The Renegade Writers Guild (RWG) has had a wonderful first year. We’ve grown in our writing and made new friends. As part of our first writers’ retreat, in October 2016, we wrote short stories about middle-grade students at a summer camp. We will publish these stories in an anthology titled The Magic Horses of Crystal Creek Camp. This book, available in the summer of 2017, will be released in digital and paperback, with all proceeds going to the Davie County Public Library.


Summer camp is full of fun and excitement. Crystal Creek Camp is no exception. New friends mean new memories, and there’s always something to do. If you don’t like creating herbal teas and lotions, spend time rock hounding or creating with your hands. You can even look inward and meditate. And, of course, there’s horse back riding. Nothing’s more fun than horses, especially when the horses have magic powers.

What is the proper response when a horse asks its rider for help? Can horses fly? Is there a dragon living in the camp, conjured by an aging horse? Why is a ghost horse jumping fences at night? Are other horses out there hiding their magic? Do they need to be rescued?

Join Doodie and her friends as they go on magical adventures at summer camp on the North Carolina coast.