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Monday, December 9, 2013

Author Interview – Shanna Hatfield @ShannaHatfield #thechristmascowboy

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How do you write – laptop, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?

Most of my writing time is spent at the computer in my home office, sitting at a desk. If I’m traveling, I write on my laptop. In moments of desperation, I’ll take notes on any writeable surface. I keep notepads and pens in our vehicles and a mini notebook in my purse.

How much sleep do you need to be your best?

Seven to eight hours. Any less than that and it’s not pretty. I am, however, a morning person and generally get up bright and early.

Tell us about your new book? What’s it about and why did you write it?

The Christmas Cowboy is the story of Tate Morgan, a saddle bronc rider on his quest to earn a World Champion title, and Kenzie Beckett, a corporate trainer for a direct sales company. The idea for the story popped into my head last year when my husband (Captain Cavedweller) and I were at the airport in Las Vegas waiting for our flight home after the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Watching all the cowboys in the airport made me think about the people professional rodeo athletes meet throughout the course of the year during their travels. I started to think about what could happen if a cowboy met a girl in an airport and experienced love at first sight. The story begins with Tate sitting down next to Kenzie at an airport as they wait for a flight. He strikes up a conversation and lays on the charm and they next thing she knows, she’s giving him a kiss for luck as they go their separate ways

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?

I love to read and try to sneak in a little reading time every day. I also love to bake and enjoy cooking. I used to be a consultant for a direct sales company that sold products for entertaining at home (like serving pieces, home décor), so I really got into themed gatherings and taking our home entertaining to a new level. Party planning is a something I greatly enjoy.

How often do you write? And when do you write?

I try to write something every single day. I maintain two blogs on a mostly daily basis so even if I’m not working on a book, I am at least writing something through blog posts. I like to write in the mornings because that’s the most productive time of day for me, although when I’m involved in writing a book, I’ll write until late evening if the words are flowing on the page.

The Christmas Cowboy

"10% of the net proceeds from all my book sales December 1-24 will be donated to the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund®"

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Genre – Romance (contemporary western)

Rating – PG

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Connect with Shanna Hatfield on Facebook and Twitter

Website http://shannahatfield.com


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