Dionicia M. lives in the stables at a California racetrack and works long hours caring for racehorses while her teenage son José Luis is turning heads as a hotshot apprentice jockey. Dionicia and José Luis have gambled their futures on the hardscrabble sport of horse racing. Will they succeed or will their lack of immigration papers prevent them from achieving the stable life of their dreams?
Melanie Falick is the publishing director of STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books, an imprint of Stewart, Tabori & Chang and Abrams Books. Among the many authors whose books she has edited are Creativebug artists Natalie Chanin, Heather Ross, Liesl Gibson, Gretchen Hirsch, and Kelly Wilkinson. She is the former editor-in-chief of Interweave Knits magazine and the author of Weekend Knitting, America Knits (originally published as Knitting in America), Kids Knitting, and Knit: A Personal Handbook, and the co-author (with Kristin Nicholas) of Knitting for Baby.