Hello everyone, please join me in welcoming Linda Broday author of Knight on the Texas Plains as she stops by today while on virtual tour to discuss her writing space.
First, a bit about the book, which I will be reviewing soon. How sweet is that cover? After the guest post you can find out how to enter to win your own copy of Knight on the Texas Plains.
About the book:
He’ll do whatever it takes
To keep them safe
Duel McClain has lost everything he’s ever loved: his wife, his son, his sense of self. But when a strange twist of fate—and a poker game he’ll never forget—leaves an innocent little girl in his care, Duel vows to defend his new family to his very last breath. If only he knew a single thing about taking care of babies…
Just as Duel swears his life can’t get any more complicated, a beautiful woman stumbles into the light of his campfire, desperate for help. Jessie Foltry is hungry, tired, and running for her life. She agrees to help Duel care for the child in exchange for his protection, even as she fights to guard her broken heart. But Duel will do whatever it takes to make Jessie see that the Texas plains have more than one kind of knight, and perhaps their salvation is closer than either of them could have dreamed…
At a young age, Linda Broday discovered a love for storytelling, history, and anything pertaining to the Old West. Cowboys fascinate her. There’s something about Stetsons, boots, and tall rugged cowboys that get her fired up. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda has won many awards, including the prestigious National Readers’ Choice Award and the Texas Gold Award. She resides in the Texas Panhandle and is inspired every day.
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My Writing Space
I love my office and I think I have the perfect place in which to write. The windows along one wall invite the light to flood in and fills me with happiness. It’s the next best thing to being outside.
There’s such a warm feel to the room and that’s what struck me when I first saw the house four years ago. I looked at my friend and said, “I’ll have no trouble writing here.” And I haven’t. There’s an inspiring energy inside these walls as well as welcoming arms that seem to fold around me each time I enter.
I have lots of bookshelves for my personal research library as well as “how to” books and collections of books that stole my heart.
On one wall is an old early 1800s map of Texas. Above my desk is a Lone Star wall hanging that was given me by my daughter for Christmas. She didn’t even know at the time that it’s the name of the ranch in my Men of Legend series. Above that is a wooden Texas plaque made by a dear friend of mine who has so much talent.
You ask me why I surround myself with Texas. For one thing, my love for this state goes bone deep. It’s not just the place where I live. Texas is in my blood. Another reason is that it’s the setting for each book I’ve written so it makes sense to keep things close that inspire me.
My desk is large and actually belonged to my late husband. It’s scarred and nicked like an old soldier that’s been through battle, but I love it and I feel his presence with me—maybe glancing over my shoulder while I write. He was extremely proud of me.
One wall has closets that hold all my writing supplies and sliding doors to keep it all hidden away. It’s just perfect for my needs.
I don’t listen to music while I write. I need complete silence. It’s just me and my thoughts and each day my heart overflows with gratitude that I have such a wonderful place where I can be with my characters. My soul is at peace in this room.
I plan on writing many more stories here. Who knows how many before I stop. I’m inspired, happy and loving every second.
Thank you again for stopping by Linda and sharing such a great guest post. Your writing room sounds wonderful and like it is close to your heart. I enjoyed reading Knight on the Texas Plains and am happy to share it with my blog readers. Best of luck with your work!
To enter to win a copy of Knight on the Texas Plains : (U.S. residents only please)
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Enter to win from August 1st through August 10th. I will announce a winner on Friday August 11th.
Special thanks for Sourcebooks for making this possible.
disclaimer: Nothing in this post is available for download.