Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Joanne Kennedy, my friend and one-time colleague in the Cheyenne Area Writers Group, debuted her new novel today. It's entitled Cowboy Tough. On the cover is a hunky cowboy, and this blurb: "HOT! HOT! HOT!" So says New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown. If you don't believe me that Joanne is one hot writer, better believe Carolyn, who's the author of the upcoming Blue Ribbon Jalapeno Society Jubilee. According to the book jacket, everything is big in Cadillac, Texas, especially the jalapenos.
I've read a lot of Joanne's writing but I'm not so hot on cowboy romances. That may seem hard to believe but it's the truth. Here's what Night Owl Reviews had to say about her previous novel, Cowboy Crazy: "A fast-paced, delightful read that will leave readers longing for a cowboy of their own." Sigh!
Lest you doubt my veracity as a writer and reader, won't you trust my word as an arts administrator? How many Wyoming-based cowboy romances do you know that open with references to Picasso, Modigliani and Van Gogh?
There I've gone and ruined it for you...