Today we have author Vella Munn visiting. Welcome!
What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Vella Munn freely admits to being a dedicated and sometimes demented fiction writer. She has always been drawn to nature and those who feel at home in it. A career writer, she has had way over 60 books published, most of them romances both past and present. As far as personal statistics go, she has one husband, two sons, four grandchildren, and is owned by two rescue dogs. Home is southern Oregon within a two hour drive of Crater Lake. She frequently visits Montana in her mind and heart.
Today Vella Munn will be talking about a book she read that had a big impact on her.
* Oh my goodness, that’s like asking a multi-published writer which of his or her works brought him/her the most satisfaction. Like most writers, I read a lot when I was growing up. My mother was a teacher, and we lived in a remote area without TV reception so fiction became my entertainment. I was drawn to adventure books, often about sports, written for boys and read every title the county library periodically loaned to our school. My mother didn’t try to push me toward ‘girls’ books for which I’m grateful.
* But the book with the greatest impact wasn’t fiction. It was nonfiction listing of the publications that accepted writing from freelancers. My uncle gave me this yearly collection one Christmas, and I have a vivid memory of stretching out on my stomach on the bed at my in-laws’ house pouring through the exciting possibilities and making notes. It was called something like Writer’s Yearbook and I bought my own updated copy for years after. I think a version is still available, but now if I’m looking for information about a new publication, I either Google or ask my writer friends for feedback.
* That said, I’ll always be grateful to my uncle for opening my eyes to the publishing world.
A look into…
~ Blurb ~
* Former firefighter Echo Rose may have recovered from the injuries that nearly ended her life but the emotional scars still linger. She now devotes herself to protecting wildlife and sheltering her heart until local contractor Rey Bowen reminds Echo that life can offer so much more.
* Rey Bowen is not the only one at Lake Serene with secrets and a desire to reboot his seriously derailed life. Meeting Echo reminds him that life can sparkle with joy and laughter and passion, but can he show the cautious Echo how to love again even as he struggles to trust his own heart?
~ Excerpt ~
* “I’m under pressures you’ll never understand,” he said so softly she had to strain to hear. “Pressure that goes much deeper than being able to bring in roofing trusses.”
* Both fascinated by what he hadn’t said and determined not to go beneath the surface with the big, distant man, she started back toward her vehicle.
* “We all do what we have to,” she said over her shoulder. “Priorities that drive us. I’ll leave a printout with you so you know exactly what you can and can’t do until the restrictions are lifted.”
* “Who made up those rules?”
* She was tempted to counter that the rules hadn’t been fashioned out of thin air as he seemed to be indicating but that wouldn’t get them anywhere. For as long as Rey and she were at Lake Serene, they’d have to work together. She had no control over how he handled his side of the relationship, but she intended to be as professional as possible.
* Easier said than done, because he’d joined her and was matching his stride to hers, his arm occasionally brushing hers. Touching her in ways she’d nearly forgotten were possible. Reminding her she was a woman.
* She started to put distance between them but was distracted by what might be the chipmunk she’d seen earlier. Its life could depend on what she said today.
* “Your employee can’t smoke outside,” she told Rey as they neared the cabin with the cigarette-smoking workman now standing in the doorway.
* “That’s one of the regulations.”
* He stopped, gave her no choice but to face him. “That goes without saying. I’m not an idiot.”
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Thank you for joining us here today, Vella Munn! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.
ANNOUNCEMENT! Vella Munn will be awarding a several photographs of Montana’s wilderness sent via email (international and U.S. giveaway) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour! So be sure to leave a comment AND use this RAFFLECOPTER LINK to enter the drawing. Also, visit the other tour stops for a greater chance of winning!