Woo-hooo!!! I’m excited to announce The Cowboys collection, releasing August 15th from Smitten (an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas).
I’ve written very few historical pieces: one that I never published; one, Slider, that won honorable mention in the Saturday Evening Post‘s “Great American Fiction” contest; and now, this one in The Cowboys collection—Loving a Harvey Girl.
All four authors in this collection were finalists in our genres in the 2019 Selah award (did I ever announce that Ice Melts in Spring took third place?), so you know the stories in this collection have to be good.
Of course, as the name implies, all the stories have to do with the old west. They all include handsome cowboys and feisty women and the occasional American Indian. These historical romances range in tone from drama to comedy, and each story is a guaranteed page-turner.
Mine is lighthearted and fun, with characters I came to love quickly in a short time. I have to admit, I get a kick out of writing novellas. The shorter works require the author to pack a lot into fewer pages, but they don’t have to be as intricate as longer works. They’re just plain fun to write, and I can crank them out fairly quickly. Not like writing my novels; I always sweat over those. But writing a novella is refreshing. It reminds me of why I enjoy my job.
This will be on the market for pre-order soon, so keep an eye out for the announcement. We’ll have a lot of pre-release activities that should be tons of fun for the readers, which I’ll announce here on my blog. I hope you’ll participate!