Sunday, March 14, 2021

Trying Something New! by Merrillee Whren

No, I am not taking up cattle ranching, but the hero of my latest book is. Cowboys are a favorite of romance readers, but I have never written a story with a cowboy in it. The closest I've come is a part-time farmer in Country Blessings and a medical writer who owns a ranch and pays cowboys to run it in A Match to Call Ours

When people think of cattle ranching, they probably think of Texas, Montana, or Wyoming. Would it surprise you to know that Florida is a big cattle ranching state? The photo above was taken in Florida. That is where my ex-rodeo cowboy, Wyatt Bayer, finds a new job after recovering from a career-ending injury in his small home town of Kellersburg, Ohio. That's where he becomes reacquainted with my missionary heroine, Caroline Keller. What will happen when the missionary and the cowboy meet again many years after they both left their home town?





Besides trying my hand at writing a cowboy story, I've also tried to make my first book trailer. My granddaughters introduced me to i-Movie on my i-Pad. So this is what I made with their help. If you would like to view the trailer click here.

Have you tried something new recently. If so, what did you try?

Merrillee Whren is the winner of the 2003 Golden Heart Award presented by Romance Writers of American. She is married to her own personal hero, her husband of forty-plus years, and has two grown daughters. Connect with her on her Facebook page and sign up for her newsletter.


  1. Merrillee, the book trailer is fabulous! Makes me want to watch the movie...I mean, read the book. ;)

    1. Magdalena, thank so much. I'm glad the trailer piqued your interest.

  2. I love the trailer and am looking forward to this book. I have a head start in knowing that there are cattle ranches in Florida since I've visited several (dairy) of them. Can't think of anything new I've tried recently - guess I'm a creature of habit.