Thursday, April 28, 2016

Romance Readers Want to Know Series: Author Penny Estelle

Romance Readers Want to Know Series
Every Thursday on the J.Q. Rose Blog

Welcome to the Romance Readers Want to Know series on the J.Q. Rose blog. Check in every Thursday to meet new authors and re-connect with favorite romance authors.

This week's guest is Penny Estelle, a prolific writer who enjoys penning tales for all ages from picture books through adult romances. Penny is ready to answer questions you may have about ALL of her books and her writing process. Leave a comment or question for Penny because you may be the lucky commenter to win an e-book of Jesse's Heartbreak! Drawing will be held after 9 pm EDST, Sunday, May 1.

Hello Penny!

Good morning, JQ! I want to thank you for allowing me to barge in on your blog today.
 
My readers often ask me where I get ideas for my stories.
Several years ago the hubby and I were watching the history channel and a documentary about Abilene, Kansas, and how it became one of the first railroad hubs to ship cattle to different parts of the country. It was so interesting and a TINY idea for a book settled into my brain using this information.

Well as it turned out, the next week my sister and I were driving my mom back to Iowa for her
high school reunion, so we stopped in Abilene – and I was hooked. This little city (actually the
whole state) is bursting with western history!

I have quite a few books under my belt, but The Jesse Series (all centered around Abilene) hold a
special spot in my heart. There are three stories – Jesse’s Find, Jesse’s Nightmare, and I just
released Jesse’s Heartbreak.

Below is just a taste of Book Three of The Jesse Series – Jesse’s Heartbreak!
Jesse's Heartbreak by P.A. Estelle
Sweet Christian Romance
Back of the Book: Jesse's Heartbreak by P.Q Estelle
Jesse and Ginny Mason’s world is shattered when Amanda Hill comes to Abilene, Kansas to try and take three-year old Sarah away from them.  Little Sarah’s father died before she was born and his family wants the girl to come to Pennsylvania and live with them, and they have the all the money and expertise they need to make that happen! 
The Hills can offer the little girl prominence and station in life, while all Jesse and Ginny have to give is their complete devotion.  Which will the Judge choose – money or love?
Jesse’s Heartbreak is a sweet Christian romance that will make you smile and shed a few tears!

Excerpt
“Mrs. Mason.”  Ginny turned to see Amanda Hill standing next to the wagon.  Ginny shot back around, face forward and back ramrod straight!  “Please hear me out for just a few minutes.”  Ginny still didn’t turn her way.  “If Judge Horn grants me custody,” Ginny sucked in her breath, “or even partial custody, do you want Sarah having to leave with a woman she doesn’t even know?  I’m a stranger to her.  She never knew her father, so even though I’m an aunt, that will mean nothing to her.  Only that a strange woman is taking her away.  If I come out for a few days we can at least get to know each other.  If he decides in your favor, I have at least gotten to know my niece for a few days.”
Ginny put her hands in her face and her shoulders shook with sobs. Jesse rounded the wagon, furious.  Amanda gasped and took a step back.  “You listen to me.  I don’t…”
“Jesse,” Ginny said, stopping him.  “She’s right in what she is saying. I can’t have Sarah being taken by some strange lady she has never met.  That would destroy me.”  Ginny wiped her eyes.  “We have a new bunkhouse and the men won’t be moving in for a month or so.  You can sleep there.”
Ginny watched as Jesse’s whole demeanor deflated.  He got back up on the wagon seat.  Ginny gave the woman one last look.  “You can come out in a few days.”
Jesse put his arm around Ginny as they started down the road.  Neither heard the whispered “I’m sorry” or saw the sympathy in her eyes.

About Penny:
I write for all ages, from the early reader to adults.  My books range from pictures books for the little ones, to fantasy, time-travel adventures for ages 9 to 13.
Author Penny Estelle
I also write adult stories, including a family drama and contemporary, paranormal and historical westerns romances, under P. A. Estelle.
I was a school secretary for 21 years.  My husband and I moved to our retirement home in Kingman, AZ, on very rural 54 acres, living on solar and wind only. 
More about my books can be found in the following links:


Thank you for stopping by to visit.



10 comments:

Penny's Tales said...

Good morning JQ! Thanks so much for having me today! I appreciate it!

emaginette said...

What an action packed read. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

J Q Rose said...

Hi Penny--good to have you here. You write for YA and adults. Which one is more fun to write?

J Q Rose said...

Hey Anna, yes indeed. Thanks for stopping in.

Penny's Tales said...

Hey, Anna - thanks for that!

Penny's Tales said...

More fun? I really like my YA stories, but my historical western romances sell much better.

helenafairfax.com said...

It's amazing how just the tiniest seed of an idea can grow. Loved the excerpt!

J Q Rose said...

Hi Helena..I love to know how the author got the idea for a book. It's one of my favorite questions to ask too.

Penny's Tales said...

Thanks Helena for those kind words!

J Q Rose said...

Congratulations to Anna (Emaginette) and Helena. Penny is awarding each of you a copy of Jesse's Heartbreak. Enjoy.

Thank you, Penny!!