The Ranch Hand
by Erin Bevan
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All About Erin Bevan
Where are you from?
Waldo, Arkansas but I currently live outside of Houston, Texas.
A little about myself: I attended college at Southern Arkansas University where I got a degree in Mass Communications. I'm wife and mother to three small kids and I don't have much time for hobbies now other than writing and taking care of my family.
Latest news? Well, let's see. My story The Ranch Hand was released on September 24. Woot Woot! I'm currently working on a story titled Wedding Day and it is so close to being finished I can taste it, and what else. Oh yeah, my debut novel Cupid's Angels will be out sometime in 2015.
When did you begin writing- I began writing in South Korea about three years ago as a way of keeping myself sane. I spent most of my time alone, while my husband was at work, so I began reading and writing as a way to not feel so lonely.
Writing style- I don't know if I have a "specific" but I like to write like I talk.
How did I come up with the title The Ranch Hand? Well, I don't really remember. When I was researching cowboys and farms, I learned that was the name given to workers on a farm. Since my main characters are working a horse ranch, I thought it just seemed appropriate. The title also gives a little to the imagination. "The Ranch Hand" could mean either Bobby Jo or Jason. I let the reader decide.
Message I want readers to grasp- Don't judge a book by its cover! Jason judged Bobby Jo by her cover and he was wrong.
Current Project- Wedding Day
Biggest Supporters- My friends, and I want to give a shout out to the Scarpa Sisters! They believed in me when no one else did.
What is particularly challenging about writing? Yes! Being a stay at home mom and writer. It's tough to find the time to write.
Favorite Author- Probably Nicholas Sparks. He's just that good.
Advice for other writers- Befriend everyone! Im serious. Become friends with your baker, your dentist, your doctor, your dry cleaners, everyone. You never know when that friendship will pay off with a great story idea.
TV shows I enjoy watching- Golden Girls, what a classic! Home and Family is my favorite DIY show, and I enjoy Castle, The Big Bang Theory, and almost any Hallmark original series.