Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Debra Kayn's Cowboys

One of the best pieces of advice an editor gave me when I first started writing was to write what you know. Not only will the story come to you easier, but your readers will believe your story.

Writing about cowboys, country living, and about the working man is part of my life. It’s the people I know, the community I live in, and the people in my family.

Most of all, I like to write about cowboys. What other kind of man can pluck you out of the store, haul you over their shoulder, and disappear from sight without having the police called? This same man who’ll tell you exactly what he means in the roughest language, and bring you a handful of daisy’s an hour later. He’s tough enough to dominate the rankest bull, and tender enough to cup his newborn niece in the palm of his hands. He’s dependable and rough around the edges, but when he falls in love…he falls hard.
Not to mention, boots, Levi’s, and a cowboy hat. He doesn’t need pretty words. One look, and you know exactly what he wants.

If you were asked to write about the kind of men you know, how would you describe them?

Margot’s Lawman

It's hard to keep a secret in the small town of Pike, Montana, but veterinarian Margot McDougal and sheriff Roy Lee Hanson managed to keep their relationship on the sly for months. Margot cares for Roy Lee, but the last thing she needs is to worry about local gossip while she's busy running her clinic and dealing with the loss of her beloved father.

Roy Lee can't wait to tell the world that he loves Margot. He respected her decision to keep their affair quiet—until now. It's time for everyone to know Margot is his gal...especially Ryan Martin, her new assistant. He's formed an attachment to Margot and Roy Lee is sure the city boy's unexplained appearance in Pike means he's up to no good.

Margot just wants to help Ryan fit in, and Roy Lee's jealousy soon drives a wedge between them. A wedge that only increases when Margot is roped into Ryan's secret, too...

Multi-published romance author Debra Kayn lives in the beautiful Coastal Mountains of Oregon on a hobby farm. Her love of animals includes dogs, chickens, goats, rabbits, turkeys, geese, and yes...pigs. The peacefulness of a flowing creek across her property provides an excellent spot to read a book on a summer day, go swimming, and catch the ever-elusive fish using a pink sparkly fishing pole. Meeting her husband on a blind date in her teens made her a true believer in love and romance, and she can promise you that all her books will have a happily-ever-after.

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