When — and why — did you first fall in love with Westerns?
I first fell in love with romance novels, but especially those with cowboys and the history of the Old West. I love mail-order brides, female gunslingers and all that goes with the history found there.
Who are your three favorite Western writers?
My reading is so eclectic I suppose I can’t name just three. I’ve read Zane Grey and William Johnstone, and right now I am reading something by Clint Clay, but I go back and forth with Westerns and Western romance novels of course.
Which Western do you wish you’d written?
I suppose “The Virginian”! Wish they’d make a current movie on that story.
What is the most recent Western you’ve read?
Clint Clay’s “Winter in Outlaw Pass.”
The “Desert Island” question. What are your three favorite Western books?
Anything by Lori Wilde.
What are your three favorite Western movies?
I loved the television series “Hell on Wheels,” and I adored “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.” I am a “Longmire” addict, so I suppose I love the television series more than the movies. I guess I am a bit modern; I don’t care for old Western black and whites … I like the modern in-color stuff.
Of the books you’ve written, which is your favorite — and why?
My Old West romance series is called “The McCades of Cheyenne,” so far featuring “Sawyer’s Rose” and “Wyatt’s Bounty.” While they are promoted as Western historical romance, I have a little bit for everyone with a family saga, cowboy stuff, and of course, romance. I am currently working on “Dawson’s Haven,” the third book in this series, and to follow will be “Evan’s Ransom” so that all four of the brothers get a story. But to choose a favorite — I guess when you write you find something you love about each of your books. I adore “Sawyer’s Rose” because it got me my first contract with The Wild Rose Press, and I created the family there, but I fell in love with the romance between Wyatt and Tess in “Wyatt’s Bounty.”
What is the most recent Western you’ve written?
My first Western contemporary romance, called “All But the Fall” — the first of a three book series I hope — was released on Oct. 15.
Can you tell us anything about your next book?
It is called “All But the Fall” and has a good bit of suspense and romance.
She’s running from the past … He’s running to her …
Stuntman Aaron Decker has his hands full raising his daughter, running his ranch and jumping horses for a Western television series. The job pays well enough for him to purchase land to build a working ranch for older kids lost in the foster care system — much like he once was. What he doesn’t expect is to fall hard for beautiful nurse consultant, Jenna Wilder.
Putting a violent marriage behind her, Jenna Wilder has taken a job on the set of a Western television series. With an infant son to raise on her own, she has no plans to ever trust a man again. So why can’t she get her mind off the soft-spoken stuntman with a passion for horses? With Aaron, she begins to dream of a life she thought she would never have. But her past returns with a vengeance. In a race against time, Aaron must convince Jenna to trust him — and he will stop at nothing to save the woman who holds his heart.
If you could go back in time, what would be the time and place in the Old West you’d like to have lived in for a year?
That is a hard question. I think I might have liked to be on a wagon train headed west as I adored the “Little House” series as a girl.
Is there a question you wish I’d asked?
Nope, but here are my links: