When I begin working on a new story I always do something I call “walking the land.” I take a few weeks, or sometimes a few months and wander through museums, bookstores, old houses, cemeteries and the stories begin. Since I’m doing books right now set on modern day ranches, I visit several, go to rodeos and sale barns, etc. […]
My first trilogy was five books, my second was four and my third trilogy was six. I think the editor finally gave up on me and said, “How about you write a series.”
All series come with an overall theme. And in my new series Ransom Canyon, I wanted to use the beauty of a canyon near where I went to school at Texas Tech University. Having grown up in Amarillo, I’ve spent years both walking the canyons of Palo Duro and riding them on horseback. When I got homesick at Tech, I’d drove out to where the flat land turned to canyons.
The history of the canyon fascinated me. In the early […]
When I sat down to put this list together, I thought this would really be a piece of cake. Well, I was wrong. It turns out, I had more like a top twentysomething list and narrowing it down was not all that easy. Another thing I noticed is that so many of the books represented were some of the very first I ever read. My love of the romance genre began when I was a pre-teen and started pilfering books off my mother’s bookshelf. I knew she wouldn’t be happy with me reading them because I was so young, so I hid them under my bed or in the window seat. I got caught once while reading a book I loved, but now I can’t remember the title, and was told I was forbidden to read the romances. That didn’t stop me. I only grew more and more sneaky. […]