A childhood spent running free on our Eastern Oregon farm provided the basis for any number of exciting adventures as well as plenty of time for my active imagination to go wild.
Although I left home and moved to a big city, my heart stayed on the farm, deeply connected to our rural roots.
It was natural to turn my love of the west and rural life into sweet western romances. Some of my books take place in the elegant age of the Victorian era. Others are modern day tales of love, struggle, and triumph.
The idea for the Rodeo Romance series came to me while my husband and I sat in the Las Vegas airport waiting to catch a flight home after attending the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Watching the sea of cowboy hats in the airport sent my imagination spinning in overtime. I thought how fun it would be for a rodeo cowboy to meet a girl in an airport and fall in love. That idea turned into The Christmas Cowboy, the first book in the series featuring Tate Morgan and Kenzie Beckett. The recently released Wrestlin’ Christmas tells the story of Tate’s best friend, Cort McGraw, and the widow who captures his interest.
While researching details for The Christmas Cowboy, I discovered the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund – an organization that assists professional rodeo athletes who suffer catastrophic injuries that leave them unable to work for an extended period.
Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund®
Now through Dec. 24, I’ll donate 10% of the net proceeds from all my book sales to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund. The JCCF is a non-profit organization that assists rodeo athletes who’ve sustained catastrophic injuries and are unable to work for an extended period.
You’re Invited to PARTY!
You’re invited to join in the online Cowboys & Christmas Facebook Party today, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PST). Drop in anytime during those four hours to enter to win great prizes, chat with guest authors, and more! Here’s the link to the party: http://tinyurl.com/cowboychristmasparty
The third book in the Hardman Holidays sweet Victorian romance series releases that day! The Christmas Calamity takes readers back to Hardman just in time for the holiday season. Preorders are available now for just $1.99 on Kindle. You can reserve your copy here: http://amzn.com/B00OGOO994
In addition, the first book in the Hardman Holidays series, The Christmas Bargain, will be available free today as well!