Joanne Kennedy is the RITA-nominated author of eleven contemporary Western romance novels, including Cowboy Trouble, Cowboy Summer, and How to Handle a Cowboy, which was one of Booklist’s “101 Best Romances of the Decade.” Whether you’re a lifelong Westerner or an Easterner longing for the wide-open prairies, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in these books, […]

About The Books

The message in all my books is summed up in a sign over my desk that says, “Love is a Risk Worth Taking.” My goal is to show readers how opening their heart and letting themselves fall in love with friends, with their hometowns, with the landscape they live in, and with life in general can […]

Recent Blog Posts

Crazy All Over Again!

News, news, news: Lane Carrigan is back in the bookstores! The bull rider, who also happens to be the reluctant scion of a wealthy oil-and-gas family, is one of my favorite heroes of all time, and he’s getting a second chance to charm readers with a re-release of “Cowboy Crazy.” I’m so glad Sourcebooks has […]

Welcome to the New JKBooks!

The Noble Dog and his excitable little friends say hello! They are shocked – shocked, I tell you – that I have neglected this website for so long. I have excuses, of course. For one thing, it got terribly outdated (my fault) and my first-choice designer was booked on other projects. So I waited patiently […]

Today’s the Day!

Blue Sky Cowboy Christmas is now available both online and in stores. It’s my first Christmas book, and one I’m very proud of. Here’s the cover: And here’s a little summary of the plot – one that’s a little more detailed than you’ll find elsewhere: Weary from a long deployment, Griff Bailey seeks sanctuary at […]

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