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Together my husband Don and I have owned and bred purebred Arabian horses for forty years. The years of breeding combined shared triumphs, sorrows, and the forming of many long lasting friendships in both Australia and around the world.


Welcome to …


I knew it was time to start again, so here’s to new beginnings and a new website...

Thanks to local IT business PineSeed  I’m introducing the new website. 


I must add that my website is still a work in progress, so please bear with me, but In time, all my blogs will be moved across, along with the sample chapters and some latest news regarding my new book FRAMED – watch this space. 

I will announce more about FRAMED in Latest News over the next months but don’t forget that the new site offers information about all of my books, the DAUGHTERS OF THE WIND series set on the Darlings Downs, Queensland, Europe and Egypt. While the irresistible Danni Norris in CONSEQUENCES renews her love of horses, while uncovering a world filled with secrets, lies and unscrupulous dealings. The intrepid Danika and Yatimah are waiting for the next reader to discover them and of course there’s my Artful Arabian Horse Colouring Book. If you’d like to ask about my books, writing or even Arabian horses please don’t hesitate to use the contact page or my social media links. But if you simply wish to say hello there’s nothing that brightens a writer’s day more than getting messages from readers.

Always with thanks for your continued support.



"This series of books stands up with quality in their genre anywhere internationally. What a talent and your authenticity ever inspires." - Dr Glenys Drew, Director Coach Culture, Coach Communication, Australia

"Thank you for a wonderful series, but more importantly pointing out the need to keep our beautiful horses true to their heritage. I hope for more books in the future about our wonderful Arabians." - Mimi Gaffey, Director for Region One of the Arabian Horse Association, USA

"Tails Carried High is a great novel that touched me personally. It touches the spirit of these noble beings and puts us on the right track to serve and protect these wonderful creatures." - Ali Shaarawi, Arabian horse breeder and International judge, Egypt

"One of the first of its type in Australia… Tails Carried High leaves the reader eagerly anticipating the next instalment." - Hoofbeats Magazine, Australia

"What a pleasure to read Carmel’s wonderful and spirited words in the Daughters of the Wind series. I look forward to the greatly anticipated next instalment, sure to be a huge success globally." - Laura J. Brodzik – Owner/Publisher, Arab Horse Couture Magazine, USA

"As an American I am encouraged to know that an Australian author is dedicated and understanding of our Arabian breed’s importance to the world. Carmel’s books have touched me deeply. " - Lorry Wagner, Sierra Dawn Arabians USA, active in IAHA and WAHO, Author and Writer.

My Books

Books published by Carmel Rowley.

Tails Carried High

After her mother’s death, Jessikah Lloyd throws caution to the wind, leaving England in search of her family history in Queensland, Australia. As disturbing secrets are revealed, Jessikah learns that had her mother remained in Australia, she would have been the fourth generation in a long line of Arabian horse breeders.


Voices In The Wind

The persistent neighing of horses resonated on the soft wind. Was it a warning or a reminder for Jessikah to heed caution and remember the past?

Jessikah Lloyd is devoted to breeding Arabian horses. But a sequence of events, during the holiday of a lifetime, will alter her life forever. A mysterious incident in Venice is followed by the passion of the Palio in Siena.

At a major German Arabian horse show, events take a darker turn. Nothing can prepare Jessikah’s family for a deathbed revelation, linked to an old betrayal, or the traumatic events that follow.

Winds Of Time (3 part series)

Deep in the heart of the Arabian desert, a terrible secret lies hidden by the shifting sands …

On her Darling Downs Arabian horse stud, life for Jessikah Carey unfolds in a smooth and predictable way. That is until she receives a surprise invitation from her elderly aunt in Egypt. More like a summons than an invitation, Jessikah is intrigued yet troubled. Why after all this time is Aunt Athiia demanding to see her?


Murder, blackmail and broken promises ...

Popular television host, Danni Norris appears to have it all. But when a detective friend asks for help to unravel a mystery, surrounding a ten year old cold case, Danni finds herself deciphering more than a simple open and shut case of murder. Set on the Darling Downs, amidst 

Danika and Yatimah from Egypt to the Outback

Living in outback Australia on a vast cattle station, Yatimah is Danika's grey Arabian mare. Yatimah is the most beautiful and intelligent and the most loved horse on Dalry Station. To Danika, Yatimah is perfect. The first time Danika saw Yatimah she could hardly believe her eyes. Gleaming silver-grey against the red outback soil, Yatimah galloped into her life and stole her heart, beginning a special friendship. Little did Danika know-the finely made Arabian mare would prove to be as brave and true as her heritage suggested. Share in the beauty, fear, excitement, danger, fun, tears and friends, with the adventures of Danika and Yatimah.


Danika and Yatimah in a Race for Rain

Danika’s life has been turned upside down by the drought. With no alternative, her family are forced to leave Dalry to wander the stock routes, grazing their cattle on the long paddock.

While on the road, Danika decides to race Yatimah at the Quilpie show, this action sets in motion a series of cagey goings-on. At the same time, she’s determined to return home. 

With nothing to lose, she enters Yatimah in the Blackall races and accepts an invitation to compete in a final challenge. But this last race has an outcome no one would have imagined.

Carmel Rowley Book covers
The Artful Arabian Horse Adult Colouring Book

Anyone interested in the purebred Arabian and studies its history often looks to the early artists to understand the sought after characteristics of the ancient and noble breed. The Arabian horse is a phenomenon of nature and a masterpiece of design. While my colouring book is not designed to be a masterpiece, it is designed to give pleasure and provoke thought. The purebred Arabian horse is an enchanting treasure to the horse lover and as it is important to preserve objects of art the harmony of the Arabian horse must also be preserved. As the pages are coloured the wish is for reflection and the desire to know more about one of the world's most noble of horses.

New Book coming soon...

Lastest News

Carmel will be releasing her new book FRAMED in 2018.
                More coming soon …