“Good Choice Reading “Interview
During my October/2012 blog tour, I had great fun interacting with readers and book bloggers. Here’s a transcript of the conversation from GoodChoiceReading:
(PLEASE NOTE: all prizes have already been awarded!)
Welcome to GoodChoiceReading!
Rox: Thanks for having me!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and THREE RIVER RANCH.
Rox: I grew up in Saskatchewan and our family vacations usually involved a trip to BC, where we’d pick fruit and visit relatives. But on our way there, as we wound our way through the Rockies, we’d always take time to stop at the various scenic spots. We saw big-horn sheep, mountain goats, bear; we hiked misty, moss-hung trails. We stopped at every hot-spring for a soak. There’s nothing like lying back in a pool of steaming mineral water, with the mountains rising around you on all sides, sometimes with snowflakes falling around you! The wide-open spaces of the prairies, combined with the broad sweep of mountain range created a sort of ideal landscape in my mind, I think, that contributed to the inspiration for Three River Ranch.
If you could pick one scene in TRR that you felt was close to home, which would it be? And why?
Rox: any of the scenes where Rory and Carson are standing outside under the stars. You don’t appreciate just how big and dark the sky is, until you’re out at night somewhere without streetlights. I grew up knowing the beauty and silence of true night and now, in the bustle of suburbia, I miss it.
Describe Carson in three words.
Rox: Driven. Passionate. Teachable. (You can forgive a man almost anything, as long as he’s willing to learn from his mistakes!)
What do you feel was most challenging with publishing TRR?
Rox: the challenge was *finding* a publisher in these difficult economic times. By the time my agent emailed to say someone “loved” the book and wanted to publish it, I’d pretty much given up. But the challenge turned out to be the biggest blessing, because the team at Entangled Publishing is simply amazing. They care about making their books the best they can possibly be, and there’s nothing an author wants more. Well. Fame and fortune would be good too… eventually.
Favorite quote in the book?
Rox: Rory tells Carson when he’s remembering a previous relationship: “Never apologize for loving someone.”
Share a small teaser of TRR with our readers.
What are you working on now?
Rox: I’m just finishing up the story of Zach and Desiree, who we meet in Three River Ranch. They’ve each got enormous burdens, his from a recent tragedy, hers from an old one and it takes a lot of work for them to open up to each other. I just love this story, and I think readers will too! Of course, there’s an animal theme in this one too – it’s a ranch, after all. But this one might surprise you!