Thursday, June 12, 2008

Yee Haw!

For those of you who didn't know, it's COWBOY month at The Wild Rose Press. Since I recently had my own cowboys story released ("A Change of Heart"), I invited my wonderful editor to come speak to y'all here about the Yellow Rose line at TWRP.

Stacy... you have the floor.

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What draws us to a Cowboy?

Cowboys are one of the original Alpha males. They are hard, solitary, driven by the law of the land, rugged, strong, and mysterious. Whew....sorry, hot from just thinking about them LOL.

But! Not all cowboys are Alpha—and that’s what I love about the modern day westerns. Beta cowboys, those hunky ranch-hands, good ol’ boy neighbors and smiling, Stetson wearing two-steppers are just as big and adding a wonderful variety to cowboy stories these days.

In the Yellow Rose Line of the Wild Rose Press we look for both of these heroes....and the women strong enough to corral their hearts. First and foremost, we want a good story with a strong romance.

Fresh ideas with interesting plots will capture our attention as well as good solid writing. From an editor’s point of view, I can’t express enough how important it is to have someone else look over your work and proof it for the simple things like spelling and grammar. The story could be great but may be hard to find amongst a poorly proofed manuscript.

Along with regular submission, we also have a special series that took off like a freshly branded bull! Wayback, Texas is a small town that hosts a rodeo every Saturday night and we’ve invited authors to write about the characters in this town. We’ve had some fantastic stories released already and a wonderful response—so much so that we had to create its own home at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/waybacktexas/ so that we could list the details of the town for easy access to potential authors of this series. If you want to write for this series, the best thing to do is join this loop and then read the available stories to really get a feel for the town.

One of the unique things about The Wild Rose Press is that we offer short stories. Those short enough to read over a lunchtime break to those that only take an afternoon in the sunshine. Personally, I would love to see more short story submission here in the Yellow Rose line along with the longer pieces.

Best of all, if you’ve ever wanted to sample a cowboy...er a cowboy story LOL, we have a Free Read available right now on our website at The Wild Rose Press. Marry Me, Cowboy, is a fun little story that you can get...FOR FREE! Free cowboys....could there be anything better?

Thank you so much Marianne for letting me share your blog today! If anyone has any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll be popping back to answer them for you!

Stacy D. Holmes, Senior Editor, Yellow Rose, The Wild Rose Press

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Thanks for coming by, Stacy :-)

4 comments:

Dru said...

I look forward to reading the free short story.

Is there such a thing as a "city" cowboy?

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Well, there are "urban" cowboys...

Brandy said...

Thanks for the look at Cowboys!

Stacy D. Holmes, Senior Editor~Yellow Rose said...

Sorry I'm late in getting here.... thanks so much for checking out the free read, Dru!

Oh yes, city cowboys are the Houston oil magnets and any other type of businessmen. Fated Hearts releasing this summer has one to drool over!

Waves to Brandy!