Georgina Bloomberg

by Natasha Wolff | March 20, 2013 12:00 am

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[1] (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[2] and his short stories.

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  2. Switch Bitch:

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