Elizabeth Clements resides deep in cowboy country in western
with her husband
who is her real-life hero. She admits she’s an incurable romantic and thus her
sensual stories always focus on romance, whether her heroines drive a buggy or
a convertible. Canada is often inspired by her surroundings, a photograph, or a song and the
thought—what if… begins a delicious new journey into romance. Visit the
author at her website: https://www.elizabethclements.com to learn a bit more about her and see
pictures of the beautiful Cypress Hills, the setting for her western historical
romance trilogy. Elizabeth
Question: What is the title and genre of your novel? Why did you select them?
Answer: Thank you so much, Jacqueline for inviting me on your blog. Beneath a Fugitive Moon is the second book in my Prairie Moon Trilogy published this past June. The first in the series, Beneath a Horse Thief Moon, was published in 2018. I love writing western historical romance and the setting for this trilogy is just an hour’s drive from where I live. In fact I can see the forest’s dark smudge on the horizon from a high hill.
Question: What inspired this novel? How did it come about?
Answer: The first book in the series was inspired by a Garth Brooks song of a man reflecting on a special summer when he was a teen. When the song ended, I said to myself: “What if he comes back?” And he did. In this sequel, Mike Sutton whispered in my ear that he wants his own happily-ever-after story. Of course Josh Hunter wouldn’t be out done, so his story will be published next year. <grin> Each book is a stand-alone, but often pop in for a visit in all three books.
Question: Could you tell us a little bit about the heroine and/or hero of your novel?
Answer: In the current release, Jolene Reynolds is a feisty young schoolmarm who wants to be loved for herself, not her father’s wealth. Mike Sutton is a deputy
marshal and a friend of Jolene’s
father. Mike willingly comes to watch over the ranch and protect her from
outlaws while her parents are away. He arrives in time to rescue her from horse
thieves and he quickly realizes he’s in love with Jolene. But he never tries to
steal a kiss. Not even once. Why? U.S.
Question: Can you tell us about some of your other published novels or work?
Answer: Beneath A Desperado Moon is the last book of this trilogy and will be published next year. Josh Hunter, the son of a wealthy nobleman, left
when the girl he loved married another
for wealth. Her memory haunts him until he meets Molly, a saloon girl who
yearns to be a lady. Can they overcome their past and find lasting love? In
July my novella, Diamond Jack’s Angel was published in the Hot Western Nights
anthology. That story was inspired by a visit to a coal mine disaster in the England , except my story has a happy
ending. Crowsnest Pass
Question: What are you working on now?
Answer: I’m revising a mail-order bride story set where I live when the city was a mere railroad stop over a century ago. My heroine is rejected because she’s too thin and not suitable to be a “workhorse” for the farmer who sent for her. The hero comes to the rescue. But who’s the one who’ll truly be rescued? I also have a new novella in which the hero and heroine are giving me a real challenge. It came to me in a post-dream state while I was still warm and relaxed in bed, thinking of writing a novella for an anthology. My hero blew in like a hot
wind, wrapped the woman in his
arms and kissed her with such passion that she nearly swooned. Then he left,
his intriguing invitation lingering in the air. I went to the computer and
wrote it down before I’d forget it, but I believe I boxed myself into a corner
and am still waiting for him to come back so I know for sure what happens next.
Question: What made you start writing?
Answer: I’ve loved books all my life and wanted to be a journalist when I was ten. One day, many years later, I threw a book against the wall in absolute disgust, muttering I can write better than this. And then one day, while cooking breakfast for my little boys, an idea dropped into my head and I began writing on my dining room table.
Question: What advice would you offer to those who are currently writing novels?
Answer: Never, ever, give up on your dream to be published, no matter how long it takes when life intervenes. And read lots of books by well-published authors: study the way they put the story together. Study what you like and what you don’t like and learn from that. Trust your instincts and believe in yourself.
Question: Where and when will readers be able to obtain your novel?
Answer: All three of my published books are available on Amazon or through me.
Website Page: https://www.elizabethclements.com
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Clements/e/B07C9RL5HQ
Questions and/or comments for
are welcome here! Elizabeth