Cowgirl Up is not one of the Rodeo Girls series although it certainly is a rodeo story. The title came from a bumper sticker I saw and the idea from reading about a woman who was going into the PBR (Profession Bull Riders) Association and competing with the cowboys. Tabitha came out of that secret place where characters lurk waiting to jump out at an unsuspecting writer and demand, "Write my story." It wasn't long before I also met her brother Gid and his buddy, Wes. From there on the story took off like a roping horse leaving the box and I was just going along for the ride. I thought it turned out pretty well so it must be based on some reality somewhere.
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To move to the gay romance side, I'll jump ahead about a year and feature The Chap in Chaps. I suppose most folks know the difference but a 'chap' is a man, and the usage is mostly English. Chaps,(sounds like shaps) are the protective leg covers, generally of leather, that cowboys wear to turn the brush and keep their legs from getting torn up. This was a fun story to write and I set it just before Arizona's statehood, which took place in 1912. Out in the wild west things were still pretty primitive and old fashioned! My 'chap' inherits a ranch and comes to the US to claim his heritage. What he knows about ranching would make a very short book but fortunately he also inherits a very savvy foreman who is also one of the most thrilling people he has ever met! What follows are some amazing adventures of both the outdoor and the amorous kind!
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