A transplanted Easterner, Joanne Kennedy  is the author of six contemporary Western romances published by Sourcebooks Casablanca: Cowboy Trouble, , Cowboy Fever, Tall, Dark and Cowboy, Cowboy CrazyCowboy Tough, and RITA finalist One Fine Cowboy. The first volume of her new series, The Cowboys of Decker Ranch, will be released in April 2014.

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 a Jack Russell terrier and a retired fighter pilot. The dog is 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.

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