I don't think I write like I talk. I use better grammar and larger words when I write than when I'm speaking. But I do try to put some of my witty comebacks and humor into everything I write. However, I write in three genres.
The contemporary western romance genre is fairly easy to write once I discover the characters occupations and the setting. After all, I've been living a rural, country lifestyle most of my life. I understand animals, the difficulties of living rural, and I've been around a few cowboys in my day. When I write the contemporary books it is probably as close as reader will get to the real me.
The historical western romance genre requires a bit more research into the history of where I set my story. Which I love. US History and geography were my favorite classes in school. I like to delve into the people and places that made the U.S. what it is. My historical westerns always have bad guys and the justice is always the winner in my westerns. The heroines are sassy and bold for that time period and any man would be honored to have them for their wife, but the hero always wins their heart. These books have the part of me that thinks I could have shot a rifle and protected my cattle and family from marauding wolves or thieves. This is the part of me that thinks the challenge of living in the 1800's in the west would have been something I could have conquered.
The murder mystery genre is my way of killing off people who have caused me or my family grief over the years. this is the side of me few people see. The part of me who seethes and plots revenge or has harsh thoughts that I would never voice, but need an outlet to purge. That is why I write murder mystery books. That and I enjoy the cat and mouse chase of discovering who really did it and stringing the reader along. That is the sadistic part of me. ;)
Lucky for you I have two new releases in two different genres. Check out Savannah, from my new Silver Dollar Series and Haunting Corpse book 9 in the Shandra Higheagle Mystery series.
Escaping a past full of deceit and larceny, Savannah Gentry goes in search of her only kin, a half-brother she discovered after her father’s death. She hopes Shady Gulch in the Dakota Territory can give her a future. However, she stumbles into the arms of Reverend Larkin Webster, finds herself working in the Silver Dollar Saloon, and soon fears she’s gone from the frying pan into the fire.
After dodging death and incarceration, the Topeka Kid decides to turn his life around and takes on a new identity. Reverend Larkin Webster. It works, until he finds a temptation he can’t resist and steals the heart of Savannah Gentry. When her past collides with his, he wonders if this theft could end up with him losing everything, including his life.
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And Book 9 in the Shandra Higheagle Mystery series:
A runaway bride, murder, and arson has Shandra Higheagle sleuthing again. Sorting through the debris of her best friend’s childhood, Shandra believes she must solve the murder before her friend becomes the next victim.
Stumbling upon a dead body, Detective Ryan Greer is determined to bring the killer to justice before Shandra becomes too entangled in her friend’s dysfunctional past. He hopes he’s not too late. Her deceased grandmother has already visited her dreams, putting Shandra in the middle of his investigation and danger.