I’m a Texas gal, born and raised. I remember going to downtown Houston to see the Rodeo parade as a teenager. We’d dress in jeans and western shirts and hope we’d run into cute boys. Such fun. I saw some famous stars at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Hated to watch bull riding and other daredevil sports that I was afraid might hurt the cowboys or the animals. I’ve been a few times in recent years and it seems safer and easier to watch with big screens showing all the action. Still love those big stars…
Am I a cowgirl? Nope, though I have the boots. I was raised in the big city. My Grandpa had a small ranch in East Texas. I rode on the back of a horse once with my uncle and decided it was too far off the ground for this short girl.
Anyway, I think Texas is a great place to live. No wonder most of my books are set here. Then there’s the twist… Yes, I love to write fantasy–those REAL VAMPIRES books with my gal Gloriana St. Clair.
I also have been reading mysteries since the days of Nancy Drew. So my romantic suspense series was born. My latest, Texas Reckless, is even set on a ranch. I really had to use my imagination there. Well, and visit my gal pal Pattie’s beautiful ranch outside of Austin for a reminder of what it’s like outside my city life. She was raised in the city, too, but married a man who wanted the outdoor life. You never know where romance will take you. Sometimes it’s just between the pages of your favorite book.
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