Kaye Spencer says Hello! from Colorado #paranormalromance #westernromance @PrairierosePubs @romancestudio
Kaye Spencer checking in from the far southeastern corner of my native state of Colorado. I grew up on a cattle ranch in the northeastern area of Colorado and, during those childhood and teenage years from the mid-1950s through the early 1970s, I spent hour upon hour reading Louis L’Amour’s westerns and listening to Marty Robbins’ gunfighter ballads. I watched all the *classic* television westerns when they were the primetime shows, and I didn’t miss a western movie when it came to the downtown theater or to the double-feature drive-in.
My writing endeavors go back to my childhood when I’d rewrite episodes of now classic television westerns and then act them out in my only-child imagination. I grew up on a ranch in northeastern Colorado, a few miles north of Fort Morgan, where I spent hours reading Louis L’Amour’s westerns, listening to Marty Robbins’ gunfighter ballads, and watching television westerns and western movies when I wasn’t off riding across the prairie. All of this inspired my love of the American Old West—truths and myths alike. While drawn to cowboys and the Old West, all genres are within my story-crafting realm.
In 1990, I moved from the far northeastern corner of Colorado to the far southeastern corner for a teaching position. Ever since, I’ve called this area home, which happens to be in a small, rural town located in the heart of the infamous Dust Bowl of the 1930s.
To the amusement, or annoyance, depending upon one’s perspective, of those around me at any given time, I tend to break into spontaneous singing from Phantom of the Opera or Les Misérables. The music from La bohème is often playing in the background in my house, and my Yale Shakespeare is near at hand for reference and reading. I’m proud to say I speak ‘movie lines’, especially from my favorite movie, The Princess Bride. (Mulan runs a close second for quote-worthy lines.) My favorite book is The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, and I always dress up for Halloween (my favorite ‘holiday’).
During the Spookapalooza festivities, I will share excerpts from my three paranormal-lite stories:
Writing through history one romance upon a time
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