Thursday, September 11, 2008

We're Looking for some Cowboys...

That's right. I've noticed a bit of a slowdown in the corral lately and I wanted to put out a challenge to any authors out there who wanted to try something a little different from their norm. Personally, I'd love to see some more short stories ( 5K to 20K) submitted to the Yellow Rose line (longer are fine too!).

Here's my challenge: Simply find a picture of a cowboy from anywhere...a magazine, the internet, billboard, wherever but find one that speaks to you--sexy, sweet, that's your call. You don't need to show me or anyone else for that matter--call him your private cowboy as he's simply for inspiration **wink**.

Whatever picture you find, sit back and study it for a moment and ask yourself questions--How did he get there? Did someone break his heart? Who healed it? Is he headed to his sweetheart, or still searching--how does he find her? Is he looking for a fun little romantic romp or a soul-changing love? Does a city girl catch his eye or the girl on the next ranch?

Play what if: What if your cowboy met a tatoo artist or a corporate lawyer? What if he was headed home from a rodeo and took a wrong turn?

The possibilities are endless and I would love to see what you come up with to corral the heart of the cowboy in your picture. We're looking for good, solid stories with a strong romance. Click HERE for our submission guidelines. Along with the required information, add Yellow Rose Challenge to your subject line. This is a fun and open challenge for all!


Debra St. John said...

I love cowboys! They are yummy...There's nothing sexier than a man in a cowboy hat, boots, and Wranglers. The slow, southern drawl doesn't hurt, either.

Suzanne Brandyn Author said...

We don't have cowboys in Australia, and therefore can these novels be centered around The Australian Outback.
We have Jackaroo's (male) and Jillaroo's (female) who are either property owners or workers. The other workers are station hands. Also these properties are not called ranches, basically homesteads, country houses or as I said properties.
In saying this our outback men are tough, sexy and quite yummy. lol

Thanks... Suz:)