The Key to the Quarter Pole


About the Book: An inside look at horse racing
Louisa Ferncliff is a fixer. She fixes horses with scrambled eggs for brains and counsels lost souls on the backstretch of the racetrack. But her own life is a mess of impulsive decisions. Now, as she limps towards retirement with a quirky horse and an unethical protégé, she gets a surprising second chance at happiness.

About the Author: Journalist, Storyteller and Humorist
Robin Williams is an award-winning journalist and storyteller who specializes in humorous essays. Robin is a former racing commissioner and past president of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation. Ms. Williams is also formerly a feature writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, she has published two collections of general interest essays which have become popular gift books: Bush Hogs and Other Swine and Chivalry, Thy Name Is Bubba.

Robin is also the author of The Key to the Quarter Pole, an award-winning novel set at Colonial Downs racetrack. Robin’s latest book, The Last Romantic War, a bio-memoir of life during World War II, is slated for publication in late 2019. She is also at work on a collection of humorous essays on horses and dogs. Read more at:

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