BESTSELLING AND AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF WESTERN ROMANCE!
Caroline Clemmons writes historical and contemporary genre fiction. Historical romances, contemporary romantic suspense, mysteries, and paranormals are among her current works. Learn more about her at www.carolineclemmons.com
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
CYNTHIA WOOLF VISITS!
Cynthia is awarding a gift card to one commenter!
Hi. My name is Cynthia Woolf and I write historical
western romance. More specifically I write Mail-Order Bride romance. I kind of
got into this by accident. The third western romance I wrote was called Tame A
Wild Bride. It was about a mail-order bride in Creede, Colorado. It sold better
than the other two books in the series put together.
So for my next series I wrote Matchmaker & Co.
About a matchmaker in New York who matches women to men in Colorado. People
But I still didn’t take the hint and wrote Destiny
in Deadwood next. It is the story of three brothers who move to Deadwood in
1876. They are being chased by a murderer and there is not a mail order bride
in sight. Needless to say the sales weren’t all I hoped they would be.
My next series was Brides of San Francisco. The
stories are set in San Francisco and my matchmaker from Matchmaker & Co is
just starting out. I guess you could call it a prequel. This is one of my most
I seemed to have gotten the hint. My next series
was Brides of Tombstone. This series starts with a mail order bride who changes
her mind. What happens though when the groom doesn’t change his? There are a
lot of surprises on the road to happiness.
The next series I did was Hope’s Crossing, about
mail-order brides going to Montana. I should have called it Mail Order Brides
of Montana. I think it would have sold more.
Taking that knowledge to heart I named my next
series Brides of Central City. This series took me back to my Colorado roots
and was a hit with readers. It tells the stories of brides from New York that
are running from something, dangerous people, unwanted forced marriages,
murderers. They run into the arms of their heroes who vow to protect them.
This was followed by my mail-order brides going to
Seattle in Brides of Seattle. Yup, I’ve definitely got the bride thing down.
Not only do my readers love them I love to write them.
My current series is Brides of the Oregon Trail.
Can you imagine being part of a wagon train full of mail-order brides?
Traveling 2000 miles most of it walking, barefoot because you didn’t want to
ruin the only pair of shoes you owned. I couldn’t either so I researched the
Oregon Trail. There are lots of books out there chronicling the trip. Fascinating
stories written by women who were on the trip. There are books for children
about what the trip would have entailed. It was a hard and difficult trip. I
admit freely that I don’t put a lot of the hardship in my books. I’m writing a
romance not a biography. I want my readers to enjoy the trip they are on.
My latest book is called Carter. It is part of the
Bachelors & Babies series of books. Each of the books are written by a
different author. And can you believe it my story is about a mail-order bride! J
I don’t know yet what I’ll do for my next series.
How would you all like to help me? Yes? Tell me in your comments where you
think my mail-order brides should go. Here are your choices:
Klondike gold rush in Alaska (Brides of the Klondike)
California gold rush in Sacremento (Brides of Sacremento)
Oregon Trail books (continue Brides of the Oregon Trail)
Montana Gold rush in Virginia City/Bannack (Brides of Montana)
5.) 1870 to 1880 Mail-Order Brides
pick. Where would you write about?
Thank you for having me today, Caroline. I hope to
get a lot of response from your readers.
Oh, by the way. The winner that I pick within the
winning location will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, so leave your ideas in
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cynthia Woolf, Author
Cynthia Woolf is the award winning and
best-selling author of forty-one historical western romance books and two short
stories with more books on the way.
Cynthia loves writing and reading romance.
Her first western romance Tame A Wild Heart, was inspired by the story her
mother told her of meeting Cynthia’s father on a ranch in Creede, Colorado.
Although Tame A Wild Heart takes place in Creede that is the only similarity
between the stories. Her father was a cowboy not a bounty hunter and her mother
was a nursemaid (called a nanny now) not the ranch owner. The ranch they met on
is still there as part of the open space in Mineral County in southwestern
She also has six scifi, space opera romance
titles. She calls them westerns in space.
Cynthia credits her wonderfully supportive
husband Jim and her great friends and critique partners for saving her sanity
and allowing her to explore her creativity.