A transplanted Easterner, Joanne Kennedy is the author of three contemporary Western romances published by Sourcebooks Casablanca: Cowboy Trouble, One Fine Cowboy, and Cowboy Fever. Her second book, One Fine Cowboy, is a finalist for the 2011 RITA award in the Single Title Contemporary Romance category, and her next book, Tall, Dark and Cowboy, will be released in November 2011.
Joanne ran away from home to the West at the advanced age of 32 and was delighted to discover that cowboys still walk the streets of Cheyenne. Her fascination with Wyoming’s unique blend of past and present leads her to write contemporary Western romances with traditional ranch settings.
At various times, Joanne dabbled in horse training, chicken farming, and bridezilla wrangling at a department store wedding registry. Themes that have remained constant throughout her life are Jack Russell terriers, a tendency to confuse fiction with real life, and a fascination with literature that led to careers in bookselling and writing. She lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming with two dogs and a retired fighter pilot. The dogs are relatively well-behaved.
A member of Romance Writers of America and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Joanne loves to hear from readers and can be reached by email at Joanne@JoanneKennedyBooks or on Facebook at Joanne Kennedy Books.