Today on Behind the Pen we are joined by Ann B. Harrison who has graciously shared with me a few of her favourite things…
What is your favourite…
Character from one of your books?
Callie from Chance for Love. She is strong, resilient and still has a great big heart. Be kind and she will be your friend forever, be a jerk and you can find yourself alone.
Scene from one of your books?
When Callie stands up for herself with her youngest brother-in-law. He’s overprotective of his injured brother and doesn’t know he’s married her yet. I loved writing that scene.
Movie of all time?
American Graffiti. I saw it thirteen times when it came out. Drove my boyfriend crazy!
Book that you always keep a copy of and recommend to others?
Stephen King’s On Writing. Such an inspiration and full of practical advice.
Fashion accessory that despite having plenty of, you still keep collecting?
Scarves. I’m a hopeless scarf wearer but I have to buy new ones all the time.
Drink that you enjoy everyday?
Coffee first up, then Lemon and Ginger tea all day long.
Treat you indulge in?
Chocolate. Every romance writer needs chocolate, right? I love Lindt caramel and sea salt.
Place to be?
On my front deck reclining on my antique cane lounger with a book and a cup of tea.
Person you admire?
Fiona McIntosh. Love her writing. I saw her at an RWA conference and listened to her talk. She’s amazing and so funny. I even grabbed her for a photo. Terrible fan girl moment!
Nora Roberts. I love her no nonsense advice to writers. I have one of her quotes behind my desk:
Season of the year?
I toss up between winter (the reason I have so many scarves) and spring.
Chance for Love (The Watson Brothers Book 1)
Callie can’t resist the advertisement for a ranch manager in Montana. Only thing is, it also stipulates marriage. Down on her luck with more debt than she can manage after the death of her parents in a vehicle accident, she takes the plunge and commits for twelve months.
Chance is sick of the high life he’s led for years as a top International Bull Rider. The glitz and glamour aren’t what he wants. After an accident leaves him unable to return to the tour, he decides now is the time to do what his heart has been yearning for – marry a down to earth country girl and raise bulls on his ranch, with the hope of bringing his brothers back together.
Little did he know that an advertisement would bring him a sassy talking Australian bride to turn his world up side down… Will Callie return home after her contract is up, or can Chance convince her to say I do forever?