I’m thrilled to have the wonderful Abigail Sharpe as my guest today to talk about her book, Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy! I had the pleasure of reading this gem, and it is utterly charming and witty and a true delight! You’re gonna love her! So, stick around, leave a comment, and you might get lucky and win one of two copies of her book I’m giving away!
So, Abigail, your book is about marrying a cowboy. Do you love cowboys and/or did you marry one?
First, thank you for having me here. Your books are so amazing and I’m thrilled you enjoyed mine.
Cowboys make the best heroes, don’t they? They’re sexy, independent, know how to fill out a pair of jeans and rock a Stetson. And while I adore them in their fictional world, I might have trouble living on a ranch. I’m more of a city girl in that respect.
Thanks, Abigail! So, tell me, which three words do you think best describe your book?
Fun, flirty, sexy.
The funny thing is, while I included love scenes in Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy, I was still so new at writing them that I didn’t think they were anything special. A lot of reviewer blogs, however, mentioned the chemistry between Ainsley and Riley and their sexy scenes. I guess I was on to something.
Yes, you were. Now, name three things you have in common with your hero or heroine.
Oooh, tough one. I have more in common with one of the tertiary characters who visits the ranch as woman who wants to marry a cowboy. As for my heroine – Ainsley tries to please everyone at the sacrifice of her own happiness. I don’t go that far, but if there’s something I can do to make my family happy, I’ll do it. Maybe not hightail it to Wyoming for a ranch vacation, however. I also like fixing things around the house when I can, like a worn door knob. Ainsley can do that and so much more.
What have you learned about people since you’ve become an author?
Daily interactions are fodder for stories or can be used for inspiration. The world is such an interesting place. Ideas are there if you let them come to you.
So true. And have your parents or family read your book and/or love scenes? How does that make you feel?
My mom is waiting to see me to get her autographed copy. I’m still slightly mortified by the thought of her reading the love scenes. My kids are 11 and 9 – and boys – so they haven’t read it.
As for my husband… He supports me in so many ways. He doesn’t complain if I ditch the family after dinner or on the weekends to write. I’ve spent the last three weekends away from home because I was presenting workshops at different RWA chapters. He takes on my responsibilities when I do that, like picking the kids up from school. We work on our household budget together so I can go to conferences. Now, he’s not a romance reader, and I kinda don’t want him to read Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy– my biggest fear being he won’t enjoy it, and then he’d have to lie to me. I don’t need him to read it to know I have his love and support.
What is your pet peeve?
It’s awful, and I need to get over it. Are you ready?
I hate when people end sentences with the word at. Like, instead of saying, “where is it?” they’ll say, “Where’s it at?” The people I work with know this about me, and will tease me by purposefully ending sentences that way. It’s funny, but it drives me nuts at the same time.
Okay, last one . . . it’s a doozy . . . Is your hero a boxers, briefs, or commando kinda guy?
Tighty-whities all the way! Which is ironic – I love a man in boxers.
Thanks for the intriguing questions!
No problem. Loved having you here! So, now it’s everyone else’s turn! Tell us, do you love a man in boxers, briefs, or commando style? Or, you can be tame and just tell us if you want to marry a cowboy. That’ll be fine, too, LOL. Two lucky winners will win a copy of Abigail’s book, Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy! Good luck and check back next week!
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