- FINALIST in the WESTERN CATEGORY National Indie Excellence Book Awards
- FINALIST in the WESTERN CATEGORY Best Book Awards, USA BookNews
From the Author
When I started writing Leroy, I knew he was an interesting fellow, but I had no idea how interesting. I wanted to know more about this fascinating man--who is also a hunk. As I buttoned up this project, it occurred to me that I've always wanted to write a Christmas book. One of those warm, glowing things that make you feel good and have a sweet cover.
Aha! Why not combine the two? I'm doing just that. I've started my Christmas book: In Love by Christmas, starring Leroy Watches Jr. and the love of his life. Unfortunately, I am constitutionally unable to write anything soft and fuzzy. In Love by Christmas is the most badass Christmas story ever written. And it's coming in before Christmas 2014. I hope.
I do want to note that this work is fantasy. That means it's not real. This is particularly true when dealing with the Native American shaman, Grandfather, and his traditions and beliefs. What I say isn't intended to accurately represent any Native American culture or spirituality. Surely, you can see how removed from reality my depiction of government agencies is. Even the bull is made up, though he's real enough.
Many thanks to my friend Kate McQuinness, JD, for her legal advice. And additional thanks to Doug Houston, a team-penning champion, who told me about rodeo.
I hope you enjoy getting to know Leroy and his friends. I enjoyed letting them talk through me.