Friday, October 05, 2012

FRESH-START RANCH - Leann Harris - One Free Book

Why do you write the kind of books you do? 
Because God shows me broken people and how they can become whole and fix things around them.

Besides when you came to know the Lord, what is the happiest day in your life? 
Aside from the day I got married and birth of my children, the best day I had was spending the day in Jackson Hole with a friend.  We had a wonderful breakfast at this quaint restaurant, and I had the best coffee cake I’ve ever tasted.  I’d be willing to drive to Wyoming again just to eat at that restaurant.   Then we spent the day driving around the area, enjoying the Fall color and the wonderful coolness of the air.  And for those of us from Texas, that temperature is heaven.

How has being published changed your life?  
I’ve been published 20 years and sometimes I pinch myself to make sure this is my life.  Writing is work, unglamous, but I love it.

What are you reading right now? 
I’m reading Lena’s new book, Mary’s Blessing.

Thank you. I hope you like it. What is your current work in progress? 
I am working Captain Brenda Kaye’s story.  She appeared in Redemption Ranch.  When she walked on the stage, she didn’t want to leave until I promised her her own story.  She’s a determined woman.

What would be your dream vacation? 
Spending Autumn in the mountains of Colorado.  I’d love the wonderful smells of the changing seasons and the glorious color.

How do you choose your settings for each book? 
I love the West.  Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. I know those states and my stories occur there.

If you could spend an evening with one person who is currently alive, who would it be and why?
Charles Swindoll.  He’s our pastor and led such a rich life.  I’d like to chat with him.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading? 
I garden and I use it a therapy.  When I get stuck on a story, I go out and dig in my garden.  It inspires me.

What is your most difficult writing obstacle, and how do you overcome it?
Housework.  I ignore it until… 

What advice would you give to a beginning author
You have to write.  It has to be a priority.   Whatever works with your schedule, you need to write weekly.  Establish a goal—the number of pages you will produce each week. When I’m actively writing a book I have daily goals, usually 7 or 8 pages.  Other people try for ‘x’ number of pages per week or a chapter a day.  It doesn’t matter.  You have to write.

Tell us about the featured book
Ethan McClure meets the new vet when he walks into the barn and finds her examining his horse.  He’s shock a woman that short can maneuver a horse, but she does.  It’s a rough meeting, but Dr. Tessa Grant works with horse rescue and Ethan is the head of a local group.  Their love of horses helps them through attacks and secrets becoming know.  And in the end, Ethan and Tessa face the trials together.

Sounds like a wonderful story. How can readers find you on the Internet?

Thank you, Leann, for sharing this series with us.

Readers, here are links to the book. By using one when you order, you help support this blog.
Fresh-Start Ranch (Love Inspired) - paperback
Fresh-Start Ranch (Love Inspired) - Kindle

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the book. Please tell us where you live, at least the state or territory. (Comments containing links may be subject to removal by blog owner.)

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Ladette said...

I love the "love inspired" books!

Ladette in GA

Katie said...

Sounds great! I love books with horses :) I'm from NC.

Amy C said...

I have became a fast fan of the Love Inspired books.
Amy C

Diana Gardner said...

Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks! Portsmouth, Va

scottsgal said...

I love reading books set in the west! Sounds like a winner
cheryl in IL

Lourdes said...

Sounds really great.

Lourdes in Dix Hills Long Island

Shopgirl said...

This sounds like a cute story. I'm in MN.

Mary Preston said...

FRESH-START RANCH looks like a fabulous read. I enjoyed the interview thank you.

Mary P


apple blossom said...

love the love inspired books thanks for chance to win
live in ND

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

misskallie2000 said...

I love stories about overcoming the problems in their life and learning how to live as they should to be happy.

Brenda from GA

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Lyndie Blevins said...

Thanks for the opportunity to get this book.

Lyndie Blevins
Duncanville. Tx

Ginger Solomon said...

Please enter me in this drawing. I love books about ranches and ranchers :).

Ginger in AL

rubynreba said...

I would enjoy reading this. Thanks!
Beth from Iowa

Jo said...

I enjoy the Love Inspired books and this sounds good.

Jo from Southern Arizona

Sarah Rebekah Richmond said...

Enter me!!

Angie Adair said...

This book sounds awesome! Angie in Illinois

Sharon Richmond said...

Enter me this book looks great!!
Sharon Richmond

Leann Harris said...

Thank you guys for stomping by and saying hi. I love interacting with the readers. Are you cold today in MN, Veronica? Because it's cold down south today, but you picture is sunny Rome looks great.

Leann Harris said...

And I love looking at all the different place y'all are from: IL, GA,NC, Long Island,ND, QLD Australia, TX, AL, IA, AL.

Jes said...

Sounds like an interesting story!

Jes (CA)
jswaks at gmail dot com

Kristie said...

I love horses. When I was younger I asked my parents to convert our shed into a barn. We lived in a suburb and they said "no". *LOL* Now I realize how much work horses are. Shudder. And how expensive. Your story sounds great. I love strong and capable heroines. I'm Kristie from Ohio. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Merry said...

I've been blessed by Leann's books and would love to be entered for Fresh-Start Ranch.
Merry in TX