Men to make your heart flutter…

Today I am at the RWA national conference in Anaheim, CA. And after 4 days of tromping around Disneyland with my family, I’m beat. So I thought I would take a break from serious blogging this week, and instead share some of my favorite cowboys with you. Some of these you have seen before from me. Some are new additions. But one thing’s for sure, they are all sigh-worthy.











These first two cowboys are personally responsible for inspiring my love for western men in the first place. On the left is Pernell Roberts, better known as the eldest Cartwright brother, Adam, on Bonanza. And on the right we have hunky Robert Fuller who played Cooper on Wagon Train. I would hitch my wagon to his train any day.

Watching re-runs of these great westerns started my love affair with cowboys.

Then there is the great Sam Elliott. Has any man ever personified the west better? I think I’d even give him the nod over John Wayne. Just the sound of his rasping voice conjures images of rugged landscapes and hardened men on horseback. I want to go out and buy a Dodge Ram truck every time I hear his voice-over on their commercials.

I have to admit, I’ve always had a bit of a crush on Hugh Jackman. And when he donned a dusty hat and a pair of boots for Australia, I couldn’t imagine a more perfect combination.

A blogger recently asked me to pick a celebrity who best captured the look of my latest hero, Travis Archer, from Short-Straw Bride. I don’t usually work from a photograph when I write my characters, so I had to go searching for a man to match his description. And then I found him in the world of country music. Luke Bryan. He’s got that sable hair and the rugged good looks that jumped up and said – Travis – to me.







So who would you add? Who are your favorite cowboys?

I’ll be in and out today, but will try to post when I can. I wish everyone a wonderful weekend full of hunky cowboys, at least in books if not in real life. *Wink*