Welcome back, Patty. What are some of the spiritual themes you like to write about? Forgiveness is one of my favorites. And Redemption. Hard to have one without the other.
What other books of yours are coming out soon?
I am working on a series of Mail-Order Bride stories. The Mail Order Brides of
Stick. The first one – Caroline’s Love
– should be out in June. And then I am working on the 2nd book, the story of
Marcus and his lady, in the Love in
If you could spend an evening with one contemporary person (not a family member of yours), who would it be and why?
Hmm, I think it would be Jeanette Oke. She helped start the Christian fiction line of books, and of course, she writes Christian Historical Romances.
When she was honored at the ACFW Conference, I was in a picture with Brandilyn Collins’ Mama Ruth, and Jeanette Oke was on the other side of her. What historical person would you like to meet (besides Jesus) and why?
Actually, I have a ready answer for that one. While at Barnes and Nobles for a writing day, I sat under their painting of different authors, and I was underneath Zora Hurston. I had never heard of her and looked her up. She sounds like an interesting person that I’d like to meet.
How can you encourage authors who have been receiving only rejections from publishers?
DON’T give up. Keep honing the craft. Publishers are in a crunch right now because of the economy and the changing face of publishing, so some of the rejections could be that your book doesn’t fit their needs right now. ALSO – consider Indie Publishing. It’s not hard, and if you’ve learned the craft - go for it.
Tell us about the featured book.
Bounty is about Cat Cahill, an independent young woman of
Wyoming. Her mother
wants her to marry a gentleman from the east. She does not. Then on one of her
morning rides, she runs into Luke, and he steals her heart.
Luke Jordan is on a mission of mercy from his mother. With her dying breath, she hands him letters to give to his brothers. (A great book for Mother’s Day that shows how this mother reached beyond the grave to minister to her sons.) Sounds easy enough until you discover that Luke’s brothers are wanted outlaws. And they want him to join their gang.
Bounty is a story of sacrifice in the face of evil, love’s eternal power, and the discovery that a home is built on love and not a place.
Please give us the first page of the book.
I love the wind rushing against my face. No … I am the wind. Laughing, Cat Cahill dropped the closed reins, extended her arms like wings, and let her horse run full out. Far from any plans to send her to
Boston. Far from any
fancy-pants suitors. And far from Mother’s expectations.
Leaving her troubles behind, she urged her Pegasus on. The stallion’s long stride ate up the ground and turned Indian paintbrush and larkspur into blurred ribbons of red and blue. Like flint on iron, his hooves pounded the earth as she nudged him up the twisting trail to the top of the high ridge.
As if he knew her thoughts, the gray stallion slowed and came to a stop at her favorite perch, an outcropping of granite flecked with gold. Fool’s gold, she’d been told. She leaned on the animal's neck and listened to his heart beat strong and steady. “That’s what I am, Pegasus. A fool. At least according to some in Mother’s family.”
Cat slipped off the horse and eased toward the ledge. Stretched out on her stomach, she hung her head over the rim. Even though she’d done it a hundred times, excitement shot through her as she looked at the fifty-foot drop to the river.
The stallion’s hot breath tickled her back and sent shivers down her neck. She twisted and rubbed his almost-black muzzle. “That was a good run, wasn't it, boy?”
The animal tossed his head as if in agreement.
Cat chuckled, placed her arms on the rough rock, and snuggled her chin between her hands. Her mother frowned on the wild escapades. Time to grow up. How many times had she heard her say those words?
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