About Me

As a transplanted Easterner, I’m fascinated by the cowboy culture of the West. I ran away from home at the advanced age of 32 and was delighted to discover that cowboys still walk the streets of Cheyenne. My fascination with Wyoming’s unique blend of past and present led me to write eleven contemporary Western romances with traditional ranch settings, all published by Sourcebooks Casablanca. My books include Cowboy Trouble, , RITA finalist One Fine Cowboy, Cowboy Fever, Tall, Dark and Cowboy, Cowboy CrazyCowboy Tough, How to Handle a Cowboy, How to Kiss a Cowboy, How to Wrangle a Cowboy, Cowboy Summer, and Blue Sky Cowboy Christmas.

At various times, I’ve dabbled in horse training, chicken farming, and bridezilla wrangling at a department store wedding registry. Themes that have remained constant throughout my life are Jack Russell terriers, a tendency to confuse fiction with real life, and a devotion to reading that led to careers in bookselling and writing. I live in a secret mountain hideout on the wild edge of Wyoming with three dogs, three cats, and a retired fighter pilot. The animals are relatively well-behaved.

I love to hear from readers and can be reached by email or on Facebook at Joanne Kennedy Books.