Dave Warner

Australian author. Born in 1953. Author of an unusual short teen pony series which has a Hollywood flavour and a talking horse! He has also written adult crime novels and some non-fiction.

Unfortunately I do not have any further information about the author, so if anyone knows anything I would love to hear from you.


Charlotte the Starlet Series:
Rather unusual humourous short teen series in which the heroine's horse can talk!

1) CHARLOTTE THE STARLET
(RANDOM HOUSE PB [AUSTRALIA] 2007)
Reprinted in paperback in 2009.
In print.
SUMMARY:  Charlotte has the chance to try out for the Aussie Junior Olympic Equestrian Squad! But the academy head already disapproves of her, and Charlotte's roommates aren't above playing dirty tricks to get ahead. Then Charlotte meets the horse she'll be riding in the try-outs. Leila is a movie star horse with a diva attitude. But Leila gets the shock of her life when she's kidnapped and ends up at a girls' riding academy in Australia. Her only way back to Hollywood is to reveal her big secret to her rider - yes, Leila can talk.
Can the two work together to achieve their dreams? Will Charlotte gain a place in the squad, or is running away her only option? And will Leila find her way back to her beloved film set?

2) A FRIEND IN NEED
(RANDOM HOUSE PB [AUSTRALIA] 2008)
In print.
SUMMARY: Charlotte has made it into the prestigious Junior Olympic Equestrian Squad and movie star horse Leila is having so much fun with Charlotte that she's given up Hollywood, for now. The 'Evil Three', Emma, Lucinda and Rebecca, are back to make Charlotte's life difficult. Luckily, Charlotte finds a friend in Hannah. Unfortunately, things get a whole lot worse when Charlotte is sent to a deportment academy, and she returns to Thorton Downs to discover Leila has been sold to a disreputable showman. Charlotte has to get Leila back, but it will take all her courage and brains, as well as help from Todd and Hannah, to rescue her best friend.

3) HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD
(RANDOM HOUSE PB [AUSTRALIA] 2010)
In print.
SUMMARY: Charlotte, Leila, Todd and Miss Strudworth all head to Hollywood to make a movie and save Thornton Downs Academy from the 'Evil Three.'

Collector's Info:
Paperback first editions. All still in print and easily available from Australia, UK and USA.