Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Meet Linda Carroll-Bradd, author of The Ring That Binds

The Ring That Binds

By Linda Carroll-Bradd


Linda, what do you love about this book?

I love the small personal feel to this story that contains fewer than ten characters.

Introduce us to the story and one character—any one.

In The Ring That Binds (a western historical novella that spent 7 weeks on Kindle Top 100 western romance list), a widowed seamstress Celina strives to earn enough money to provide a happy Christmas for her 4-year old daughter, Keena. Co-owner of the general store, Mikel Toussaint has his eye on Celina and wishes for the chance to make her life a bit easier. Mikel is an emigrant from the Basque region of Spain. He and his older brother, Danel, arrived about four years earlier than the story’s 1884 setting. Mikel is effusive, generous and not shy about the fact his English is sometimes rough. He loves little Keena and slips her treats whenever he can. The gesture he makes at the conclusion of the story brought tears to my eyes as I wrote it.

What one new thing did you learn during the research of this book?

I learned that Aspen, Colorado experienced a big silver mining strike in the early 1880s that boomed when the railroad reached the town in 1887 and provided the means to transport large quantities of the ore.


What’s your best marketing tip?

Join blog hops with themes or genres that match your book. Through the association with other authors writing similar stories, you reach a wider audience of potential readers.



About the author: 
As a child, Linda was often found lying on her bed reading about characters having exciting adventures in places far away. Upon reaching a landmark birthday, she decided to write one of those romances she loved so much. Easier said than done. Perseverance paid out and twelve years later, she received her first call from a publisher and a confession story was published. Now Linda writes heartwarming contemporary and historical stories with a touch of humor, and many have a tie to her previous home of Texas.

Linda currently lives in the southern California mountains with her husband of 34 years and their two spoiled dogs, Shiba Inu Keiko and terrier mix Phoenix.
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