Allora Leonard, who is fourteen years old, is a kind, caring, and compassionate girl. She lives on a ranch in Pagosa Springs, Colorado with her parents, Amy and Clayton. Allora has a lot of animals on her ranch as well, including four horses, two dogs and a few cats. Although Allora has been taking classes at The Potter’s School for two years, this will be her first year with clay, and she is very excited to be a serial story columnist this year!
As a serial story columnist, she will be sharing a chapter of her novel with each post. With her novel, Allora is hoping to bring a breath of fresh air to clay. She wants to show how God shines even through the darkest of times. She seeks to emphasize that with God all things are possible and that through all the trials in life and also through the good times, God always cares.
Allora was baptized as a Christian when she was nine years old. One of Allora’s favorite Bible verses is “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”-Joshua 1:9.
Allora loves the Lord, and she also has a love for horses. Allora and her family own four horses: Doc, Hondo, Scoot, and her favorite, Samson. Allora also competes as a barrel racer in various rodeos. In barrel racing, a rider and their horse has to race other riders around barrels trying to finish for first place. It must be an exciting sport!
When she is not barrel racing, doing school, or helping with chores at the ranch, Allora enjoys many different types of art. She likes painting, drawing, acting, dancing, writing, singing and playing guitar! Allora is very skilled in all these fields. She has shared her talents in some of these activities by performing in two plays this year and publishing two books. Her first book, “The Horse Tree”, was published when she was eight, and the second book, “The Adventures of Pagosa Pete and Jelly Bean”, was published when she was eleven.
I hope you enjoyed meeting Allora Leonard as much as I did! She cannot wait to see what is in store for her this year as the serial story columnist at clay.