Tule Author Q&A: Ann B. Harrison Dishes on Character Development

Author Ann B. Harrison took the time recently to talk to us about her new release Cowboy to the Rescue.

With your heroine running a law firm, what kind of legal research did you have to do for this book?
I’m lucky that one of my friends was a legal secretary and her husband owns a law firm so not a lot. I talked most of my legal scenes through with her and double checked the same law applied in Montana. Google is awesome.

Where did the name Jethro come from? Have you ever known one in real life?
No, I’ve never met one ever! Maybe that’s why I wanted to use it. Sometimes knowing someone with the name your hero has is off putting and I like to imagine them how I want them. Then again, it can be helpful too.

Who were you picturing when you first conjured Layla Fox?
Would you believe Reese Witherspoon but only for looks. I channeled The Good Wife for most of Sadie’s scenes. I love that show!

Montana is Big Sky Country. Where was the best sunset (or sunrise) you’ve ever seen?I’m partial to a Bali sunset. There’s something about the way the moon is so huge you can almost touch it. And when it disappears into the ocean it’s a sight to behold.

What are you reading currently?
I’ve got two on the go right now. David Baldacci’s Hour Game. He’s my favorite suspense writer ever! And Deep Work – rules for focused success in a distracted world – Cal Newport. I try to have one craft book on the go along with a fiction title. Mostly I succeed. This one is a winner.

After moving to the lush green wine region of Australia’s Hunter Valley, Ann has the perfect surrounding to let her imagination to run wild. She alternates her time between writing western romances, women’s fiction romantic and playing in her garden. Two kinds of hero make Ann to a mass of nerves. The hot cowboy with a slow sexy drawl (she used to live out in the desert and enjoyed every minute) and a man in a kilt (Imagine Jamie Fraser) She can’t wait to visit Scotland where she can get her fill of the tartan clad hotties for, um research purposes, of course.

In the meantime, her dear husband puts up with her talking to her characters and getting lost in worlds only she can imagine as she battles to bring stories to the page for everyone to enjoy.

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Cowboy to the Rescue is now available for pre-order!


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