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Multi-published Romance Author:
Hello Debra and welcome to My Book Addiction and More!
Hi! Thank you so much for having me here today.
I live in the beautiful coastal mountains of Oregon. I’m married to the man I met on a blind date when I was 19. We have four kids ranging in age from 16 to 22. During the summer, I love to ride motorcycles, play tennis, and go fishing on our creek. In the winter, it’s all about being outside. I love the snow and cold. I love soft caramel squares. I buy too many boots. And, I own a pink sparkly fishing pole that lights up when I reel in a fish.
Oh! And, I’m famous in my family for teaching a 270 lb pig named Harley to jog with me every morning.
Unlike Florentine, my heroine, I grew up with all brothers. I learned to play hard or go home. I turned out to be quite the tomboy. Florentine is the tomboy in the McDougal family, and I wanted to show that women could be sexy, nurturing, and still compete against the men in one of the world’s most dangerous sport…bull riding.
MBA&M: Can you give our readers some insight/challenges into writing a story pertaining to the rodeo and ranch life?
Writing about ranch life was like writing about my own life. I’m a country gal. Riding bulls was a whole ‘nother thing. I sat beside my hubs and watched tons of bull riding events, and I even contacted a professional rodeo rider who gave me an insider’s view of what they really think of women riding bulls. Of course, he was supportive of females participating in rodeo, but it’s not an easy sport for a woman to compete with the bulls. Cowboys get awful protective of women, whether riding bulls or doing something dangerous.
MBA&M: What where some interesting facts you find while writing “Rodeo Rebel”?
There have been a few women who have rode in the PBRA. It’s hard information to find, and it’s still not clear whether all of them merely competed against other PBRA riders or were actual members of the PBRA.
MBA&M: What are some things that influence your writing,and what do you have in your writing cave?
My real life experiences influence my writing the most. I love small towns and the west coast. I also love the ethnic and high morals of a cowboy. They’re all sexy gentleman who aren’t afraid to get dirty.
My writing cave is in my family room. I have a huge desk in the corner. The more noise the kids make or the radio/tv blasting, the more I can slip into my zone and write. I’ve tried to write in silence, but it drives me crazy.
MBA&M: What is in your “To Read” pile?
I’m anxious to start Deadly Secrets, Loving Lies by Cynthia Cooke and The Witness by Nora Roberts. The rest are a secret, because if my hubs finds out exactly how many books are in my TBR pile, he’s going to question how much of the grocery money I spend each week for books. Right now, I’m flying under his radar.
MBA&M: What author would you say most influenced your writing style?
Each book I read influences me. I’m a huge believer that if you’re going to be a writer, you need to read. Every author has a different voice that works for them, and helps me find my voice in my writing.
MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to find you and where “Rodeo Rebel” is available?
When widower and land baron Cole Reardon acquired the Turner Grain Corporation, he didn’t know the company sponsored a bull rider. He refuses to support thrill-seekers dumb enough to get on the back of a crazed animal. He’s not willing to risk his fortune and livelihood when he has his daughter’s well-being to consider. Not even when the bull rider is the sexiest woman he’s ever seen.
Bull rider Florentine McDougal plans to turn pro after the season championship, fulfilling her lifelong dream of succeeding in a man’s world. That is, until Cole Reardon shows up and threatens to break his sponsorship contract with her. Now everything she’s worked for is less than eight seconds away from being destroyed.
Cole distracts Florentine with his sexy mouth and unreasonable demands, and he’s not going to compromise his integrity. But she’s not going to let him loose until she has pro status. And neither will come away from this dust-up unscathed.
Multi-published Romance Author, Debra Kayn, lives with her family in the beautiful coastal mountains of Oregon on a hobby farm. During the summer, she enjoys riding motorcycles, gardening, playing tennis, and fishing. During the winter, you’ll find her outside playing in the snow. A cold weather nut, she lives for the days she’s snowbound and fighting with the woodstove to keep the house warm when the power goes out. A huge animal lover, she always has a dog under her desk when she writes and chickens standing at the front door looking for a treat. She’s famous in her family for teaching a 270 lb pig named Harley to jog with her every morning.
Her love of family ties and laughter makes her a natural to write heartwarming contemporary stories to the delight of her readers. As someone who met her husband on a blind date when she was nineteen years old, she’s a believer of love at first sight and happily ever after.
Debra, would you like to add anything else today?
Thank you so much for having me here and asking such interesting questions. I love to talk with other readers, so everyone is free to stalk me on Twitter or friend me on Facebook.
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