Book Reveal

May 17, 2018  •  2 Comments

Howdy All!

We are so excited to share with you the unveiling of our book! 

Rider on the Pony Express Trail, Volume 1, 2015-2016. Sacramento, California to Salt Lake City, Utah

It has taken us over three years to get to this point. Rider, my Australian Cattle Dog, has been with me the whole journey! You will find in the book he was pretty young when we started out. He has grown in to a fine travel buddy. 

The release date for our book is May 28, 2018! This date has been chosen as it is also Memorial Day. Some of you may already know this, but for those who may not…let me share why we picked this honorable day. It was first known as Decoration Day, due to the women placing flowers on the graves of both Union and Confederate soldier’s graves after the Civil War. Soon after, the day became as we know it today, Memorial Day. Many of our Pony Express employees served in that war…for that we believe it is a good day to also remember them, along with all the fallen from the many wars since. 

At this time, we are accepting preorders for Autographed copies. USA residents only. Sorry about that to all my friends around the world. Good news though, you all will be able to order a copy online from your favorite book store. I will share more information on that soon. 

      -  Autographed Copy of Rider on the Pony Express Trail, Volume 1:   $29.99

      -  Shipping and Handling:   $13.65   (Up to two books per box.)

Please email me if you would like to order any personalized autographed copies by clicking here.

For those of you who will be attending the Reno Rodeo in June 2018, we will be there with books as well! 

Here is our Book Reveal! Thanks for watching. J


Love,   Carla and Rider (woof!)




Cathie Tritle Christie(non-registered)
Carla, I’m so excited to soon hold & read your Pony Express Book...especially since you let us share portions of your journey of discovery via FB. I still wish I could have been along for the adventure. Cath in WA
Teresa Parisi(non-registered)
OHMYGOSH Carla, your book looks amazing and I can't wait to get my copy! I couldn't be more happy or proud of you my sweet friend. Congratulation to you and Rider!! ❤️
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Howdy! Thank you for choosing to follow along with us!

In order to catch you up to speed, if you are just joining in, I want to let you know about my personal project. My faithful companion, Rider (a gorgeous Australian Cattle Dog) and I, have been traveling on an Adventure, for a few years now… following the Central Overland Pony Express Trail.

Carla and Rider at Round FortRound Fort is between Ibapah and Callao Utah. It is also called Canyon Station. The Pony Express Canyon Station was further West of here though... This rock fortress was built the year after the Pony Express had ended.

Currently we are working on a Photo Journal, that will be an Ebook, with our personal experiences on the road. I started this journey, due to a visit to Fort Churchill, with my family in 2014. I read how it was built to protect the Pony Express Riders and the California Emigrant Trail. I have always been fascinated with the old West, and that of course included the Pony.  On that day, surprised to find such a fortress still standing, I wanted to know if there were more!  The photos I have captured, of these gems in the desert, will be in a Photo Book/Coffee Table Book. There will also be some History of the Stations, Station Keepers, Hostlers and the Riders.

Very naively I started this journey with the thought that the Pony Express "Auto Route" would drive me conveniently near all the ruins... Well, that was silly, and now I know better!

Please continue to "Ride Shotgun in Spirit" with us as we visit Historical Places along the route, and visit many Museums that house Archives of the daring young, and some not so young, Riders of the Infamous Pony Express!

Occasional we will also share with you many of the other sights seen along the way while traveling through California, Nevada and Utah.

We have decided to stop the book and journey for the time being at Salt Lake City, UT for a couple of reasons;

  • One) We have thousands of Photos with just these 3 States alone.
  • Two) The History of the Riders is pretty much split as Salt Lake being the middle. Though geographically that is not so. The 2 Divisions that will be included in our first book, are at the most Western end of the Trail.

There are 3 more Divisions from Salt Lake City to St. Joseph Missouri. Lord Willing, we will make a book Two!

We are so blessed to have YOU to share this Journey with us.


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