Despite her famous last name, Georgina Bloomberg has found reknown on her own terms. The 30-year-old daughter of New York’s mayor, an acclaimed equestrian and philanthropist who spends half the year in Wellington, has just released Off Course (Bloomsbury), the third book in her young-adult series “The A Circuit.” We spoke to Bloomberg about writing, riding and what it takes to win at both.
What do being an author and an equestrian have in common?
I work hard at riding and go into each competition knowing if I don’t have confidence, I should just go home. With writing, if you’re always second-guessing yourself, you’re wasting your time.
You’re competing again after back surgery. How does it feel?
I have never felt stronger or fitter. I was truly terrified to take a year off, but it was a great thing for me mentally and physically.
Who is your most favorite young-adult writer?
Roald Dahl. Nowadays I love Switch Bitch and his short stories.