Friday, December 5, 2014

Finding Inspiration in the Texas Hill Country

With the last few books I’ve written I’ve used Pinterest for a lot of my inspiration, especially when it comes to finding locations and settings for places the characters go. In Saving Sultan, Dillon and Liam live in small town Texas in the middle of Hill Country. Growing up I used to travel from Dallas to Bandera, TX every summer for camp. This was the inspiration for setting Saving Sultan in Brady, Texas.

Now a few fun facts and pictures about a few of the towns mentioned in Saving Sultan:

Brady is the closest city to the geographical center of the state.
It has a population of 5,528 people (in 2010)
Brady is primarily and ranching and farming community.

Digger is a real horse. A very sweet horse at the stables where my daughter takes horseback-riding lessons. Here’s his picture.
Broken Spoke in Austin, Texas was the inspiration for the bar they go to after the rodeo in Llano.
This picture of the Llano River caught my attention, which is why the guys meet in Llano the weekend after their reunion. 
I hope you enjoy Dillon, Liam, and the beautiful Hill Country where you’ll find the [fictional] Sultan Ranch!

Blurb:  Dillon Sultan never imagined he might some day lose Sultan Ranch. He’s got one month to find the money needed to keep bank from taking his family’s land. One month to find a miracle.
   Liam Callahan hasn’t talked to his best friend since the night they kissed six years ago. Now he’s got a chance to make things right and catch the man of his dreams. But first, he has to help Dillon figure out a way to keep Sultan Ranch.
   But when Dillon’s family is betrayed, and he learns that Liam hasn’t been totally honest with him, will he lose everything that matters most?

About the Author:
Born and raised in Texas, Jennah is a transplant to Missouri long enough ago she should probably consider that her hometown. But she will forever be a Texan. She loves to write any story that will make a reader smile, laugh, and maybe even cry (although you won't ever hear her admit that she cries). Whether the next story she writes is contemporary, urban fantasy, LGBT, or whatever other crazy idea she comes up with, there will always be love and romance in the midst of trials and turmoil.

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