In my long career, I’ve met many interesting people and known a lot of writers such as Louis L’Amour (he used to live in Choctaw, Oklahoma,) and Dee Brown, author of Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee. My Chickasaw Indian brother-in-law is the former head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington D.C. so I had plenty of research material to write all those Indian romances I did in the first part of my career.
I decided to give it a try and produced: To Tame A Texan, To Tempt a Texan, To Tease A Texan, To Love A Texan, and now my latest Zebra March release: To Wed A Texan.
The plot of To Wed A Texan: Cash McCally, Texan gambler, is trying to set up a championship boxing match in Dallas. He thinks it will be a profitable cinch. Enter Bluebonnet O’Neal Schwartz Purdy, widowed President of the Lone Star Ladies for Decency and Decorum. This prim librarian is determined to stop this savage and uncivilized fight and enlists her ladies, the governor and the churches.
Based on a little known episode of 1895 Texas history, the struggle became a hilarious spectacle. The militia and the Texas Rangers are called out, four governors and the presidents of two countries got involved as well as Bat Masterson, Judge Roy Bean and even an African lion and a goat.
In my version, Cash decides the only way he can get the lady out of his way so he can proceed with his boxing match is to woo and seduce her. Can stubborn Bonnie resist his virile charm and continue her crusade?
Which brings me to humorous Westerns; I love them but there just aren’t many out there, either in novels or movies. I remember: Hallelujah Trail, by my old friend, Bill Gulick, The Rounders, Cheyenne Social Club, City Slickers and two starring Oklahoma native, James Garner: Support Your Local Gunfighter and Support Your Local Sheriff.
So I challenge you readers; can you think of any other funny traditional Western novels, romance novels or movies for those of us who love them? I know there have to be some I missed, so put on your thinking caps.
If you’re interested in learning more about me or want an autographed book mark, my website is: romanceauthorspage.com/georginagentry or try snail mail at: P.O.Box 162, Edmond, OK 73083
Gracias to you readers and the ladies of Petticoats & Pistols,
P.S. Coming in 2009: To Seduce A Texan