Please tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a Christian, mother, grandmother, and oh, yes, I make my living by writing books. I recently moved to Oklahoma City to be near my grandbabies! My lynx point Siamese proudly claims me as her human.
What is your favorite Bible verse (translation too, please)? Why?
Romans 8:38-39, NIV For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The fact that God loves me no matter what is the foundational truth that gets me through difficult days. I don’t have to be perfect and earn God’s love.
What was your inspiration to write A Ranger’s Trail?
I read about the Mason County range war and thought it would be a terrific setting for a book. And what character is more iconic to Texas than a Ranger?
How did you collaborate with the other authors for this series?
Susan Page Davis, Vickie McDonough and I invested a lot of time when we brainstormed the series. All we knew for certain was we wanted to write historical romances set in Texas. We played with several ideas but came back to a family saga. From there, we identified historical events (and decades) for each book. The series starts in the 1840s, when Texas joined the Union, and ends in 1896 with events such as movie stunts and the discovery of oil.
I created a family tree (which can be viewed at http://texastrailsfiction.com/) to help us keep our characters straight, and we asked questions as needed as we wrote, but each book stands alone.