An Interview with author D’Ann Lindun

I have a great interview and excerpt for you all from D’Ann Lindun. D’Ann is also giving away an ecopy of her book A Cowboy to Keep to one of her lucky commenters. So be sure and leave her a comment.

Amazon--Cody_2If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be, and why? Right here, where I’m at. I have no desire to travel.

Are you a full time writer or do you have a “day job”? I’m a full time writer. I left my retail job last June.

Do you have other talents? Or is there a talent you don’t have that you wish you did? I’m a pretty good horsewoman. Been riding since I was three years old.

How did you get started writing? My BFF, cousin and I signed up for a class on how to write a romance novel, taught by Margot Early, at the local college. 20+ years later, I’m still going.

What genre(s) do you write in? Contemporary western and contemporary western suspense.

How many books have you written? Do you have a favorite? I believe I’ve written 26 books and about half are published. I do have a favorite, Mississippi Blues, which is not western, but southern!

Tell us about your current series/WIP. A Cowboy to Keep is the first of the Cowboys of Black Mountain series. There are 4 in the series, with one more planned for next winter sometime. Black Mountain is a small Colorado town and Cody Utah moves there to open a bull riding school. Laney Ellis is struggling to run her small ranch and raise her son after a ranch bull kills her husband.

What advice do you have for other authors wanting to self-publish? Do it! I love it.

After Laney Ellis’ husband is killed by a bull, she is left to run their small cattle ranch and raise their son, Justin, on her own. Despite some of Laney’s worst fears, the dream Justin holds dearest is to be exactly like his dad, a champion bull rider. He finds his chance when world champion bull rider Cody Utah moves in next door.

Although attraction between Cody and Laney flares, neither act upon it. Laney refuses to get her family involved with another bull rider, and Cody has heard rumors Laney trapped Wyatt, her late husband, into a high school marriage by getting pregnant.The last thing Cody wants is children.

At a rodeo, Justin is thrown and knocked unconscious. As Justin lays in the hospital, Cody begs Laney to forgive him. He realizes he loves her enough to discourage Justin from the sport. Will Laney let Cody into their lives? Will Justin ride again?

Blood. Wyatt’s blood. Oh, God.

She tensed, ready to jump away. Just as she thought the Angus would come for her, Wyatt moaned. Like a child with a toy car, the bull dropped his head and shoved the man into the rail fence. The logs shook as Wyatt’s body slammed into them.

Screaming nonsensical words, she chased the bull and hit him again with her prod. Shaking his head as if she were nothing more than a gnat, he repeatedly threw Wyatt into the fence.

Desperation clouded her mind, but she tried to think. The prod was only making the bull madder. She waved at him. “Look at me!”

When the mighty Angus glanced her direction, she ran at him and slapped his nose with her bare hand, then danced back a few steps. He pawed with both front feet, filling the air with dirt. Her eyes stung, but she refused to blink.

“Come on, come on.” She waved her arms, daring the animal to charge. Her heart pumped so fast she couldn’t tell the beats apart. She had to get him away from Wyatt. Now. “You dirty, filthy beast. Try to get me.”

Like a Mexican bullfighter, she leaped and poked his nose with her prod. Enraged, the bull lunged forward. Turning and running, with him hot on her heels, she sped into a small holding pen and catapulted over the back fence. Tearing around the backside, she slammed the gate shut and threw the latch. She dropped the hot-shot and ran for Wyatt, screaming his name.

She fell to her knees beside him and tugged him over. “Oh, God, Wyatt. Don’t you dare die on me.”


my_author_pic_2Falling in love with romance novels the summer before sixth grade, D’Ann Lindun never thought about writing one until many years later when she took a how-to class at her local college. She was hooked! She began writing and never looked back. Romance appeals to her because there’s just something so satisfying about writing a book guaranteed to have a happy ending. D’Ann’s particular favorites usually feature cowboys and the women who love them. This is probably because she draws inspiration from the area where she lives, Western Colorado, her husband of twenty-nine years and their daughter. Composites of their small farm, herd of horses, five Australian shepherds, a Queensland heeler, two ducks and cats of every shape and color often show up in her stories!

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19 thoughts on “An Interview with author D’Ann Lindun

  1. I’ve spoke to D’Ann a lot over facebook. She is great friend and a very patient person. I’m trying to write my first book and any questions I have she will answer with out hesitation. She a great person and you can tell she loves to write a good story.

  2. Got to love them cowboys….and a little suspense thrown in makes it even better. Congrats on all your books. Would love to read this one.

  3. I’ve read this book and LOVED it! There’s something about D’Ann’s cowboys! They are hunky and sweet! I encourage everyone to read her Cowboys of Black Mountain series…

    And I’m sqeeing that there’s another coming!

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