I held onto that 'lofty' ideal that I could control my characters until I had a hero refuse to act the way I thought he should at the black moment. I simply stared at the computer, trying to write that scene but nothing came. He wouldn't cooperate. When I realized I wanted him to act against his nature, things resolved themselves and he got his way.
Well, I had that experience again. In Redemption Ranch I had a female Army captain, Captain Brenda Kaye, taking equine therapy for wounds she suffered in Iraq. Once she appeared on the page, she wanted to take over the book.
I hope you'll enjoy Kaye and Caleb's story. They are characters who won my heart and I hope yours. It is a March 2014 release.