Today we sit down for a chat with Lacey Wallis, heroine of author Paty Jager’s new Tumbling Creek Ranch series.
What was your life like before your author started pulling your strings?
I was climbing the rankings in the PBR. That’s Professional Bull Riders and she had to go and make me get run over by a bull.
What’s the one trait you like most about yourself?
Determination. I’m determined to be the first woman to ride in the National Finals.
What do you like least about yourself?
I tend to react before my brain engages. Which gets me on the wrong side of people because I don’t always listen to what they have to say before I react.
What is the strangest thing your author has had you do or had happen to you?
I don’t know if it’s strange, but I have to sneak in from spending the night in the cabin with Jared and I get caught by my cousin Brett.
Do you argue with your author? If so, what do you argue about?
I don’t think we’ve had an all out argument, but I’ve balked at some of the more sissy things she thinks I need to learn or do.
What is your greatest fear?
My greatest fear is to have spent the years, hours, and pain I have to be the best female bull rider and have my chance to show the world women can participate in the bull riding, taken away from me. It’s a dream, a goal, that I have to attain.
What makes you happy?
Sitting atop a bull for 8 seconds, riding a horse over the Tumbling Creek Ranch, seeing desire in Jared’s eyes.
If you could rewrite a part of your story, what would it be? Why?
That’s hard. I didn’t want to get hurt in the beginning of the book, but it brought Jared and me together. And I didn’t want him to get shot, but it helped me put my life into perspective.
Of the other characters in your book, which one bugs you the most? Why?
It would have to be my cousin Brett. He’s in love with his housekeeper and won’t admit it. But he keeps harping to me how Jared cares for me and he can see we belong together. He really needs to take a good look at himself in a mirror.
Of the other characters in your book, which one would you love to trade places with? Why?
None. I love what I do and how I find love with the guy I’ve had the hots for since I was 13.
Tell us a little something about your author. Where can readers find her website/blog?
Paty lives in SE Oregon. She hasn’t participated in a rodeo but enjoys watching them and living a western rural lifestyle. You can learn more about her at her website.
What's next for you?
At my wedding to Jared, Brett and Melanie finally move on their feelings, but she has a secret that could tear them apart. That’s book 2, Love Me Anyway, in the Tumbling Creek Ranch Series.
8 Seconds to Love
Book 1 of the Tumbling Creek Ranch series (now on sale for only .99 cents)
Lacey Wallis has put blood, sweat, and tears into her dream of making it to the National Finals Rodeo and isn’t about to let an injury stop her. However, she didn’t expect the ER nurse to be the man she had a crush on years ago, or to discover that crush hadn’t been one-sided.
Jared McIntyre lived through loving and the death of one thrill-seeking woman and wasn’t about to let that happen again. Especially not to Lacey. But that would mean he’d have to allow himself to love again.
Which will it be, a life-long dream, or the love of a lifetime?