5 Questions with Debra Kayn

Published September 13, 2012 by LS Murphy

Multi-published Romance Author, Debra Kayn, lives with her family in the beautiful coastal mountains of Oregon on a hobby farm. During the summer, she enjoys riding motorcycles, gardening, playing tennis, and fishing. During the winter, you’ll find her outside playing in the snow. A cold weather nut, she lives for the days she’s snowbound and fighting with the woodstove to keep the house warm when the power goes out. A huge animal lover, she always has a dog under her desk when she writes and chickens standing at the front door looking for a treat. She’s famous in her family for teaching a 270 lb pig named Harley to jog with her every morning.

Her love of family ties and laughter makes her a natural to write heartwarming contemporary stories to the delight of her readers. As someone who met her husband on a blind date when she was nineteen years old, she’s a believer of love at first sight and happily ever after.

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Now on to the FIVE QUESTIONS


1. What was the spark of inspiration for Rodeo Rebel?

So many romance novels have stereotypical heroines…the nurse, the business owner, the office worker. I wanted a heroine who bucked the norm. So, Florentine turned out to be a professional bull rider. I really enjoyed putting a woman smack dab in a man’s sport to show how tough women can be when they have a dream.

2. Have you ever ridden a LIVE bull?

No, and I don’t think I would if given the chance. I have ridden a cow, and a hog—don’t ask. I much rather ride a mechanical bull, or a motorcycle.

3. What advice do you have for aspiring authors?

Don’t give up, and write what you know. There’s comfort in knowing how your characters live and what’s involved in their everyday living. Use your experience to keep your interest in the story up, and write from the heart.

4. If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go?

North Dakota! Don’t laugh. We have our place for sale right now, and our destination is North Dakota when the farm finally sells. It’s where my hubs is from, and I’ve never been there. So for me, it’s like going to another part of the world. The flat part, but beautiful in its own way.

5. Finally, Beatles or Rolling Stones?

Rolling Stones!

About Rodeo Rebel

When widower and land baron Cole Reardon acquired the Turner Grain Corporation, he didn’t know the company sponsored a bull rider. He refuses to support thrill-seekers dumb enough to get on the back of a crazed animal. He’s not willing to risk his fortune and livelihood when he has his daughter’s well-being to consider. Not even when the bull rider is the sexiest woman he’s ever seen.

Bull rider Florentine McDougal plans to turn pro after the season championship, fulfilling her lifelong dream of succeeding in a man’s world. That is, until Cole Reardon shows up and threatens to break his sponsorship contract with her. Now everything she’s worked for is less than eight seconds away from being destroyed.

Cole distracts Florentine with his sexy mouth and unreasonable demands, and he’s not going to compromise his integrity. But she’s not going to let him loose until she has pro status. And neither will come away from this dust-up unscathed.


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