Author on the Couch: Linda Broday

Today I’m conducting a session with…Linda Broday

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Me: Tell me about an experience that had a profound impact on your life?

Linda: There have been so many – being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, finally publishing my first book or making the New York Times bestseller list. It was very difficult to choose one. But I think what had the biggest impact on my life was surviving a devastating tornado and the aftermath that followed. The tornado happened in 1979 in Wichita Falls, Texas. It was a mile wide and barreled right through our house. My husband and I barely had time to get our two kids and baby into a hallway. I knew it was going to be bad. We laid on top of the children and I didn’t see any way of making it out alive. The deafening sound, the walls buckling, the roof and debris raining down on top of us. It seemed like we laid there a lifetime with our house disintegrating around us but I know it was probably five minutes or less. When it was over, we dug out from under the mountain of debris. Devastation lay as far as I could see. For all I knew the whole town was gone. The wind had sucked the shoes off my oldest children’s feet but, except for a minor cut on top of my baby’s head, we were all unhurt. We lost every single thing we owned and were homeless for a year, living with first one relative then another. We were dependent on family for even the basic necessities. I learned to appreciate the small things more and be grateful for a place to lay my head. I worried about my older children. They slept fully clothed, including their shoes, every night for about a year, afraid that the tornado would come again and they wanted to be ready. Such a horrible, horrible time of displacement. I came away with a greater sympathy for the homeless because I knew what it was like.


Me: What personality trait of yours helps you most as an author?

Linda: I have this dogged persistence and when I get my teeth in something, I won’t let go or give up. This pushes me forward and provides the drive I need to keep writing. And it’s why I won’t let MS rule my life.


Me: What personality trait of yours hinders you most as an author?

Linda: I’m a perfectionist and more than a little OCD. That need to make things perfect slows me down. I keep going back and going over what I’ve already written instead of moving forward. I’m working to change this and it is getting better.


Me: What was your high point as a writer—a time when you were happiest, on cloud nine, flying high? What happened?

Linda: I had always dreamed of making the New York Times bestseller list. Man, I wanted that. So in 2011, I finally made it with A Texas Christmas. It didn’t matter that it was an anthology. I made it! Talk about being excited. I walked around for months with my feet off the ground.


Me: What was your low point as a writer—a time when you questioned your path, a time when you felt really crappy about your writing? What happened? How did you get over it?

Linda: The lowest point I’ve been was in 2006 following the death of my husband. I just didn’t see how I could go on and the truth is, for the first 8 months I prayed to die every night when I went to sleep. All the words were frozen in my head. I couldn’t even write emails. I stopped living. I’m grateful that I didn’t have a contract to fulfill.

That was a blessing and allowed me to heal without pressure. I had just dropped into a dark pit and climbing out was almighty hard. Slowly, I began to hear the stories in my head again. Then writer friends of mine, Jodi Thomas and Phyliss Miranda, called in June the next year with an offer to join them in writing an anthology for Kensington. I was really scared that I couldn’t deliver but I said yes. We went on to publish five more and then I was strong enough to resume writing full length novels.


Me: Which of your characters are you most like and why?

Linda: I’m most like Jessie Foltry in my latest book Knight on the Texas Plains. She’s faced unbelievable heartache and trials but refuses to let her past rule her life. She has a lot of love she’s aching to give and her strength and dogged determination push her forward and reach for the man whose arms she can’t forget.


Me: Who is your book boyfriend?

Linda: That would have to be Luke Weston in To Marry a Texas Outlaw – Book #3 Men of Legend that comes out in November. Luke is a wounded soul. He killed his first man at fourteen and has been through sheer hell. My heart went out to this man, I ached over each bitter disappointment. He’s an outlaw but he’s trying very hard to change so he won’t bring shame to the family he just learned he has. The need to belong goes bone deep. He yearns to claim the Legend name and accept his birthright but he can’t until he straightens out his life. I see such honor and love in him, hidden beneath his hard exterior. He’s full of so much regret and longing for all he’s been denied. I just love the depth of his heart.


Me: What is your life’s motto? Why does it speak to you?

Linda: Always do your best and when life knocks you down, get right back up. It reminds me to keep trying and pushing forward even when trials come.

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Me: Tell me a little bit about your Historical Western Romance novel KNIGHT ON THE TEXAS PLAINS!

Linda: Duel McClain has lost everything he’s ever loved: his wife, his son, his sense of self. But when a strange twist of fate—and a poker game he’ll never forget—leaves an innocent little girl in his care, Duel vows to defend his new family to his very last breath. If only he knew a single thing about taking care of babies…

Just as Duel swears his life can’t get any more complicated, a beautiful woman stumbles into the light of his campfire, desperate for help. Jessie Foltry is hungry, tired, and running for her life. She agrees to help Duel care for the child in exchange for his protection, even as she fights to guard her broken heart. But Duel will do whatever it takes to make Jessie see that the Texas plains have more than one kind of knight, and perhaps their salvation is closer than either of them could have dreamed…


Me: Share a little of KNIGHT ON THE TEXAS PLAINS with us.

In the midst of the blaze of color, the tall figure of Duel stood alone, facing the haunting demons that almost had destroyed his will to live. Head bowed, he knelt, then sat cross-legged amid the wildflowers that blanketed the grave. Not strong enough yet, she sensed, to slay the demons. Instead, he sized them up in the true fashion of a gunfighter who eyed his enemies before a duel.

Maybe someday her brave knight would fight that battle—and win. For Marley Rose’s sake, Jessie prayed that day would come soon.

“He’ll love you like a daughter, little one,” she murmured against Marley’s soft black curls. “I know he will, even though his heart still aches with pain.”

“Pa pa.” The child gently patted the windowpane. Her serious expression suggested understanding despite the impossibility of it.

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I love this section of the book because it provides the catalyst for change. Duel says goodbye to his old life here and is finally able to put aside the wife and child he lost. He’s able to focus on being a husband and father to Jessie and the child he rescued. The depth of his heart amazes me.






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  1. Patricia Barraclough - Sep 05, 2017 Reply

    Wonderful interview. I loved Knight On The Texas Plains.

    • Linda Broday - Sep 06, 2017 Reply

      Hi Patricia……Thanks for coming and huge hugs for liking Knight on the Texas Plains. Enjoy your fall. Bet it’s starting to get pretty there. This is my favorite time of the year. And the cooler weather is very nice for my MS.

  2. Victoria K - Aug 22, 2017 Reply

    Congrats! Thanks for keeping my entertained.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 23, 2017 Reply

      Hi Victoria……You’re welcome. I love to entertain. I hope you got a good feel of who I am deep inside. Good luck in the drawing!

  3. Julie Terry - Aug 22, 2017 Reply

    I loved the interview.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 23, 2017 Reply

      Thank you so much, Julie. I think readers need to see a little bit into an author’s mind. Good luck in the drawing!

  4. Meredith Miller - Aug 21, 2017 Reply

    Thank you for sharing your interview with Linda! I’ve seen lots of great reviews of this book and can’t wait to read it.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 21, 2017 Reply

      Hi Meredith……..I’m glad you enjoyed my session on the couch. It’s been very comfy. If you like historical western romance I hope you’ll give one of my books a try. Or you might win one. That would be nice. Hugs!

  5. Sherri - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

    Enjoyed hearing some of your life story and appreciate your positive, determined spirit. Look forward to reading some of your books.

  6. Sherri - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

    Enjoyed hearing some of your life story and your positive, determined spirit. I look forward to reading your books.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 21, 2017 Reply

      Hi Sherri……I’m happy you came and loved some of my trials. Trouble comes to all of us. It’s how we deal with it that matters. I choose to stay positive and not let problems define who I am. I found I had a lot more strength than I knew. I hope you’ll give my stories a try and Good luck in the drawing.

  7. Melinda - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

    Always looking for coaboys in books.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 21, 2017 Reply

      Hi Melinda……Thanks for coming. I hope you give my cowboys a try. They might steal your heart. I’ve heard they have that effect on readers. Good luck in the drawing.

  8. Kathy Newcomer - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

    Hi, Linda! I love cowboy romances, so I look forward to reading Knight on the Texas Plains! Thank you for the chance to win! Kathy

    • Linda Broday - Aug 21, 2017 Reply

      Hi Kathy Newcomer……hey, another cowboy romance lover! There should be more of us. Good luck in the drawing! I hope you win a copy. Thanks for coming.

  9. LINDA BA - Aug 20, 2017 Reply


    • Linda Broday - Aug 21, 2017 Reply

      Happy eclipse day, Linda Ba…….I loved your comment. Yeah, these cowboys really look fine–from the back and the front. I tell you, it’s really hard not to stare! They’re just pretty fine. I’ll try to make it down there sometime and we can talk all about it. Have a wonderful day.

  10. Becky - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

    I really enjoyed reading your interview, thank you for the chance…

    • Linda Broday - Aug 21, 2017 Reply

      Sending you lots of good luck in winning a copy of the book, Becky. I’m happy you enjoyed the interview. Have a wonderful eclipse day!

  11. Lisa Johnston - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

    Great interview, very detailed and personal. I enjoyed reading it 🙂

    • Linda Broday - Aug 21, 2017 Reply

      Hi Lisa Johnston…….Opening up and letting people see inside me isn’t easy. But this darn couch is so comfy and it made me spill my feelings. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed reading my secrets. I’m a real mess! Thanks for coming!

  12. clynsg - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

    Looks like there is another author to put on my TBR pile.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 21, 2017 Reply

      Hi clynsg……I’m honored to be on your TBR pile! It’s really fun discovering new authors. Sometimes they lead you on a wonderful adventure. Thanks for coming.

  13. Carolyn Massey - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

    I enjoyed your interview and learned some things about you. I haven’t read any of your books but after reading some of the exerpts I would like to.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

      Hi Carolyn…….I’m so glad you came and that my interview was to your liking. My stories are about normal people like you and I. They have the same hurts and strive to make their life better. If you try one, I hope you enjoy it.

  14. A Love - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

    Wonderful interview as well as wonderful books. Can’t wait to read more.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

      Hi A Love…….I’m glad you enjoyed my session on the couch. I opened up about quite a bit of subjects I rarely talk about. Each trial and problem has made me a stronger, better, more determined person. Thanks for coming.

  15. Eliza - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

    Hi Linda I love your books !

    • Linda Broday - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

      Thanks for coming, Eliza……You’re a sweet, sweet lady. Thanks for being a reader!

  16. Gail - Aug 19, 2017 Reply

    Hi Linda. I haven’t read any of your books yet but I would love to and this one sounds like a good one to start with.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

      Hi Gail…….You know, there are so many books out there you can’t read them all. I have a few favorite authors and I always read their new ones. But I can’t get to everyone even though I would like. If you try Knight or any of my others I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for coming.

  17. Maxie Anderson - Aug 19, 2017 Reply

    Hi Linda. So very glad that your family were all okay after the tornado. They are horrible. GOD was not ready for your family to leave this earth. Sorry about the MS. Glad you are still writing books. I love westerns and also Texas. My cowboy passed away 20 years ago, 1996. You never stop missing them. Just won Knight on the Texas Plains. Need to get started on it. Wish you would come to Pasadena, Tx. Love this picture of you. Put it with my Photos. Take care, Hugs!!

    • Linda Broday - Aug 20, 2017 Reply

      Hi Maxie…….Thank you so much for taking a moment to come by. You’re so sweet. I always hesitate talking about the things that have happened to me because I know other people go through similar trials and tribulations. It’s called life. Mine is no worse than anyone else’s. It’s what you choose to do with those problems that arise that makes you who you are. I’m sorry about losing your cowboy. It sure makes life lonely. I hope you enjoy Knight on the Texas Plains. Love you much!

  18. Phyliss Miranda - Aug 18, 2017 Reply

    Hi Linda, what a great blog. I appreciate you telling about your MS and how its affected you over the years. You are a survivor, for sure! I also think it was brave to show so much emotion in your story about the Wichita Falls tornado. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself in such an honest, heroic way. Much love, P

    • Linda Broday - Aug 18, 2017 Reply

      Hi Phyliss…….Thanks for coming, friend. You know I never like to talk about this stuff. I’m nothing extraordinary. Lots of people go through similar trials. And it doesn’t define who I am. They are only things that happened and I overcame. Love you, too.

  19. Stephanie Jenkins Ortiz Cerrillo - Aug 18, 2017 Reply

    Woohoo I bet you were excited during that interview and wished he had hung in there in while longer. Ladies if you haven’t read a Linda Broday book your truly missing out!

    • Linda Broday - Aug 18, 2017 Reply

      Hi Stephanie……I was very excited doing that interview with Duel McClain. My goodness, that man has a large presence. Thank you so much for the plug. I’m blessed every day and give thanks that our paths cross. Keep fighting MS and I’ll do the same, warrior buddy!

  20. Kai W. - Aug 18, 2017 Reply

    Love the interview. I have seen your books but just haven’t had time to read lately. I have been listening to audiobooks just to keep up with book discussions.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 18, 2017 Reply

      Hi Kai W…….Thank you so much for coming and for liking the interview. You know, the best thing with books is that they never spoil or have an expiration date. Maybe one day you’ll pick one up. Hugs!

  21. Jennifer Bernard - Aug 18, 2017 Reply

    I love when authors help readers find new books and authors to enjoy. The interview has given me a great sense of how you might write, I can’t wait to read it and find out. Thanks ladies for the great conversation.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 18, 2017 Reply

      Hi Jennifer……I’m really glad you enjoyed my interview and learning more about me. I write down to earth people who all have dreams, some of them shattered, and they want better for themselves. If you like historical western romance, you’ll enjoy any of these. My stories all have life changing events with humor mixed in throughout. And they all have happy endings. Have fun finding the books that can satisfy.

  22. Glenda - Aug 18, 2017 Reply

    I have not read any of your books but would love to start with this one😀

    • Linda Broday - Aug 18, 2017 Reply

      Hi Glenda……I’m really glad you stopped by to read my interview and look at a few of my books. I’ll say a prayer that you win one. Knight on the Texas Plains is a great place to start. It’s the first of a series called Texas Heroes.

  23. Catherine Lemanski - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    Enjoyed the interview and am putting your stories on my TBR list. Thank you.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 18, 2017 Reply

      Hi Catherine……I’m so glad you enjoyed learning a bit about me. And I’m happy that my books interested you. Thanks for coming and good luck in the drawing!

  24. Shannon Capelle - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    Never heard of your books but i am looking forward to reading them! Love all the blurbs to them! Tysm for chance!

    • Linda Broday - Aug 18, 2017 Reply

      Hi Shannon…….I’m so glad you stopped by and that you liked the interview. I love writing books set in 1800s Texas. My characters are like you and I. They’re thrust into dangerous situations that call for split second decisions. Knight on the Texas Plains was inspired by a true event in my childhood when I learned my playmate from next door had been won in a poker game. She used to cry and tell me one day she’d find her real parents and ask them why they couldn’t love her. I vowed to give her a happy life even if it was in fiction. I think she’d be happy. Good luck in the drawing!

  25. jodi marinich - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    congrats linda and really enjoy your stories

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Jodi…….Thank you so much. I’m happy to know you like what I write. Good luck in the drawing!

  26. bn100 - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    interesting interview

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi BN100……Thank you so much. I’m glad you enjoyed learning more about me. Good luck in the drawing.

  27. Jerri Lynn Hill - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    New to the Broday world, I have read more, faster and in anticipation more than all my previous years in other genre. She captivates my attention with real history of my Texas. The emotion is heartfelt. The violence gut renching and true. The relationships engaging. I am a permanent new fan. Keep writing. I will always want more. Thank you.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Jerry Lynn Hill…….Thank you for your kind words. I’m very grateful to fans like you who eagerly snatch up each new release. Texas is not just the place where I live–it flows in my blood and I feel such a deep love for this state. Which of course bleeds over into my stories. I can’t tell you how often I’ve had to stop and laugh with my characters. Or the boxes of Kleenex I’ve used during the course of writing each book. There is no way I can ever stop writing–unless they cut off my hands. Even then I’ll find a way. I write for you and other readers who await each new story. Thank you again. Your comments mean so much to me.

  28. Andrea - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    I would love these books

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Andrea……Thanks for coming. I hope you give them a try. I have two different series represented here–the Men of Legend and Texas Heroes. Knight on the Texas Plains is Book #1 of Texas Heroes and it’s inspired by a true event in my childhood. Have a wonderful day!

  29. Tonya Lucas - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    Linda is a jewel. I have read all of her books and they are phenomenal wonderful very well written books. And she is the sweetest lady you’ve ever met. Love you Linda.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Tonya……Great to see you!! I’m so glad you came over. You have all these books already. Thank you for reading them and for the compliment about me as a person. I love you too very dearly.

  30. Marie Pagan - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    Hello Linda,
    I admire you for surpassing everything life’s thrown at you. I’m sorry about your husband.
    Though I don’t know at what age you started writing, somehow your interview has been an inspiration to me. At 60 years of age and endless stress-inducing situations, I feel like I’m ready to tackle a manuscript that has been sitting idle for 5 years already.
    Thank you,

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Marie…..I’m so glad you stopped by. Most days I don’t feel like an inspiration to anyone but I’m happy you think so. Mostly it’s putting one foot in front of the other as I’ve done most of my life. Yes! Please do get that manuscript out and get it finished. Nothing can be accomplished by letting it sit. If I can do this, you can too! Thank you so much for coming.

  31. Sarah - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    Great interview. Thank you for doing it.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Sarah…..I’m so glad you enjoyed my session on the couch. I feel a bit exposed but I’m glad I opened up. People need to see that writers are human and go through the same stuff as everyone else. Hugs!

  32. Joelle - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    Love these types of Books.I have several yet from Linda on my kindle to get read .Hoping to find another new author I Iove with these kinds of books.Carolyn Brown is my favorite just love her cowboys.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Joelle……Thank you for stopping by and I’m happy to know that you have a book or two of mine on your Kindle. Carolyn Brown is one of the dearest ladies I’ve ever met. So down to earth and she always makes me laugh. She projects that into her stories as well and I love that. Have a great day!

  33. Nancy Jones - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    A new author to try out! I look forward to reading your books.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Nancy…..Thank you so much for coming. If you try my books, I hope you like them. I love writing about people in times past. They’re pretty much like you and I. They rise in the morning and face their day with determination to make it count for something. Maybe you’ll win a copy of Knight on the Texas Plains. Hugs!

  34. D'Ann Lindun - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    Hi, Linda!
    Love your books!

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hey, D’Ann……Glad you stopped by. Thank you for liking what I write. That means a lot coming from someone like you who writes such fantastic stories. Big Hugs!

  35. rose - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    Great interview, Linda. Love all your books, my friend 🙂

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Rose……Thank you for coming to read my session on the couch! I feel so exposed. I’m so happy you enjoy what I write. Big hugs!

  36. Angel - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    I love finding new authors!! Thank you for the introduction!! Linda’s books sound good!

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Angel……Thank you for dropping by. It’s great to have you. I’m happy that my books have caught your eye. Maybe you’ll be lucky and win one. That would be great. Hugs and have a nice day!

  37. Glenda Kinard - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    Love ❤️ ❤️️❤️️❤️️❤️️ Linda Broday!!!!! Her books are fantastic!!!!!!

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hey, Glenda!! Thank you for coming. I hope you’ve learned something about me that you didn’t know. I feel a bit naked. I deeply appreciate your enthusiasm for my books. Thank you for taking this journey with me. I love you, lady!

  38. Virginia - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    Your books look interesting. Hope to read me soon.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Virginia……Thank you so much for dropping by. I hope you enjoyed learning a bit about me and the books I write. Good luck in winning one!

  39. Gabrielly - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    Sounds like a good book. I would love to win.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Gabrielly……..Thanks for coming and good luck in winning a copy of Knight on the Texas Plains. I’m glad they caught your eye.

  40. Veda Funk - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    Everyday, I learn a little more about you, and what makes you you, and it is all if your life experiences, and what you have done to get over the bad times. You haven’t allowed the bad times define you, but have let them strengthen you.
    And have any of your characters ever been given OCD?
    You know I live you and your writing, and it is a pleasure and joy to read your books.

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hey, Veda!! Wow, great to see you. Thank you for coming. I’m glad you learned a little more. Actually quite a bit more. I reveal things here that I don’t usually talk about. But no, I don’t wallow in my misfortune or twist of fate. I don’t have time for that and it won’t accomplish anything anyway. It’s best to move past whatever happens and make my life count for something. I just want to matter to someone, you know. That’s the bottom line. Yes, I have given OCD to a character. Actually, it’s Marley Rose in Book #3 of this series that will come out next year. She really has OCD bad. Can’t stand wrinkles, crooked picture frames, or anything out of place. You’ll see. Love you, lady!

  41. Maria Smith - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    I haven’t read any of your books before but just reading your story in this blog post and the snippet included here makes me won’t to read them ASAP. They sound not only amazing but really addicting!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Maria………..Thank you so much for coming. I confess that I got a double-take when I saw your name. I thought it was Marian Smith–my mom. She’s been gone for a while now. But back to your comment. I’m glad you enjoyed the interview and snippets about the books. If you give one a try, I hope you enjoy it. Good luck in winning one! Hugs!

  42. Eunice - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    I haven’t read any of your books before. I’m excited in discovering your works. Thanks to Abbie Roads for introducing you to me!

    • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Eunice…….I’m so glad you stopped by. Abbie is great about introducing readers to new authors and her Author on the Couch is a unique way. If you like historical westerns, I think you might like my books. Have a wonderful day and keep looking for things that interest you.

  43. Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

    Hi Abbie, thanks so much for having me. As you can see, I really needed to lie on your couch for a while. My life is a mess. Ha! But whose isn’t? Everyone has trials and disappointments then rally to persevere. Being able to put that into my stories with characters who ache and bleed for better is what makes my books what they are. And boy do these Legend men ride through the fire! I admire how they meet trouble head-on and keep riding even though they know pain and possibly death awaits. In The Heart of a Texas Cowboy, Houston Legend is up against some of the most ruthless outlaws I’ve ever written. The leader is a sociopath and when you mix crazy with blood lust….that’s hard to defeat. But he and Lara Boone do. They fiercely protect their family and the cattle drovers with everything they have. I’m just loving writing this Men of Legend series. The conclusion with Book #3 releases in November. The illegitimate outlaw brother finally gets what he yearns for with love in the bargain.

    Thanks again for having me and letting readers get a peek into my mind. 🙂

    • abbieroads - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

      Hi Linda!

      Thanks so much for being here! I loved your interview!

      • Linda Broday - Aug 17, 2017 Reply

        Abbie, I’m glad you enjoyed my interview. You mentioned a few days ago of hearing about that Wichita Falls tornado. You know, as scary as the tornado was, the aftermath was the worst part. No one tells you how to survive that and where to go. But it gave me the strength I needed for things down the road.

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