Monday, February 20, 2012

Guest Spot: Debra Kayn

I'm very pleased to welcome Debra Kayn today. Her new book, Margot's Lawman was released last week. 

Thanks for having me here today. 
Although I’ve timed my blog visits to coincide with the release of Margot’s Lawman, the 3rd book of the Sisters of McDougal Ranch series, I’d like to talk a little about sisters. I’ve had many people ask me why I’ve written a book about five sisters who live in the small fictional town of Pike, Montana. I usually tell them it’s because I know small town, I know country living, and I know families.
What I didn’t know about is having sisters of my own. I grew up with only having brothers. In my research, I found that having sisters was a lot like having brothers, except for a few small differences.
Sisters are more judgmental.
Sisters will cry with you, without trying to fix the problem.
Sisters understand the importance of chocolate and pms.
Do you have a sister? What does she do for you that no one else can? Is having a sister different than having a brother?
In Margot’s Lawman, Margot is the oldest of five sisters. Here’ a little blurb about her story…

It's hard to keep a secret in the small town of Pike, Montana, but veterinarian Margot McDougal and sheriff Roy Lee Hanson managed to keep their relationship on the sly for months. Margot cares for Roy Lee, but the last thing she needs is to worry about local gossip while she's busy running her clinic and dealing with the loss of her beloved father.
Roy Lee can't wait to tell the world that he loves Margot. He respected her decision to keep their affair quiet—until now. It's time for everyone to know Margot is his gal...especially Ryan Martin, her new assistant. He's formed an attachment to Margot and Roy Lee is sure the city boy's unexplained appearance in Pike means he's up to no good.
Margot just wants to help Ryan fit in, and Roy Lee's jealousy soon drives a wedge between them. A wedge that only increases when Margot is roped into Ryan's secret, too...

Multi-published romance author Debra Kayn lives in the beautiful Coastal Mountains of Oregon on a hobby farm. Her love of animals includes dogs, chickens, goats, rabbits, turkeys, geese, and yes...pigs. The peacefulness of a flowing creek across her property provides an excellent spot to read a book on a summer day, go swimming, and catch the ever-elusive fish using a pink sparkly


  1. What's it like having a sister?

    Well...uh...yeah. My sister and I have never really been all that close and we have this horrible rivalry thing going on, at least we did in the past. Fortunately, I think we are both finally growing up--old maid, single mothers that we both are now--and we have actually started to sort of communicate. LOL

    Frankly, I think the type of sibling relationship depends on the people, their personalities, and their interests. Sometimes sisters are best friends, sometimes worst enemies, just as with brothers. It's blood that makes it legal, and love that makes it family.

  2. You said, "It's blood that makes it legal, and love that makes it family."

    That's so true. I was adopted as a baby, so that sentence stuck out to me. :-) I remember being young and trying to imagine having a sister. I hated the thought of it. I guess because my brothers were so much older than me, and there wasn't the rivalry that can happen between siblings closer in age...I couldn't wrap my head around sharing the attention with a sister. (spoiled, I am)

    As an adult though, having a close relationship with a sister could be fun. Maybe. lol