Monday, July 20, 2015


Today, it's my pleasure to interview Krista Ames, author of MORGAN'S MOUNTAIN, A Montana Series Novella:

Thanks so much for having me on your blog

How long have you been writing? 

Oh, I guess 8 or 9 years now, I didn’t really start writing until I moved to Florida in 2006. Believe it or not, when I was younger, I didn’t even like to read.

What inspires you to write? 

Lots of different things inspire me actually. Movies are the biggest. Just the other day I watched SWITCH (w/Jennifer Aniston & Jason Bateman) for the first time and inspiration hit me before the movie even started. It was the music and the New York skyline in the opening credits that got my wheels turning.

How long did it take you to write Morgan’s Mountain? 

I’m not even sure I know, but probably longer than I’d like. (maybe 6+ months, I know bad right?) I hope to do better in the future. I run a tour company so I get kind of busy and sidetracked 

If you were casting the movie for this story, who would play Morgan? Luke?

Ooh that’s a good question… there are lots of actors and actresses out there that I love. Hmmm ok for Luke, the hair color wouldn’t match but Kellan Lutz or even Josh Lucas would make a good cowboy and for Morgan…Ashley Greene or Holly Marie Combs.

How did you happen to choose Montana for your setting?
I just love Montana. Whenever I think of Montana I think of mountains and cowboys 
 Unfortunately, I haven’t been there yet but I hope to in the next couple years.

What was your favorite scene to write? 

I think it would have to be when Luke goes out to cut wood. I liked writing the quarreling parts with my hero and heroine. Since Morgan is such a self-sufficient type of person, she is dead set on doing things herself so when he goes outside, harmlessly I might add, to cut some wood, she gets furious 

Who designed the book cover? 

My wonderful editor at Roane Publishing was also the cover artist! We kind of worked together on the design, I found the pics and she put it all together. She has a fantastic talent!!!

This is part of a series – is it easier to write the next one in the series or harder? Is there another one coming in this series? 

You know, I really think it’s easier, especially when you mention secondary characters in the current story. Makes me more anxious to give them their own book. And actually there is another coming in the series, probably Tyler’s story but that’s all I can say 

What are your favorite things to do besides writing? 

I love being a stay-at-home mom even though all my kids are now in school all day. It gives me the time to get all my mom stuff done so once the kids are home, I have time for them.

Who is your favorite author and why? 

I have lots and lots of favorites but my all-time? That would be Linda Lael Miller. She is a fantastic author and one of hers was the first romance I actually read straight through. I was hooked after that one book. I LOVE Contemporary Western and she is the queen. Of course she writes other stuff too and I like all her stuff but she’s it for me 

Anything else, my readers might want to know about you? 

I guess that’s about it, I don’t think I’m a very interesting person ☺ However, if anyone gets a chance to read Morgan’s Mountain, I hope you’ll look me up and tell me what you think !!

Title: Morgan’s Mountain, A Montana Series Novella

Author: Krista Ames

Publisher: Roane Publishing

Release Date: July 13, 2015

Keywords: Romance, Western, Contemporary, Series, Novella

On the proverbial run from another failed relationship, Morgan finds herself in the one place she always found solace. With every intention of being alone, she’s surprised when she comes across the one person she never expected.

Luke would go to the ends of the earth to figure out why Morgan ran away five years ago and make things right with her. However, a dangerous trek up the mountains to her family’s cabin might not have been the smartest choice. To say she was happy to see him would be a huge lie. Having to rescue him, mortifying for Luke.

Toss a kidnapper into the mix and their feelings for each other are brought into perspective, revealing parts of themselves they never thought would come to light.

Purchase Links:
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Krista Ames Bio:

Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan. She is married to a very supportive man who allows her to follow her true passion of writing and never complains when she is pirated away on her computer for hours. He is excellent at bouncing ideas around with and even helps the occasional writers block. He’s also a terrific “in house” editor. Krista is also a mother of four ornery children who keep her plenty busy. With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and a playful kitty, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household.

Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished. She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world.

She loves to communicate with her readers so please feel free to drop her a line anytime.

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