Two years ago, I published my first ranch story. It is a Valentine's Day story that takes place on a Hawaiian ranch. I modeled that story setting on one of my favorite Big Island ranches--Kapapala Ranch.
Two years later, Joe, the cowboy hero, remains one of my favorite book boyfriends. He's the kind of guy who would give up his own happiness as long as the woman he loves is happy. *sigh*
I seem to be fascinated with ranch life. There's something about people on horses that is so much more interesting than driving around a farm on ATVs (like we do on our macadamia nut farm).
My current WIP is a historical ranch romance set in Kohala on the Big Island. The research is fascinating. Did you know the early paniolo
were Spanish-Mexicans hired by King Kamehameha III to gather up wild cattle on the Big Island?