Interview with B.J. Daniels, author of Justice At Cardwell Ranch
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Today we are welcoming B.J. Daniels to the blog! She is the author of Justice At Cardwell Ranch and is here to answer some questions about her book and about her writing! If this book sounds like something that you would be interested in reading, please pick up a copy or two using the buy links at the bottom of the post!
Barb – How would you describe your book in 20 words or less without using the blurb?
B.J. – Remember high school? Still hold some grudges? Wait until the Gallatin Canyon high school reunion. It’s love and murder.
Barb – What’s your current guilty pleasure?
B.J. – Coke Zero. I am totally hooked.
Barb – If you wouldn’t be a writer, what you would be?
B.J. – I would own a junk shop. I love to dig through antique and junk shops looking for cool things.
Barb – When you made your first sale, how did you celebrate and with whom?
B.J. – I made my first sale to Woman’s World magazine. It was my first fiction. I couldn’t have been more excited. I celebrated with my wonderful daughter Danielle. She is still one of my biggest supporters.
Barb – Why did you choose the genre you write in?
B.J. – I love suspense and romance. I think they go well together. Also I like to kill people in books. Now you know the truth about me. J I also love fast paced books so I try to write the kind of book I would love to read. And as always my books are usually set in Montana, because for me, the state is another character.
Barb – Are you a plotter or a pantzer?
B.J. – I am a pantzer. I never know what’s going to happen when I start but I love being surprised!!! I never know who did it until the end. I love it!
Barb – Did you do any research before start or during of the writing of the books?
B.J. – I always do some research. I love the history in Montana so I try to weave it into my books. I recently returned from historic mining town, Butte, Montana, where I will be setting an upcoming book. It was fun exploring the old buildings and a little scary.
Barb – What book is currently on your nightstand?
B.J. – I just got through reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I love books that I don’t know how they are going to end. It was very twisted. My kind of book.
Barb – How important do you find the communication between you and your readers? Do you reply to their messages or read their reviews?
B.J. – Absolutely it is important. I try to reply to all of the letters and messages I get from readers. Some times it takes me a while because my schedule is pretty tight. But I love hearing from readers and reviewers – and I take their comments to heart.
Barb – Favorite place in the world?
B.J. – I love living in Montana. I write about it because it is so amazing. The country is still wild and the people are so tenacious because they have to be to survive here. It really is still the wild west where I live. I put that love of the state in my books and try to share Montana with my readers the only way I can. So my favorite place in the world is right here in the small Montana town where I live. I can see the Little Rockies from my window. J
Barb – What is in the works for you next
B.J. – I’m excited to announce that my first two single titles from my Beartooth, Montana series – UNFORGIVEN and REDEMPTION will be coming out soon. Unforgiven is out in December with Redemption, my second single title for HQN, out in February. I’m currently working on another one that will be out next October.
In April, my Cardwell Ranch series continues with CARDWELL RANCH TRESPASSER and next Christmas, I return to “the canyon” for a CARDWELL RANCH CHRISTMAS.
JUSTICE AT CARDWELL RANCH:
When Dana Cardwell found her mother’s revised will in a cookbook six years ago, it did more than make her sole owner of Cardwell Ranch in Big Sky, Montana. It also prevented her siblings, Jordan, Stacy and Clay, from selling off their mother’s beloved homestead. The siblings took off and Dana hasn’t heard from them since.
When Dana finds her sister, Stacy, waiting at her door with a baby, she welcomes them in. Still, there’s something suspicious about Stacy’s story. She’s not telling Dana the whole truth and it has something to do with that baby. Does her return have anything to do with their brother Jordan who has been seen in town, too? Or is his reappearance tied to the mysterious death of a friend years ago? And how is their other brother Clay involved? As deadly forces once more threaten this clan of cowboys and cowgirls from all sides, do they still have what it takes to survive?
B.J. Daniels wrote her first book after a career as an award-winning newspaper journalist. Since then she has more than 40 short stories and 70 books in print. Her best-selling Harlequin Intrigue series, Whitehorse, Montana, has appeared on the USA Today bestselling list numerous times. She has also won a variety of awards including a Career Achievement Award for romantic suspense. JUSTICE AT CARDWELL RANCH is sure to have you on the edge of your seat as you fall in love with the endearing characters.
Buy link for Justice at Cardwell Ranch