Thank you so much for inviting me to stop by your site on my blog tour for the last two books in The Honky Tonk Series: My Give A Damn’s Busted and Honky Tonk Christmas. They both hit the book stands on October 1 and follow I Love This Bar (June) and Hell, Yeah (August).Working with the various owners and characters in the Honky Tonk this past six months has been a hoot!
I sincerely hope all of my readers enjoy reading about Sharlene, Daisy, Cathy and Larissa as much as I did writing their stories. And who wouldn’t love all those sexy cowboys who grace the fronts of the books?
I could talk all day about the characters in the books. We became very good friends during the time I was writing the books. But someone asked me to explain how I juggle writing so many books at one time. And the characters have gotten their name in the marquee lights many times during this tour so they can trot on over to the refreshment table and have a few of those cute little cookies while I talk about something other than their love lives.
I’m sure it’s because I wasn’t made to eat Brussels sprouts at the right age or else I didn’t want to share my toys with my brother who came into the family when I was two years old. But there is no known cure for the disease and antibiotics will not cure it. Neither do chocolate or donuts!
Truth is that the tunnel vision serves me well when I’m writing. I started telling Daisy and Jarod’s story (I Love This Bar) when there was just a pinpoint of light at the end of the tunnel. But I kept writing every day, getting the story down on paper (ignoring the dust, laundry and knee high grass in the back yard), and the light got bigger and bigger until one day the story was told and behold I’d written THE END at the finish of 300 plus pages.
Then I turned around and there was a pinpoint of light at the other end of the tunnel. I squinted and Travis was headed for Cathy with intentions of kissing her (Hell, Yeah) and I had not even introduced them yet. So I started writing their story and the same thing happened. When I reached the end of that tunnel and their story was told, I heard a screeching noise behind me and Larissa was braking hard to keep from crashing into Hank’s pickup truck (My Give A Damn’s Busted). There was nothing to do but turn around and try to keep up.
I really thought when I walked out into the bright sunlight at the end of that book that the series was finished but it didn’t work that way. Sharlene had a really fantastic story to be told and she was having a nightmare about her time in
So I suppose the answer is that I don’t do much juggling as I do just plain writing.
Characters pop into my head, tell me enough about their life to interest me, and I have no choice but to write their story. While I’m writing it, I’m in that tunnel where I see very little except the next scene and the light growing ahead.
One book until it’s finished! Turn around and squint down the tunnel and there’s that beckoning light saying, “Write my story!”
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THE HONKY TONK SERIES BY CAROLYN BROWN
My Give a Damn’s Busted (Book 3)—In Stores Now!
He’s just doing his job…
If Hank Wells thinks he can dig up dirt on the new owner of the Honky Tonk beer joint for his employer, he’s got no idea what kind of trouble he’s courting…
She’s not going down without a fight…
If any dime store cowboy think’s he’s going to get the best of Larissa Morley—or her Honky Tonk—then he’s got another think coming…
As secrets emerge, and passion vies with ulterior motives, it’s winner takes all at the Honky Tonk…
She Means business…
Sharlene Waverly is determined to have the “new and improved” Honky Tonk up and running before the holiday. For that, she’ll need Holt Jackson, the best darn carpenter in the state. But his warm, whisky-colored eyes make her insides melt, and before she knows it, she’s sharing her darkest secrets and talking about the nightmares…
He’s determined to keep things professional…
Holt Jackson needs the job at the Honky Tonk, but is completely unprepared to handle the beautiful new bar owner he’s working for.
Sharlene and Holt try like crazy to deny the sparks flying between them, but their love may just be the best
About the Author
Carolyn Brown is an award-winning author who has published 36 historical and western romance novels for the library market, many of them bestsellers in that market. Born in