt. Nothing much bothers him. I can ride him along the busy road with no problems. The best type of horse to have for someone my age, someone who has lost their ability to bounce.

QPQ: Since you’re an author and you come up with names all the time, how did you come up with Trooper?

PT: The lady I bought him from called him Trapper, but that name didn’t click with me. On the ride home, I asked my hubby how the horse was doing in the trailer. You never know just how a horse will act in the trailer until you get out on the road. He said he was riding like a trooper … and it stuck.

Trooper sticks out his tongue croppedQPQ: How does Trooper help you in your writing?

PT:  Since I write historical fiction, he’s a huge help in knowing about horses. It’s pretty hard to write anything historical before the 20th century and not write about horses. Having my own, I understand how they behave, the equipment they use, and the care they need.

QPQ: Have you ever written Trooper or one of your pets into a story?

PT:  I just finished a novella set around the Pony Express and one of the horses is modeled after my son’s first horse. That was fun!

QPQ: Tell us three things you and Troop have in common.

PT:  We’re both lazy. We both like to eat too much. And both of us are getting a little long in the tooth.

with Trooper and In Too Deep 1QPQ: It’s so great to showcase you and Trooper here at the Quid Pro Quills, Pegg. Where on the web can readers connect with you and your books?

PT: My first book is coming out in April of 2017! Heart of the Pony Express is an anthology from Barbour Publishing. I’ll post more when the date gets closer.

Readers can connect with me right here on the Quid Pro Quills, but also on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, Colonial Quills, and my blog at


11 responses to “Animals & Authors with Pegg Thomas

  1. jerichakingston

    May 20, 2016 at 9:03 am

    That has to be the sweetest looking horse I’ve ever seen, Pegg! He looks like a gentle giant 🙂


    • Pegg Thomas

      May 20, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      He is a sweetheart! But he’s not a giant. In horse terms, he’s on the smaller side.


  2. Robin Patchen

    May 20, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Fun to see you and Trooper, Pegg. Love having on as a guest instead of a blogger!


  3. Linda W. Yezak

    May 20, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Huh. The only reason Trooper likes you is because you don’t pluck his horsefeathers.
    Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck.

    Love ya!


  4. kararhunt

    May 20, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Yay, Trooper!! Pegg you’re too funny! “A little long in the tooth.” Heehee. Just recently found out exactly what that meant!!!


    • Pegg Thomas

      May 20, 2016 at 7:41 pm

      We’ll make a cowgirl of you yet, Kara. And if I can get you up here … I’ll get you up on Trooper too. 😉


  5. Terri Weldon

    May 21, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Pegg, I loved reading about you and Trooper. Such a blessing to have him for so many years.


    • Pegg Thomas

      May 21, 2016 at 7:08 am

      It is! I’m glad you enjoyed the post and pictures.



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