Good mornin’ everyone. I’m so excited for the opportunity to return to Petticoats and Pistols to talk about my two new books! Mistletoe Cowboy has been on the shelves since Oct. 2 and Just a Cowboy and His Baby found a place on Dec. 4. And they’ll both fit right down into a stocking—I know because I put them both in one!
Recently, I was asked about questions readers have never asked me. I thought and thought, ate some chocolate, thought some more, made a cup of tea, thought some more, ate more chocolate, drank two cups of coffee and finally went to the donut store up the street for a maple long john. I bought two hoping that would jog my memory…but got nothing, zilch, nada, not a blessed thing.
In the fourteen years that I’ve been writing romance books, I think I’ve been asked every question there is except maybe why I don’t dye this mass of gray hair. That I can answer with one word—lazy. I’d have to keep dying it and I’d rather write books as worry with my hair. Besides some days I’m so engrossed in writing that I forget to even look in a mirror so I don’t see it.
Oh, you were talking about questions readers haven’t asked about Mistletoe Cowboy and Just a Cowboy and His Baby. Silly me! I thought you were asking what they had not asked about me! So far they’ve asked lots of questions about the two new books, but I went on ahead and ate two more maple long johns before I picked out a few.
Why did you choose the desolate Palo Duro Canyon as a setting for a romance?
I really thought about setting Mistletoe Cowboy in another small town out in the Texas panhandle. It was a sweet little place but Creed and I just couldn’t see him buying a ranch there. So Husband and I drove north and I thought I’d found the right place in Silverton, Texas, right up on the south rim of the Palo Duro Canyon. But then we drove down through the canyon and the desolation had Creed written all over it. He just wanted a place where he could ranch and forget all about women.
Sage is a painter. Did you ever paint pictures?
Yes, I worked in oils for many years and loved it. Sage and I had a lot in common when it came to painting. However, Sage has abilities that far exceed anything I ever had. She’s able to bring people as well as animals and scenery to life on the canvas. I could never do that.
Did you ever live on a ranch?
Not a ranch but a small farm. We had cows, hogs, chickens, lambs, gardens and a big hay barn. These days I live in town and have two tom cats who rule my back yard.
This is your third Christmas book? Do you canadian phamacy intend to write one next year?
Oh, yes! The Cowboy’s Christmas Baby is slated for publication in October, 2013. It’s part of the brand new series, Cowboys & Brides, and will be the second book in the four book series following Billion Dollar Cowboy (June 2013).
I’ve been waiting forever for Gemma’s story but now I’m afraid that this is the last Spikes & Spurs and Dewar, her older brother, didn’t get his story told. Please tell me you didn’t leave him out.
No, I surely did not! I couldn’t leave Dewar out. Bless his heart, he’s waited a long time for his story and a bride. His story, which is the grand finale of the Spikes & Spurs, The Cowboy Seeks A Bride (working title) will be available in August (2013).
Is there really a lady saddle bronc rider named Kaila Mussell or is that fiction, too?
No, Kaila is a real lady and she is the first woman to ever win the saddle bronc title. She was kind enough to give me permission to use her name in the book and I wish her all the best in her future endeavors!
I heard that Just a Cowboy and His Baby ends on a Christmas note. Why isn’t it your Christmas book?
There’s a story behind that. My awesome editor, Deb Werksman, and I decided after it was written that it did not have enough Christmas flavor. It starts in the spring and most of it is written in the hot, dusty summer months. That doesn’t conjure up visions of sugar plums and mistletoe, does it? But you are right—it does end on a Christmas note which is what makes it a perfect companion book to stuff down into the Christmas stocking with Mistletoe Cowboy.
So does that stir up a few questions in your mind? Do we need to run up to the fantastic little donut shop and buy a few more maple long johns?
MISTLETOE COWBOY BY CAROLYN BROWN – IN STORES OCTOBER 2012
‘Tis the season for…
A matchmaking grandma on a long-distance mission…
Mistletoe temptation in every doorway…
A sexy cowboy with a killer smile…
When Gran Presely agrees to sell Creed Riley the Rockin’ C Ranch for a song at Christmastime, he can hardly believe his good fortune. There’s just one little catch-her tantalizing granddaughter Sage is part of the deal…
JUST A COWBOY AND HIS BABY BY CAROLYN BROWN – IN STORES DECEMBER 2012
One determined, hell-on-wheels cowgirl.
One equally determined, sexier-than-hell cowboy.
One innocent baby, who suddenly takes center stage and everybody’s priorities are suddenly up for grabs.
With a young baby dropped in his lap, bronc rider Trace Coleman’s world is turned upside down. Suddenly, Gemma O’Donnell, his stiffest competition on the rodeo scene, is now the one person who can help him. She’s already resisting his sexy smile and even sexier swagger, but she can’t resist a baby. When it comes down to it, only one can win, but is winning more important than love and family?
I’M GIVING AWAY A COPY OF “JUST A COWBOY AND HIS BABY” TO ONE LUCKY COMMENTER SO COME ON IN AND LET’S CHAT.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carolyn Brown is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author with more than forty books published, and credits her eclectic family for her humor and writing ideas. She writes bestselling single title cowboy and country music mass market romances. Born in Texas and raised in southern Oklahoma, Carolyn and her husband now make their home in the town of Davis, Oklahoma, where she is working on her next cowboy romances! This Fall, look for Mistletoe Cowboy and Just a Cowboy and His Baby, the latest in the Spikes & Spurs Series. Carolyn’s first women’s fiction novel, The Blue Ribbon Jalapeño Society Jubilee, hits stores in March 2013. For more information, please visit http://carolynlbrown.com/.