Interview with Emerson Rose, author of The Cowboy’s City Girl

19 Sep 2017

What can you tell us about your new release, The Cowboy’s City Girl?

I’m so excited to talk about this book. It’s the third in my western romance series titled The Whiskey Hill Ranch series. All three books in the series are stand-alone stories with reoccurring characters. In book #2, The Cowboy’s Nanny, readers were introduced to Ridge Noble, personal assistant and head of security for billionaire Ash Pride. Ash owns and runs the Silversage ranch in Montana.

The Cowboy’s City Girl tells how Ridge came to live with Ash and work on the Silversage ranch and his history with a pop star city girl who ruined his life five years ago. When another gorgeous city girl shows up on their doorstep to do a photo shoot for the magazine that helped destroy his reputation things start to get interesting.

What books are on your top five favorite list?

That’s easy. First, on the list would be This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas. She’s the reason I became a writer, and I haven’t found a story I love more since I read her trilogy. Number two is Twilight by Stephanie Meyers. I mean let’s face it, a lot of us wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for her. Her series led to E.L. James’s fan fiction series Fifty Shades of Grey, and those books changed the face of romance writing forever. Third, on my list is Confess by Colleen Hoover. Honestly, you could put any one of her books in this slot, and I would call it a favorite. She’s an amazing author with a giant heart. Everything she does is golden. Forth is a book I read recently, Brightside by Kim Holden. I have never been so moved and influenced by a story in my life. Kim writes the happiest, most positive characters. They make me want to be a better person. And number five is Atheist’s Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher, also a recent read. It instantly went on my top five list with its quirky characters and unique take on romance. Tarryn writes with such feeling and depth you can’t help but love her work.

You’re hosting a literary dinner party. Which three writers are invited?

Not only do I love the above books on my top five favorite list, but I also love the authors who wrote them. So in that spirit, I would invite Colleen Hoover because she’s one of the funniest, most down to earth, sarcastic people I’ve ever not known personally. I have a strong feeling that she could liven up a funeral with her sense of humor so a literary party would be a cinch.

I would also invite Jodi Ellen Malpas because every party needs a beautiful wine and Mojito drinking Barbie doll with a goofy streak. And also, I love to listen to her talk in her British accent. I don’t understand 75% of what she’s saying, but it’s fun to try!

And last but not least I would set a place at the table for the Queen E.L. James because I couldn’t resist the opportunity to pick the brain of the woman who created Christian and Anastasia’s unforgettable kinky love story.

Can you imagine a dinner party with those three? What a hoot!

What’s a typical day like for you?

Well, I don’t host literary dinner parties that’s for sure! A typical day for me is waking up at six, showering and running two of my daughters to Junior High School and High School. I grab coffee at Starbucks while I’m out and buzz home to write until they get out of school around two in the afternoon. When they get home, it’s chaos for an hour or so, but when they head upstairs to their rooms, I go back to my office and write until they start to bug me about dinner. I still haven’t figured out why they ask me to cook for them. I can’t cook for crap, and they don’t eat my crap cooking, but they keep asking, so I keep cooking. After dinner is always different depending on how much homework they have and whether or not I’m on a deadline. Sometimes we watch a movie together, other times I go back to my office and work until my eyes feel like they’re going to bleed. Then we go to bed around ten and do it all over again the next day. It may not sound exciting, but I love my life and I wouldn’t change a thing.

If you had to pick one place to vacation for the rest of your life where would you choose?

I am not a well-traveled person. I’ve been kind of busy raising five kids for the past twenty-four years, but if I had to pick a place, I think it would be Hawaii. It looks beautiful on HGTV’s Beach Hunters, if it’s good enough for those people it’s good enough for me!

When you were a child what did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a nurse. I’m pretty good at taking care of people, and my dolls lived through the plague and an outbreak of small pox when I was five because of my stellar nursing skills, so I figured it was my calling. I became a nurse and worked in high-risk OB for ten years before I became a writer, which incidentally is way more fun!

What scene in The Cowboy’s City Girl was your favorite to write?

I had fun writing a scene where Ridge, an alpha male who isn’t especially good with children or germs, delivers a baby during a snowstorm on the floor of his boss’s wife’s office. He was way out of his comfort zone, but he handled it like a champ and played it off like it was no big deal as any good alpha male would do.


Emerson Rose is the author of the new book The Cowboy’s City Girl

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