28 March 2010

Guest Author: Deborah Schneider

This week on Unusual Historicals we're welcoming Deborah Schneider as she celebrates the release of PROMISE ME, a new western. Published by The Wild Rose Press, it's now available in paperback. Here's the blurb:

After spending years in an arranged marriage as the repressed wife of an older man, Amanda Wainwright has learned the hard way that money can’t buy happiness. She arrives in Willow Creek determined to keep a deathbed promise to her husband and do something to help other people. When Amanda meets a handsome, mysterious stranger who tempts her with sweet promises and long nights of passion, she discovers a fiery, passionate nature that could lead her to disaster.

For Samuel Calhoun, falling in love wouldn't just be foolish, it could be deadly. He's in Willow Creek, Montana as an undercover agent for the Secret Service. In order to maintain his secret identity, he accepts an offer from a consortium of mine owners to seduce, humiliate, and ruin the Widow Wainwright. Before long, Sam knows he’s met the woman who can banish the aching emptiness in his soul, and he's willing to risk everything--even his life--to be with her.

A love for American History drew Deborah to the field of education and teaching American History right after college. She resides in a small town near the Cascade Mountains in the Pacific Northwest, where she fulfills her dream of waking up every day to look at a mountain. She's the winner of the Molly Award for Most Unsinkable Heroine for her book, Beneath A Silver Moon. She loves writing about strong, smart women who aren't afraid to challenge the men they love. She's employed by one of the busiest library systems in the US, is the 2009 Romance Writers of America Librarian of the Year, and believes in the power of books to change lives.

You can see the book trailer for PROMISE ME here on YouTube.


Do you have questions for Deborah? Perhaps about the transition from notable and award-winning librarian to romance author? Or maybe about hardscrabble Old West mining towns as a setting for romance? Please leave a question for Deborah to answer throughout the week. I'll draw one name at random next Sunday, and that person will receive a signed copy of PROMISE ME. Void where prohibited. Best of luck!