|Laurean Brooks, Author|
How long have you been writing?
Where do you prefer to write? Do you need quiet, music, solitude?
Are you a plotter or a pantzer?
What do you hope your writing brings to readers?
What advice would you give to unpublished authors?
Share a fun fact readers wouldn’t know about you.
I keep a plastic spoon and napkins in my glove compartment. That isn't the shocking part. Shhh! My husband doesn't know this. Sometimes I open a carton of ice cream, on my way home from the supermarket, set it on the passenger seat with a plastic bag beneath it, and eat the melted ice cream around the edges. Don't judge me. I need something on the 35-minute drive to sustain me.
Can you give readers a blurb about your book?
Carrie shares a seat with Molly, who is a Mail Order Bride enroute to meet her fiancé. Molly's confides that her friend, also set to embark on this adventure, backed out of her betrothal due to suspicious wording in the letters. When Molly discovers that Carrie will disembark in Abilene, she asks her to explain Katy's absence to the waiting cowboy, Josh Kramer.
Without letting her explain, and assuming she's the woman his aunt ordered, Josh picks up Carrie and plops her down on the buckboard seat, and heads back to the ranch. Carrie’s empty purse makes her think twice about arguing with him. Carrie assumes the name of the other woman, and goes by Katy Davis.
Carrie wants to tell Josh the truth, but when his sweet aunt pulls her aside to reveal another secret, Carrie finds herself in a quagmire. Aunt Em will suffer, too, if she reveals her true identity.
Josh is leery of Katy Davis, never suspecting his aunt performed a trick of her own. Is Katy out to get the ranch? His attraction for her grows, but he was burned by a woman and swore, “Never again.”
Carrie's secret threatens to destroy any love Josh has for her. Did she kill the drunk? Is the law looking for her?
Find out when you read NOT WHAT HE ORDERED.
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Is there anything else you’d like readers to know about you?
Thanks for sharing with us today, Laurean!