Are you ready to be introduced to some new authors through a Blog Hop? Never heard of a Blog Hop? It was new to me, too. Here’s how it works: I’m going to answer ten questions, then at the bottom, I’ll be adding links to several authors I’d like you to meet.
What is the working title of your book?
I am just polishing up the fourth book in a series Cowboys of Eden Valley. The working title is Jayne and Seth—the names of the main characters. I seldom use a real title because that will be negotiated with my editor in keeping with the theme of the series. So far it is things like The Cowboy’s Surprise Bride and the Cowboy’s Unexpected Family. I’m guessing the title will be required to have the word cowboy in it.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I wanted to do another three-book series in my mini series. I love working in threes. The books are set in early ranching country when men far outnumbered women so I had to import women to romance the cowboys. Thus I created three young woman who have recently come from England for a visit on the ranch.
What genre does your book fall under?
Inspirational historical fiction.
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
Russell Crowe for Seth and Ashley Judd for Jayne.
What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A young woman, new to the west, is determined to learn to shoot a gun to protect herself, but she didn’t mean to accidentally shoot a bypassing cowboy.
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I have a contract with Harlequin Love Inspired Historicals.
How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
About 6 weeks.
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
It I said Nora Roberts and Linda Lael Miller, would you rush out and buy my books? Lol Seriously, I have no idea.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?
There is an historic ranch not far from where I live. It’s become a live museum. It is set in the most beautiful little valley with the Rockies rising to the west. Every time I visit or drive by I am inspired and have wanted to set a book or books here.
Next up on the blog tour:
These blogs should be live by Dec. 19, 2012. Enjoy.