I promised that I would introduce you to my new friends this week and I almost missed it! It all started at the end of last year. A friend of mine posted a link to a small publisher looking for an anthology. It had to be connected by something and it had to be written by four different authors. This was no small task. I really felt drawn to doing it, but at the time, I had no inspiration. The original group I had been a part of fell apart and I resigned myself to not writing anything for that submission.
In January, I couldn’t get my mind off of this opportunity. But I didn’t know who I would ask, or even if we would make it in time to submit. I posted to the author page attached to a reader group I frequent, Pioneer Hearts, on Facebook that I was looking for three other authors who wrote Christian historical westerns. I’ll post the link to the reader group below. If you like my novels, you will probably find more novels you would enjoy there. I also asked a new friend who had helped me with the launch of For Richer or Poorer, Annie Boone. She was quick to join my group. I got a message from Kit Morgan that she was interested. Kit and I had not ever spoken before that and it has been so fun getting to know her through this process.
We had three people but needed a fourth. Kit suggested one author who already worked with that published with that publisher. She was too busy to join us. While we were waiting for the other author to reply, Vivi Holt set her first western title to preorder and it looked good. Annie and I had known her from another group we are on for clean reads and thought she would make a good fit. The other author told us she was just too busy to take on another project and I messaged Vivi immediately. She was just who we were looking for. We now have this great team of four!
Here are the authors!
Annie Boone grew up going to museums and watching historical movies with her family. Her dad was a history buff and then she married a history buff. Her vow to never watch another historical movie or go to a Civil War museum again fell by the wayside.
Annie has been writing romance since high school and she loves to write Western Christian Romance stories today. Weaving a Christian element into her stories helps her be constantly reminded of her own faith.
Annie enjoys naming her characters and she does this at the start of her writing process. Many of the characters in her stories are named after people who have been or are currently important in her life. For example, Viola in “Don’t Fence Him In” is named after her paternal grandmother and Frederick is named after her father-in-law. Neither character is based on their personalities, but she used their names as a tiny tribute.
When you read an Annie Boone story, you won’t be pounded with scriptures, but the characters – at least most of them! – are God fearing people. They trust in God to help them through life’s twists and turns as many of us do today.
Annie lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and two cats. She is fortunate to travel often to the West. Her favorite places are Wyoming and Arizona.
A consistent Top 100 lists bestseller, Kit Morgan, aka Geralyn Beauchamp, has been writing for fun all of her life. When writing as Geralyn Beauchamp, her books are epic, adventurous, romantic fantasy at its best. When writing as Kit Morgan they are whimsical, fun, inspirational sweet and clean stories that depict a strong sense of family and community. ‘His Prairie Princess’ is the first of the Prairie Brides books and the first in the series of a long line of stories about Clear Creek, Oregon. One of the whackiest little towns in the old west! Get to know the townsfolk in Clear Creek and come sit a spell!
If you like Kit Morgan’s books then you might also like the Time Master Book series written under Geralyn Beauchamp and can be found here on amazon.
“The plot kept me enthralled and the pages turning”
“I cried and laughed”
“What an awesome ending. Can’t wait for more!!”
Vivi lives in beautiful Brisbane, Australia with her husband and three young children. Growing up on a farm she learned to love the country life and now she writes about it in her books. History has always fascinated her as well, so writing historical romance seemed a natural progression. She loves horse-riding, hiking, and reading.
Her goal is to write touching, emotional and sweet romance stories that captivate the reader and transport them back in time.
And of course, you know me,
Kari Trumbo is a writer of Christian Historical Romance and a stay-at-home mom to four vibrant children. She does freelance developmental editing and blogging. When she isn’t writing or editing, she homeschools her children and pretends to keep up with them. Kari loves reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing with the worship team, and curling up near the wood stove when winter hits. She makes her home in central Minnesota with her husband of eighteen years, two daughters, two sons, and three cats.
Be sure to visit all these ladies on Amazon and follow them so you know when they release any novels outside of Cutter’s Creek.
Now for that link I promised. This group is mostly fun, it isn’t all advertising. So, if you like historical western romance of any spice level (except erotica) this group will be a great place for you to hang out and meet other like-minded readers. Pioneer Hearts