Tule Author Q&A: Megan Ryder rides into Redemption Ranch

Tule author Megan Ryder looks some time to talk about her first in installment in her Redemption Ranch series, A Cowboy’s Salvation.

Your heroine Tara is an interior designer. Do you imagine that she was interested in design as a child or found it later in life?
Tara’s mom was a quilter and involved in art projects when she was growing up and Tara, by default, got involved in art as she grew up. She fell into interior design as a way to feed her creative side and, subconsciously as a way to connect with her mom, although I’m not sure she realized it. It also was a way to bring some color into her life and control her space when she felt out of control.


What was West’s favorite thing to do with his mentor, the late Mr. Rawlings?
He loved spending time with Douglas, riding or fishing. West was a very quiet man and so was Douglas and spending time together, not talking, was probably his favorite thing. They didn’t need to say anything but just spending time together was the best they could do.


Who is more stubborn: West or Tara?
That’s a toss-up. They both are pretty stubborn for what they believe in but they learn to adjust for each other because they love each other. But at the beginning, that was the biggest conflict – because they’re both pretty darn stubborn. West always considered himself as stubborn as the Granite that the town was made of and he thought Tara was as changing as the wind but he found Tara to be a relentless as the winter wind. So, I think they’re a perfect match.


Is there anything in particular that inspired you to have Tara based out of San Francisco?
I love the architecture of the Queen Anne homes in San Francisco and thought Tara would be draw to a place there, especially living there and designing there. I think the homey quality and the historic quality would appeal to her, even though her ex-husband was so not like that.



What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading the KGI Series by Maya Banks. I love connected series about brothers/families, whether they’re blood related or connected in other ways.


About the Author
Ever since Megan Ryder discovered Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught while sneaking around the “forbidden” romance section of the library one day after school, she has been voraciously devouring romance novels of all types. Now a romance author in her own right, Megan pens sexy contemporary novels all about family and hot lovin’ with the boy next door. She lives in Connecticut, spending her days as a technical writer and her spare time divided between her addiction to knitting and reading.


    1. Quilting is an amazing craft, one I never could do. I cannot sew to save my life but I admire the heck out of it. Keep those quilts close!!

  1. I can’t wait to read this book. I love quilts too. I have one that my neighbor made around 30 years ago (it still looks new). She gave it to me and my husband saying we were like family and she wanted us to have it. She was giving them away to her kids and grandkids and when she came across the one with hand embroidered cats, she thought it would be perfect for us. I have it hanging on a wall instead of using it. I don’t want anything to happen to it as my cats tend to snag things with their nails.

    1. I agree! A friend made me the most amazing French Braid quilt and I adore it. Unfortunately, I have a dog, Bentley, who loves to “dig” on the bed so I can’t have it on my bed right now. But I love the quilt so much! I’m glad you can have yours on the wall!

  2. I love quilts and try to make some every so often. I use my sewing machine and they are usually for babies.

    1. What a perfect gift for babies and they will have them forever! I tend to knit or crochet a blanket for them because they can keep them too for a while. The best present I’ve received is when the parents tell me the blanket was falling apart b/c they used it too much!

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