Nancy Saxon

American author. She wrote a short, quite thoughtful, pony series in which each book concentrates on a various central issues (such as being overweight, father losing job, etc) as well as being traditional pony stories. I don't think she wrote anything else. If anyone could tell me more about the author I would be very grateful.

Panky Series:

1) PANKY AND WILLIAM
(ATHENEUM [USA] 1983)
ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLES SAXON
Reprinted in paperback by Scholastic
EDITIONS PICTURED: 1st edition, paperback edition
SUMMARY: Frances is nicknamed Panky Poo. She is overweight and lonely in her new home. When she becomes interested in a horse that needs her help, she begins to resolve her own problems at the same time.

2) PANKY IN THE SADDLE
(ATHENEUM [USA] 1984)
ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLES SAXON
Reprinted in paperback by Scholastic
EDITIONS PICTURED: 1st edition, paperback edition
SUMMARY:  Panky is looking forward to riding William, the untrained pony who has become her friend. Its a dream come true for Panky...until a crisis at home spells trouble. She wants to help her family, but how can she, when she knows it could mean losing her favourite horse and never riding again?

3) PANKY IN LOVE
(with Peter Saxon)
(ATHENEUM [USA] 1985)
ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLES SAXON
EDITIONS PICTURED: 1st edition
SUMMARY: Panky thinks she may be in love with one of the polo players at the club, but she doesn't like the way he and his friends treat their ponies.

Collector's Info:
I don't think the last book in the series was reprinted in paperback like the first two. The books are easy to find in the USA, especially the paperback editions, but quite hard to get hold of elsewhere. However they can be ordered from America via Amazon, etc, quite cheaply.