Interview with Kathleen Ball, Author of Aggie

15 Dec 2021

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Aggie Mail Order Brides of Pine Crossing?

I always try for a new angle on my books. There are a lot of Mail Order Bride books but many seem the same. There really is a town that was formed in the 1800s with only three structures one was a tent another had log sides and canvas for a roof and the third was a falling down shack. Can you imagine going to a new town to be wed and you get out of the stage coach and see such a town? This book is about 2 sisters who are so opposite. The one that is to be wed thinks she’s better than others and her sister is sweet and kind. I wrote this on the premise that being kind can lead to being taken advantage of but it is rewarded in the end.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I love to read and write Historical Western Romance.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

Anything by Cynthia Wolf or Kirsten Osbourn

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

I always love to write the- we can’t be together scene. I love the emotion.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

Dare to be Great- I have to remind myself a lot.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

There is kindness in the world and living through something awful makes you a survivor.


Kathleen Ball is the author of the new book Aggie Mail Order Brides of Pine Crossing

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