Meet My Character Blog Tour
Welcome to the Meet My Character Blog Tour! My friend Karen M. Nutt is the one who roped me in, and for that, I thank her. So before we get to my character, Laura Dickerson, I’d like give you the rundown on Karen (and isn’t that just the cutest dog?).
Karen Michelle Nutt resides in California with her husband, three fascinating children, and houseful of demanding pets. Jack, her Chorkie, is her writing buddy and sits long hours with her at the computer.
When she’s not time traveling, fighting outlaws, or otherworldly creatures, she creates pre-made book covers to order at Gillian’s Book Covers, “Judge Your Book By Its Cover.” You can also check out her published cover art designs at Western Trail Blazer and Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing.
|Karen designed the |
fabulous cover for
Muleskinners #1: Judge Not
Whether your reading fancy is paranormal, historical or time travel, all her stories capture the rich array of emotions that accompany the most fabulous human phenomena—falling in love.
Meet My Character
Now I’ll introduce you to the heroine of Mail-Order Ruckus, a short western historical romance that will be included in a duet with Caroline Clemmons, Mail-Order Tangle, to be released in September.
1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Laura Dickerson. She’s completely fictional, although I wouldn’t tell her that.
2) When and where is the story set?
1881-1882, first in Texas and then in Owyhee County, Idaho Territory.
3) What should we know about him/her?
Laura has always been a dreamer but she’s had to put her dreams aside to care for her younger, prettier sister. Their parents are deceased and the savings are gone, so now the two of them have to make do as best they can. Once her sister is situated, Laura is feeling a bit lost, so she decides to take her dreams out of the bag and make them happen.
|What Laura might be wearing|
when she arrives at Silver City
The man of her dreams—actually, he’s more handsome than she’d ever dreamed—won’t ask for her hand in marriage because in his mind, an honorable man must make a good living before he offers for a woman. But she’s 24, going on 25, flirting with the edge of spinsterhood, so she has agreed to be a mail-order bride. Now she’s contractually bound to marry at the end of the week, but her dream man proves to be more stubborn than she ever could’ve thought.
5) What is the personal goal of the character?
Laura’s goal is clear—she wants a house to make into a home, and a husband and children to put into it.
6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
The title of the duet is Mail-Order Tangle. You can read more about both books in the duet at
We don’t have much on the site yet, but the cover’s posted and there’s a blurb for each book.
7) When can we expect the book to be published?
We’re aiming for the first week in September. It’s an ambitious schedule and we have lots to do, but both Caroline and I are extremely excited for this release. It’s our first time working together, although we’ve been online friends for quite a while, and I’ve been a fangirl of Caroline’s long before that. So I’m tickled to be included in this book with her!
Next week (August 11), please check out these awesome writers’ characters!
Caroline Clemmons is an Amazon bestselling author of historical and contemporary western romances whose books have garnered numerous awards. Her latest release is GABE KINCAID, book four of her popular Kincaid series. A frequent speaker at conferences and seminars, she has taught workshops on characterization, point of view, and layering a novel.
Caroline is a member of Romance Writers of America, Yellow Rose Romance Writers, From The Heart Romance Writers, and Hearts Through History Romance Writers. Her latest publications include the acclaimed historical Men of Stone Mountain series: BRAZOS BRIDE, HIGH STAKES BRIDE, and BLUEBONNET BRIDE and the audiobooks of BRAZOS BRIDE and HIGH STAKES BRIDE.
Caroline and her husband live in the heart of Texas cowboy country with their menagerie of rescued pets. Prior to writing full time, her jobs included stay-at-home mom (her favorite), secretary, newspaper reporter and featured columnist, assistant to the managing editor of a psychology journal, bookkeeper for the local tax assessor and--for a short and fun time--an antique dealer. When she's not indulging her passion for writing, Caroline enjoys reading, travel, antiquing, genealogy, painting, getting together with friends, and enjoying watching the birds, butterflies, and squirrels wandering through her back yard.
Wendy Delaney writes fun-filled cozy mysteries and is the award-winning author of the Working Stiffs Mystery series. A long-time member of Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, and Mystery Writers of America, she's a Food Network addict and pastry chef wannabe. When she's not killing off story people she can be found on her treadmill, working off the calories from her latest culinary adventure. Wendy makes her home in the Seattle area with the love of her life and has two grown sons.