Friday, October 03, 2014
EXPOSE OF JACQUIE ROGERS
Dare I mention again what a great experience working with Jacquie Rogers was when we wrote our linked books for MAIL-ORDER TANGLE? While we kept closely in touch to keep our books in sync, each of us wrote her own book. Mine is MAIL-ORDER PROMISE and hers is MAIL ORDER RUCKUS. I can’t tell you how relieved I am that our effort pleased each of us as well as readers.
I’ve been a fan of Jacquie’s many years, since I read her first publication. She wrote fairies back then, which she still loves. (Don’t miss her upcoming story “Have Wand, Will Travel.”) She’s also written a futuristic time-travel which cracked me up, SINGLE GIRLS CAN’T JUMP. But my favorite of her writings are her western historical romances.
She lives near Seattle now but Jacquie grew up in Owyhee County, Idaho, which is where she sets her Hearts of Owyhee series. Those are MUCH ADO ABOUT MARSHALLS, MUCH ADO ABOUT MADAMS, MUCH ADO ABOUT MAVERICKS, and MUCH ADO ABOUT MINERS. Hard to choose a favorite among them, but I confess the first has a slight edge in my vote.
Want to know a secret? Of course you do. The cover model for MUCH ADO OF MARSHALS is Jacquie's nephew.
Another of my favorites is SLEIGHT OF HEART, the first of a new series. I can hardly wait for her next book. I don’t think she’ll be able to top Burke O’Shaughnessy as a hero, though. He and Lexie make a perfect couple. Another secret--Lexie is loosely modeled on Jacquie's math-whiz aunt.
You can see that between those books and all the short stories she does for Western Fictioneers (some as one of those writing as Ford Fargo) and Prairie Rose Press, the woman is a workaholic. If you haven’t read all of her books and stories, what are you waiting for?
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