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Author Spotlight: Kristina Knight Brings the Texas Girls (and a Giveaway!)

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It’s always a pleasure to welcome my fellow Word Wranglers to the Author Spotlight and today I’m delighted to turn the blog over to Kristina Knight. Kristina began her writing career as a radio and television journalist, working for NBC affiliates throughout the Midwest as a reporter, anchor, and producer. After covering everything from a serial killer’s capture to the National Finals Rodeo, she decided to leave the TV biz in favor of writing stories she was passionate about. Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so feel free to email her!

Giveaway! Kristina is offering a free e-book from her backlist to one lucky commenter. Just say howdy in your best Texas accent in the comments below!

My Journey from a Small Missouri Town to Ohio: Crafting Texas Tales
by Kristina Knight

Hey, there, readers!! Thanks to Nan for hosting me today! I’m excited to share a peek into my own journey as an author. It’s a journey that took me from a small town in Missouri to the heartland of Ohio, one that has shaped my love for storytelling and led me to craft a trilogy set in the captivating world of Texas Hill Country, featuring cowboys and family drama.

From the Midwest to Ohio: The Beginning of My Adventure

First, hi and hello, I’m Kristina Knight, contemporary romance and cozy mystery author. I grew up in a quaint small town in Missouri – to give an idea of how small, my graduating high school class had 48 people. In my hometown, stories were cherished treasures, and dreams were nurtured with the same care as the town’s gardens. It was here that my love for storytelling was born, as I immersed myself in the tales of anyone who wanted to tell me a story and the enchanting landscape that surrounded us.

After graduating college, I embarked on a life-changing adventure as a reporter, crisscrossing the diverse tapestry of the Midwest. From bustling cities to quiet hamlets, and from the fertile plains to rolling hills, I absorbed stories from every corner of Missouri and Nebraska. My journalistic journey deepened my appreciation for the rich tapestry of people and places that make the heartland so uniquely special.

Discovering the Magic of Texas Hill Country

During my travels, I found myself in the captivating embrace of the Texas Hill Country – at least imaginatively! My family visited the Hill Country a few times. There, amidst the rolling hills and endless skies, I fell in love with the rugged charm of cowboys and the breathtaking beauty of the horse ranches that dotted the landscape. Texas, with its fierce independence and unwavering sense of family, left an indelible mark on my heart.

As I delved into reporting assignments that took me to Kansas, Nebraska, and even South Dakota ranches, I was drawn even closer to the colorful lives of the people who called these places home. It was in those moments that I began to envision stories of love, adventure, and resilience … and I kept coming back to Texas in my mind.

Cowboys, Horses, and Family Drama: Unveiling the Trilogy

My Texas Girls trilogy paints a vivid picture of Texas Hill Country, where cowboys and horses take center stage, and family bonds run deep. The first book introduces readers to a sprawling horse ranch, where secrets, rivalries, and the allure of wide-open spaces set the stage for an unforgettable saga.

As the story unfolds, readers are transported into a world where family bonds are tested, where love blossoms in unexpected places, and where the spirit of the land itself holds the key to the characters’ destinies. It’s a heartwarming journey that captures the essence of Texas and the timeless appeal of cowboy romance.

So, dear readers, keep an eye out for my trilogy, and prepare to immerse yourselves in a world where horses gallop beneath boundless skies, where cowboys are the heroes, and where family means everything. My story is a reminder that no matter where life takes you, the stories you carry from your small-town roots can become the heart of literary magic. I wish you joyful reading and hope that your own journeys are filled with wonder and inspiration!

Kristina’s Texas Girls are back! What a Texas Girl Wants, What a Texas Girl Needs, and What a Texas Girl Dreams are releasing this month!

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About the Books

What a Texas Girl Wants: The last thing Jackson Taylor wants in his life is a down-to-earth girl like Kathleen Witte, so why did he just wake up next to her on a Mexican beach with a ring on his finger? Once they’re back in Texas though, this all-business marriage might just turn into an all-consuming love.

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What a Texas Girl Needs: Matias Barnes knows all about society women like Vanessa Witte. It’s part of the reason he left his wealthy family behind and took a job on a ranch. But while Mat knows she’s so not right for him, can he resist her charms long enough to really let her go?

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What a Texas Girl Dreams: They are opposites in so many ways, but the more veterinarian Trickett Samuels gets to know footloose and fancy free Monica Witte, the more he wonders if he can convince this Texas girl that having roots will only help her soar higher.

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