Linda Broday’s Highlights of 2015

I always enjoy looking back at the end of the year and measuring my progress. Each year needs to show how far I’ve come. If it doesn’t then I slept through it. No sleeping for me this time. Man, I was busy! But 2015 was a stellar year. For the first time in my life I had three new releases–all in my Bachelors of Battle Creek series. January started off with a bang with TEXAS MAIL ORDER BRIDE. The month of May saw TWICE A TEXAS BRIDE and December wound up the series with FOREVER HIS TEXAS BRIDE.

Bachelors of Battle Creek BANNER

I also did quite a bit of traveling. Put a lot of miles on my car and on my body too!

My trip to New York City lingers in my mind as one of the best places I’ve ever gone. I’d always yearned to see it just once before I died. And I did. I toured the Sourcebooks Publishing NY office, did a walking tour of the financial district, saw the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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Not all was related to my career. Our family had a family reunion in East Texas and that was fun. I won the Hula-Hoop competition. I beat out my little sister. My oldest daughter got married and my oldest granddaughter graduated from Texas Tech University Suma Cum Laude.

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Melinda and Katie

 

I wound up the year back in Dallas at Richardson when I attended the annual Buns and Roses Literacy Event. So much fun.

My Christmas celebration was low-key. I dragged out my Charlie Brown tree that I’ve had forever and hung little cowboy boots and hats on it. Then I sat a bunch of little doggies wearing six shooters and deputy badges on their vests around it with my cowboy statue guarding everything.

Boot Tree

In between all the travel and book releases I enjoyed being with my friends. I have some of the best friendships ever made.

But now I’m ready to get back to work. I need to finish up book #2 of my Men of Legend series and get the third one written. I’m really loving this series that has the big feel of Bonanza about it. A father and his three sons live on a huge ranch called The Lone Star. Their last name is Legend. I think readers will love it. And I have to turn in a proposal for another series that will come after Men of Legend. One thing about it, writers never have much time to sit around twiddling their thumbs. Maybe that’s a good thing.

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!

 

Linda Broday
I live in the Texas Panhandle where we love our cowboys. There's just something about a man in a Stetson that makes my heart beat faster. I'm not much of a cook but I love to do genealogy and I'm a bit of a rock hound. I'm also a NY Times & USA Today bestselling author of historical western romance. You can contact me through my website and I'd love to connect with you on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more. HAPPY READING!
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22 Comments

  1. You really have had a busy year. I wish you another memorable and successful year.

    1. Good Morning, Janine…….Thanks for coming. Yes, I can say I used every second of 2015. Ha! But I confess that I’m ready to slow down a bit. I don’t think 2016 will be as hectic. Unless I get a huge surprise I won’t have anyone getting married. And I only have one book release scheduled. It’ll be the first of a brand new series called Men of Legend. The title is To Love a Texas Ranger and it’ll start the series out at a gallop. My hero is Sam Legend and he has his hands full of trouble and bad guys.

      Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  2. Sounds like quite a year Linda! I’ve always wanted to see NYC and hope to get there soon. I took a “google earth” tour of it on my computer one afternoon and felt a little bit like I’d been there…Guess it wasn’t quite the same.

    Here’s to a great New Year to you!

    1. Good Morning, Kathryn…….Glad to see you on this frosty morn. Hope you’re staying warm. Yes, last year was one for the record books and it took a big toll on my poor body. I hope 2016 will allow me to take it a slower pace. I’m ready. I only have one book release planned. Maybe. We’ll see. I hope you do get to see NYC just one time in your life. It was amazing.

      Happy New Year! May 2016 bring you lots of happiness and success!

  3. Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you, Kim. Happy New Year to you too!

  4. My oldest daughter got married this year too! I also wanted to let you know how much I’m enjoying Forever His Texas Bride – love Brett and Rayna 🙂 Happy New Year.

    1. Hi Catslady…….Glad you stopped by. I remember you telling me about your daughter’s wedding. I’m sure she and hubby are very happy. I’m so glad you’re enjoying Forever His Texas Bride. Brett and Rayna were destined to be together and I loved making it happen.

      Happy New Year!

  5. It looks like you had a wonderful year. 2015 was a year full of blessings for my family and me. I wish you a happy and successful 2016, Linda! Thanks for your friendship.

    1. Hi Cheryl C……..Thank you so much for coming. I did have a very wonderful and exciting year. It was probably one of the most fun ones of my life even if it did wear me out. I’m blessed to have your friendship and think it’s a very special thing.

      Happy New Year!

    2. Hi Cheryl C……..Thank you so much for coming. I did have a very wonderful and exciting year. It was probably one of the most fun ones of my life even if it did wear me out. I’m blessed to have your friendship. You’re very special to me.

      Happy New Year!

  6. What an awesome year you had, Linda! And another great one in store! Blessings for 2016 and always!! Xoxo

    1. Hi Tanya…..Thank you so much. Wishing you tons of success and many blessings for 2016 also, my Filly sister.

  7. You did have a busy year. I don’t think I did much but sit around and read. I guess you have to share in the guilt for that one!
    Happy New Year, Linda.

    1. Hi Rosie…….Your comment made me laugh. I’ll happily accept the blame for you reading so much. Thank you for liking my books. I’ll try to do it again this year. 🙂

      Happy New Year!

  8. You had a wonderful year and we appreciate you sharing both your family and your talent with us. I look forward to your new MEN OF LEGEND series. I know they will be enjoyable reads. Wonder what your imagination will come up with for your next series.
    I hope you have a Wonderful and Happy 2016.

    1. Hi Pat……..I don’t mind a bit sharing my talent and life with you. A writer is much more than the books she writes. I certainly hope you’ll like my Men of Legend series. I’m trying to write some very riveting and entertaining stories for you. One thing about it they’ll be different.

      Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  9. PS. Love your tree. That is more than I managed to do this year. The 3 Halloween decorations I managed to put up are still there.
    Oh, well, there is always next year.

  10. Hi Linda,
    Those are some gorgeous books!! And the bride and graduate are so beautiful too. And the tree is adorable! Here’s to a stellar 2016!

  11. Wow Linda you did have a busy year! I loved your Bachelors of Battle Creek series and looking forward to the next series. Love your Snoopy tree, I have already taken my tree down, it look pretty bad the year because the kitten knocked it over two different times. Here’s to 2016 being another great year for you.

  12. Wow what a busy & fulfilling year you have had with your family & all those books. I am currently reading, Twice His Texas Bride, Brett & Rayna have quite a story to tell. I am enjoying it. Love to read all your books. Have a Happy 2016 with more blessings for you.

    1. Hi Lois……Thank you for your comment. I’m so glad you’re liking Brett’s and Rayna’s story. Lots of twists and turns on the way to their happily ever after. I’m working on a new series called Men of Legend and Book One will be out in October. I think you’ll like this series as well. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

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