by Connie Flynn
It's my pleasure this month to spotlight my good friend and critique partner, Cathy McDavid, who, over these past few years, has managed to build a quietly spectacular career writing terrific unforgettable stories about modern day cowboys in the American West. Today, she's not only going to share a little about herself and her writing journey, she's got some FREE eBOOKS to give away: Cowboy Dad and Wyatt: Return of the Cowboy.
Cathy had no idea when she opened that first Walter Farley book in third grade, it would be a defining moment in her life. Bonanza and Big Valley reruns every day after school enforced her love of all things western as well as a fascination with "cowboy" history.
Always an avid reader, she penned her first novel in 1995, enjoying some success with smaller publisher. It wasn't until 2005 when she finally got to see her first mass market paperback on bookstore shelves. After that, there was no going back. In 2006, she began writing contemporary westerns for Harlequin American and is currently completing her twenty-fifth published novel.
Who knew all those years of reading every horse book ever written and watching old western TV shows would eventually pay off?
This month's in the spotlight question for Cathy is :What question have you never been asked but are dying to answer?
Answer: For me, it goes back to all those old TV and movie westerns I grew up watching. Cowboys are one of the original big and small screen heroes. This handsome, hard-edged guy with a mysterious or troubled past rides in one day, takes on the bad guy(s), saves the town folk, and wins the girl's heart. How romantic is that? I believe romance readers are drawn to that kind of hero. One who's a little dangerous, possibly walking the line between good and bad, yet strong and capable and who does the right thing in the end. While my series heroes are perhaps a bit tamer than those portrayed in the old shows and movies, they still pretty much fit that description.
Still romance, but not so Western, is Extreme Dating for 99c. It's a terrific romance with high tension.
What happens when Survivor meets The Love Connection? Park Evenson is about to find out. She's agreed to be a contestant on X- treme Dating, a hot new reality TV dating show.Don't miss out on this great read.
Contact Cathy:Check out Cathy's WEBSITE, where you'll learn more about the Harts of the Rodeo and other project and can sign up for her newsletter.