Welcome to 10 – 4 Tuesday! This is a forum where I’ll feature an author who will answer 10 questions about their book and a few personal things and then 4 questions for fun 🙂 So let’s get started.
Today I’d like to introduce you to author Charliann Roberts! I meet Charliann on facebook and we became fast friends through many late night chats. She’s an awesome lady. Today she’ll be sharing her 10, followed by her 4 and then an excerpt of her book Love on the Horizon. 🙂
Also, please check out the SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT regarding Charliann’s latest release at the end of today’s post…you won’t want to miss it!
Hi Charliann, thanks for joining me for 10 – 4 Tuesday…I hope you’re ready for some fun 🙂
First the 10:
To start out, tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi there! I was born and raised in Minnesota where my Northern Woods novels take place. I have lived in Santa Monica, CA and currently reside in Arizona with my long-time sweetheart. We have a sheltie and a corgi, the two smallest herding dogs (although Chase and Kristi do believe they’re actually our children).
What genre(s) do you write?
I enjoy writing romantic suspense and I’m currently working on my third novel.
The Colburn Stables Ranch had always been a large part of Nick Colburn’s life. As a quarter horse breeder and trainer, he cared deeply for his employees, and considered each one of them as part of his family. When tragedy would strike, he was always there to help in any way he could.
Nick’s best ranch hand, Jake, seems inconsolable after his wife divorces him, and now he’s going abroad to meet a mail-order bride. When Jake returns with a beautiful wife, everyone is pleased for him and he feels as though he’s won the lottery. However, both Jake and Nick soon discover the mail-order bride isn’t quite what she seems.
Nick, his wife and son soon find themselves faced with one mishap after another, until what every parent fears, disaster strikes…
A Northern Woods Novel
What’s your favorite part about the writing process?
Being able to work in my pajamas.
How do you go about choosing your characters’ names?
Character names usually just pop into my head. I look them up to make sure the first and last name is from the same country. It would look a bit odd if a first name was German and the last name American, unless of course it was a woman who married an American.
How did you come up with the idea for LOVE ON THE HORIZON?
Many people requested a book about Nick after they loved that sexy rancher in The Sunny Side of the Mountain.
What makes Love on the Horizon different from other books in the same genre?
Because I’m the author, of course.
LOL…nice one Charliann 🙂 What was the most surprising discovery for you about becoming a published author?
That I was able to become a published author.
In your own words, tell us about one of your favorite scenes from this book.
Nope, sorry. Can’t tell – if I told you that, you’d be able to solve the special ending without reading it!
Oooh…nice way to get my curiosity up. What’s your current WIP?
I’m working on my third novel, Mountain Ridge, which should be out by the end of the year.
Now the 4:
You’re stuck in a day that will repeat over and over, like the movie GROUNDHOG DAY. Which day would you pick to relive?
The day my sweetheart and I ran into each other after 22 years apart.
Very romantic Charliann 🙂 Finish this sentence: I’d run 100 miles in a bikini, eat worms, and do dishes by hand for a year if I never had to:
I’d never be able to run 100 miles in a bikini, I don’t wear one. I refuse to eat worms no matter what, and I already wash the dishes by hand. 🙂
You get to have a book a day sent to you for the rest of your life…do you want your reads sent in eBook format for your ereader or do you want it in print – paperback or hardcover?
Kindle, but only if I’m able to choose which books would be sent to me!
Before you’re born on this earth, you are given the option to pick your parents and the country you’d live in. Who would you choose and where would you live?
A loving, caring family in America who could afford to live in Hawaii!
Thanks for playing along Charliann…I had a great time and enjoyed your answers. Before we wave bye-bye..please share an excerpt from LOVE ON THE HORIZON and any special links you’d like to share.
“I guess we were the lucky ones, Art. We’d better get over to see if we can be of any help at the neighboring ranches, but first I’m going over to pick Nicky up from school. I don’t want Bess driving, in case any trees have fallen in the roadway, or power lines down.”
Nick pulled up in front of the Pinewood Elementary School and looked around. Everything seemed to be in place and there appeared to be no damage. Relieved, he opened the door of his truck and jumped out. He found no sign of a storm coming through here whatsoever. This area only received a light amount of rainfall. He smiled in relief, and walked into the school. When he entered the office, the receptionist glanced up from her paperwork.
“Mr. Colburn, what are you doing here?”
“I came to pick up my son.”
“But he left an hour ago.”
“What do you mean he left? You must be mistaken. My son is Nicky Colburn.”
She shifted uneasily and straightened some papers on her desk. “A woman was here fifty to sixty minutes ago. She said the storm had damaged your ranch, that she was related to your wife – her cousin I believe, and you asked her to pick Nicky up from school.”
He glared at her. “What did she look like?” he asked, as he tried to discipline the tone of his voice, now fully alarmed. “Mariah has no cousins.”
SPECIAL BONUS ALERT:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday – March 15th, 16th & 17th Love on the Horizon is free for your Kindle, iphone, ipad or PC at Amazon.com