Elysa and I also met on the Indie Romance loops. I just LOVE her covers, and that she writes COWBOYS!
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- What was the inspiration for this book?
I grew up watching John Wayne westerns and western TV series – Bonanza, Have Gun Will Travel, The Rifleman, and The Big Valley – to name a few. Then Lucia St. Clair Robson’s RIDE THE WIND and Larry McMurtry’s LONESOME DOVE stirred my curiosity about the “real” old west. Once I read TR Fehrenbach’s COMANCHES:The Destruction of a People, a non-fiction book that’s as gripping as any novel, I knew I had to write a story set in the American west. THIS HEART FOR HIRE is the result.
- What’s next for you?
A friend and I have co-authored a humorous women’s fiction book titled: GRANNIES AND TRANNIES: VEGAS OR BUST and are shopping it around to agents and editors. While I’m waiting for that six-figure offer I’ve been working on a contemporary fantasy about a matchmaking cat, as well as another western historical romance and a sci-fi romance. I’ve also been re-releasing some of my backlist titles as ebooks. HER WILD TEXAS HEART, which is the sequel to THIS HEART FOR HIRE will be available soon.
- When you’re procrastinating, what do you do?
First off I play around on Facebook, check my email, and write blogs. Weather permitting I’ll work in my garden. I love to shop and when I’m really desperate I’ll even clean my house.
- How many books in your TBR pile?
Do I count all the books on my new Kindle? If I’m only counting the print books, well, I really don’t know. I lost track years ago. I have books on shelves. Books piled on tables, chairs and the floor. Not to mention the books in boxes. I’m so far behind in my reading that I’m praying there’s a well-stocked library waiting for me in heaven.
- What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?
Guilt? What’s that? I figure if it’s a pleasure then I deserve it and don’t have anything to feel guilty about when I indulge.
- Name 3 of your favorite things.
Only three? I like things that begin with S, like sun, sand, surf, seafood, and sex. And of course – Chocolate.
- Where can readers find you?
Usually at my desk working on my next great masterpiece. Oh, you mean online? They can contact me through my web site:
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