By Colleen Hall
Release Day: October 1,2019
BOOK LINK: Amazon
Della Hughes longs for adventure and for freedom from the strictness and austerity of 1870s Boston society. When her uncle and guardian, General Clint Logan, uses his fortune to purchase property in Colorado and set up a horse ranch selling remounts to the western army, Della decides she must accompany him and his family to the West. Along the journey, Della encounters more adventure than she bargained for.
Rustlers, Indians, and rattlesnakes add danger to the trek. A persistent cavalry captain who believes Della would make him the perfect wife and a Cheyenne chieftain’s son who tells her she’s brought sunshine to his heart complicate her life. And the handsome army scout who ramrods their wagon train guards a secret from his past that makes him believe he’s not worthy of loving Della. She must meet the challenges of the West and convince the man of her heart that love is worth risking everything to gain.
About the Author:
Colleen Hall wrote her first story in third grade and wrote as a hobby all during her growing-up years. In her historical books she was able to combine her love of writing with her love of history. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, horseback riding, reading, and browsing antique stores. She lives in South Carolina with her husband and family, two horses and two spoiled cats.
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What is the inspiration behind your writing?
I’ve had no dramatic, life-altering episode that thrust me into crafting profound sagas. Instead, my inspiration was much more simple. I’ve loved to write almost as long as I can remember. My mother tells me that I wrote my first story in third grade, so most of my life my head has been full of stories to tell. Plots, characters, and drama have been trapped inside bursting to be told. I think my inspiration was a love of writing, of sharing with my readers the stories that my characters experience and the life lessons they learn.
Do you have a favorite author or book?
I think my overall favorite book is The Outsider by Penelope Williamson.
What book are you currently reading for fun and are you reading anything for research?
For fun, I’m reading a light Christmas romance by Raeanne Thayne, Season of Wonder. For research, I’m reading Red Cloud’s Revenge, by Terry G. Johnston.
What’s next for you as an author?
I’m working on the third book in my series, which tells Wild Wind’s story. Wild Wind is Shane Hunter’s Cheyenne half brother, who is introduced in Wounded Heart.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
When I’m not writing, I love reading and riding my horse. Another favorite activity is when my husband and I take weekend get-aways, usually for some type of research for one of my books.
What does your family think of your writing? Earlier on in our marriage, my husband regarded my writing as an eccentric hobby. But now that I’ve been published, he and my children are proud that I didn’t give up on my dream. They’re very supportive, even when it means late nights after a full day at my regular job.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
How many books have you written? Which is your favourite?
Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym?
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
How do you select the names of your characters? Since my books are set during the 1860s to the 1870s, I research popular Victorian names and choose the ones that seem to fit the character that I’m developing.
What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?
Does your family support your career as a writer?